Shoe smarts, from the man who doesn’t wear them

Last year, at our first Naked Tour event (Running: A Musical), I urged Barefoot Ted to perform a semi-magic trick by handcrafting a pair of Tarahumara huaraches while simultaneously condensing his entire quest for the perfect running shoe into 10 minutes. Ted, naturally, had ideas of his own, so his talk ventured into unexplored realms of monkey logic. But yesterday, he circled back and came out with exactly the story I was waiting for. It might be the smartest, best expressed analysis I’ve read about what’s gone wrong, and right, with running shoes.


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