Farewell to The Swamp thing
Let it be known that I was on the barefoot train when it was still a steam-powered engine. I read "Born to Run" and I trying on my first pair of Vibrams within the week. That was back when everyone else was still on the "more padding the better" train. They changed my life (and my gait) in meaningful ways, made me fall in love with running again and changed the way I think about my feet hitting the ground (kiss the ground with your feet - soft and sweet, don't attack the ground like a horny high school theatre geek). I ran in Vibrams back when people still had no idea what they were. I was barefoot before barefoot was cool DAMMIT!!