Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Asics Gel 1150

Saucony Kinvara

Merrell Trail Glove

This is more of a proof of concept than a serious attempt at making huaraches.  For an investment of $3.00 (Walmart flip flops and some cord from my garage) I was pleasantly surprised at the result.  I did take them for a quick run up and down my street and they were comfortable and stayed firmly affixed to my feet.

 The flip flops are more than double the thickness I need and way too spongy for serious running, although with use they may compress.  I have some ideas for some “found” materials that might make a better sole.  If they don’t work, Vibram Cherry Soling seems to be the preferred material and can be had for about $25 a sheet.

I like them enough that I plan on doing some experimentation, after the Marine Corps Marathon of course.

. . . . and yes, I am aware that I have now officially gone insane.


  1. Okay, is it just me or do you have really nice feet and toenails for all this running you do?? I'm jealous! I'm constantly in a state of chipped toe nail polish these days.

  2. next pic below the last one should be a cast. good luck running in that.