Thanks. I enjoyed it too. The insoles are called huaraches, a form of sandals worn by the Tarahumara indians in copper canyon. But my wife agrees with your description. BTW there is a thread on the forums about making your own huaraches.
Not tough. Perhaps a bit touched?
May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. - Ed Abbey