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shoes, socks, & sandals


After listening to (the book) ]Born to Run about various ultra runners [100+km] but mainly about the ]Tarahumara, i've come to understand that shoes are very much misunderstood and overrated. The Tarahumara run on simple sandals, outrunning everyone on the planet and basically never getting injured, over the most difficult terrains.

25% of all bones in the body are in the foot; it is a masterpiece of engineering and shoes only weaken it's ability to function properly. Walking barefoot can actually instantaneously heal back sores and other pains.

Here is a nice set of plans for [url=[sign in to see URL]
If you're looking for something ready-made, apparently there's a Nike Raramuri [what the Tarahumara call themselves]:
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on YouTube for making Rarámuri sandals yourself.
or tires (also YouTube).

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Luna sandals


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]According to this blog Running shoe companies have been paying homage to Raramuri for many years and long before the book Born To Run was released. To name a few designs Nike has in the past released shoes called Nike Tarahumara and more recently the Nike Raramuri. But no company has come as close to paying homage to the incredible superathlete Tarahumara as Luna Sandals.

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huarache


more secure form of traditional huarache tying

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]Nike’s Foot Sticker prototype
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socks survival


from a Facebook post by Cody Lundin:
Cold feet, at one time or another, have been the bane of all outdoor recreationists. At a minimum, cold tootsies make an otherwise pleasant outing a drag. On the other side of the coin, you could lose toes or even your entire foot to frost bite. While I’ll never write a book about footwear, I do have a fair amount of experience with socks. I have worn three pairs of “new” (holy socks don’t cut it) wool socks, sans shoes or boots, for years in cold, dry snowy conditions with great results. Put on the smallest pair of socks first, and then one or two larger pairs over the first pair. I reserve the outer sock for the pair that has the most wear. While this might seem like insane behavior, learning more about why feet get cold is all the explanation you should need.

Why feet get cold:
1. The feet are located furthest from the heart, far away from a warm circulating blood supply.
2. Feet sweat a lot, up to a half a cup per day, thereby soaking a socks insulation.
3. Most shoes and boots act as a vapor barrier preventing sweat soaked socks from drying.
4. Poorly fitted foot wear, lacing boots too tightly or trying to stuff a foot with two pairs of socks into a summer shoe or boot makes for a tight fit, impeding circulation. Foot circulation will already be compromised due to peripheral constriction of the blood vessels from outside cold temperatures.
5. The insulation the sock provides is compressed by foot wear and the fact that its being stood upon.
6. Feet lose heat by conduction to cooler ground temperatures. Sweaty socks further increase conductive heat loss.

Donning loose and layered, new wool socks allows for excess foot perspiration to freely evaporate while minimally compressing insulation and impeding circulation. Wool socks work best in cold, dry conditions (dry snow actually sucks the moisture from a waterlogged sock) but I’ve worn them in slush as well. Experiment in your back yard to see what works for you. In the wilderness, if your ability to walk is compromised due to lost or damaged foot wear, you might be headed for disaster. Two extra pairs of wool socks in your pack, kept dry in a freezer bag, might allow you to comfortably walk away from a deadly scene.

to which a 'friend' replied:
Rebecca Waugh-Lindsey Yes and if you have trouble finding good heavy wool socks to buy befriend a knitter. They can custom knit you some. Knit Picks a free pattern anyone can follow if they know how to knit and purl. Or learn yourself. Use a soft woolen spun yarn like Lion Brand Fisherman's wool and a denser worsted spun for the outer sock. Use worsted weight yarn for sturdy thick socks not sock weight. Worsted weight is a thickness and not how its spun up. Woolen yarn is drawn out from the prepared fiber and is not compressed except by the spinning action and has a dull matte finish. Worsted is done by the inch worm method and the finger or mechanical device pinching and slipping back along the fiber smoothing and compressing it. So worsted spun yarns are stronger and sturdier and have more luster. Look at Red Heart acrylic yarn that is worsted spun and worsted weight. Now look at a soft fluffy yarn like Fishermans Wool by Lion Brand. That is a worsted weight but woolen spun. Its soft and fluffy now isn't it. Woolen yarns trap more air in the fiber and therefore are warmer though they are not as [sign in to see URL] long lasting. They are softer and more comfortable on the feet as well as being much warmer due to trapped air in the fiber. When buying commercial wool socks look at them in person and see how they yarn is spun. Is it firm and dense or soft and squishy? You will get the best wear and insulation value from hard and dense worsted for the outer sock and soft and squishy inner socks. Sock yarns are worsted spun for longer wear but are not as comfy as a soft woolen spun yarn and they are thin. Also the breed or type of wool makes a difference. If you buy the outer sock a bit large than needed or knit it and dissolve a bit of lanolin in very hot water and add that to the last rinse soak and then shock it in cold water that will shrink and felt the sock slightly and the lanolin will be trapped in the fiber. That will not only make it sturdier and close up the holes it will make it water resistant. Lanolin can be found near the baby supplies in the nursing mother section. Traditional fisherman's sweaters were knitted large and with the lanolin left in the wool and felted/fulled a bit to shrink them just enough to make them more wind and waterproof. You don't want to felt them too small or make them stiff. Just enough to cause the wool fibers to grab each other a bit and tighten up slightly. Old timers used to rub bear grease on their moccasins and socks. Lard is the best we got available today. Warmest socks to have is half wool and half dog fur spun woolen. I am a spinner and knit my own socks and I am wearing dog fur ones now inside my slippers. My feet are toasty in a cold cold house.
at Once, Toe Up, Magic Loop Socks Pattern

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