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Old 03-13-2013, 08:38 AM
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:50 AM
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so im wanting to try these weirdo shoes.... how do you transition to them?
I just wear mine around and use them to workout it, but I don't "run" so my workouts are limited to just wearing while lifting weights or doing box jumps and jump rope and stuff like that. I do short sprints/walk/sprint with them, but no sustained lower intensity runs.

I never had any problems doing that with them, i just put them on a went, but I suspect longer distance running is different, especially if you're running on pavement. I would advise anyone running in these to stick to natural surfaces for quite a while.
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Old 03-13-2013, 05:45 PM
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i dont run so they will be my everyday shoes for work, home, around the yard, the store, etc

do i need to relearn how to walk right or something? i know theres some stuff about not walking on your heel but on the ball. or something
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:04 PM
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How would these shoes be for someone who has a recurring stress fracture on the top of the arch?

I'm queen on going barefoot, and I shunned my shoes whenever I could as a child. Even now, I'm known amongst friends and family for ditching my shoes at the first possible chance.
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:08 PM
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How would these shoes be for someone who has a recurring stress fracture on the top of the arch?

I'm queen on going barefoot, and I shunned my shoes whenever I could as a child. Even now, I'm known amongst friends and family for ditching my shoes at the first possible chance.

If you go slowly, it may help. If you don't go slowly, it will probably hurt. If you're fine barefoot, you ought to be fine in these shoes.


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do i need to relearn how to walk right or something? i know theres some stuff about not walking on your heel but on the ball. or something
It depends on how your gait is. Put them on and walk on concrete, and that will tell you what, if anything, you need to fix. If you heel strike heavily, it will hurt. Ideally, for everyday walking, a midfoot strike or even a light heel strike is fine. If it hurts, change it.
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:10 PM
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Here is my take, I am never barefoot and surely was never barefoot often as a child. I lived in the city, I wore shoes. I wore slippers around the house... even now I usually have something on (even just socks) unless I'm sleeping.

It's..weird.
You feel everything. Suddenly what your foot DOES when you walk is noticeable since there is no cushion to make it less so. I stand on my tippytoes and ball strike HARD and LOUD when running/walking, which in regular shoes has enough cushion to kind of pad my foot but in these.. I feel it. Especially my running form, it's like retraining how I run because I can FEEL my foot hitting pavement wrong.

and suddenly my pretty normal stance of standing on tippy toes when not moving feels like a workout. which is weird.

I am pretty sore (my achilles tendon especially) then again I was an idiot who went running in them before my feet were ready. So now I'm back to square one and just walking in them to walk Merlin or other dogs.

Overall, I like them. I think once I get more used to walking and get back to running in them slowly they will be great.

The only thing I do not really like is that it POINTS OUT OBVIOUSLY the ways I am running incorrectly. Things that were silly little mistakes or just technical stuff in my nike frees and BLARING mistakes in these because I can feel everything. Which I do like but I don't lol I don't because it's annoying but I know overall it's good for me to know these things I'm doing wrong
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:18 PM
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so im wanting to try these weirdo shoes.... how do you transition to them?
I can never get them to fit me they just don't fit right.
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:59 AM
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I can never get them to fit me they just don't fit right.
The most hokrifying realization I got from trying to fit VFF's is that I discovered my left foot is size 46, and my right foot is size 47.

MY FEET DON'T MATCH. MY LIFE IS OVER.
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:10 PM
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Careful, you're going to be rockin' a pair of pink Crocs before you know it....
Hahahahaha. My thoughts exactly!!! I thought I'd never see the day Fran got Vibrams, now Crocs don't seem too far away
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:15 PM
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So do you not wear socks with VFFs?
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