When I'm back in the States I wear my VFF all the time and have had a lot of good comments about them, which pisses of my wife since she thinks that they are freakly looking and doesn't understand why others don't think the same. If I'm not in my VFF, I'm barefoot. Also wear them when I'm back in Egypt and get a lot of comments, usually friendly ones.
AKA: Texas Grok
I'm seeing them more and more, during morning work outs (Navy). There especially popular in the Spec Ops community
"Sorry common knowledge, I know I keep pissing you off." -Mark Sisson
I wear mine (classics) out in public often and yes people do find them weird. Sometimes I hear people chuckling behind me, it's ok though I don't care, I LOVE my VFF's. I have had them about a month now and am about ready to get my Bikilas and start running in them.
I have sweaty feet and the VFF's are great because they let my feet breathe until they get wet. I went camping last weekend. They got wet Saturday morning in the dew and were wet the rest of the weekend. They would not dry out with my feet in them. So by Sunday afternoon they were STINKY!!! After a few washes and leaving them to get good and dry for a few days they are good as new!
I have only seen them twice before I had owned a pair and my sightings were not in public.
Primal Since 10/2009
Now my leather ones..... *love* They stayed stink free for weeks. I'm 3 weeks into daily wear and will probably wash them tomorrow. Even now, it's mild....I have to put my nose in the shoe to find it.
Thank you for the vinegar hint. I had to wash mine twice and the second time I used a dash of bleach and was very nervous about that, they are too expensive to reuin them so quickly. Will you wash the leather ones the same way as you did the cloth ones?
I wore mine the first three weeks I had them everyday, then went camping and then spent last week wasing and drying. I want to wear them all the time and now you have given me hope!!
Primal Since 10/2009
1:4 ratio vin:water. I first wash in my front loader (though I've also read of folks just wearing them in the shower and soaping them up that way), then remove, then dunk in a bucket with enough vin/water to cover, then either hang dry, or set in sun to dry, or spin first in the front loader, then dry as mentioned.
but with only one pr, I still could't wear them daily....they didn't dry fast enough.
The leather ones can apparently be washed just like the others.