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Hello from NH

Hey Toe Salad Community,

I'm John Sifferman, and have been running and hiking barefoot since 2009. When I can't go completely barefoot, I appreciate all that technology offers, but I do hold to the tenet that less is usually more. I'm looking forward to learning more while I'm here, and especially looking for information about good minimalist footwear for winter use.

See you around the forums!


Barefoot Jason

I am a 38 year old runner. I began running in 1994 primarily as a means to maintain endurance and leg strength for long hikes but running quickly became a means unto itself. I would periodically take off on a rainy day run wearing a pair of old chacos sandals, no arch support etc... and loved it. I am moving into the barefoot/minimalist running mode these days. I am trying to do several miles a week barefoot.

I am in Alabama which means i can go barefoot nearly year round.

Lately I have been exploring the power line trails north of Birmingham. These are excellent paths that could so easily be converted to greenways.

Please say hi.



Barefoot Moe

Greetings Toe Salad!

I'm an avid barefooter from Toronto, Canada. I've been practicing a predominantly barefoot lifestyle for about 20 years. While I'm not a runner or a regular user of minimalist footwear, I think Toe Salad is a great venue for all of us to share important information about our lifestyle and the products we can rely on, whenever needed.

Please feel free to say hello and get in touch. I love meeting like-minded people and I'm always up for some virtual "footsies".

Keep 'em bare!


Barefoot Vinneeee

I am a 38 year old runner/racquetball player from minnesota. I have been minimal for about a year and a half. It is super hard to get barefoot runs in wintertime here. I spend a lot of time on the treadmill.

I have used 10+ kinds of minimalist footwear for running.

my favorite is bare feet

2nd favorite vibram five fingers

there is a bunch of junk out there (zep's beach shoes lasted about 50 miles, my ghetto sawed off heel running shoes sucked too.