Squire, Tie My Laces: New Chainmaille Running Shoes

July 11, 2014


These are PaleoBarefoot's $265 PRONATIV chainmaille running shoes. They're supposed to feel like running barefoot (except you can allegedly walk on LEGO blocks without any pain). It's not the first time I've posted PaleoBarefoot's chainmaille shoes before (previous post here), these are just the latest model and I figured some of you might not remember seeing the other ones. Hell, I barely remember them and I'm the one who posted them. I guess we can't all be elephants. Which I'm actually fine with -- those giant bastards have it rough. If you could be any animal what would you be? "A pistol shrimp!" You're f***ing weird. Just kidding, that's a great answer, I'm just jealous I didn't think of it first.

Keep going for a couple more shots and an 11-minute video. Also, feel free to leave a comment letting me know you'd really be a teenage mutant ninja turtle.




Thanks to me, for being the bravest knight in the kingdom. I would totally do battle with you too if my armor wasn't currently out being polished.

  • RDarker

    Watchout for hypodermic needles from heroin addicts. Then you don't have to explain to your friends how you spent a wad of cash on +5 shoes but still got AIDS. Geez does no one live in a metropolis anymore?

  • zin

    11 minute video. For a pair of chainmail socks.
    With nylon laces as opposed to threaded steel.

  • GeneralDisorder

    These would do nothing for thorns, snakes, mud, poo, legos, random buckets of liquid LSD...

    I'm gonna just say "this is stupid".

  • disqus_k2QxOV9H7Z

    Considering the size of the rings it will probably stop big thorns like the ones from roses and some wild oranges, mud it seems to have better grip than barefoot or shoes in the video, poo, well, that will be disgusting, legos, probably a good defense. And why do you want protection against random buckets of liquid LSD?

  • GeneralDisorder

    Who said anything about LSD? <nonchalant whistling="">

  • Katrin Bechhofer

    Bleeding Feet.

  • perfect for masochistic pilgrims, no longer a need for stones in the shoes.

  • Mainarynox

    $265, I don't think so. $40 or $50, then maybe.

  • da1nonlysage

    I like good old fashioned moccasins myself, but these are cool

  • disqus_k2QxOV9H7Z

    I would like one with some sole on it like the urban one they are making. Bare metal as it is would wear out too fast on urban enviroment.

  • MustacheHam

    This is how one would get calluses fast and painful. :)

  • zin

    There's gonna be some funky patterns on your feet every time you take these off.

  • Guest

    do they chafe?

  • aint seen nothin yet

    why do i want those? WHY?!

  • ODwanKenObi

    Why is this guy obsessed with running through puddles of water?

  • better than hot tar in the city

  • ODwanKenObi

    watch out for tacks.

  • dougfunnay

    i would very much like to see how these shoes stand up to a good ol fashioned dog poo

  • Guest

    yeah, chain has never been so good with getting poked, but slashing things would get blocked and some force of blunt blows would be distributed, so thats something.

  • You gotta be fucking kidding me.

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