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by 15 · about 12 hours 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 115 · about 12 hours ago

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 at 7:17 PM

Suggestion without research, www.addnature.com -Dan

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by 3280 · about 12 hours 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 13 hours 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 1925 · about 13 hours ago

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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DemingRN 0 · January 31, 2013 at 6:28 AM

First, outline the redness of the cellulitis with a sharpie. If the redness goes outside the outline call your doctor. Second, take the ABX! Sorry but cellulitis can go from mild to severe quickly, especially if you have MRSA. Take probiotics,... (more)

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by 915 · about 13 hours ago

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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Matt_11 0 · December 01, 2012 at 1:33 AM

Mark Sisson blogs about everything on his site, and no surprise, he has blogged about flat feet and what to do about them. See: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/flat-feet-treatment Not an answer, but info. (more)

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by 805 · about 13 hours ago

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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Alvaro 0 · September 18, 2012 at 5:06 AM

Checkout Vivo barefoot brand

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by 1032 · about 13 hours ago

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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pookiemoose 0 · March 08, 2013 at 2:15 AM

I have been using feiyue, and they are awesome.

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by 4029 · about 13 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 50 · about 13 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 12174 · about 13 hours ago

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 · about 13 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 1078 · about 13 hours ago

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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Happy_Now 0 · February 28, 2012 at 11:23 PM

Check out Luna sandal company. http://lunasandals.com/ I don't own a pair yet, but I plan to get some this summer. It looks like there are a lot of combinations for sole thickness if you need more insulation from the ground. They seem like... (more)

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by 2227 · about 13 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 13 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 509 · about 13 hours ago

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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Cyn 0 · September 03, 2011 at 5:54 PM

The Ozarks. We live 3 miles from a small town, but the county seat so, everything we need, including a little WalMart and a Pizza Hut - population 900. No traffic lights, but a couple of stop signs. 30 miles from WalMart headquarters, and the... (more)

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by 1689 · about 13 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 13 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 12174 · about 13 hours ago

I'm looking forward to summer travel and was wanting an airport-friendly minimalist walking shoe that's easily removable - but also serves well throughout the time at destinations in terms of a tourist's walking comfort. Currently looking at the... (more)

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wheelhouse 0 · April 25, 2011 at 4:57 PM

The Merrells are fantastic. I am using the Trail Glove as both my main running shoe and as a casual kick around shoe too! Very comfortable, and you can blend in without wearing "those toe shoes." They are very well constructed, just make sure you... (more)

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by 1626 · about 13 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 56616 · about 13 hours ago

I've been running/exercising barefoot/in Vibrams for about six months now, usually on dirt or grass. Mostly it's been fine. But recently I did some stuff on concrete and owwwww. My feet have been hurting pretty much continuously since. Is there... (more)

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Eva 0 · October 16, 2010 at 11:31 PM

I think you already answered your own question. If it hurts, quit it. Concrete is not natural. Many runners with knee problems learn they need to stay off concrete. Run on natural dirt or tracks instead. Even with normal shoes, concrete is... (more)

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by 7821 · about 13 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 13 hours ago

For 30 years Ive been moving myself around conventionally with heavily padded footwear I strike with my heel to walk, even jog. Only when I lean into it an run full speed do I shift into forefoot striking I've shifted to barefoot running and... (more)

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Danny 0 · June 12, 2010 at 11:45 PM

First off, start with the premise of what feels natural when you are relaxed and barefoot. People have become a bit obsessed with the forefoot strike in recent times with the publication of Born to Run. I know I used to be. I used focus on walking... (more)

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by 22913 · about 13 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 13 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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