After exclusively walking in my VFF’s for the past year and occasionally running .1 miles on the treadmill, I decided to try running outdoors.
I am by no means an expert on running barefoot, so do your own research before starting out. I only went for a 7-10 minute jog and I absolutely loved the run jog.
I did feel more of a “impact” in my lower back but I figured that it was just due to my injury, and it did not hurt at all.
I felt kinda fast!
SO SWEATY! This heat is intense!
My biggest reason for loving my VVF’s is because I can just slip them on and just go. I don’t have to stop and tie my shoes or worry about finding socks. One of my biggest fears while running is that I will trip over my laces and fall flat on my face.
I could still trip in the VFF’s but, my feet feel more “secure” as they contact the ground, and the front part of my foot naturally comes down before my heel.
I am not entirely sure if I will run in VFF’s exclusively but I like knowing that I have the option to do so. Since I don’t jog for more than 10 minutes in regular running shoes, I don’t see myself doing any run/jog past 10-20 minutes.
As always I want to make sure that I don’t reinjure my back, so I will obviously stop the moment anything feels funky.
Running “barefoot” was just SO much fun! I know a lot of people have mixed views on running barefoot/ in VFF’s but I just plan on doing what feels right for myself and my body.
Thoughts on running barefoot or in VFF’s?