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by 15 · about 1 hour ago

My new job working as a food runner at a restaurant is ruining my efforts toward ankle flexibility. I bought the recommended clunky platform clogs with a non-slip outsole (very very important to avoid a concussion walking on the grease-misted... (more)

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CelticCaveGirl 0 · August 19, 2013 at 6:39 PM

Try Vivo barefoot, should have what you're looking for I've got a pair from leguano and love them but the uppers are generally very thin (mine have wool uppers)

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by 3280 · about 1 hour ago

I got an email solicitation from The Walking Company about their new line which "enables your foot to function as if you were barefoot.": http://www.thewalkingcompany.com/ecco-biom-trainer-dark-shadow/27790 Are these just marketing wiggle words... (more)

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Todd_B 0 · April 17, 2013 at 2:54 PM

The first bullet point says: "Mesh uppers with reinforced support cage provides excellent foot support combined with superb sock-like fit." I think the whole point of barefoot or minimalist footware is that there is minimal to no support. Looks... (more)

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by 5802 · about 1 hour ago

Any great ideas? So far I have tried: -gently handwash and leave in the sun to dry (this works, but it's time consuming) -store in a box of baking soda, with some sprinkled in the shoes (this works a little; they don't smell lovely but at least... (more)

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Meaty_1 0 · February 14, 2013 at 7:19 PM

The best method I've found is to soak them in Oxiclean and dry them in the sun.

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by 396 · about 2 hours ago

I'm thinking: Merrel Barefoot, NB Minimal, Reebok minimalist Except, I'm just not sure which would be good for doing Crossfit, running and lifting weights both, but also minimalist. I'm tired and high, excuse the lack of specificity. yay (more)

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CD 0 · August 26, 2012 at 4:33 PM

I like the minimus for lifting. For running I am currently in the Nike Pegasus, but I switch between those and the Brooks Ghost. I also have a pair of the New Balance 890s for shorter runs (the are lighter and have no cross foot... (more)

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by 671 · about 2 hours ago

Both topics have been covered in other areas, but I want to tie together two separate threads: The benefits of barefoot running and minimalist footwear have been delineated in what now seems like thousands of articles. The counter debate is that... (more)

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Diane_4 0 · August 09, 2012 at 4:49 PM

In my case, all it took was a really super long walk for my feet to rebel and demand more minimal (or at least flat and WIDE) footwear. This super long walk was more than 1000 miles long. At the same time I was doing all that walking I was... (more)

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by 4029 · about 2 hours ago

I'm not a runner, though I used to years and years ago. I have no interest in distance running, though I may add a sprint session once per week. I have zero exercise regimen except the home push-ups, squats, planks twice a week. My daily routine... (more)

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Caleb_the_Hobbit 0 · February 08, 2012 at 1:07 AM

Abso-freaking-lutely. Vibrams, and good old-fashioned barefooting, were part of what got me out of a wheelchair. No amount of therapy was building up leg musculature right, but barefoot walking let nature do its thing. And I'll certainly never... (more)

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by 4258 · about 2 hours ago

There's a lot to paleo besides food, it seems -- like barefooting, various exercise routines, sleep, and for some, things like being off-grid a I even remember someone saying they aspired to live in a yurt (rock on). So the storyteller in me... (more)

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Cait 0 · January 29, 2012 at 2:43 AM

I wholeheartedly agree on the modern-day cave/hobbit house sometime in the future! That's been high on my list of dreams for several years now. I'm also trying to become more minimalistic and connected to the world around me. These are a few other... (more)

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by 50 · about 2 hours ago

I figured this Blisstree article on the "dangerous" trend of barefoot might enrage many of you, as it did me. "???Too much, too soon??? seems to be the diagnosis for many runners who???ve tried barefoot and gotten injured. Aside from stress... (more)

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Likely_User 0 · January 13, 2012 at 5:13 PM

Color movies were a trend. Macs were a trend. Weightlifting was a trend. Paleo is a trend. Some trends I believe become standard. I would agree with the "too much, too soon" argument, which you could say about every single exercise ever invented.... (more)

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by 10 · about 2 hours ago

Ok, so I've been primal for about 3 months now and it's definitely the best decision I've ever made. I've been reading into going barefoot. However, I live in Chicago so bare feet in freezing temps probably isn't a good idea. Are there any... (more)

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Nance 0 · December 09, 2011 at 5:57 PM

Other manufacturers may do this as well, but I've found some great compromise shoes at Merrell. The pair I'm wearing this winter have full suede uppers but feel as if I'm walking around in my stocking feet--no sense of shoe at all. There's no... (more)

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by 2227 · about 2 hours ago

No joke, I've damaged half (i.e. five out of ten) of my toenails from running trails with my FiveFingers. I've lost three of them, which grew back. And the other two have blood sitting underneath the nail. Anyone else have this happen to them?... (more)

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Dorado_Galore 0 · November 10, 2011 at 4:07 PM

Agree, try a bigger size. My big toe used to poke through the mesh of whatever running shoe I was wearing. It took me an embarrassingly long time to realize I needed bigger shoes. Love my 5F's, by the way. My full-time running shoe at this... (more)

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by 1373 · about 3 hours ago

This is more of a general question about marathon training, but I'd like to hear from the paleo community about it: Can a very fit, but over-running-injury-prone person get away with 5-6 crosstraining sessions and one long run per week and train... (more)

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Masochist 0 · September 04, 2011 at 2:11 AM

Pre-attempting paleo, I was a chronic endurance runner for a decade, a high-weight 60+ miles a week guy with no strength training and a crappy diet. I don't mean typical endurance athlete diet that's horrifying-to-paleos, I mean Hohos and Taco... (more)

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by 2933 · about 3 hours ago

I went to the beach this past weekend - exploring a new beach. I love going to the beach and the freedom of feeling the sand between my toes and being barefoot, so left my new vibrams at home figuring the beach was one place I wouldn't need... (more)

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amina 0 · August 14, 2011 at 1:07 AM

living in hawaii our sand is really fine at most of our beaches and gets in and on EVERYTHING. I wore my VFFs ONCE to the beach. Never again...

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by 1689 · about 3 hours ago

Do your feet (the physical feet, not walking mechanics) seem different after long-term barefoot walking/running? Here's a study concluding that born-barefoot walkers have wider feet than born-shoe... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · July 22, 2011 at 12:58 AM

My feet have certainly gotten wider. I didn't have narrow feet before, but I could still wear "normal" shoes. My most recent trip to find women's dress shoes was a nightmare. Fancy flip flops is about as dressy as I seem to be able to get now. ... (more)

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by 3 · about 3 hours ago

Why do Barefoot Runners love the Paleo Diet?

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FED_at_LiveCaveman_com 0 · July 22, 2011 at 12:06 AM

Asking why Barefoot runners love the Paleo diet is like asking why Couch potatoes love the SAD diet. If someone is able to ignore the constant thrum of the "conventional wisdom" with regards to footwear ("arch support", "motion control", "shock... (more)

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by 209 · about 3 hours ago

I was just wondering if I will get a splinter when I walk in tanbark, in a playground. Please answer quickly.

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being 0 · June 27, 2011 at 2:10 AM

do i live in an alternate universe in which paleohacks is yahoo answers?? why is this questions till open? jeeze.

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by 1626 · about 3 hours ago

I started running barefoot and in my vibrams last summer. I didn't play sports much - just tennis a few times. It was very weird playing barefoot and in my vibrams although If i did it over and over again I may have gotten used to it. What do you... (more)

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MF 0 · February 10, 2011 at 4:51 AM

Kids all over the world play team sport barefoot. I think the field is even though when you factor in everyone playing is barefoot as well. I nearly broke a toe playing ultimate frisbee when I was younger because I was barefoot, but the guy who... (more)

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by 15976 · about 3 hours ago

I have never worn the Five Fingers. When i was thinking about ditching my conventional footware i happened upon FTAnimal's post about the Softstar Runamocs. I was easily convinced and ordered them. One month in and im totally happy with the 2mm... (more)

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pfw 0 · July 17, 2010 at 4:09 PM

I can't stand the fact that VFF and Runamocs cost so much money. I buy Minnetonka Moccasins from whichever online retailer has a sale and free shipping at the time. They wear out faster I'm sure, but they cost less than half as much while... (more)

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by 7821 · about 3 hours ago

As I've gone through the questions related to barefooting, I've found a lot about barefoot running but not so much about barefoot walking. Everyone seems to concur that running should be fore/midfoot, but walking doesn't appear to have a consensus... (more)

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Mama_J 0 · June 15, 2010 at 10:58 PM

I have spent most of my time barefoot for the past 3 years (since my first son was born and I have transitioned from work outside the home), and wearing nothing other than FiveFingers or thin moccasins when I do need shoes. My observation is that... (more)

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by 22913 · about 3 hours ago

I'm getting serious big toe blisters when playing in VFFs or barefoot I'm not building callouses because it's literally tearing off skin each time when I do get a callus it tears off next game Help! I don't want to stop playing or give up... (more)

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Allie 0 · March 25, 2011 at 3:55 AM

Alright, attempt # 2. First off, the picture you've posted looks like you have a blood blister. I may be wrong, but if this is the case. This NEEDS TO HEAL first. Otherwise, callus, irritation, blister, possible infection, repeat. (Yeah yeah ...... (more)

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by 353 · about 3 hours ago

Several months ago I pushed the barefoot envelope too much and developed a mild, but annoying, case of PTT. I continue to run barefoot (6-8 miles once or twice a week), but do all other exercises including my weekend long run in stability shoes. ... (more)

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Pieter_D 0 · June 11, 2010 at 8:05 PM

Tendons that are a problem don't like to be used in a elastic/explosive way. Static or slow movements on the other hand are often no problem (even though the load is quite high). Tendinopathies also don't like compression. See research of Jill... (more)

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by 3268 · about 3 hours ago

A non-diet question here, since a lot of us are interested in other aspects of paleo physiology: I went hiking recently and wore hiking boots while my two buddies had Vibrams. Their feet were pretty beat up afterward, and I read recently about a... (more)

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Finn_1 0 · May 14, 2010 at 11:09 PM

I don't have any experience with Vibrams, but you'd be surprised what your feet are capable of adapting to. In ballet, for instance, when you start training for pointe shoes you can't manage more than a few seconds en pointe and after a few months... (more)

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by 130 · about 3 hours ago

Background: My first Vibrams (Classics) arrived yesterday, and I'm now wondering whether I may have ordered the wrong size. I've Googled for the specific fitting problem I'm having and I'm coming up a little short on answers. My issue is while... (more)

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PrimalChat 0 · May 11, 2010 at 2:13 AM

I own the KSO Trek. I would strongly recommend anyone trying VFF's for the first time to try them on in person. The sizing is the biggest hurdle to overcome in my opinion. Once you get the size right, order from the best dealer. Mine did feel... (more)

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by 383 · about 3 hours ago

Hi everybody, I recently started to live more paleo and I'm very interested in incorporating the barefoot paradigm into my life. Now I'm still very much obese (100 lbs too much) and also have flat feet. My feet are pronating when I walk/run. Is... (more)

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ScottMGS 0 · May 09, 2010 at 4:29 PM

I've been flat-footed since I was a kid. Last year I was 140lb overweight (25, now). I bought some VFFs to do martial arts on the grass - too slippery for barefoot and tore up the grass too much with the lugs on the shoes - and they were... (more)

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by 7063 · about 3 hours ago

I go barefoot as much as possible in the summer months on grass, but I want to extend this to include other surfaces and possibly other seasons. Does anyone have any honest advice on Vibram's five-finger shoes or similar barefoot simulation... (more)

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Neil 0 · March 11, 2010 at 4:42 AM

I wear Vivo Barefoot brand shoes every day, and I love them. (no affiliation to the company, I assure you.) I have two pairs, one casual for weekends and one dressier for work. I will not wear traditional healed or padded shoes any more. I... (more)

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by 115 · October 31, 2014 at 4:05 AM

Most threads here seems to deal with American stores in which some doesn't ship internationally. What is the best place to buy Five-Fingers that ship to Sweden?

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