The line now is to find how much or how little you can get by with running shoes
Normally I’m a sockless runner, but as temperatures drop during fall, the desire to run bareback is less appealing.
If you think ‘less is best’ may still be worth it, take a good, long time — maybe as much as a year — to go all the way running barefoot or with Vibram Five Fingers.
I find that’s the minimum minimal good for supplementing my own running (for strengthening) but prefer the bulk of my running in a shoe with a little midsole, like the New Balance Minimus Trail or Saucony Kinvara (for a bit more shoe).
But even with the best minimal-running shoes, it still takes time to acclimate. Proceed with caution but by all means — proceed.
Ken Combs Running Store
4137 Shelbyville Road
Louisville, KY 40207
Tel: (502) 895-3410
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