Introduction: Barefoot Running Plasti-Socks

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If you like the idea of barefoot running, but want a little bit of protection from rocks and sharp stuff without sacrificing foot mobility, you may enjoy this inexpensive alternative to minimalist running toe shoes.

Step 1: What You'll Need

All you'll need to make Plasti-socks is 1) a pair of socks (with toes or regular--your choice), 2) a paint brush, and 3) Plasti Dip. You may want to stuff your socks to stretch them to the approximate size of your foot. Water shoes work well inside of regular socks.

Step 2: Paint on the Plasti Dip

Find a well-ventilated area, outside if possible. Open your Plasti Dip and paint it onto the bottom of your socks. If you want to add an extra coat, wait at least 30 minutes after applying the first. Let your socks dry for 24 hours.

Step 3: Take Your Socks for a Test Run

Put on your new running socks and give them a try.