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I heard the first few times you wear them, they kill your leg muscles. Is this true?
I have been barefoot quite a bit my whole life, the entire time I'm at home, while walking or playing in the park, washing the car, morning coffee on the porch, etc., and I didn't have any muscle soreness when I first wore them. If you aren't used to being barefoot though, you should consider breaking them in a few hours at a time.
It may take a few weeks to "break them in" though really what you are doing is rebuilding the atrophied muscles in your feet and calves that don't get to work in regular shoes. The best thing to do is to try on all the shoes, walk around in them for a bit, then try them all on again before deciding on which pair to buy. It took me more than an hour to buy my bikilas and I love them! I am at about 2.5 km walks in them because I have long toes that don't quite fit in the toe spaces and they get a bit cramped while I am walking. I would love to try the KSO's out, adjusting them from the back intrigues me. The store I got mine at didn't have them all in my size.
I'm a 39 y/o mother of 3 sons ages 12, 14, and 15
SW: 223 June 2012
CW: 191.4 April 21 2013
TWL2D: 32 lbs
Primal Goals: to feel healthier, fitter, and sexier than ever before