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  • #16
    Originally posted by Grumpycakes View Post
    No I stopped wearing my VFFs everywhere I went ages ago because I stopped living in paleo la-la land. They're nice for trail walking.
    Dude... VFFs have nothing to do with "Paleo".
    I started wearing mine years before I found "TPB"

    I wear them because I have a nerve disease and regular shoes cause foot pain, when started wearing VFFs I healed some serious atrophy that had occurred over the years because of disuse from constant pain. And that was with buying "custom fit" support shoes to the tune of about $300 a pop on the advice of doctors, foot specialists, and trainers.

    I don't feel obliged to wear shoes that conform to the rest of the worlds view of what a shoe "should" look like.
    Paleo has exactly ZERO to do with it.

    My husband also wears them... though he took longer to warm up to the idea, and he still has to wear convention shoes to work.
    He has had 3 knee surgeries... and has significantly less knee pain when he wears his VFFs vs his conventional shoes.

    But hey, different strokes and all.
    I do what works for me, silly smug assumptions of others aside...
    “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
    ~Friedrich Nietzsche
    And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

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    • #17
      Tabio socks

      They're a bit pricier than Injinji but far superior in my experience. I had 3 or 4 pairs of Injinjis but they wore out really fast and got REALLY stinky, moreso than any sock I've ever had. They're also pretty much shapeless and don't provide any kind of support.

      Tabio's toe socks are a bit more of a hassle to put on, but are really snug and supportive. They also have good grip on hardwood floors etc. They've proved far more durable than the Injinjis, which I'm never buying again. Tossed 'em all out.

      (Note: Haven't tried any of the other brands mentioned in the thread)

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      • #18
        I just bought a pair of Injinjis yesterday at REI for $10. I use the Injinjis as sock liners, and the SmartWool toe socks for everyday wear. I don't even wear VFF's, but I find that if I wear toe socks under my wool sock while on long hikes, I don't get blisters. I also don't get a nasty rash from the wool sock, so it's a win-win.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by CormacJP View Post
          They're a bit pricier than Injinji but far superior in my experience. I had 3 or 4 pairs of Injinjis but they wore out really fast and got REALLY stinky, moreso than any sock I've ever had. They're also pretty much shapeless and don't provide any kind of support.

          Tabio's toe socks are a bit more of a hassle to put on, but are really snug and supportive. They also have good grip on hardwood floors etc. They've proved far more durable than the Injinjis, which I'm never buying again. Tossed 'em all out.

          (Note: Haven't tried any of the other brands mentioned in the thread)
          Ooh. Those tabio ones do look like they would ventilate nicely. Not to mention some snazzy colors.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Grumpycakes View Post
            No I stopped wearing my VFFs everywhere I went ages ago because I stopped living in paleo la-la land. They're nice for trail walking.
            I bought mine for trail hiking long before I ever heard of Mark or Primal/paleo stuff.
            What is with you and your reverse smug-ism? It's like you have it in your head that all things paleo=smugness so you are being even more smug in the opposite direction. "I *don't* wear VFFs. So there!" Pffft.

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            • #21
              I have five pair of VFFs, because they help to correct my deformed little toes - which has caused foot pain my entire life. With VFFs, I can finally walk normally, without pain.

              If that means I'm in Paleo-La La land, then great! where can I get the t-shirt?

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