Hi! I'm Katie. I have only recently discovered barefoot(or close to it) running and I am in love. I bought a pair of Invisible Shoes and I've tried a pair of VFFs(which I will be getting soon) and I feel like a gazelle prancing through the plains when I run now. I used to feel more like an elephant stomping down the trail before I tried barefoot running. I've always had a problem with regular sneakers. My feet always cramped and usually I would kick off my shoes during a workout for relief. I think I'm just meant to be barefoot.
My only problem is that right before I got my Invisible shoes, I noticed that I had some heel pain. It wasn't all the time-just more annoying than anything. It's gotten increasingly worse and I'm pretty sure it's plantar fasciitis. I ice my foot, I take ibuprofen, and I've been stretching my foot, in addition to resting from any high impact cardio, and it has helped, but I'm dying to get back to running. Has anyone had plantar fasciitis and still be successful as a barefoot runner? And if you did, how long did it take to recover? I've read that it's taken months for some and I'm itching to get in some running, zumba, or turbo jam.
Thanks for reading! I am so happy to have found this team!
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