I have these great new running shoes, Hoka Bondi B's. I love them and have been running at the Wasilla Sports Complex with them. But today, they caught me by surprise when I had to run on the treadmill up here in Deadhorse today. They have very smooth tread and they have almost no traction on the treadmill. I had to give up and take them off and run in my socks for 5 miles. It actually felt really good. It is kind of a free feeling to run in your bare feet. I can't imagine doing it in the snow or on a rough surface covered with rocks, or on a marathon like some people do. But on the treadmill it felt really nice. I'm not sure if I will have a friend send me up my other running shoes or just keep running barefoot.
I just pretended I was a Tarahumara Indian of Mexico's Copper Canyon and that I was running freely through the Canyon floor unencumbered by white man's shoes. They are the ultimate of barefoot runners.