Clever media people often ask me, "How do you live a paleolithic lifestyle in…New York City?"  Zing!  Oh you clever media people.  But high population density and open-mindedness can go a long way.  Here are new developments just for barefoot running: 

1. Barefoot Runners NYC now has about 175 members.  If you’re ever in NYC and want to join us, we have regular runs in Central Park on Saturday mornings at 10am and Wednesday evenings as 7pm.

2. Michael Sandler, of RunBare and author of Barefoot Running, is holding a free clinic on Wednesday, June 2nd at 6:30pm.  Nearly 40 people have signed up for that one.

3. Barefoot Ken Bob is also holding a free clinic in Central Park the following week on Tuesday, June 8th at 6:30pm.  Details here

4. We’ve had recent running clinics with Erwan Le Corre and Barefoot Ted too.

If you’re a beginning barefoot/VFF runner, or if you’re just intrigued by it and want to learn more, the two clinics are perfect places to get instructions from some of the best.  You don’t need to go out and buy any special shoes — it’s best to learn totally barefoot first.  And they’re free!

2 Responses to “Barefoot running taking off in NYC”

  1. Chris Frank says:

    Barefoot running sounds awesome, but I’m curious…

    Do you worry about your feet getting bruised from the pavement?  I get that we evolved to run barefoot, but we also evolved without concrete.  Do you run on the pavement or on the grass in the park? 


    • Andreas says:

      You can easily run on concrete.


      John, you should resize your images before posting. My RSS-reader is choking on such a large photo. Great blog BTW. And thanks for the inspiration! 

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