Great story about the history of the great Hopi Indian long distance runners. I especially liked the following:
"The Hopi runners ran barefoot and plunged into cactus and thorny bushes without the slightest hesitation." Or, they ran in ‘moccasins’ that Hopi women made for him on the reservation, and a shirt thatdepicted the legendary ‘winged’ (flying) snake of the Hopi."
Here's the full story: http://zero-drop.com/?p=320
As I continue to get sucked (yet again) back to my bare feet :), I've returned to the Evo's (put the Nike XC's in the closet only for mountain terrain until I find a good zero drop mountain running shoe) combined with my barefoot running. Something keeps pulling me back . . :) . . . maybe it's my "Blackfoot" blood . . .