Tag Archives: Barefoot Running

On Callouses and Barefooting

I’m currently enjoying a few days to myself on the Oregon Coast. Being back on the beach reminds me of my MovNat trip to Costa Rica, partly because even though it was over two months ago, the beach sand abrasions are still fresh on my mind. But I headed down to the beach this morning […]

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Review: Unshoes Pah Tempe Sandal

I hear ya. You’re all like, “Karen, you wacko! It’s January and you’re talking about sandals?” But guess what folks? It’s the perfect time to order yourselves a pair of Unshoes if you’ve been hankering for a minimal sandal for all your adventures. If you’re a southern hemispherist, you can take advantage of the north’s […]

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Review: Unshoes Wokova Feather Sandals

A few summers ago, I purchased a pair of Chaco sandals. The mountains and rivers where I live demand to be explored, and Chacos fit the bill just fine. Until I went barefoot. And then? They felt like 10 lb. deadweights overengineered with artificial “arch support”. My feet could not abide. I don’t know if […]

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Shameless Self-Promotion: Podcast at Run Barefoot Girl

Via my guest blog post over at MovNat (here), Caity McCardell of RunBarefootGirl.com found me and asked me to read my piece. An awesome honor, I was thrilled. Caity was a warm and generous host, and I share her enthusiasm for barefooting and spreading the word to the ladies out there. I think we women […]

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Quick Links: Barefoot Running

The NY Times has a piece addressing the dubious claim that barefoot running will cure you of your running injuries (here). For one thing, I don’t know anyone who has made that claim. I have seen people say that in order to continue their running career, they had to switch gears, and barefoot running provided […]

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Getting Acquainted with Your Feet

Maybe you’re wondering why I talk a lot about feet on an ancestral nutrition blog. The parallels of modern foot issues to our way of eating are many: bad recommendations from people who ought to know better, a dominant but wrong paradigm, zero research to support their claims, a multi-billion dollar industry built around it […]

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More Thoughts on Barefoot Running

We finally had a gorgeous spring day here in southern Oregon, so I hit the trail in my new Merrell Pace Gloves. Lately, my husband and I have been taking off our shoes at a point in the trail where it’s mostly sandy and pebbly to get our feet acclimated. And now I understand the […]

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VFF Women’s Treksport Review and Karen’s First Barefoot Run

I’m not the biggest fan of going barefoot. I grew up in eastern New Mexico, where the most common tree is a tumbleweed. If you went barefoot, chances are you were stabbed several times daily by the incessant goathead stickers or stung by scorpions. As an adult, my feet are constantly cold except for the […]

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