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by 323 · May 21, 2014 at 11:19 AM

Hi peeps, Has anyone read the following in the Huffington Post regarding Vibram paying out $3.75 million? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/10/_n_5302213.html Just wondering what peoples thoughts/opinions were. I absolutely love... (more)

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Ninds 0 · May 21, 2014 at 11:19 AM

Marks Daily Apple Response: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/vibram-fivefingers-lawsuit "To win the case (or get the company to settle), the plaintiff doesn’t even have to prove that these claims are false and that the opposite is true (the... (more)

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by 560 · May 26, 2014 at 02:01 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 at 02:01 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 0 · August 27, 2013 at 03:22 AM

Hey there, for the second time now that I've tried to incorporate more barefoot running / rope skipping into my training, I am experiencing a mad inflammation on the left foot. Exactly the same spot as it was in first place (only that back then,... (more)

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SIJ 0 · August 13, 2013 at 12:51 AM

I had the same thing recently. Plantar fasciitis with a heel spur. Bought some http://www.drscholls.com/Products/HeelPainReliefOrthotics the other day and the pain virtually disappeared overnight. You can also google for home remedies like rolling... (more)

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by 115 · May 14, 2013 at 07:17 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 at 07:17 PM

Suggestion without research, www.addnature.com -Dan

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by 11159 · January 10, 2013 at 02:12 AM

I took this video of me running on a treadmil in my vibs about a year ago (as I was recovering from a Nike Pegasus induced left ankle sprain). I loved running in the vibs up to about 3 miles, but cold weather and and a Half Marathon debut pushed... (more)

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KL_1 0 · January 10, 2013 at 02:12 AM

I would really like to see a video of you running on something other than a treadmill (pavement, grass, whatever). The only thing I can really tell from this video is that you over-pronate quite a bit.

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by 38 · December 10, 2012 at 02:45 AM

So, while away on holiday I read a great book called 'Born to Run' by Chris McDougall, in which he makes quite a bit of a point about how native tribes in Mexico - specifically the ultra-marathon running Tamahura, have a diet that comprises a lot... (more)

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NickTheRealEater 0 · December 09, 2012 at 02:22 PM

Grains are grains.Earlier people ate fermented and soaked grains.Today grains are mainstream and it's mostly gluten-containing grains cause the problem,mostly wheat,oats,etc.Native Southern American tribes ate quinoa or amaranth or other grains in... (more)

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by 4240 · January 25, 2013 at 06:51 PM

http://www.forbes.com/sites/matthewherper/2012/05/16/skechers-proves-we-need-clinical-trials-of-running-shoes/ http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01334346?term=vibram&rank=1 It is interesting on many levels that Nike is doing clinical... (more)

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dzone 0 · January 25, 2013 at 09:09 AM

I like these comfortable and stylish wedge sneakers at http://www.upere.com/upere-wedge-sneakers-c-1.html.

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by 12108 · January 16, 2012 at 05:45 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 5619 · April 17, 2013 at 12:42 AM

Is it incredibly detrimental to my foot health, and overall health (i.e. posture, joint function, longevity) that I only wear cowboy boots? I love running in minimal footwear. I've been running in these: Teva Sling Kings I would wear minimal... (more)

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barefeet 0 · July 29, 2011 at 08:43 AM

You can have both! If you find the boots start to irritate any body part in any way, wear the minimalist shoes and show off your boots another... (more)

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by 453 · July 28, 2011 at 06:33 PM

I'm asking because I thought I was taking the transition fairly slowly (three weeks of only walking in them, then only 2 miles running at a time), but still ended up with a very painful stress fracture on the top of my 2nd metatarsal (and a... (more)

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BearClaw 0 · July 28, 2011 at 06:18 PM

I have been making the transition to minimal for the past three years and the most I will do in a minimal shoes (NB Minimus) is 4 miles. All of the rest of my mileage is in an MT101 for trail and MR1400 for road. Those maybe considered minimal to... (more)

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by 1793 · July 30, 2011 at 01:01 PM

I believe I've experienced some pretty substantial benefits from barefoot running/minimal shoes; improved posture, seemingly cured "flat feet", and no more discomfort in hip joints. I think that natural movement has enormous therapeutic... (more)

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FED_at_LiveCaveman_com 0 · July 30, 2011 at 01:01 PM

Barefoot walking/running, climbing (trees, at rock gyms, outdoors), swimming, fighting (preferably controlled situations such as a martial arts or boxing gym), are all extremely FUN, liberating, invigorating, and "natural". Just as eating real... (more)

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by 2689 · February 26, 2014 at 05:47 AM

I started running in high school on the cross country team. I was great for the first couple years, but in year 3 I also joined the track team and developed shin splints. I didn't run my senior year because it hurt just walking. That was about 8... (more)

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Anonymous_Coward 0 · July 15, 2011 at 12:56 AM

If you're wearing running shoes, that means that you're still striking incorrectly. When jogging, you should MIDSTRIKE, which means that your forefoot hits first and then your heel VERY shortly afterward. This is physically impossible with a pair... (more)

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by 693 · February 07, 2011 at 04:07 AM

I just watched a very interesting Ted talk by Christopher McDougall, author of "Born to Run". Here's the link to the video. (I've also read the book which is very interesting) His whole thing is about barefoot running, but the setup is what I... (more)

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Wozza 0 · February 07, 2011 at 04:07 AM

I've seen aboriginal ladies in the Australian desert run after feral cats. It's amazing how quickly the cats tire. Not a lot of fat on the cats, though.