I thought folks might like to see a news story from near the beginning of the barefoot movement.
This is barefooter Gordon Hlavenka, in the Chicago area. The story is done by WGN-TV, and appeared (I think) on August 1, 2000.
Back then, barefoot (or even faux-barefoot) running had not yet taken off, so media mentions were few and far between. Yet, the subject was interesting enough that occasionally a news station would feature a barefooter as a human interest story.
But I could really do without the “happy talk” of the anchors. I’m sure you’ll grimace at the end there, where they just take their ignorance and stick it out there for all to see.
(And also don’t forget to be annoyed that the reporter keeps calling Gordon “Glen”.)