2 Parents and 3 Kids Going 2,200 Miles in 6 Months ... In Barefoot Shoes.
If you've been around the minimalist shoe/barefoot shoe community for awhile, you're surely familiar with Damien Tougas, a long-standing minimalist shoe enthusiast/reviewer who also founded ToeSalad.com.
Well, Damien is kickstarting hiking the Appalachian Trail--all 2,200 miles of it--with his wife and three kids, all of whom will be wearing minimalist footwear!
This is awesome, bold, and ambitious! I can't imagine hiking more than a few miles with my wife and kids in tow (maybe one day!). Damien and family will be sharing their adventure with the world via a series of web-based episodes--a feel-good "reality show" of sorts. There will typically be about three 10-15 minute episodes per month (produced by the Tougas family) and you can get access to these shows via sponsoring the Kickstarter campaign!
As of today, Damien has 14 more days to reach his Kickstarter goal of $16,000 CAD. He's shy by about $3K CAD.
Want to see this happen? Well, you know what to do ... go and pledge!