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"I saw this man running barefoot on Avenue A this morning. It was 29 degrees. It was wet and slushy. Concrete isn't exactly forgiving! I was shocked and kind of impressed."
Did you notice what he was running from?
Usually people are running away from Stuy Dorms.
Was he running from or running to something???MelanieEast Village Corner
Ha! He was full on jogging in his cool black running gear. He was in good shape, so maybe barefoot jogging is the way to go.
This is a thing with runners. I have seen a few of them doing it. Believe it or not, your feet will toughen up.
I am not a medical professional but I can't see how running on pavement could be could for your bones, joints, tendons, etc.. Shoes are designed to absorb this shock, but I guess he and others that think this will benefit them will let us know several years and surgeries from now.
Anon. 6:43- Actually, your feet are specifically designed for running, as is the rest of your physical structure. The advent of running shoes in the 70's, supposedly designed to absorb the shock, has resulted in a lot of joint damage. I know several serious competitive runners, including one ultra runner, and taking off the running shoes has resulted in actual improvement of joint issues. Barefoot running has made a real comeback recently. You have to learn to run a bit differently, but the soles adjust.
Watch out for broken glass, needles, talismans, etc.
It is natural to run barefoot on dirt, sand and grass but not pavement. I feel for his feet. And ankles, knees and hips. But it is his body so if he wants to do this it is his choice.
You know, they make shoes running shoes nowadays with minimal padding, designed to offer a barefoot-like feel, while protecting the foot from I don't know, broken glass and other skin-unfriendly detritus that, I don't know, might not be all that uncommon to find on an urban sidewalk. But people don't disappoint do they. Would not be surprised at this point in human history to see some hipster douchefucks trying to ride bikes sans pedals because its somehow more organic, or something.
Never ask a runner for any sort of useful information - they rarely have it.
Bare feet on a man? Gross.
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