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by 50 · about 10 hours ago

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)

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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)

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by 4283 · about 11 hours ago

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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gydle 0 · June 05, 2012 at 6:25 AM

a "clinical trial" for running shoes, sponsored by Nike, in which two of the shoes tested are Nike products? Let me guess. They're going to find lots of problems with the Vibrams and the Nike mid-minimalist and full-support will be shown to have... (more)

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by 745 · about 12 hours ago

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)

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Hanley 0 · September 01, 2011 at 4:33 PM

You're asking too much of shoes. I should know, I had bilateral bunion surgery a year ago. Bunions sucks. Before having surgery I tried everything...yoga toes, vibrams, etc. Wait until you are in pain everyday and then go get surgery. Find a bomb... (more)

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by 1186 · about 12 hours ago

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 at 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)

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by 35 · about 12 hours ago

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)

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Colin_H 0 · August 27, 2011 at 7:18 AM

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

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by 21405 · about 12 hours ago

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)

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Joshua_1 0 · July 02, 2011 at 1:51 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)

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by 35 · about 12 hours ago

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)

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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.

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by 1626 · about 12 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 421 · about 12 hours ago

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)

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gilliebean 0 · August 27, 2010 at 9:21 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)

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by 15976 · about 12 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 3268 · about 12 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 439 · about 12 hours ago

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)

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gilliebean 0 · May 11, 2010 at 10:31 PM

I've haven't yet done a multi-day hike in my Vibram Sprints, but I've hiked for several hours in them in sandy and rocky terrain. They've held up well in that for a year of use. I suggest checking out this website: Adventure in Progress. Damien... (more)

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by 1078 · October 29, 2014 at 3:24 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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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 11152 · October 29, 2014 at 3:20 AM

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)

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wildthing 0 · September 09, 2011 at 3:06 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)

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by 4295 · October 29, 2014 at 3:09 AM

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)

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Dale_1 0 · February 24, 2011 at 1:40 AM

My best advice is to take it slow. Don't start out full speed or your calves and achilles will make you pay. Start out walking around a bit and work up from there. From what I understand you can do pretty serious damage to your achilles tendons... (more)

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by 1186 · October 28, 2014 at 3:20 AM

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)

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Joshua_1 0 · September 09, 2011 at 3:49 PM

Go to a pet store and buy some cedar chips. Stuff in the shoes. The dry chips wick away moisture and kill bacteria. The cedar aroma kills the stankass. I actually use my wife's old pantyhose stuffed full of cedar chips to stuff into my shoes at... (more)

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by 539 · October 27, 2014 at 3:17 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?

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Mike_Gruber 0 · July 25, 2011 at 1:42 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?".

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by 1510 · October 27, 2014 at 3:12 AM

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)

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pjnoir 0 · April 22, 2011 at 8:02 PM

not for first timers- you really need to try on a few pairs first, especial if you have a "royal toe"

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by 130 · October 26, 2014 at 3:48 AM

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)

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Fay_1 0 · August 19, 2012 at 11:57 PM

If you'd like to be Paleo in Israel - either cook your own food or choose your restaurants carefully: Avoid KOSHER restaurants, they are not allowed to use butter when they serve meat, so the ones which do serve meat, use only vegetable oil... (more)

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