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  • #31
    Expensive, but Merrell recently came out with barefoot waterproof snow boots, they're called Frost Glove. They kinda look like moon boots to me, but if you live somewhere that snow is a fact of life, they could be handy.

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    • #32
      Originally posted by MissPiggy View Post
      I hope my vibram boots (see avatar) will do. I only bought them this summer, so no idea if they will withstand the cold. I have greased them with beeswax, so a bit of rain should be no problem. I also bought lot of socks with separate toes to go in the vibrams.
      Are those the bormios? If so, I have a pair (mentioned earlier). I used nikwax on them and they worked great in the snow & rain.
      --Trish (Bork)
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      • #33
        Originally posted by Dr. Bork Bork View Post
        Are those the bormios? If so, I have a pair (mentioned earlier). I used nikwax on them and they worked great in the snow & rain.
        *sigh* if only they made Bormios in "small people" sizes (also known as women's - the smaller sizes)... I bought SO a pair and he loves 'em.

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        • #34
          I've wanted a pair of Bormios since they came out with them. I even called the up to see if they would do a special order for me on it. No go.
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          • #35
            You girls must have tiny princess feet
            lol

            I got the smallest man size bormio and they work great with injinji socks
            --Trish (Bork)
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            • #36
              Originally posted by Dr. Bork Bork View Post
              You girls must have tiny princess feet
              lol

              I got the smallest man size bormio and they work great with injinji socks
              I wear a VFF 36. Yes, I have tiny princess feet.
              Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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              • #37
                Hi,

                They are not bormios, they are called carezza and start at size 35. Very expensive, but I just wanted not to suffer foot/toe pain every day. And I just saw that they are coming out with a new winter model type of vibrams end of october.Lontra and speed XC

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                • #38
                  Apparently not offered to the US. Hrmph.
                  The Lontra has a frou frou color scheme that doesn't work for work, and the speed looks like a tennis shoe, not really my style. I'll sstick with my mocs and hope they work.
                  Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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                  • #39
                    I'm going to order a set of the full grain leather Nike sfb. They are built on Nike's minimalist shoe technology and I can get away with boots like that at work. Treated with nikwax and wearing merino socks, I should be good to go for winter.
                    Male, 32y, 6'0" tall
                    SW 306lbs (6/1/12)
                    CW 244lbs (1/17/13)

                    BP down from 120/80 to 110/74

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                    • #40
                      The green lontras are awesome. I sort of wish I could get a pair to go with my Hulk costume for Halloween. (the green spydies too!)
                      --Trish (Bork)
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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by Dr. Bork Bork View Post
                        You girls must have tiny princess feet
                        lol
                        more like tiny ogre feet... princess feet are narrow, right?

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                        • #42
                          Well, mine are tiny princess feet... unless you want soft feet. Mine are tiny, narrow, dextrous, and callused.
                          Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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                          • #43
                            Not really barefoot or minimalist but living in the Pacific Northwet I've done what most of us do in the winter, birkenstocks and heavy wool socks. We get maybe 4 or 5 days of snow a year and downpour most of the winter. The wool socks keep your feet warm and the sandals let the water drain out. If it does actually snow I will wear snow boots primarily to keep my feet warm. My boots have basically a flat sole with enough tread to keep me from landing on my butt.

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by tangentrider View Post
                              I can't wear vffs either, but have found Run Amoks to be nicely minimalist, warm, and (a plus for me) appropriate for work.
                              These look really nice. Come in 2 sole thickness options: 2mm and 5mm. I prefer less, but for winter, maybe 5mm?

                              Also: Made in the USA.

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                              • #45
                                I've had this same question myself. I dropped a 70lb pound dumbbell on my toe about 10 years ago (while wearing sandals!) and had to have it re-attached. VFF might not fit me too well.

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