I have been lurking. My business and my running have been my passion over the last year.
Last year I went down to Chihuahua Mexico and ran with the Raramuri (Tarahumara) Indians. I learned about their huarache sandals and have learned how to make and run in them.
Last year included my participation in two 100 mile races along with a number of marathons and 50 mile races. Most were done barefoot or with Vibram FiveFingers barefoot shoes; however, I really like the new sandals that I am wearing. Very minimal, but very effective. The Raramuri are considered to be the greatest long-distance mountain runners in the world and it is the sandal they wear. The design in 1000s of years old, not like these big, cushioned, high-heeled orthotic boots people run in today.
Check out my Blog for lots of stories about running barefoot and otherwise... http://barefootted.com
Best Regards, Barefoot Ted
PS. Keep up the great work.