Default 150

Vibrams Questions

Vibrams

All Questions

F92f0b6a3fe3d45a489e020076904f2f
0
Votes
0
Answers
4
Views
398
by 45 · March 18, 2014 at 11:52 PM

So I bought a pair last weekend and I've been using them to walk around the city (San Francisco). There is a lot of concrete and not really any soft ground. (Also a lot of hills) I am experiencing a lot of pain in the ball of my foot and part... (more)

089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98
joanna_4 0 · March 18, 2014 at 11:52 PM

probably just sore from changing from regular tennis shoes to vibrams. i was in so much pain when i first started wearing them. i remember i was a cashier and had to work the day after i wore them the first time. i couldn't even walk and asked... (more)

A50ca1bb3d72544cb50171bd7b46105c
1
Votes
1
Answers
7
Views
570
by 130 · August 19, 2012 at 11:57 PM

So we all know about ice cold showers, cold adaption, etc. I have done this the last few months had a lot of success with it. Now I also read, that Wim Hof (the iceman) ran a marathon in the desert without anything to drink. Since I am going to... (more)

F9638b939a6f85d67f60065677193cad
Diane_4 0 · August 19, 2012 at 10:07 PM

I live in Southern California and I hike a lot. How I manage heat is to stay covered up with light loose clothing. There's a reason desert dwellers cover their skin. It may feel hot but it creates a microclimate against your skin that's never... (more)

6371f0ae0c075ded1b8cd30aafd4bf16
0
Votes
0
Answers
3
Views
1.1K
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)

85026a0abe715229761956fbbee1cba0
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.

A03f0d03067a43c61786481d91e5d3a0
1
Votes
1
Answers
7
Views
2.2K
by 1066 · January 22, 2013 at 08:21 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)

85026a0abe715229761956fbbee1cba0
dzone 0 · January 22, 2013 at 08:21 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

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e
1
Votes
1
Answers
4
Views
2.6K
by 11113 · July 11, 2014 at 02:56 PM

Several years ago I developed a neuroma (pinched nerve) between my 3rd & 4th metatarsal in my left foot. I'd been wearing tactical boots every day and I think these caused the inflammation in my foot. Wearing small raised pads out of felt that... (more)

best answer

4fca5e11d50731edbf4cf2ec38691aa3
wildthing 0 · September 09, 2011 at 03:06 PM

I would never have neuroma surgery. I work as an assistant for a podiatrist.( I do not follow the doctors advice) I'd wear the Vibrams. I wore New Balance to hike 8 miles in Hawaii last winter. I live in FLAT Indiana. In the space of a couple... (more)

3f11b5fda91063846bba45daac3541bd
0
Votes
0
Answers
7
Views
1K
by 1176 · September 09, 2011 at 03:49 PM

It's been crazy damp yet cool here in PA and it's making my brand new pair of VFFs tragically skanky because when I washed them after a romp in the mud they still weren't dry after two days of hanging. Soaking them in some enzymes right now as an... (more)

023b769d82ebb31b8bf968a7a86663a6
Harlow 0 · September 09, 2011 at 11:34 AM

I put mine in front of the AC vents in my house over night (I have some vents in the floor as well as the walls), and that tends to take care of it.

F46d472ee4e097afd7e0081ed6f6ab21
4
Votes
4
Answers
7
Views
9.7K
by 733 · November 07, 2011 at 04:45 PM

I have a bunion at the base of my left great toes and hallux valgus of the left great toe. So my arch and muscles holding it up on the left side are weak. I've tried a few things, namely rolling a golf ball under my food to release adhesions in... (more)

Ed18aa92db2792c7a7c568fe0d13a056
Lucy_1 0 · September 10, 2011 at 10:31 PM

Instead of jamming your other toes in between (I tried shoving my heel in so am just as guilty) try Bunion Bootie (www.bunionbootie.com) - it's a thin sock that can be worn day and night - walking and sleeping for consistent straightening of the... (more)

3f11b5fda91063846bba45daac3541bd
3
Votes
3
Answers
10
Views
1K
by 1176 · September 07, 2011 at 05:06 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)

best answer

Fe783e04644862c30823614f31b9a996
The_Blanket 0 · September 01, 2011 at 04:23 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)

B6729a6379ad1d5e0a682aa7b3365030
1
Votes
1
Answers
5
Views
1.9K
by 35 · August 27, 2011 at 06:02 PM

Hi all! My bicycle just became my main mode of transportation, after having not ridden one for 15 years. I'll be riding 4-5 miles daily to get to and from school--uphill on the way home. I had my heart set on a pair of Vibram five fingers for... (more)

best answer

B1c65edef6f7f9379c7a9272e30586da
Colin_H 0 · August 27, 2011 at 07:18 AM

Vans slip-ons, pedals with straps and cages. A casual cyclist has no need of specialized gear.

06325b762f78a2b8aaa977161cca4a1f
7
Votes
7
Answers
13
Views
1.1K
by 539 · February 05, 2012 at 04:43 AM

I am currently walking on a trail (with recent "PH addicts" post in mind) sporting my vibrams and heard a passerby say to his wife "look, she's got those feet...shoes". Highlight of my evening without doubt. Does this sound familiar to you?

best answer

Cd2ff8c68dd1f1d539ad7f0ee94b0421
Mike_Gruber 0 · July 25, 2011 at 01:42 AM

A little girl standing in front of me at the bank with her mother kept staring at my feet. Then she asked her mother "is that man a hillbilly?".

246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0
6
Votes
6
Answers
15
Views
5.4K
by 21258 · January 03, 2012 at 03:06 AM

I've had a pair of Vibrams for quite awhile, but never expected my good friend and longtime sports doc to tell me they are responsible for my current (and quite severe) case of Plantar Fasciitis... He tells me the increased musculature of my... (more)

best answer

246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0
Joshua_1 0 · July 02, 2011 at 01:51 PM

I finally got it under control. Stretching the calf and ankle by placing my toe on a curb or step, then leaning forward with a locked knee. Also looping a belt around the balls of my feet and knee to stretch the begeezus out of the ankle and... (more)

E46d4f7e35e46ee4e8211ab4bc852023
4
Votes
4
Answers
5
Views
666
by 1510 · April 22, 2011 at 11:13 PM

They're significantly on-sale at City Sports today! (I don't intend for this to be an ad or spam. I just remember that when I was buying Vibrams five months ago, I couldn't find them discounted anywhere. This is a great opportunity for anyone... (more)

41dfb1a4fecb38d24075ff52f13ccb28
A_at_Grain_Free_Diet 0 · April 22, 2011 at 11:13 PM

EMS is also currently offering free shipping on Vibrams. I don't know link etiquette on here, so you can either google it, or if you want a direct link to the sale, I posted one on my site.

F4d04667059bc682540fdfd8b40f13a7
0
Votes
0
Answers
9
Views
910
by 4275 · February 24, 2011 at 02:29 PM

So I've finally ordered my first pair of those funny looking five fingered Vibrams. I ordered them online but tried exactly the same size/ style on in the shop, so hopefully they'll be fine. I run with orthodis usually (I overpronate), but I'm... (more)

Da8e709acde269e8b8bfbc09d1737841
WyldKard 0 · February 24, 2011 at 02:29 PM

There is a huge difference between walking and running in Five Fingers. That is to say, when it comes to running, take it slow at first, and build up your distance. Your calves will thank you for it. You'll slowly adjust to not landing on your... (more)

Ca0a23ecea4a094eb03a27fc9040dad0
1
Votes
1
Answers
6
Views
5.3K
by 35 · August 11, 2012 at 11:58 PM

So after reading about vibram KSOs i started running differently and after about three 4km runs with my different running style i bought a pair. The first run felt amazing except for the fact that near the end i started to feel a pain at the base... (more)

best answer

95eda9fa0cec952b482e869c34a566b6
Chickenosaurus_Rex 0 · February 13, 2011 at 12:20 AM

It sounds like too much too soon. Be sure to transition to the vibrams, don't just take off in them. See this article.

627cf3f5d1ddfb4c2f4c96169420f55f
1
Votes
1
Answers
10
Views
6.5K
by 1633 · April 29, 2013 at 10:33 PM

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)

best answer

03281912f1cb9e4e771a8a83af302e3a
MF 0 · February 10, 2011 at 04:51 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)

D0a103cafaf4768c6dc69b1772a55877
1
Votes
1
Answers
9
Views
3.4K
by 400 · March 16, 2012 at 09:33 PM

Hi all- I'm planning on purchasing a couple of vibrams in the very near future but wanted to shoot an few questions out first. First- I absolutely want a pair of the performa's for women- I feel like I could totally get away with wearing them in... (more)

best answer

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208
gilliebean 0 · August 27, 2010 at 09:21 AM

UPDATE: I just found these online at Sock Dreams! ... ORIGINAL ANSWER: Oooo! Lucky you to get two pairs! I love my sprints and wish I could get some classics. Re SECOND PAIR: For all your activities in one shoe, I think the TrekSport would... (more)

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc
3
Votes
3
Answers
12
Views
3.8K
by 15831 · May 07, 2012 at 04:34 AM

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)

1e0395cfe493020b8fa2e7626fa46f72
Rae_3 0 · May 07, 2012 at 04:34 AM

I realize this question is fairly old now but just to update a bit and give my impressions after owning shoes from both companies... I think a lot of the answer to this question depends on two things that haven't been mentioned a lot here: locale... (more)

03aeff8d87a3b53a449b5b8e9158da98
3
Votes
3
Answers
9
Views
3.1K
by 3112 · February 07, 2013 at 04:01 AM

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)

29e4d5f85382af55a110fab2bd90f2a8
aunt_bettie 0 · February 07, 2013 at 04:01 AM

my mother's uncle will was poor and hunted squirrels to supplement his family' s diet. they lived in southern illinois. he used to hunt barefoot to sneak up on the squirrels. even in the snow. but the woods in that area is very rocky ground.... (more)

9747ae0ff20a8f4a4a2857c66820b125
1
Votes
1
Answers
9
Views
4.3K
by 439 · May 11, 2010 at 01:39 PM

So I'm a big fan of vibrams and have been wearing my KSOs exclusively since January. I've been wearing them in a city/pavement type environment; haven't done any hiking in them. I'm planning on going on a trip with Boulder Outdoor Survival... (more)

8998fd9f4f6ac5014384b7473586db59
moncler_outlet 0 · September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

Thank you for sharing information about moncler outlet, which I learned a lot, but also know a lot of knowledge about moncler outlet Carry on roger vivier with your fingertips, in fact, is the simple, practical style, burberry outlet is the most... (more)