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  • New Group: Grok didn't need shoes

    I've created a group for people who prefer to go barefoot as much as possible.

    Fans of VFF, Vivo Barefoot, and any other minimalist shoe is welcome.

    Cheers!
    Once you learn that you create your own reality and that you are fully responsible for your life, you can begin to see the world as it is and then you realize the limitless possibilities.

  • #2
    Good idea! Im new to it, cant afford VFFs yet, any cheaper alternative suggestions?!
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    • #3
      Hey guys,
      I love being barefoot too. I've been trying to get some VFFs for a while but they have been out of stock forever.
      @rockstareddy: A while back some people were suggesting water shoes as a cheap alternative, haven't tried it myself though.
      My whole life, I've felt like an animal......but I've ignored my instincts. I ignored what I really am. That will never happen again.

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      • #4
        Just did some sprints in my VFFs this morning! Such a great feeling.
        I grok, therefore I am.

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        • #5
          I agree, NicoB! Great idea for a group. It's the first one I've joined.

          I've been working on my transition from VFFs to barefoot. I started out with such tender feet, but now that I've walked miles of concrete and asphalt barefoot in my neighborhood and at the beach, they're starting to toughen up and going barefoot is becoming much more enjoyable.

          One thing I love about walking barefoot is being much more aware of the ground under my feet. I have to be more aware of where I'm putting every step, rather than just plodding along mindlessly in foot-armor. Every step is unique and flexes the whole body in a slightly different way. And then there's the sensory and agility challenge of avoiding animal waste, sharp objects and tree seeds. My feet still start to blister after a few miles, but the blisters are much smaller and they go away faster than when I started going barefoot.

          Looking forward to barefoot tips from the veterans and barefoot experiences from the novices!

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          • #6
            @rockstareddy - a cheap pair of canvas sneakers will have a really thing sole and zero support. I know swim shoes are a popular substitute too.

            Personally I've never gotten blisters from either barefooting or VFFs. Of course, I've only ever worn shoes reluctantly. And those have usually been cheap canvas sneakers.

            I horrified the lady at the day spa not too long ago. I went in for a package deal and she asked if I wanted a pedi. I asked her if my feet looked like I was the kind of girl who wanted a pedi. (I got a facial instead )

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            • #7
              How do you join a group?

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              • #8
                Barefoot Paul, go to your profile page, then look for the "groups" box on the left near the bottom.

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                • #9
                  Figured it out. Thanks though

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                  • #10
                    thanks guys im gonna give these ago

                    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cressi-Sub-W.../dp/B000WQKA66

                    for the price havn't got much to lose, even if I go through a pair a month! ill let you know what they are like to run in
                    www.beatingorthorexia.co.uk

                    No more diets. No more stress. Health made easy. Living made incredible.

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                    • #11
                      Despite recently breaking a toe in my VFF, I love 'em. I'm in.

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                      • #12
                        Non cushioned, very simple Flip flops count?

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                        • #13
                          Geoff -- how did you break a toe? That sounds painful! I haven't had any accidents in my VFFs yet, so I'm curious to know where the trauma risk lies.

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                          • #14
                            Flip flops count. Hell! When the pavement is hot even I won't go barefoot (pretty rare around here).
                            Once you learn that you create your own reality and that you are fully responsible for your life, you can begin to see the world as it is and then you realize the limitless possibilities.

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                            • #15
                              I've been trying to fox walk. A lot of pain, but it's quickly becoming second nature. When I put shoes on now, I feel all funny.

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