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    Im totally pumped to wear my new vibram kso 5 fingers to school tmrw! im prepared for all the awkward looks i might get. hey, if people wanna stare, go ahead!

  • #2
    I've been wearing them for a few years now and I'll wear them just about anywhere.

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    • #3
      One day, I wore mine and no one said anything.
      It was the strangest thing. I've worn out one pair and am currently using my second/third pairs.

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      • #4
        I never really noticed getting looks when I wore them to the grocery store, but my wife noticed that my Vibrams were being noticed, haha.

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        • #5
          I've become quite attuned to people glancing at my VFF. It's pretty easy to tell; just watch their eyes as they pass, but don't be too obvious about it. (Look out the corner of your eyes.) It's fairly predictable, but amusing at the same time.
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          For after all what is man in nature? A nothing in relation to infinity, all in relation to nothing, a central point between nothing and all and infinitely far from understanding either.
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          • #6
            I've just celebrated one year in Vibrams. I don't notice the glances anymore- my friends and family do though. The questions are common. In the check out line, browsing produce, at the laundromat, in the ladies room at Applebee's... nowhere is safe, but that's ok. Ya get used to it.

            It's cute when you hear kids whisper, "Daddy... daddy! Look at those shoes! Looook!"

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            • #7
              I don't wear vibrams (funny toes), but I do wear invisibleshoes huaraches. One winter evening, waiting at the bus stop in my huaraches and toe socks, a smallish child was staring at my feet and finally, in her lowest whisper, she said, "Mommy, that lady's wearing gloves on her feet." Made me smile for days.
              Started PB late 2008, lost 50 lbs by late 2009. Have been plateaued, but that thing may just be biting the dust: more on that later.

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              • #8
                The few questions I have gotten about my VFF have been positive and yes, I do get some strange looks when I wear them but now that I think about it, I got some funny looks before I started wearing them. Hmmmm
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                • #9
                  Its funny, people seem to either stare at them and be so confused that they cannot conjure up any words or function normally or they come up to me and ask about them because they interest that person. Then again, the people who are staring i give the same stare to because they are usually on some sort of contraption and they call it exercise. (weirdos, lol)

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                  • #10
                    Eyo for the non-hippies: First Impressions: Feiyue Wushu Shoes | ADVENTUREinPROGRESS

                    JK I can't wear VFF due to funny toes as well.
                    I used to seriously post here, now I prefer to troll.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Diana Renata View Post
                      I've just celebrated one year in Vibrams. I don't notice the glances anymore- my friends and family do though. The questions are common. In the check out line, browsing produce, at the laundromat, in the ladies room at Applebee's... nowhere is safe, but that's ok. Ya get used to it.
                      Yeah, I've also noticed a fundamental change in the questions I've been asked about VFF. I started wearing them in August '09, so 1.5 years now. Questions used to be, "What are those??" Now they're more, "How do you like those?" or "Are they comfortable?" (The second question annoys me -- why would I wear them if they WEREN'T comfortable?) It represents the fact that VFF are becoming more well-known... and it's funny. A cousin, upon first seeing them, she was appalled. (She's also a runner, and she first saw me in them winter '09.) Now she's interested in buying a pair. Pretty funny. Hell, my mom's the same way. She doesn't run, but she's planning on getting a pair now.

                      I do get used to it, and in fact I rather welcome it. It's fun to talk about them.

                      Funny little story, I was waiting to get my hair cut this past Saturday and I had on my pair of Komodo Sports, the black/gold/grey ones. A probably 9-year-old kid was there and saw them, said they were awesome. I won't lie, the Vibram folks did a great job with the design of the Komodo...
                      Are you a college student, trying to navigate college while being Primal? Do you know any other PB college students on a tight budget? Heck, for that matter, are YOU trying to live Primal on a budget? Enroll at Primal University!

                      For after all what is man in nature? A nothing in relation to infinity, all in relation to nothing, a central point between nothing and all and infinitely far from understanding either.
                      -- Blaise Pascal

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                      • #12
                        Yup, it's always "Where did you get those!?" And "Are they comfortable?"

                        People are funny sometimes.

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                        • #13
                          Every now and then I meet people who are actively creeped out by them--they find them scary, not just strange. I don't get it. Are they afraid of bare feet too?
                          “If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.” --Audre Lorde

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                          • #14
                            It's like the footy equivalent of people staring at your ass.
                            "Trust me, you will soon enter a magical land full of delicious steakflowers, with butterbacons fluttering around over the extremely rompable grass and hillsides."

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Velocity View Post
                              why would I wear them if they WEREN'T comfortable?)
                              Every day I watch women basically stumbling to work in 4" heels, off of the train no less, and you are surprised by this question? It is amazing what people will strap to their feet.
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