So we’ve talked about barefoot, or minimal shoe running a bit recently. Getting back to the basics is good. Here’s a great article on How to Make Huaraches. These are traditional sandals worn by the Tarahumara, who are a Mexican tribe known for their success in running, and they run in Huaraches. There are several stories of groups of Tarahumara given the “best running shoes on the market”, and very quickly discarding them because it caused them significant problems in their running. The injury rates in the Tarahumara are significantly lower than among runners that wear “good running shoes”.