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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Double Hemp vs. Latigo Leather Huarache Test

Leather on 6mm Vibram & Double Hemp on Elephant Bark (6.34mm)

Vibram vs. Elephant Bark


Broke a hemp strap

Took the two thicker soled huaraches out for a tough, hot and fast run up and down La Tuna Canyon's Hostetter Fire Road. Almost 4 miles up and 4 miles down.

The soles performed wonderfully on the hard rocky road.

A problem developed with the double hemp on the way up. I broke one of the straps. I believe that I have the holes too far in on the ankle holes on this version giving much more surface area for the hemp to touch the ground under a weight bearing area and get abraded.

Otherwise, the double hemp felt AS GOOD AS the leather. If I were to have added wetness to this run, the double hemp would have become the clear winner, but the break makes me have to go back to the drawing board.

I am fairly certain that I can fix the problem. So, this weekend will be a hard one testing several version getting OH SO CLOSE to a production model.

BFT




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5 Comments:

Blogger pieter said...

Hi Ted, I see you have longer and shorter soles: you toes stick more over the one than over the other. Which type would you recommend ?

Thursday, June 21, 2007

 
Blogger Barefoot Ted said...

Howdy Pieter

I really like to have my toes sticking over the edge of the sandal.

Soem of the best Tarahumara runners use this style.

It allows your toes to touch the ground and GRAB the trail when necessary.

BFT

Thursday, June 21, 2007

 
Blogger Josue said...

I really love the double hemp idea!! I think it will make these more comfortable when wet.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there any reason you couldn't just leave a tab of Vibram to move the ankle holes up off the ground? It seems so simple that I'm sure you've tried it, I just can't see why it wouldn't work.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

 
Blogger Barefoot Ted said...

It is a good question.

I found one entry on page 235 of Paul D. Campbell's book: Survival Skills of Native California that has what you are describing.

BFT

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

 

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