Yesterday, I ordered another Invisible Shoe DIY huarache kit. This will be my second pair. (I’ve also owned a pair of Barefoot Ted’s huaraches.) If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’ll know that I’m a big Invisible Shoe fan.
Why a second pair? Well, my current pair work well, but I think I can tweak the positioning of the lace holes a little bit, and have the new pair fit perfectly. Then I can convert my current pair of huaraches to a slip on/slip off lacing and use them for casual wear. I’ll keep the traditional round-the-ankle lacing on the new pair, and use those for long distance and winter runs.
I’ve run in my huaraches on my last two runs, as it happens. I have a little tenderness on the ball of my right foot again (more on that in a subsequent post), so wore my huaraches on yesterday’s commute runs to and from the office (6.5K each way), and today’s mid-week long run (20K). As much as I love running barefoot (and will always do that if I can), my huaraches are invaluable when conditions require a little protection.
Once again, I urge you as strongly as possible – whether you’re an experienced barefoot runner or new to the game – get yourself a pair of Invisible Shoe huaraches. If you do, one day you’ll thank me for the nudge.