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Sunday, June 03, 2007

Verdugo Mountain Huarache Test Run

Looking Down from the Top of My Journey

Aluminum Washer Fails

Aluminum Washer Before Run

Today I wanted to test a new material that I am very impressed with, i.e., aluminum cut from a beer can which I glued directly to the rubber with Rhino Glue.

I used the aluminum washer to repair breaks on an earlier pair of test huaraches. It held for nearly 10 miles of very steep hiking/running.

The strength of the bond of the aluminum to the rubber was better than any other material that I tested. Unfortunately, the way I made the washer, or the thinness of the aluminum, caused it to fail after climbing up an extremely steep, loose-graveled trail.

I barefooted home.

BFT

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is running barefoot better for knees?
And is it okay for young runners?

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

 
Blogger Barefoot Ted said...

Yes, yes.

BFT

PS. Visit www.runningbarefoot.org for more information.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Ted,

How about this sort of solution (sorry, I don;t know the English word)

http://www.alberts-nienhuis.com/pictures/PREPUB/ALB_JPG/8/ALBZ1168.jpg


Pieter Hogendoorn

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

 
Blogger Barefoot Ted said...

Howdy Pieter

Those are called grommets.

I actually have the tools that you link to, but they don't work well on thick rubber.

So, actually, I have just started using rubber grommets and will soon offer a report on the effectiveness of them.

BFT

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

 

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