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    Hi UK Guy,

    Nice to see so many of us questioning the pricing of barefoot shoes. I too considered plimmies but after much deliberation opted for vivobarefoot neo trail shoes. One of the main reasons was that they claim to have a puncture resistant sole and I also liked the super grippy sole which I thought would be beneficial on the UK's forest trails. (I live near the New Forest). recently I bought a pair of Converse trainers for casual wear thinking that their basic design would be similar to a cheap pair of plimsoles. They are the most uncomfortable shoes I have ever owned!

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    hey, you know what, forget barefoot shoes.

    just go barefoot and get your soles tough. and when it's cold, use regular old beat up sneakers, they should be beat up because when they are heavily used they offer less cushion.

    what's the big deal??

    SWPL, blowing 100$ on glorified socks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dado View Post
    hey, you know what, forget barefoot shoes.

    just go barefoot and get your soles tough. and when it's cold, use regular old beat up sneakers, they should be beat up because when they are heavily used they offer less cushion.

    what's the big deal??

    SWPL, blowing 100$ on glorified socks.
    Hey, wear whatever yo want. There definitely is a difference and it's definitely up to each and everyone if they think it's worth it. No big deal at all, really. I spend a lot of time barefoot but because of various cultural, environmental and meteorological reasons I still need shoes. The more I have been barefoot the less any old sneaker will do. You're however absolutely right that they are better old, something that's true also for minimalist shoes.

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    I have a pair of Vibram Treks. I also have a pair of aqua socks. I have hiked 40 miles so far up rugged, granite ledged mountains by my home in both. I also have worked out exclusively in both, as well as a pair of converse chucks. I enjoy the aqua socks more to tell you the truth, only problem is they don't last more than one season hiking, but at $10 who cares, buy new each year. If I had to do it again, probably wouldn't have purchased the Vibrams, I think if I had to buy something like that again I might consider the new balance minimus, however, I think in the end, the aqua socks are the way to go and are much cheaper to get into barefooting, save your money in my opinion.
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    I see no reason to spendmore than you are comfortable doing on shoes. Personally I enjoy good footwear. This year I have purchased two sets of Vibram KSO's a pair of merrel Tough Gloves for work and a pair of merrel trail gloves for more casual settings that are still to cold for my KSO's(It's getting doen to 0 defree F tonight where I live)

    I love my collection of minimallist shoes and they are my prefered shoes to wear. So beware. If you begin to wear good minimalist shoes Like VFF's regularly you won't want to give them up. Not an endorsement, a warning.

    I also have some very heavy duty work boots for different situations. but only wear such heavy apparatus when the situation or work requires the protection. I used to be the guy who never spent more than 50 buckson a pair of shoes. Now I am willing to pay much more for my feet, my gait, my back.
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    I bought myself a pair of water shoes on Knifegill's recommendation. I've used them for slow cardio, LHT and treadmill sprinting at the gym and they were great. Thanks Knifegill. I think that we'd better keep quiet about the cheaper, alternative minimalist options. You just know that if manufacturers get an inkling that there is a market out there then these cheap options will suddenly increase in price by about 50. Lol

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    How are those water shoes in terms of sweat and moisture? Do they ventilate good or do the feet get all moist and slippery? Are the shoes warm (i.e. could you go running in -2 degrees celsius)?

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    They're often neoprene material and really quite warm, especially with socks. For running, sizing is important to ensure no slack since often the drawstring does not nip up the material quite enough. Half size under normal, perhaps?

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    Just wanted to give a shout out for the Vibram Bormios! I have a pair. It was snowing this morning. Toes are toasty after moving around and getting the blood going
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    I bought aqua socks on recommendation on the forum. I love them. I haven't tried running in them yet. But for just wearing around as a casual shoe, all I can say is AHHHHHHHHH...so comfortable.

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