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  • #16
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    kuno1chi,

    haha! Actually, I'm doing that already, not as training but when I'm too lazy to pick it up with my hands ;D


    I'll just keep at it

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    • #17
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      I bought a pair of Vivo Dharma last fall since I needed a "dressier" shoe than my VFF for job interviews and whatnot.


      I love em! A little expensive, but for the money they've gone through snow, me being on my feet all day, etc.

      Totally worth it.


      As far as barefoot walking and running is concerned... And I know this is a CRAZY idea, but do it barefoot.


      VFF are great, and for day to day stuff where you can't or don't want to be barefoot they are super.


      But if you are training outdoors then I'd say leave them off and work your feet. Slowly and properly.


      Barefoot lifestyle is slowly turning into a gizmo fetish. Trying to do things in 20 different ways that are "like" or "almost" barefoot... Try barefoot.

      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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      • #18
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        Just as an intro to barefoot running, I had a ton of fun doing barefoot hill sprints on my property last year. I live in the country with several acres, but you could do the same thing at a local park. I also went to a nearby lake and sprinted around the beach barefoot. I never headed out on the gravel roads without my Nike Eclipses (like the Frees), though I was hoping I could work up to that this summer. I also ran on my treadmill without shoes or with some slipper/moccasins without any problem. It makes running so much more novel and exciting! While I had initial soreness, I did get used to it pretty quickly.

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        • #19
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          It's seems five fingers are hard to come by (at least here in Seattle) REI is the best place to get them, and I they've been out. I called, and they noted that since they're now online, they should be in the store by next weekend.

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          • #20
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            I walked home from work the other day in the aqua shoes.. A total of ~1.5 miles.. After a little more than half of the way I started to get sore on the balls of my feet. When I came home I had blisters on both feet.. Do you guys drain them or not? Since mine where kinda deep I drained them and they felt a lot better the next day. I really long for the spring to come so I don't have to wear double socks in the thin aqua shoes

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            • #21
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              Nico - I agree, but it still helps to have something for when you CAN'T be barefoot - work and gym come to mind!


              Also, some kind of protection in the city can be useful for us urban-jungle prowlers... lots of glass and nasty chemicals on the ground

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              • #22
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                Aaron:


                I totally agree, and there are exceptions to every rule. Gyms, work, climbing walls, etc.


                As far as the city part... I've walked around barefoot in LA, Paris, and Madrid. And although you do have to be a bit more cautious (and wash your feet as soon as you get home).

                Glass is a fallacy, there isn't that much broken glass out there, and once you've worked your feet enough that the soles thicken (thick and alive, not hard white and dead) glass is no longer a problem.

                Everything else is an ick factor, and I watch out for landmines left by dogs (and sometimes humans) YUCK!

                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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                • #23
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                  I picked up a pair of Vibram Five Fingers today. I walked around the dog park, got in some mud, event stepped into the water (Lake Washington) while wearing them.


                  I have to say - I like them. I haven't tried running in them yet, I'll wait to see how I feel after a few days of walking. So far, so good

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                  • #24
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                    NicoB you're very logical. I enjoy what you had to say and the way you made your points. People should listen to you, and me, more. I tell them the same thing, there's not that much glass, and nothing else is gonna hurt me, so I just go barefoot. People look at my feet and wonder why they dont "look" different. They feel em and comment on how soft they are. No dead dry look or feel.


                    Just go barefoot guys. Stop with all the high expense shoe/foot ware. Didn't you guys learn anything when you realized regular shoes were unnecessary. You're being duped by those same shoe companies again into buying needless versions of your awesome, natural bare feet.


                    I understand a regular shoe (I just tear out the arch supports in minimal foot ware) for work or nice social environments, but for everything else, just go barefoot! take off the shoes, tie the laces together, and throw em around your neck! Then walk around with a on your face.

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