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Barefoot Running Step by Step (2011)

Always Remember…

  1. Running Barefoot should be comfortable (on almost any terrain)
  2. Running Barefoot should be easy
  3. Running Barefoot should be FUN!
If any of these are not true for you right now, then play with how you are running until it is more comfortable, easy, and joyful.

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Barefoot Running Step by Step (2011)

Silly Remarks

Silly Remarks from Observers, and/or from Barefoot Runners

As barefoot runners we should be aware of the many social pressures put on us to conform. In being aware of the pressures put on ourselves, we should also learn to think about the pressures we put on others.

Think and be tolerant. Remember how it makes you feel, when another person expressing disparaging remarks or looks about the way you look or behave.

If there is one thing we should not tolerate, it is intolerance!

Now try to enjoy the following remarks heard or made while Running Barefoot…

Note: Click on a question to view the response.


Hey, you forgot your shoes! 02

They weren’t really mine!
-Ryan Whitaker

Where are your shoes? 07

Have you seen a lady around my age holding a pair of shoes for me?
-Barefoot Jon

Where are your Shoes? 06

I keep my shoes locked in a closet because they hurt my feet. Why do you keep your feet imprisoned

Where are your shoes? 05

Where are your feet?
-Ken Bob Saxton

Hey, you forgot your shoes! 01

Shoes? I don’t need no stinkin’ shoes!
-Ken Bob Saxton

Where are your shoes? 04

It’s a rare birth defect, I was born without shoes.
-Ken Bob Saxton

You must LOVE pain! 01

If I loved pain, I would be wearing SHOES!

It wasn’t running barefoot that left my feet raw and bleeding during my first marathon. It was friction and heat inside my shoes! I have since completed 79 marathons barefoot, and a total of more than 400 races barefoot, with only a small fraction of the pain and injury incurred by my shoes during that single first marathon (and only one I’ve ran in shoes).

-Ken Bob Saxton

Did you lose your shoes? 01

They were slowing me down…
-Ken Bob Saxton

Where are your shoes? 03

Where are your manners?
- Michele

Don’t your feet hurt? 01

Not since I stopped wearing shoes.
-Ken Bob Saxton

Are you Running Barefoot? 01

-Ted McDonald

Where are your shoes? 02

These are the original editions!

Where are your shoes? 01

It’s a FOOT race, NOT a SHOE race!
-Ken Bob Saxton

Barefoot! That’s impossible! 01

Doing the impossible!

Just imagine how fast you would be if you had shoes! 01

I used to run in shoes and was slower!
-Ken Bob Saxton