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    I'm looking for some new shoes for sprinting and general exercise. Any suggestions?

    I don't think I'm ready for vibrams/barefooting, so I'm looking more for some minimalistic shoes.

  • #2
    Um.. call me slow, but what's the difference between barefoot shoes and minimalistic footwear? :S

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Reindeer View Post
      Um.. call me slow, but what's the difference between barefoot shoes and minimalistic footwear? :S
      I'm guessing there isn't.

      By "barefooting" I meant literally not wearing any shoes... As some Grokers do here.

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      • #4
        Have you looked at the New Balance Minimus?

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        • #5
          Everyone is born ready for Vibrams.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Buffdv View Post
            Everyone is born ready for Vibrams.
            My question is, are they that much better than other minimalistic shoes? The only difference is the toes.

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            • #7
              There is a huge difference between being able to move your toes individually on the ground than being able to move your toes inside a wide toe box. I think VFFs are well worth the extra. I also like Huaraches for the warmer months, of which I have a number of home made and one set pre-made from Invisible Shoe.
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              • #8
                Yes, because your feet and toes can spread out and get strong. After 6 months of wearing Vibrams or nothing or flip flops I can barely put my old dress shoes on and I hate them. They squeeze my feet and make me feel like I'm going to fall on my face.

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                • #9
                  Go try on a pair at REI or some other store and you'll see. My wife made fun of my shoes and said she wouldn't be able to wear them because her feet are flat. She tried on several and bought a pair. She wears them a lot of the time on weekends. She's still scared to wear them to work. :-)

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                  • #10
                    Check Birthday Shoes for some good reviews.
                    VFF would be the idea I guess but not everyone's feet fit them. Merrell and others do some great barefoot shoes in a traditional style.
                    There are also bridge shoes for those runners who don't want to give up some of the cushioning of a trad running shoe but still keep the 0 drop
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                    • #11
                      I'm all about the vibrams. Own 6 pair and wear them all year round:-)
                      Free your mind, and your Grok will follow!

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                      • #12
                        6 pairs is sweet! I only have 2, need more!

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                        • #13
                          Hmm... Which model of VFFs would you guys recommend for running on pavement/grass? I don't see a huge difference between the models. Does the flat sole of KSOs wear out faster than the others?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Buffdv View Post
                            Everyone is born ready for Vibrams.
                            my feet didnt fit in five fingers so your statement is false
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Mike Gager View Post
                              my feet didnt fit in five fingers so your statement is false
                              Dang it! My bad!

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