If you’re one of those people who still haven’t heard about the hard core sport of Rogaining which is a hybrid of Orienteering and Adventure Racing, now’s your chance to take notes and set your sights on your next adventure.
Kristan Pash was spotted wearing Vibram FiveFingers shoes at this year’s 4-hour twilight event. Kristan explains why he’s an avid enthusiast of these odd-looking but interesting and fun footwear:
When a friend started wearing Vibram Fivefingers (VFFs) I thought they looked ridiculous. And sometimes, when I’m walking down the street getting odd glances and often exclamations from strangers, I know they still look ridiculous. I also know they are the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn, and when I run I feel like a kid again, running barefoot in the back yard. Without feeling the prickles.
I was hooked as soon as I tried on my first pair. Once I had the shoes I had to re-learn how to run. No padding or support means a different running style, similar to that of the Kenyan Olympic runners.