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  • Finally got some Vibrams!

    Wish I had gotten these along time ago. They're awesome!
    If anyone's on the fence about purchasing a pair...go for it.
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    semper ad meliora

  • #2
    Totally worth every penny, right?

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    • #3
      Did you order through VFF.com? I have mine ordered through Kayak Shed but they keep pushing the ship date back! ARG. I may just cancel and order through VFF.com, if they ship quickly.
      Life on Earth may be punishing, but it includes an annual free trip around the sun!

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      • #4
        I'm so happy I got mine. I've had them since Saturday and they make me want to run and jump and play when I have them on. I went barefoot around the house and in the yard before, but now I can really tear around outside. I love them.

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        • #5
          I ordered mine from REI last Tuesday and got them on Saturday.

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          • #6
            REI is out of stock for the color/size/model I want. SIGH.
            Life on Earth may be punishing, but it includes an annual free trip around the sun!

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            • #7
              VFF is out of stock of the color and size I want too. However, I ordered a different variety (the performas) on Saturday, and they came in the mail today!

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              • #8
                I love mine, but you will have to get used to them. Also, those soles are very thin. Thorns, stickers, even holly leaves on the ground go right through the bottom.

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                • #9
                  what are they like for wearing on pavement and ashphalt? I am in the city and most pathways are paved.

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                  • #10
                    TT, that's what I did. I originally ordered through Kayak Shed, but then VFF got them in stock so I ordered there and cancelled my Kayak Shed order. I had them within the week.

                    I've been wearing mine daily since I got them 2 months ago. I wear them to work, in the factory on concrete floors. No problems if you're used to going essentially barefoot. I used to wear flipflops to work in the summer, so I've been used to not having "shoes" under my feet. I live mostly in town also, so a lot of my walking is through parking lots and on sidewalks. It's nothing to do a little sprint into the store.

                    I'll admit... I've even worn them to bed. You know those days where you don't even want to bother putting pajamas on, and just crash in what you're wearing? Sometimes for me that includes vibrams- lol.

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                    • #11
                      Well customer service said they should be shipping mid-late may so I guess I will wait.
                      Life on Earth may be punishing, but it includes an annual free trip around the sun!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Tara tootie View Post
                        Did you order through VFF.com? I have mine ordered through Kayak Shed but they keep pushing the ship date back! ARG. I may just cancel and order through VFF.com, if they ship quickly.
                        Actually I bought them at Varsity Sports Store here in Baton Rouge. They are a privately owned specialty running shoe store that just got them in a few weeks ago.
                        I can't recommend their customer service enough. I was hesitant to order online because of the sizing issue. So I wanted to go somewhere and try them on. My first attempt was a place in town called "Massey's Outfitters". Terrible service. They pointed me to the 'shoe wall' and left me to figure it out on my own. Varsity Sports on the other hand had someone greet me at the door and guide me through the entire process of sizing, fitting, and that awkward first attempt to put them on. If you live in South Louisiana, in my opinion, there is no other place that compares: go to Varsity Sports.
                        However, they are just starting to stock the Vibrams, so they only had the sprints (that's what I wanted anyway) and only one color option....the greyish ones pictured.
                        Yes, worth every penny.
                        www.varsityrunning.com
                        semper ad meliora

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                        • #13
                          I'm so jealous.

                          I might need a thicker-soled model... out here in the bush, there's nasty stones and thorns everywhere.

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                          • #14
                            I just got mine today, too! I ordered them through- I think it was shoesurfing.com? If an item is backordered for more than 45 days, they give you a 10% discount. In the case of the Slate Classics I ordered, they weren't getting them until August(!) so they offered me the 10% off if I chose something in stock to replace them. They were really helpful on the phone- if you're one of those people who likes to do everything online, though, they can be frustrating to deal with. My Chili/Peach Classics should ship by the end of the week. I ended up replacing the Slate Classics with black Sprints!



                            Really enjoying them so far: except for some chafing on my pinky toes. I do overpronate in regular shoes, which is probably part of the issue. I am thinking that building up the little, underworked muscles in my feet and wearing socks with them should help.
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                            • #15
                              I have had mine now since last October and I love them! You do have to get used to them if you haven't spent much time "barefooting" around. I work out in them and wear them as much as I can.

                              I tried my KSOs out at the beach for the first time last weekend. I walked on sloping, wet rocks with no slippage. I did have to shake some sand out of them after wearing them in and out of the ocean but I expected that...

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