4 thoughts on “Barefoot running: do we really need an app for that?

  1. What do you mean by app? App as in application for Apple or Android? I love barefoot running and I’ve been running for almost a year now. So far, so good. I’ve never had any problems at all. In fact, I look forward to wearing barefoot running shoes. They say it can mimic the feeling of barefoot running. I’m curious so I want to try it out.

    1. I have noticed that a lot of apps as in application for smartphone are actually unnecessary, because the app doesn’t add value to what the mobile version of the websites — or even the regular website — already delivers. I wound up feeling the same way about Vibrams vis a vis regular running shoes.

  2. Mr. Udell I follow your blog, and many times I have to say it’s over my head, but I enjoy you writing and being challenged in my thinking. I enjoyed your talk. I’m a photographer, teacher, and spend much of my time working with technology. But what I have to offer specifically is a unique perspective on being barefoot. I live in CT and am barefoot pretty much year round. I have an inoperable bone condition and shoes just don’t work very well for me. I also run barefoot, not great distances just a mile or so. Most of my working out is done in the gym (seven days a week) in the gym they make me wear shoes so I go with the Vibram’s they are also what I wear when photographing Weddings. The simple truth of being barefoot is that it allows you to feel the ground, good or bad you can feel it. And this is part of being alive. I equate it to going around the house with your gloves on, you become buffered, and isolated from your surroundings. So I hear what your saying, you’re just looking for a way to do what you enjoy doing without it hurting, that’s fine. But, if looked at a little deeper the barefoot thing has much to offer, I think we might be a much more considerate society if we all walked around barefoot, who would think it would be ok to through bottles on the ground, or burning cigarets if everyone was barefoot. Joseph DeRuvo Jr.

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