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Old 03-22-2011, 11:36 AM   #21
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"Like" and "love" barely describe how I feel about these shoes. I've had issues with my legs for about 6 or 7 years, and had periodic pain even after surgery. Since I started working out primarily in Vibrams I have not had a flare up of pain at all. Wearing regular running shoes elevates the heel, which puts pressure on a part of my leg that's prone to pain. Having my heel level with my toes has done wonders for me. On top of that, they are awesome to do legs in and make it much easier to push with your heels. Doing deadlifts and rows feels much more stable now, too (after a little learning period, of course).

They're great for driving manual in, too. You can wiggle your toe over to blip the gas.

I currently just have my black/gray KSOs, but I plan on buying a pair of Classics soon and maybe some Komodos once they get them back in stock.

Good stuff. You might be interested in the new shoes that New Balance just came out with. They are super flat (only a 4mm difference from heel to toe), so they might be something worth checking out if you want something that looks more like a shoe than the VFFs do.
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Old 03-22-2011, 12:15 PM   #22
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Good stuff. You might be interested in the new shoes that New Balance just came out with. They are super flat (only a 4mm difference from heel to toe), so they might be something worth checking out if you want something that looks more like a shoe than the VFFs do.
Are you talking about the Minimus or the 10?

I've really grown to like the minimalist shoe thing. I might pick up a pair of the NBs for casual wear. For working out though I really value the ability to spread my toes naturally.
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It's more easy to kill with a sword than with a gun.

A sword is more frightening than toy-looking gun like glock.

robbing with a sword is a good thing
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Old 03-22-2011, 12:37 PM   #23
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Are you talking about the Minimus or the 10?

I've really grown to like the minimalist shoe thing. I might pick up a pair of the NBs for casual wear. For working out though I really value the ability to spread my toes naturally.
The minimus. I agree on the spreading of the toes. I might pick some of these up for trail running or casual though.
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I really want to get a pair of Vibrams, been meaning to for a few months now
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Old 03-23-2011, 12:06 PM   #25
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I really want to get a pair of Vibrams, been meaning to for a few months now
Just get them. I'm buying my second pair this weekend. You will love them.
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I don't see what is ridiculous by robbing with a sword.A sword in one od the most lethal wepon !!!

It's more easy to kill with a sword than with a gun.

A sword is more frightening than toy-looking gun like glock.

robbing with a sword is a good thing
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Old 03-23-2011, 02:02 PM   #26
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Old 03-23-2011, 02:31 PM   #27
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I just can't get into those damn Vibrams!
You mean you can get into them as in you dont like them, or you can't physically get your foot into them?

I had trouble getting my foot into them and then someone suggested I try the women's version. got the largest size they make and it fit like a charm. They're really sleek all black too. Fortunately I'm secure enough in my masculinity to buy a woman's shoe without worrying about it.

If you think you might want to buy them, go buy them at REI. You can return them like 5 years from now for full price even if you wore them for 100s of miles.
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Old 03-23-2011, 02:42 PM   #28
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I just can't get into those damn Vibrams!
I just don't like how :gay: they look. I have no problems running in regular shoes, no pain, no aches. I hate to change just for the sake of changing.
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You mean you can get into them as in you dont like them, or you can't physically get your foot into them?

I had trouble getting my foot into them and then someone suggested I try the women's version. got the largest size they make and it fit like a charm. They're really sleek all black too. Fortunately I'm secure enough in my masculinity to buy a woman's shoe without worrying about it.

If you think you might want to buy them, go buy them at REI. You can return them like 5 years from now for full price even if you wore them for 100s of miles.
It also helps that you bought all black. Would you have felt so secure buying this?



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A sword is more frightening than toy-looking gun like glock.

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Old 03-23-2011, 03:04 PM   #30
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It also helps that you bought all black. Would you have felt so secure buying this?



Haha. Touche'. Seeing as I only wear then when I workout (and the fact that I workout in my basement and garage), I probably would have still bought them if that was all that would fit..... It would have taken a lot more thought though.
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Heard nothing but good things about them. Still, when I see someone wearing I stare lol.
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More and more people are wearing these. I almost always see someone with them at my gym.

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Just get them. I'm buying my second pair this weekend. You will love them.
I plan on it. My current sneakers are about done and I definitely want the VFF. Been shopping around and already tried on a couple pairs. They feel a bit weird, but not in a bad way. I actually liked walking around in them, it would just obviously take some getting used to.
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You mean you can get into them as in you dont like them, or you can't physically get your foot into them?

I was referring to their aesthetic appeal. I've looked at them, considered the potential benefits (..based on the arguments of those in favor of the VFF's), but I can't bring myself to wear them. I think of muppets whenever I see somebody wearing them. A few of my students wear them (..as opposed to training barefoot) and seem to like them however.



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I just don't like how :gay: they look. I have no problems running in regular shoes, no pain, no aches. I hate to change just for the sake of changing.

Neither do I. No shin splints....no aching heels or arches....etc. I really prefer my Nike Frees.
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I might try these. I get HORRIBLE shin splintssss. Hoping they'll fix this.
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Old 03-24-2011, 08:55 AM   #35
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I might try these. I get HORRIBLE shin splintssss. Hoping they'll fix this.
The shoes themselves won't correct this, what they will do though is to give you some immeditate feedback if you are running incorrectly (landing on the heel and rolling forward with the front of your foot slapping the ground..... thats what gives you shin splints). With these (or really any low padding shoe for that matter) it will be really painful to land on your heel.

I started moving towards a minimalist shoe because of shin splints and the difference was almost immediate. I ran my first marathon in sub 8oz shoes. Never felt better. Basically the important thing is having as little difference as possible between heel height and front of foot height. The Vibrams are essentially zero, the NB Minimus is 4mm. Something like the Nike Shox is probably 30mm+
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Old 03-24-2011, 12:57 PM   #37
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Agree 100%. I can't think of a worse shoe for athletic activities, except maybe the Zigtech.
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Shox are great...looking with jeans or cargo shorts. That's about it though.
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