Barefoot Running Shoes?

Every time people join the movement of Dribble the World they take our vision a step farther. On Friday, May 14, Josh Crocker and Nate Kauffman will really take us to a place I never saw Dribble the World going: BAREFOOT RUNNING!!!
Support Josh Crocker as he runs Dribble the World's next 5K in Vibram Five Fingers!

Support Josh and Nate as they run Dribble the World's next 5K in Vibram Five Fingers!

Believe it or not, barefoot running is gaining popularity quickly in the running world, and so are shoes that allow the benefits of barefoot activity, without the risks of hurting your feet. Since Josh is a huge fan of Vibram Five Fingers (and converted Nate), they decided to run in them as Josh dribbles the Apple Blossom 5k in Marion, NY!
Check out barefoot running shoes at

Check out barefoot running shoes at

Josh and Nate were two of my basketball teammates at Baptist Bible College in PA. Josh is easily one of the funniest people I’ve ever met! And Nate was in my class, so we had a lot of great times together. But what has made both of them the men they are to so many people is their love for Jesus Christ. Josh has spoken to me several times about bringing the efforts of Ball for Lives to his area of upstate NY. The X Fund was started at their church last weekend!

They asked for this race to benefit “Helping Haiti Rebuild” a ministry their church in Marion has started. Any donations Ball for Lives receives will be sent to this ministry. I hope you were able to see the beautiful orphans that Laurie and Kellyn dribbled for last month in Philadelphia. Let’s continue to use Dribble the World to save these precious lives, just as Christ gave His life to save ours.


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  1. avatar Gretchen Says:

    That is crazy! I have never seen anything like it. Blessings on his race and on Dribble the World.

  2. avatar Rachael and Eric Says:

    You go boy ! Come on Crocker. Run proudly. You can do it.

  3. avatar David & Manon Martin Says:

    We hope these Vibram Five Fingers are a little more comfortable for your feet besides protecting you from wounds. Afterall, 5 km is still a long way to go when you’re barefeet !
    Keep up the good work and may God bless you!

  4. avatar ash Says:

    crocker! you’re going to be awesome brother! thank you so much for joining us! i’m praying for you!! can’t wait to hear how it goes!

  5. avatar Ruthann Barci Says:

    They sure look comfortable, but I know the race is not all comfort! God Bless You In Your Endeavors!

  6. avatar Laurie Says:

    YOU GOT THIS Crocker! Praying for you that God will fill YOU up with his joy as you dribbling and run feeling his pleasure as he is smiling on you!
    Keep pressing on! -awesome idea-

  7. avatar Nathan K Says:

    I think I’ll rock the vibrams tonight as well. I’m Crock’s “running-mate” for the evening.

  8. avatar Larry Luke Says:

    I watched Josh dribble the race and Nate run alongside in their Vibrams. Both finished the 5K race in 24:41 placing them 40th and 41st out of 147 runners. I play basketball with these two and find them to be excellent young men who really walk the walk. Nice job guys.

  9. avatar Peter & Cheryl Says:

    Way to go guys! With or without shoes it is all done for the Lord and his purpose.

    Keep up the faith and He will see you through.

    Peter & Cheryl

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