I ran two loops around Meadowbrook golf course last night which brings my barefoot/primal running up to 4 miles. I ran 3 of it in my VFF KSO's and 1 in barefeet. It is definitely easier to find the right form in barefeet, but at 45F, my feet were going numb after about 5 minutes. This was fine on the grass, but as soon as I hit some gravel/asphalt, I could tell that I couldn't feel the bottom of my feet well enough to react to what I was stepping on. Oh well, I will have to wait until next spring to truly run barefoot.
I would like to get a pair of Feelmax Kuuvas to run in this winter, but they are pretty pricey... I'll have to see if I can sell some more stuff around the house to get enough money to buy these. They have received some good reviews so far even though they were just released.
I just don't think my toes are going to stay warm enough in my Vibram FiveFinger KSO's. But I will run in them as long as I can.
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