My friend IMed me the other day of something called the Vibram Five Fingers. It took the toe-socks concept to another level. I hear though, that running barefoot is more natural, and better for your feet. I’m not gonna knock this product because I’ve never tried it. It looks like it would be perfect for bouldering and climbing situations, but for long distance runs, I’m not too sure about that. I guess it all depends on what kind of foot arch you have. Again, this isn’t a recommendation or not. I’m just exploring what’s out there in the fitness world.
This is what they have on their website:
barefooting (bare•foot•n) n. 1. The exhilarating joy of going barefoot without leaving yourself exposed; 2. any activity requiring unconventional footwear offering the protection of a thin, flexible Vibram skin; 3. an intelligent way to deepen your connection with your natural surroundings.