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The return of barefoot running....now with Five Fingers!

Pags

Pope of Chili Town
pilot
Last week I went out with the intent of trying on a pair of Vibram's Five Fingers. I liked them right away and ended up with a pair of KSOs. I've been using them with all my workouts and I've been enjoying them. The farthest I've run in them yet is 3mi and so far no major issues, but it's been interesting to find out what "tired toes" feel like.

 

Mumbles

Registered User
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Contributor
reminds me of Longfellow Deed's frostbitten blackfoot.... fucking hideous.
 

Praying4OCS

Helo Bubba to Information Warrior
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Contributor
I have had the same ones for almost a year. I don't run in them (hell, I don't even run anymore :eek:) but I wear them for lifting and plyos. The wife just picked up a pair a few weeks ago. We luv 'em.
 

HercDriver

Idiots w/boats = job security
pilot
Super Moderator
You get cool points for putting something so weird looking on and wearing 'em out and about. I've heard folks rave about them...I may try on a pair.
 

Pags

Pope of Chili Town
pilot
You get cool points for putting something so weird looking on and wearing 'em out and about. I've heard folks rave about them...I may try on a pair.
Thanks. I'd read about them on the interwebs first and then I saw a guy with em on at my local gym. If it hadn't been for the internet article that had piqued my interest, I would laughed out loud at him.

In the week I've had them, they've garnered a lot of curiosity from folks.
 

Pat_Lucas

Dumb New Guy
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it's been interesting to find out what "tired toes" feel like.
I got a pair a few months ago, and have been wearing them during regular runs. They work real well up to about 8 miles then the toe/foot fatigue kicks in. It is a wild feeling though.
 

PropAddict

Now with even more awesome!
pilot
Contributor
I love my KSO's. I got the "originals" without the strap for riding my bike and found I really like them for trail running, too.

I will admit that they are ass ugly and I'd never wear them anywhere I wasn't actively working out.
 

RCL813

FY 09 CORE Selectee!
Five Fingers

I got a pair about a year ago after a guy I work with showed me his during a crossfit session, and I love them. The first week running in them was rough on the calf muscles while i adjusted to them though.
 

bigT86

Final Select SNA
I picked up a pair of the KSO's to crossfit in about 2 months ago. I love them and can honestly say I think they have helped get rid of my shin splints.
 
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