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  • #16
    Couple of different lacing options


    Teva style
    http://kitoikitchen.blogspot.com/

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    • #17
      Woohoo! Experience and knowledge!

      I've actually owned three pair of huaraches, and I made them all myself. I got the instructions from Barefoot Ted's site (you'll know the name), and while his site has since updated I found the instructions here: Luna Sandals - How to Make from a Do-it-Yourself Kit

      If I were you, I'd trying making a cheap pair to see how you like them before busting out the big bucks.

      My first pair was made out of thick leather for the souls, and parachute cords for the laces (You know, that stuff that looks like really thin itty-bitty tiny climbing rope? I bought it at my local camping store). Total cost? $8. The leather totally conformed to my feet, and felt great. They didn't flop at first. Then it rained. When it was wet out, they were as slick as ice, and they began to flop more. I still wore them until they died an honorable death when I ran into an unexpected layer of snow on a hike.

      The second and third pair I used the vibram shoe rubber stuff that was for sale on Ted's website. I still use parachute cord, and the only real difference I made was coating the knot that goes between the toes and is on the underside of the shoe with "Shoe-goo" which makes the cord last much longer. The rubber flops a little more than the leather did, so running with them isn't very easy, but because of an injury, I'm not really running much, so I can't tell you if you get used to it.

      I can tell you I'm using them because my toes are all funny and VFF's don't work with me (sadly). I like them, and I think they're worth a try.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by periquin View Post
        tangentrider: tried to send a message, but unable.

        I have always heard woven 'shoes' referred to as huaraches and other types, like the invisible shoe, called sandalias.

        That isn't just from a contact or three. It is from speaking Spanish daily with many people from many latin nations.

        I am not trying to be superior and make a point but I believe that you are a studious person and I think that you would appreciate the info.

        It could be that I, my family, friends, and many contacts through the years are the wrong ones. My Casell's agrees with me though.

        However, when push comes to shove, it doesn't really matter. Call them galoshes if you like.
        Honestly, I'm only going by the invisibleshoe site and the response of the lady on the bus. In my regular life I call my sandals "sandals."

        Their official name I do not know, but I do know they are cheap, comfortable, and (by going basically barefoot) have helped strengthen my arches. I am happy with them whatever they are called.
        Started PB late 2008, lost 50 lbs by late 2009. Have been plateaued, but that thing may just be biting the dust: more on that later.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by tangentrider View Post
          A couple of years ago, i bought a kit from Invisible Shoes for about $20.
          I'm going to check that out and your picture post. You're the best! Would be interesting to explore on the cheap.
          My Fitday public journal.
          Me vs. Russian Boar, hunt is on Aug. 20th. WHAT'S MORE PRIMAL THAN THAT?!
          Recently survived Warrior Dash, New England.
          Game Developer, ex-Chef, long time Fatbody.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by davem View Post
            I'm going to check that out and your picture post. You're the best! Would be interesting to explore on the cheap.
            You're quite welcome. BTW, another bonus, is that once you get the sandal making process down, you can whip out a pair of new sandals in no time at all. My last pair took about 10 minutes of labor and 30 minutes or so of drying time (I attach a layer of cork as insulation).
            Started PB late 2008, lost 50 lbs by late 2009. Have been plateaued, but that thing may just be biting the dust: more on that later.

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            • #21
              i'm disturbed that as a self-professed shoe freak that i'm interested in these anti-shoes. confusion!

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              • #22
                any recs for shoe supply sites to find the Vibram cherry or other sole for less than $60 per piece?
                My Fitday public journal.
                Me vs. Russian Boar, hunt is on Aug. 20th. WHAT'S MORE PRIMAL THAN THAT?!
                Recently survived Warrior Dash, New England.
                Game Developer, ex-Chef, long time Fatbody.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by davem View Post
                  any recs for shoe supply sites to find the Vibram cherry or other sole for less than $60 per piece?
                  I bought mine from Cobbler Supplies and paid under $40 for a piece about 1 foot by 4 foot.
                  Started PB late 2008, lost 50 lbs by late 2009. Have been plateaued, but that thing may just be biting the dust: more on that later.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by tangentrider View Post
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                    Much appreciated.
                    My Fitday public journal.
                    Me vs. Russian Boar, hunt is on Aug. 20th. WHAT'S MORE PRIMAL THAN THAT?!
                    Recently survived Warrior Dash, New England.
                    Game Developer, ex-Chef, long time Fatbody.

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