I received my invisibleshoe.com huaraches yesyerday. I have been communicating with Steven Sashen for a few months as I love supporting anyone that is contributing to the barefoot/minimalist shoe movement. Steven started invisibleshoe.com to produce custom made huaraches and do-it-yourself huarache kits. I’ll give more details about him in my full review in a few days.
The huaraches I received are made of 4mm Vibram Cherry rubber and polypropylene and nylon lace. I chose neon pink for the lacing. Why? I thought it would be fun. Based on the looks I got while on my run today, “fun” may be the wrong word.
My run today was a 10 miler on gravel roads… my most difficult test of a minimalist shoe. The huaraches performed well. I was surprised they worked as well as they did. I will give much more detail in my full review, but Stevens huaraches have vaulted themselves to the upper echelon of my growing stable of minimalist shoes.
The run itself was the second of a 20 mile/10 mile back-to-back. Yesterday’s 20 miler was at about ultra pace and went well. Today’s run was more of a near-tempo run. I managed to finish the 10 miles with a 7:42 pace (1:17 total time.) Fitness for this early in the year is very good. If I can maintain steady improvement, I should be in an excellnt position to finish well at Burning River at the end of July.