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    Has anyone tried barefoot running in watershoes? I have seen pairs that look like minimalist running shoes, and for far less $. I would like to give it a try, but not sure if I am out of my mind
    Originally posted by L8F
    ... I drank the fermented koolaid, and am totally on board...

    I'm alergic to carbs - they make me break out in fat!



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    No you are not out of your mind. I've read where a lot of people use water shoes. Only problem is the really cheap $7 or < ones you get at K-mart and such do not have very durable soles. I had considered that option, but then Merrell came out with their shoes. Teva has a nice water shoe called the Nilch. It's not cheap, but at $55, it's cheaper than a lot of other minimal running shoes.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Fabbecky View Post
      Has anyone tried barefoot running in watershoes? I have seen pairs that look like minimalist running shoes, and for far less $. I would like to give it a try, but not sure if I am out of my mind
      I've done it. It's not bad actually. It can get a little floppy- depending on the water shoe and the fit. It works pretty well though. I prefer just going barefoot, but for the "I will chew your feet into ground meat" type terrain, I love my Altra Eves.
      You could also try Invisible Shoes. They are pretty dang cheap and pretty great if you can get your lace tying down. I have a pair of those too.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Lynna View Post
        No you are not out of your mind. I've read where a lot of people use water shoes. Only problem is the really cheap $7 or < ones you get at K-mart and such do not have very durable soles. I had considered that option, but then Merrell came out with their shoes. Teva has a nice water shoe called the Nilch. It's not cheap, but at $55, it's cheaper than a lot of other minimal running shoes.
        YEah, the really cheap is right in my current price range ($10-15). I really want some of the other barefoot runners, but they are not cheap for someone with no income
        Originally posted by L8F
        ... I drank the fermented koolaid, and am totally on board...

        I'm alergic to carbs - they make me break out in fat!


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        • #5
          water shoes are great. i wear a pair daily as my minimalist option for work. mine aren't great for running because my feet move around in them a lot, but if i had a smaller pair i would definitely use them for running. they are more barefoot than my merrells, and almost as good as my vibrams.
          you could also go barefoot. there's probably a lot of gravel left over from the snow, which can hurt, but if you keep an eye on the ground in front of you, going unshod is a good option.
          http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60178.html

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Fabbecky View Post
            YEah, the really cheap is right in my current price range ($10-15). I really want some of the other barefoot runners, but they are not cheap for someone with no income
            I say go for it. Kmart has the Athletec women's maritime aqua sock for $9.99. Barefoot is another option, but it's not always feasible. I don't dare go barefoot in my neighborhood as we don't have sidewalks and not long ago it looked as if someone broke a bunch of bottles in the street. Perhaps as one's feet toughen, they will resist puncture (at least that's what Barefoot Ken Bob says), but.....

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            • #7
              You can always be like Larry and run/walk in cheap flip flops

              Life: Catching up with the Flip-Flop Man

              video here

              http://current.com/groups/culture/89...bout-larry.htm

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