My Invisible Shoe huarache kit just arrived in the mail. That means I’ll have a brand-new pair of huaraches in a day or so.
I already own a pair of Barefoot Ted huaraches (the first generation, before they were called Luna Sandals). But they’re broken; I modified the soles by punching some new lace holes, and screwed them up. Before that happened, though, I did a number of training runs in them, the longest being 22K and 25K. They also became my default warm weather, everyday shoe.
I found the huaraches a much more comfortable and enjoyable footwear option than my VFFs. They’re almost as good as pure barefoot. So I’m really excited to start again on the huarache path.
I bought the Invisible Shoe version this time because:
1/ I don’t particularly like the leather upper sole option of the new Luna Sandals. (Yes, I know I can get Lunas without that, but… )
2/ I thought I’d give the Invisible Shoes nylon laces a try. I still have the leather laces from my BFT huaraches, which means I can switch back and forth between nylon and leather whenever I want.
3/ They were on sale.
I’ve already cut out the new soles and marked where the lace holes are going to go. Now all I have to do is get my hands on a leather punch, punch the holes, and lace the beasties up. Then it’s huarache time!