On a personal note, I had to try this out having been exposed to all these barefoot/minimal running projects. This is the morning after our first nor’easter. It’s my third weekend running barefoot and I absolutely dig it! At first I was a little bit worried about the weather. Not only do my feet feel alive and happy, but the circulation in my feet is so pumped, I don’t even feel the cold.
I started out slow, since the muscles have to get used to the new running style. No more heel strike; fore foot or mid foot is the mantra, which results in using different muscles. My calves were screaming for a while, but they get over it. It’s just fun, no aches or pains.