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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 09-21-2010, 09:41 AM   #16
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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 09-21-2010, 10:07 AM   #17
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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...
I've been curious about these too. I figure it's like running barefoot on a rubber-paved track. I figure if I had run more miles like this back in highschool, I might still have arches to speak of.

Anyone remember running in waffle-racers? Spikes?
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Old 09-21-2010, 10:11 AM   #18
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If ya don't wanna go all-in, Inov8 is making some 'real shoes' that imitate the Vibram 5-fingers.

I have a few friends that wear em and like em. I've never tried em.

Basically the thought is you run on yer midfoot and forward, right? Natural shock absorbtion from all the bones in yer forefoot.

Seems to work for whatever Mexican Indian tribe that runs and runs... May work for me/you too!

Look like shit tho. Least in public when yer not running.

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Old 09-21-2010, 10:21 AM   #19
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I actually wear them for running and the black/ brown leather version when I go hiking or when going out. The girls seem to like them.
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Old 09-21-2010, 10:22 AM   #20
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I actually wear them for running and the black/ brown leather version when I go hiking or when going out. The girls seem to like them.
I'd be more interested in what they say after you leave.
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Old 09-21-2010, 11:09 AM   #21
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If ya don't wanna go all-in, Inov8 is making some 'real shoes' that imitate the Vibram 5-fingers.

I have a few friends that wear em and like em. I've never tried em.

Basically the thought is you run on yer midfoot and forward, right? Natural shock absorbtion from all the bones in yer forefoot.

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midfoot strike, yes. But not just midfoot & forward.

Midfoot footplant, slightly later in your gate than if you were aiming for a heel strike (so that your leg is not so far in front of you). The initial strike flattens out the front of your foot, yes. Keeping your foot relaxed, the momentum of your weight will naturally compress the bone structure of your arch, rolling the pressure rearward onto the heel before your body fully passes over your foot. The calf-driven toe-off happens after the body passes over, so, it's not entirely a midfoot forward gate...which would really blow out your calves fairly quick.
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Old 09-21-2010, 12:12 PM   #22
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Ony if I got a pair with a five fingered discount
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Old 09-21-2010, 12:13 PM   #23
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And only then because they pack so small and space is very limited on my 525.
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Old 09-21-2010, 12:15 PM   #24
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Make sure you bring you fanny pack when you go out with them..:ymca
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Old 09-21-2010, 12:16 PM   #25
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The next Crocs?
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Old 09-21-2010, 01:04 PM   #26
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Love 'em.

To tell you the truth, I don't really care what anybody else thinks about them. They're just too damn comfortable.

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Old 09-21-2010, 01:07 PM   #27
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Love 'em.

To tell you the truth, I don't really care what anybody else thinks about them. They're just too damn comfortable.
No socks... Do they stink quickly?
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Old 09-21-2010, 01:13 PM   #28
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I've had a pair for a year now. For someone that likes to go barefoot they're the next best thing. While I don't wear them around town, they are my main shoe for camping, kayaking and all things outdoors when hiking boots aren't needed. They pack small and light, dry out fast, and provide enough protection to walk river beds without any issues. Best water/outdoor shoe I've ever owned.

And yes they look goofy, then again I'm not one that needs the approval of my peers to validate my manhood.
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Old 09-21-2010, 01:23 PM   #29
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I can't stand having anything between my toes. Like thongs, how do you women do that?
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Old 09-21-2010, 01:28 PM   #30
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I vowed to NEVER wear crocks...but have been ALL SUMMER! After wearing a pair my Gf bought me without asking me if I would wear them. It took about 5 minutes to decide they weren't for weirdos after I found out how comfortable they were and how cool my feet stayed all summer! At first I said, No friggin way would I out something that looks that friggin gay on my feet. (No offense to gay people! It's only a figure of speach, like redneck)..

On these glove shoes, No way would I every put anything that friggin gay on my feet.......
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