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by 952 · June 07, 2014 at 12:29 PM

For everyday walking and occasional running / mixed activities (frisbee, urban hills, etc)1. Vivobarefoot Stealth or 2. Innov8 F-Lite 230 / BareFX 210 / BareFX 260 (are they wide enough)? 3. Merrell Men's Barefoot Trail Glove / Vapor Glove4. New... (more)

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Barefootal 0 · June 07, 2014 at 12:28 PM

You might try some of the Vivobarefoot models as they fit a little differently. Some are much wider than others. Most come with an I sole that gas some cushioning. Merell makes good shoes but they are on the narrow end - comfy for some and not for... (more)

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by 568 · May 26, 2014 2:01 AM

In a pinch I've been running in my hiking boots and I know it's terrible. Rather than hop into the first running shoes that feel comfortable, I want to get as close as possible to running bare foot without stampeding across broken glass and... (more)

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RationalGuard 0 · May 26, 2014 2:01 AM

I did extensive research on this for the same goal. I ended up picking the Vibram KSO. http://www.vibramfivefingers.com/products/Five-Fingers-KSO-Mens.htm A few reasons: As close as possible to barefoot only comes with the foot glove... (more)

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by 15 · August 19, 2013 6:39 PM

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 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 115 · May 14, 2013 7:17 PM

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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Dan_56 0 · May 14, 2013 7:17 PM

Suggestion without research, www.addnature.com -Dan

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by 3277 · April 17, 2013 5:41 PM

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 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 0 · September 05, 2013 7:21 AM

This might be a weird question but since I started sprinting my right food has been having these waves of heat. It's not painful just a strange feeling. It's usually occurring while I'm sitting at my desk. It also feels as though I need to "pop"... (more)

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Ang_3 0 · April 28, 2013 at 11:46 PM

Thanks for all the answers. I actually found out I have a pinched nerve in my foot. Basically I need to chill out for a bit on the sprinting until I can figure out how to fix this.

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by 5814 · February 15, 2013 2:30 AM

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 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 1920 · February 01, 2013 at 12:29 AM

Downside to barefoot walking... you step on stuff. Story goes, I stepped on something, my foot got infected and now I have cellulitis around the wound. The Doctor removed the tiny culprit (a little stone of all things) but he wasn't sure that was... (more)

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Cat_Power 0 · January 31, 2013 6:13 AM

try an antibacterial ointment made with oregano oil from the health food store` that should clean it up nicely!...keep up with coco oil...garlic...hydro peroxide soaks n bandage that up!

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by 905 · December 02, 2012 6:26 PM

I need a little advice please regarding my sons fallen arches. he is 10 years old, tall & lean. His joints have more play than average (as in they hyperextend a little) but he's strong, can walk, climb, sprint, jump..etc comfortably like any... (more)

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superdad 0 · December 02, 2012 6:26 PM

Thank you all ever so much for your answers, i've read through them all & have gained some good info off you guys. I have decided to let him carry on as he is for now as he doesn't have any discomfort or limitation in his activities, i will... (more)

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by 1579 · January 29, 2013 9:22 AM

So I didn't want to hijack the other recent barefoot shoe question, but in clicking through links I found this shoe http://www.vivobarefoot.com/us/ladies/achilles-ladies.html which I'm very interested in. I prefer straight barefoot and I don't do... (more)

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dzone 0 · January 15, 2013 8:38 AM

I never try this barefoot shoe, I like shoes at http://www.upere.com/upere-wedge-sneakers-c-1.html.

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by 800 · February 01, 2013 at 12:02 AM

Yes I been googling hardcore this one I promise, so many choices and the ones that keep coming up are the VFF shoes. Now personally I don't really like the aesthetics of the shoe, and my wallet doesn't like the price tag attached. So between me... (more)

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blur 0 · January 25, 2013 at 12:41 PM

I love Toms (toms.com). They do have a sole, but it's not thick and it's flat. They're good looking too :)

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by 396 · September 18, 2012 7:12 AM

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 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 667 · August 09, 2012 4:49 PM

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 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 644 · May 27, 2012 at 11:14 AM

I am wanting to try barefooting. Certain facts: I am about 330 down from 386 in December. I also live in a part of Alaska that gets as cold as -55F. Around my house and yard I am truly barefoot. Walking about my village is a bit harder. The... (more)

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Matthew_Caton 0 · May 26, 2012 8:55 PM

Vivo barefoot is a great brand. The soles are made of Kevlar, and they are only 3 millimeters thick. You can feel everything underneath you feet, but it is certainly dulled and won't be painful at all to walk on rocks. I also like them because... (more)

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by 1039 · March 08, 2013 2:15 AM

I'm looking for recommendations for barefoot/minimalist shoes that also offer a bit of protection for toes and the top of the foot as I want them primarily for indoor soccer, where there feet are gonna be on the front line. The soles will need to... (more)

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Jontron 0 · March 20, 2012 9:49 PM

Check out the Merrell's Trail Glove. I've had mine for over a year now and I still love them! I've heard good things about the Minimus line as well. Hope this helps! -Jon

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by 3967 · February 08, 2012 7:28 PM

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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JCB 0 · February 08, 2012 7:28 PM

The more time you can get out of your shoes, the more I think it will be helpful for your back issues. Currently, I'm a 90% barefooter - started because I wanted to help the arthritis in my knees (which it has - enormously) - but I need to wear... (more)

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by 4236 · January 29, 2012 2:43 AM

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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Caleb_the_Hobbit 0 · January 27, 2012 9:08 PM

For starters, I guess I'll answer my own question. Paleo for me is about living close to the earth, and to feel a connection to it, physically, mentally, spiritually. So in addition to my diet, I also barefoot almost everywhere, sleep in as dark a... (more)

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by 50 · January 23, 2012 at 12:45 AM

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 fractures,... (more)

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David_Zasloff 0 · January 21, 2012 5:53 PM

Barefoot locomotion seems to be best, we all agree on that, but yes a bit gross in stores, bathrooms and restaurants. We have the solution and it is being as close to barefoot as possible. We call is a Sockwa and the G2 and G3 have the most... (more)

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by 12118 · January 16, 2012 5:45 PM

I started Crossfitting in September. A couple of weeks beforehand, a Crossfitting friend who lives across the country told me to get as much of a head start on activity as I could do, advising that it would help me to be adjusted. I went out and... (more)

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Kate_6 0 · January 09, 2012 at 12:14 AM

Start with very short distances. I run in Merrell pace gloves and have gone as far as 3.5 miles in them, but I started by running maybe 1/4 to 1/2 a mile at a time. This should give your feet time to adjust and build up the necessary muscles.... (more)

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by 10 · May 02, 2012 2:17 AM

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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Sow 0 · May 02, 2012 2:17 AM

i just got on this website, noticed your post and decided to add my 2c. I'm just learning about paleo in general but i also know about a concept called 'earthing' which is a means to induce the earth's healing energies into your body... (more)

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by 1066 · January 22, 2013 8:21 AM

Summer's coming here in Australia. I wear my VFF Sprints everywhere, but sometimes the concrete underneath my feet can feel really hot. Not scorchingly hot, but enough to be uncomfortable. What shoes provide maximum insulation against heat while... (more)

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dzone 0 · January 22, 2013 8:21 AM

Maybe you can have a try on these kind of shoes, comfortable shoes for hot weather. http://www.upere.com/upere-wedge-sneakers-c-1.html

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by 2227 · November 10, 2011 7:29 PM

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 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 400 · February 09, 2014 4:01 AM

I'm getting a little tired of "hacking" my paleo lifestyle and would like to relocate in the next couple of years to somewhere that I can: see the full night sky (zero light pollution) not have to use blackout curtains to get a good night's... (more)

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Jamie_16 0 · February 09, 2014 4:01 AM

I moved from California to Arkansas too, @Cyn. I'm in the Ouachita Mountains and can get bison, lamb, elk, and soy-free pastured chicken and chicken eggs at the farmer's market. Anyone who's skilled enough at bowhunting and fishing could... (more)

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by 1354 · September 04, 2011 2:11 AM

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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gilliebean 0 · September 03, 2011 3:44 PM

It depends on what you mean by effectively. Are you going to be competitive with the elite runners? Unlikely. Are you going to finish the race with a time you can be proud of? Probably. I ran a marathon last year. My training regimen was rather... (more)

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by 1176 · September 07, 2011 5:06 PM

I've been getting increasingly daring about going barefoot on trails and streets. Yesterday I took a long barefoot walk on some dirt trails in a city park, and though I saw some small glass shards here and there decided to keep going sans sandals.... (more)

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The_Blanket 0 · September 01, 2011 4:23 PM

Go for it--city or country. It took me nearly a year to gather the courage to go barefoot in NYC, and what helped put me over was a talk by Barefoot Ken Bob, then meeting Petur at MovNat, who goes everywhere barefoot in Iceland, as well as when... (more)