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    Was wondering if anyone here has experienced MBT's anti-shoe? They are on the expensive side, so I'm looking for some first-hand feedback.


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    I've never used 'em, but I've always thought that the concept seemed ridiculous. What's the best way to make a shoe more like going barefoot? I know! Add more of a sole to it! Yes! More shoe equals less shoe. That makes sense.


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    Exactly what I though!


    They look so bulky. They don't resemble bare feet in anyway.

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    I can&#39;t wait for the super-advanced version of this shoe to come along in a few years, with about 10 inches of hi-tech padding on the bottom. It&#39;ll be like walking on stilts...

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    They remind me of the shoes that you used to see on children about 40 years ago when they had a shorter leg or some orthopedic problem. I had to laugh when I saw my 73 year old MIL wearing a similar pair about 2 months ago. Her doctor recommended them to help her bad back. She was still hobbling about two weeks ago. I tried to convince her to buy Vibrams, but no luck. They think I am crazy anyway with all my dietary differences


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    Ok. Thanks. Saw them in the shoe store across the street from where I work. Also saw the $200.00+ price tag. That&#39;s a pretty big leap for me. Figured I&#39;d ask around first.


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    Sadly all us who were Vibrams get looked at as if we&#39;re the crazy ones, while they wear shoes with soles 2in thick. I had a friend who wore beat up Asics and had ankle braces on both legs and thought I was crazy for wearing Vibrams. Funny thing is, I ran faster than him and I never had any shin splits or any pains like he did. I wear Vibrams pretty often to workout, unless it&#39;s raining outside (I wear the KSO model). I also have a pair of Newtons, which are great shoes, but they&#39;re still shoes. I use them every now and then because they&#39;re not used often. I ended up buying my Vibrams a week after I bought my Newtons.


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    I&#39;ve been meaning to hunt down a pair of real moccasins (if only I can find a decent pair for less than $100!). Right now, since I live in Cali and come from the midwest, I&#39;m still walking around in little &#39;ol thin sandals. I get weird looks but they&#39;re SO MUCH less hassle and bother than regular shoes. But they&#39;re not flexible enough. I desperately want to toughen up my feet. :-(


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    I think we talked about those shoes here before. Anyways, I read about all kinds of brands of shoes that suppose to immitate barefoot walking, and MBT&#39;s is definitely not one of them. While the concept is on the right path of immitating a natural roll of a foot during walking, it completely isolates all the muscles from actually pushing your body weight off the ground.

    I would say out of all the barefoot type shoes on the market Vivo Barefoot by Terra Plana is the closest to wearing nothing at all and looking "socially-acceptable" at the same time

    Oh, by the way, anyone who might be looking for a pair of Terra Plana&#39;s, www.endless.com has a special promo until Wednesday. Spend $100 and get $25 off the total price, ot spend $200 and get $50 off. Use coupon codes 25OFFHOL and 50OFFHOL respectively.


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    kam904s get Vibrams to use when you workout. I&#39;ve been running in them for almost a year now and they&#39;ve strengthened my feet. I&#39;m "flat footed" and I&#39;ve never had problems with these, I love them.


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