There is a surge of barefoot running for the past couple of years. In fact I was there during The First Annual Run Barefoot in 2010 when they taught us the basics of transitioning to barefoot running. I also featured Huaraches and in fact became one of the most viewed content I made. But come to think of it, I never really tried running barefoot or at least use a barefoot-like pair not until early this year.
Just recently I got a pair of Vibram Spyridon. I walk, train, and race with these babies since. If you’re asking how much time did I spend to adjust, it didn’t took long for me to adjust. Once donned, off I went on the road and ran. The barefoot-like running shoes I’ve had last time may have done the trick.
The Spyridon is considered for trail use but for me this is also good for road especially when you do run on rough and uneven surfaces like at the park where I usually do my training.
I would like to believe that these babies motivated me to run faster; I even have new personal bests during training and in running events. It’s a head turner. I do get mixed reactions about it primarily about the design because if looks “weird”. All I say is try and you’ll love them. But the best feature I think these babies have is the grip it makes on the road as you do a push off.
I’ll be needing another pair soon so my Spyridon can take days off and rest too. I think Vibram Five Fingers are going to be one of my favorite pair of runnies.