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View Results: Five Fingered Shoes. What do you think?
Five fingered shoes are the greatest advancement in foot wear, ladies dig the guys that wear them. 70 18.18%
Five fingered shoes are the greatest advancement in foot wear...but you'll never get laid. 88 22.86%
Five fingered shoes are a scam, fad...But the cool kids wear them... 13 3.38%
Five fingered shoes are a scam fad and if you wear them in public you'll never get laid, ever. 193 50.13%
Five fingered shoes... I have the hammer toe version... 21 5.45%
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Old 09-20-2010, 09:37 PM   #1
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Question Five Fingered Shoes

I've been considering buying a pair...heard claims, that a guy could run for hundreds of miles, non stop in them...
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Old 09-20-2010, 09:45 PM   #2
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I have a pair. Be sure to measure your feet PRECISELY.
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Old 09-21-2010, 07:36 AM   #3
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I have a pair. Be sure to measure your feet PRECISELY.
Yes. Mine are a wee bit large, but I love them so far..
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Old 09-20-2010, 09:48 PM   #4
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Well, I was really curious about them and tempted to try a pair. Then I saw a few people wearing them in public. It was tough but I was able to avoid stopping other people passing by so we could ridicule the wearer en masse. They look especially funny with khakis.
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Old 09-20-2010, 10:24 PM   #5
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I've been considering buying a pair...heard claims, that a guy could run for hundreds of miles, non stop in them...
Depends on the guy. If the farthest you've ever run is to the bathroom at Taco Bell, these won't suddenly turn you into an ultra runner.
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Old 09-21-2010, 01:20 AM   #6
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I saw a guy in SF wearing them the last time I was there. Didn't even know such a thing existed. I wasn't going to laugh at the wearing them, at least not to his face. His arm were the size of my legs, only not as hairy.

But since I am back in NZ I can safely say that they looked gay and I'd never wear them. How the heck can you get your toes into them? I can hardly get my gloves on properly.

The poll didn't have the option I would have picked.
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Old 09-21-2010, 05:18 AM   #7
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Old 09-21-2010, 05:21 AM   #8
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love 'em.

Those look like hobbit feet.
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Old 09-21-2010, 05:26 AM   #9
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I'm waiting for the steel toed version.
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Old 09-22-2010, 07:43 AM   #10
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Old 09-21-2010, 08:17 AM   #11
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Old 09-21-2010, 08:25 AM   #12
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Ran a 5k Saturday night. There was a guy wearing the FLOW version. He hauled ass. I've thought about trying them too.
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Old 09-21-2010, 08:41 AM   #13
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Had mine for about a year. I agree that getting my toes into them is a PITA. I'm waiting for the swelling to go down in my broken toe before I attempt to wear them again. FWIW, the do help with the hammer toe issue.
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Old 10-09-2010, 08:54 PM   #14
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AFAIK, they are an attempt by the shoe companies to cash in on the fact that we run/walk further faster WITHOUT running/cross-training shoes then with them.


I think the book was born to run, and it was enlightening to say the least. Personally, I walk everywhere barefoot I can, and always have. from what I read, the shoe companies have realized that the public is figuring out/will figure out the scam of running shoes, and the finger-shoes is an attempt to seduce people to continue to buy expensive shoes.



There is nothing those things can do that a properly fit pair of chacos can't do, and not look gay.

(disclaimer, I still own and wear birkenstock noppies)


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(edit to add) Doh! 205 completely! this is what I get for posting before reading any replies, and then notice the damn replies are 9 pages long. anyway. Barefoot is good.
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Old 10-10-2010, 11:50 AM   #15
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Saw a guy on the trail today. First day on his. Hew was seriously regretting trying this with them instead of real hiking shoes!





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