Today I tried out barefoot Running it was definitely an experience! I could really feel my feet doing the work and I quite liked feeling my feet hit the ground. I didn't have any injuries or much pain than usual. My muscles were a bit sore like normal.
You can buy a similar pair from sports direct any sort of aqua shoes should be enough protection for your feet.
These are the hot tuna pair I think my sister bought them for a few pounds I don't remember.
-you can feel your feet hitting the ground which feels kinda nice
-you can get used to it quite easily
-very lightweight on your feet
-you have to work a bit harder because your feet are doing alot of work your feet get tired more easily
-you can feel the ground when you're walking when you're running it doesn't really matter
I borrowed my sisters hot tuna aqua shoes. Hot tuna usually do sports gear for water sports. The ones I wore are a cheaper alternative to Vibrams. Vibrams are a bit more on the expensive side so unless you want to do barefoot running long term try out a pair of aqua shoes to see if it's your thing!
Even then I have never tried Vibrams so I can't say if they are that much better than aqua shoes. But it wasn't too difficult for me to do 40mins of running in so that's a good sign for me. However for some people it's harder for their feet to adjust so you may want to start slow or try it out for a shorter amount of time.
For my training I don't think I'll be bare foot running all the time but I may do it here and there to strengthen my legs and get my feet to do more work. But I wouldn't do it on long runs only short runs. And perhaps only once a week. Maybe after I finish training I'll start it properly.
Its meant to be better for your feet to wear less cushion on your feet as your feet naturally hits the heel when you're barefoot. It also strengthens your muscles. This is what I've read anyway. This makes sense as trainers are man-made and humans have been running before the creation of shoes so I suppose it's going back to basics!
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