Monday, November 07, 2011

Meeting Toe Girl Tina

Last night Kyle and I had the opportunity to meet Toe Girl Tina from The Living Barefoot Show. It was so much fun. We had heard from her blog that she was going to be part of the 5 Peaks Central Alberta Mountain Equipment Co-op night. She was super friendly and has tons of great information. We asked her about shoes and running in the winter and also talked with her about barefoot coaching. Tina is a  VIVOBAREFOOT Certified Coach. I am very interested to get some coaching from her. I have enjoyed running barefoot and listening to my feet to adjust my form but with the winter here, now I cannot run barefoot and I need more help learning proper form. It was also so nice to meet another woman who runs barefoot and minimalist. I have only met one women in person running in VFF. Actually I ran with her for a while in the harvest half this past October. I have connected with barefoot women online but Tina was the first I've connected with in real life. I was very impressed by her vast knowledge on minimalist shoes for all occasions, dress shoes, winter boots, and what I needed most, ideas on what to run in during the cold winter. Tina suggested a pair of water shoes from Atmosphere; Deep See Beach Walkers. They are super flexible, have great ground feel all the while keeping the cold out. Kyle and I lucked out on Sunday. We ran across the street to Atmosphere to pick some up and they were having a members sale. For a 2$ donation we were given a 25% discount and a 10% discount on sale items. Awesome! Winter running shoes for less than 20$. While we were there we also browsed and pick up some new Vibrams. I got a pair of Jayas and Kyle got a pair of Bikilas. We will let you know what we think of them later on. 

Here are some pictures of the Deep See Beach Walkers. Paired with some warm socks we think these will get us through Calgary's cold snowy winter. 

1 comment:

  1. It was so great meeting you and Kyle, as well. You guys really made my night. Thank you so much for the kind words. Can't wait to see you guys again!