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    Vibrams/ Nike Air worthwhile for non-athletes?

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    While I'm definitely going to up my activity levels, I'm never going to be a big runner, and actually, around here, most running will -have- to be with solid shoes or I'll risk serious injury. I'll be using my mountain bike more than running.

    Wondering if Vibrams would be worthwhile for foot/leg healthy movement during low-key activity (around the house and garden) or if they are primarily designed for actual running.

    Mostly I have bare feet indoors and hiking boots outdoors. (They are good boots which allow plenty of room around the toes).

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    I don't do sprints in my Vibrams (yet), and pretty much just walk around the city, but yeah they've been totally worth it for me. Have increased my walking about 40% I'd say. I can't stand to wait for the bus anymore, and taking the subway is just torture. I'd rather walk. So, I give them a thumbs up. My feet feel like they're getting stronger too.

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    I have been wearing my Vibrams since I got them. I will never wear anything else. Walking, running, hiking... they work for everything. I just consider them essential protection for my soles.

    I love summertime because I get to run around barefoot and wear flipflops. I always hated winter when I had to go back to shoes. Bare feet just feel so much better, and they hurt less after a long day of work. Now with Vibrams I get to be barefoot all year long. It's wonderful!

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    I wear my VFF all the time, they are great for anytime you can't be barefoot. My wife who use to make fun of me now has a pair she wares all the time.

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    I just bought a pair of performas that I can wear to work.

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    I have a couple pair of Treks I pretty much just wear around as a casual shoe -- great for going around town "barefoot" without actually being barefoot (or even around the house in cooler weather -- keeps the feet nice 'n warm)... I eventually might use them (the Treks) for some hiking, but for now I use the KSO's for workouts, etc.

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    Well, I got my VFFs (sprints) in the mail this morning and wore them all day. Granted it was only one afternoon, but I loved loved loved them. I will wear them as often as I possibly can.

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    I wonder if anyone has used them for rockclimbing? No hard sole for edging like standard rockclimbing shoes, but could be interesting for a more natural experience of the rock.

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    I actually just used my Vibram KSOs for some bouldering/rock climbing recently and they worked perfectly! I was able to wedge my toes around the rocks and they had enough traction to grip the bare wall if I needed them too. Personally I would choose them over constricting climbing shoes any day

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    For just daily activities and walking around, what would be the best variety of VFFs? The KSOs? I like how they go up the foot farther than the Classic style.

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