Just run with completely naked feet!
I posted last Sunday on how I had just got some vivo barefoot shoes and how they were - i loved wearing them. I thought I had got a rubbed heel from them but no!
When I was running in them without socks for the full effect a bramble had leapt out from the hedge and triffid like wrapped around my ankle - I just ran out of it and ripped my ankle. It then over the next day or two swelled up - got inflamed and its trajectory became really clear - and I saw that the cut on my heel was not rubbed but bramble ripped. So shoes off the hook - i apologised to them.
But it meant I couldn't put shoes on all week - have been wearing clogs but no good for running. Today i was so ****ed off at not being able to run and not wanting to make my foot worse that I thought if i couldn't wear shoes I wouldn't and did the full barefoot whammy.
It was brilliant. No shoes at all. Walked 5 mins, ran for 1K feeling really good - it was amazing how well you could feel your foot working - and how easy to change my gait so it became silent and so much better - much more running on the mid to front of foot - loved it. I ran down a tarmac road - along a farm track using grass in middle as much as possible and looked forward to getting to the soft grassy riverside path. What I had never noticed was that said path has lots of very small very young very lively nettle plants all along it! Soooo I turned round and by now was doing quite a bit of walking between plants. So about 1K walking, 1K running, 1K walk/run and I loved it. It will do it again when i have found a better path - and i am sure it is a great thing to do to really find how your feet work and will help my running even in shoes. And it was just another way of making running interesting.