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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 09-22-2010, 01:52 PM   #61
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The title of the book is Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall.

I've a pair of black KSOs and a pair of drk blue sprints. Went from 195lbs in Feb to 160lbs now and going to run the marathon in them in a few weeks (Columbus).

No blisters, they last forever, they are comfortable. They were the motivation for about the best change I've made in my life ever.

And you don't need padding. Forget what you thought you knew. Your body was built for running, why screw with good design. If you don't want to read the book, look into how Nike was started. Its quite interesting.
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Old 09-22-2010, 03:49 PM   #62
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Born to Run is a pretty good read for enthusiastic runners and it does describe the science of running by going barefoot, which is essentially the basis for these shoes. I haven't bought a pair yet, but may do so in future.
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Old 09-22-2010, 04:34 PM   #63
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I'd have to practice sticking up my middle toe.

And I do have finger-toes. No way those'd fit.
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Old 09-23-2010, 10:12 AM   #64
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The title of the book is Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall.

I've a pair of black KSOs and a pair of drk blue sprints. Went from 195lbs in Feb to 160lbs now and going to run the marathon in them in a few weeks (Columbus).

No blisters, they last forever, they are comfortable. They were the motivation for about the best change I've made in my life ever.

And you don't need padding. Forget what you thought you knew. Your body was built for running, why screw with good design. If you don't want to read the book, look into how Nike was started. Its quite interesting.
Did it take long for you to get accustom to running in a different way with them?

Which brand shoes do you wear? I see them selling for anywhere between $60.00 to $150.00 so I'm wondering what I should look for...
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Old 09-23-2010, 10:14 AM   #65
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The title of the book is Born to Run, by Christopher McDougall.
Oh, hey...thanks for that.
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Old 09-24-2010, 08:41 AM   #66
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Oh, hey...thanks for that.

Here's an excerpt...
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Old 09-24-2010, 04:38 PM   #67
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Not that long, really. There was a transition time, and for the first couple times, I was about the sore-est I've ever been in my ENTIRE life, but after that it settled down quickly and just got in the groove.

I wear the Vibram Five Fingers. There is a big problem right now with chinese fakes, they are much lower quality and have a lot of problems, but they are branded the same. If you go to vibramfivefingers.com in the top right corner there is a 'Beware of Fakes' banner to help them try to protect their name.

Ask me anything, I like talking about them... it comes with the wearing of them, they are conversation pieces.
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Old 09-24-2010, 05:56 PM   #68
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Thanks for the info. OK, here's a question...I wasn't kidding about the hammer toe option...I have a mild hammer toe...I'm wondering how my feet might react to the FFS's
so what do you think? will they jill my foot or will it help straighten it back up?








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Old 09-24-2010, 08:42 PM   #69
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I can't stand having anything between my toes. Like thongs, how do you women do that?

The thong goes between the camel toes, not yours
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Old 09-24-2010, 08:48 PM   #70
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Seems to me the purpose of traditional, closed toe shoes, is to protect your toes.

So wouldn't these 5 fingered shoes be a step in the wrong direction? Perhaps a fad?

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Old 09-24-2010, 09:47 PM   #71
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Old 09-25-2010, 01:09 AM   #72
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Seems to me the purpose of traditional, closed toe shoes, is to protect your toes.

So wouldn't these 5 fingered shoes be a step in the wrong direction? Perhaps a fad?

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Old 09-25-2010, 03:53 AM   #73
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Thanks for the info. OK, here's a question...I wasn't kidding about the hammer toe option...I have a mild hammer toe...I'm wondering how my feet might react to the FFS's
so what do you think? will they jill my foot or will it help straighten it back up?

Part of the hammer toe comes from your foot sliding forward and striking the tow box. Mine are very hammered and the FiveFingers allow my toes to straighten and flex to grip. They have straightened out enough that I've gotten rid of some of the narrow toe box shoes that I have.
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Old 09-25-2010, 04:51 AM   #74
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I'd be more interested in what they say after you leave.
We say, "Ooooh Lexington did you see how long and hard his toes were? You know what they say, 'big toes, big question of why I can see his toes so well in a formal situation'."

"Macushla, even I wouldn't knock boots with a guy wearing shoes like that."
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Old 09-25-2010, 06:07 AM   #75
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Seems to me the purpose of traditional, closed toe shoes, is to protect your toes.

So wouldn't these 5 fingered shoes be a step in the wrong direction? Perhaps a fad?

Protect your toes from what? How often are you running your toes into things? I can honestly say this has not been a concern.
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