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    One word of caution ref. minimilist shoes...yes, they strengthen feet, yes, they are supposed to be wonderful, yes blah blah...however, if you do it wrong you can f' yourself up. Case and point - chasing the dog one day, forgot what shoes I was wearing, coming down off the curb and *slam* landed on my foot in a way that would have been somewhat cushioned by regular shoes, but not so much by minimilist shoes. Result - limping for 3 days. If my foot were prone to breaking I would imagine that might have done it.

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    I am, perhaps foolishly, not really worried about accidents. He is generally very coordinated. His injuries come from being foolish. Cracked his pelvis as a teen from trying to do a kick beyond his abilities at martial arts class. Tore his shoulder when we were horsing around and I pounced on him. Broke his foot by flipping over me, out of the bed, but not sticking the landing (foot met siderail instead of floor). Anyway, you are right, we will have to be aware of that. I will remind him of that danger .

    Looking up affordable minimalist shoe styles, I found Sierra Trading Post is having a sale on shoes over $75 right now (25% off). Their women's Merrell barefoot style winter boots are down to $60 with that discount! My boots are serviceable, plenty warm & good traction, but barefoot style... [[cartoon-style hearts from eyes]] Gah, actually it's 30% off if you sign up for their deal-flyer email newsletter!
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    Fil-a Skeletoes are not expensive. I usually got mine at Kohl's except for a pair my wife found on zulily I think. Either way they are usually around $40-50.
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    I think the local sports store has that brand. We might've tried them on for amusement once. I'll see if he's willing to rock some toe-shoes. I think the width might be an issue though.
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    Yeah, I found the skelatoes to be too narrow. I wish Hulky the best of luck. I'm a softstars fan but they tend to be pricy $75+

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    From my research, Softstars appear to be the best option for wide-footed folk, if not custom moccasins.

    Hulky says he has access to a workout room at his office. He is going to ease into running barefoot-style on the treadmills there. I suggested he start with walking for 20 min a day, in socks. He asked me to pester him to watch the exercise DVD that the chiro gave him about shoulder exercises. I'm glad that he is feeling motivated to get his body back in order, strength-wise, now that he's off the crutches. He's been talking about what he might do for ages, but now that there's a prognosis and all, I think it's easier for him to act.
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    New Balance has great minimalist shoes, I suggest buying off of their website a lot of the time you can find great deals on them (sometimes as low as under 60.00) and you tend to get better color options too! They also come in wide sizes

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    Nice, thank you! The Minimus Zero Life looks like a good choice even for winter walking.
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    It might not be the best option for winter, water gets into them VERY easily. I have a minimus zero and the mesh allow water to seep in. They also some how seep in through the bottom. I loved the zero a lot though!

    Right now I have the 4 mm drop trail shoe, but I haven't tried them out doors, they are my gym shoes for the time being. I do know people that use the trail for out doors in the winter without problem

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    Hulky got an AWESOME tax return. He had a friend do the paperwork for him. I don't know if that friend is magic or it's because he made so little! I earned over 3x as much as him and got about 1/4 of the return. I guess I bumped up a tax bracket from last year or something. Next year will probably be even worse!

    The money can go straight into paying off his car. I think the final payments are due later this summer, but the sooner that's out of the way, the more we can save for the wedding & honeymoon! He & I chatted a bit today about how to set aside money for the honeymoon while also saving for the wedding. We are going to open a joint account at a credit union ASAP, just have to do some research about which one will be best for us.
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