Thank you Christopher McDougall
I happened onto Christopher McDougall’s blog and found an insightful and uplifting quote about this whole shod/unshod, barefoot/minimal debate. It captures the spirit and essence that should be behind mine, yours, and anybody’s desire to run.
But ultimately, the debate isn’t about Bare Soles vs. Shoes. It’s about learning to run gently. Master that, and you can wear — or not wear — anything you please.
No runner should turn their nose up at another runner, nor should any of us attempt to proselytize to the unconverted (whether they be shod or unshod). What we should do is spread the idea that running can be a joy, not something to suffer through.