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    Quote Originally Posted by Metric View Post
    Good to know.

    I was actually checking out the bormios for winter. How are they? Good for really snowy and freezing weather??
    Absolutely! I wore them in snow and rain and stayed dried all winter. I sealed them with nikwax before first use. I also bought them a size bigger so I could wear socks with them. I would say they are the least flexible as far as V's go, and feel very much like a shoe.

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    I have Nike free's, Vibram's and two pair of Merrell's. I think the Vibrams are by far the most comfortable, especially for hiking or long walks. I usually work out barefoot, but sometimes I'll wear my Vibram's. I use the Merrell's for casual day to day wear, because they're also very comfortable, but don't look stupid. The Nike's were an awesome transition shoe but I don't use them much anymore, I never really liked the way they fit, very tight in the toes.

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    This old Gwamma loves her Vibrams. Not too much choice here in NZ, but these are great. I used to go over on my ankle while running all the time (wearing expensive running shoes), but these barefoot shoes have strengthened my feet and ankles amazingly well. I would not go back. I now need to find some with a bit more grip so I can run some hill tracks.
    Good luck with your quest

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    I have owned various running/hiking/crosstraining shoes, Addidas, Merrel, Salomon, Nike Free, Asics, New Balance and I have a pair of Vibram Bakilas. The Vibrams are cool and I have hiked and sprinted in them. Are they worth the money, eh... I doubt I will ever buy another pair. I stopped running all together so I never transitioned from a normal shoe wearing runner to a "barefoot" runner. I prefer flip flops to anything else .

    For hiking/backpacking, I personally like trail runners. It's totally subjective. If you are talking about shoes to wear to the gym to lift, save your cash and buy some chuck tailors! For sprinting, I still prefer my Nike Free's over my Vibrams.
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    Flip-flops... ugh.... flap, flap, flap, flap, flap... AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Kill all the PEOPLE!

    Oh, sorry... is that just me.

    Also... are you aware of the sheer number of injuries due to flip-flops per year. It's pretty staggering. Look it up. Not just pain from wearing them... but if they get a splash of water on them (sudden rain here in FL) they cause people to slip and fall all the freaking time. LOL


    I used to wear really flat chuck/van types ... but they were not as kind to my feet as VFFs. My feet didn't begin to heal until I made the switch.
    VFF's > any shoe that keeps toes together under one "roof" IMO.
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    my flip flops don't flap, and i've never fallen while wearing them.

    i'll primarily be lifting, but i'm going to have to walk or jog a bit when we can pick up our new dog (SQUEEE!!!), so maybe i'll check out the vibrams.

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    How do your flip-flops not flap?
    They must make some sort of sound as you walk forward and they spring up to slap your foot...
    Pretty much any sandal/heel type thing that is strapped across the toes only makes this noise.
    I KNOW you know what I'm talking about.

    That noise drives me nuttyNUttyNUTSnuts!
    I do know that some people are worse offenders than others...

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    I'm with you Cori.
    Ferkin Flip flops flap - its just so !

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    they don't flap because they're secure on my feet. i know the sound, and it reminds me of bubblegum chewers. maybe i should twirl my hair and say "like" a lot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saoirse View Post
    they don't flap because they're secure on my feet. i know the sound, and it reminds me of bubblegum chewers. maybe i should twirl my hair and say "like" a lot?
    Or perhaps you have figured out how to hold them more securely on your feet with your toes, or adjust your gait to compensate. Neither of these things are particularly good in the long term.

    I don't really know for sure in your case, but these things do happen.

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