Running in home made Huarache sandalsadmin | Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 | No Comments »
After reading the book “Born to Run” by Christopher Mcdougall in December 2009 I have experimented with different kinds of minimalistic running shoes, primarily Vibram five Finger (KSO). After a slow and some times painful (muscle pain only) transition period of about 2-3 month I really came to love running minimalistic. I even ran a few short runs totally barefoot. With about two weeks left before the Copenhagen Marathon I decided to run the race in my Vibrams, simply because I run better, faster and with great joy than in any pair of reg. running shoes.
But today after completing my first ever run i home made Huarache sandals I think I am going to run the Marathon in those instead. I ran one of my fastest 10.5K training runs this year in the sandals . Huaraches are the original footwear of the Tarahumara Indians in the Copper Canyon in central Mexico. The Tarahumara Indians are known for their exceptional running abilities and stamina, they can run 50+ miles a day for several day in a row and the art of running is a integrated part of the Tarahumaran culture. If you like running I would def. recommend that you check out the book “Born to Run” it’s a really great story.