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    Alternate to vibrams?

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    I really want some vibram fivefingers, but I can't afford them. I was wondering what was the next best minimalist shoe

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    I bought the Fila Skeletoes back when they came out in February for 59.99 USD and have loved them. I wear them on a daily basis and have no complaints.

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    Check online fivefingersale.com - they sell them a bit cheaper. Once you know the size, you're good. Sizing is very consistent with VFFs.

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    On that note, any recommendations for minimalist shoes for wide feet? My little brother has an awkward stride (he stomps and his feet turn out a lot) and rather wide feet (big toe is very separated from rest of toes, all due to Down Syndrome) and I think his low muscle tone would benefit from a shoe like this (also the lack of laces).
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    Quote Originally Posted by PrimalClay View Post
    I bought the Fila Skeletoes back when they came out in February for 59.99 USD and have loved them. I wear them on a daily basis and have no complaints.
    I have a pair of these as well (I think they were on sale for $40 when I bought 'em) and while they are no vibaram, they are comfy and work pretty well. I use the vibrams for rock scrambling, sprinting, hiking, etc. The Skeletoes are good for everyday, walk around and look weird stuff.
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    anyone have any ideas for what to wear during winter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IcarianVX View Post
    I have a pair of these as well (I think they were on sale for $40 when I bought 'em) and while they are no vibaram, they are comfy and work pretty well. I use the vibrams for rock scrambling, sprinting, hiking, etc. The Skeletoes are good for everyday, walk around and look weird stuff.

    Friday is our blue jeans and sneakers casual day at work and I wore my Skeletoes a few times. My coworkers gave me a hard time about them and said I looked like Robocop. Comfortable is comfortable I say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrimalClay View Post
    Friday is our blue jeans and sneakers casual day at work and I wore my Skeletoes a few times. My coworkers gave me a hard time about them and said I looked like Robocop. Comfortable is comfortable I say.
    I get the same thing with my VFFs at work. My colleagues call them "Gorilla Feet" or "Fittens"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Griffin View Post
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    I got a pair of these Skechers a few months ago for business casual everyday wear. I didn't really buy them for the minimalism at the time, but liked how they looked. The picture is deceiving - they have a very thin sole and no elevated heel. I have not worn a true minimalist shoe like VF, but this is comparable to a driving moccasin I guess.

    http://www.skechers.com/style/62358/.../brn#Color=BLK

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