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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 09-25-2010, 05:10 AM   #76
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And I don't know about hammertoes, can't relate. It seems that many have gotten them and had an improvement, but I seen an equal amount of people have gotten them and been unable... It might be a bit of a gamble. If you want to get in to minimalist shoes, you could look at the Terra Plana sets, they are minimalist but look more like standard shoes.
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Old 09-25-2010, 07:04 PM   #77
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If you are wearin these in my neighborhood you had better be able to run.. FAST!
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Old 09-26-2010, 11:52 AM   #78
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I wear the Vibram Five Fingers.

Ummmm, shouldn't they be called "Five Toes?" Unless you're



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Old 09-26-2010, 02:41 PM   #79
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yeah, why "five FINGERS"??? biology not one of the designers best subjects at school then.....

can you get them with hairy knuckles?

i have some footglove socks that have seperate toes and they work really well to stop sweaty toes rubbing together, i suppose these are the next logical step (pardon the pun), but who can run hundreds of miles without stopping? thats a stupid thing to claim........
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Old 09-27-2010, 05:27 AM   #80
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Old 09-27-2010, 04:21 PM   #81
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Old 09-27-2010, 04:36 PM   #82
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uhh id just not be a pus sy and go bearfoot. Has an olympian or professional athlete ever won a race in these? I do not think so, so therefore stupid gayest shit ever.

what happens when you get a rock in them, especially near the toe? you know its going to happen

no socks

if you really want to improve try walking around on the balls of your feet like your supposed to(ie stay off heel), unlike lazy modern humans with their crazy inventions called shoes... youll also grow like an inch too not responsible if this causes injury(cause your doing it wrong), im an engineer not a doctor or archeologist.
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Old 09-27-2010, 04:52 PM   #83
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uhh id just not be a pus sy and go bearfoot. Has an olympian or professional athlete ever won a race in these? I do not think so, so therefore stupid gayest shit ever.
Records and Olympic title have been won running barefoot in the past.
Almost all new running shoes for professional athletes are made to provide a near-barefoot running experience. The strike when running barefoot is proven to be much better and there is also almost no impact shock when running barefoot (front/middle foot)

what happens when you get a rock in them, especially near the toe? you know its going to happen
No. It's not happening. Except you stick one in there.

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Old 09-27-2010, 05:31 PM   #84
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Mine are feeling more natural every day. I really like them.
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Old 09-27-2010, 07:24 PM   #85
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That's even more dumb.

If the word is the same for fingers and toes, then for the English translation, why didn't they use the word "toes"?

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You aren't in marketing, I hope.

New deals, factories, distribution coming since their sales keep doing that pesky tripling thing every year they've been out. Well except their fivefold increase this past year.
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Old 09-27-2010, 07:39 PM   #86
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Old 09-27-2010, 08:26 PM   #88
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I read "Born to Run" last winter under interest of the Copper Canyon content. Didn't expect to learn so much about running in the meantime. A great read even for non-enthusiasts. If I were a runner (I'm not) that book would have convinced me to buy a pair of the Vibrams.

I'm expecting that marketing will make it be a fad. Perhaps I'm easily swayed and believe the content of the book, but the science really seems to show that it's a (reverse?) technology with redeeming qualities. For the interested, the book presents a decent theory that all the cushioning soles and gimmicks Nike and Reebok develop are fighting the natural shock-absorbtion of our bodies are bad for longevity of your legs. I know a few marathon runners who changed their shoes and styles after reading the book and have enjoyed the evolution.
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Old 09-27-2010, 08:47 PM   #89
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I read "Born to Run" last winter under interest of the Copper Canyon content. Didn't expect to learn so much about running in the meantime. A great read even for non-enthusiasts. If I were a runner (I'm not) that book would have convinced me to buy a pair of the Vibrams.

I'm expecting that marketing will make it be a fad. Perhaps I'm easily swayed and believe the content of the book, but the science really seems to show that it's a (reverse?) technology with redeeming qualities. For the interested, the book presents a decent theory that all the cushioning soles and gimmicks Nike and Reebok develop are fighting the natural shock-absorbtion of our bodies are bad for longevity of your legs. I know a few marathon runners who changed their shoes and styles after reading the book and have enjoyed the evolution.
I have a grandmother who spent the last few years of her life hobbling around bcs the flesh that provide cushioning under her calcaneus had gotten so worn away, she was basically hammering directly on her bone when she walked. After years of running, I have pretty pronounced plantar fasciitis.

I wonder if any long term studies have been done on whether running barefoot exacerbates (deterioration of the sub-calcaneus fatty tissue) or ameliorates (strengthening of arch muscles) conditions like these.

I used to have a "screw-it, you only live once" mentality wrt abusing my body. But of course...perspectives change. Personally...I want to be mobile when I'm 80.
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Old 09-28-2010, 05:42 AM   #90
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I have a grandmother who spent the last few years of her life hobbling around bcs the flesh that provide cushioning under her calcaneus had gotten so worn away, she was basically hammering directly on her bone when she walked. After years of running, I have pretty pronounced plantar fasciitis.
Both fat pad atrophy and plantar fasciitis are conditions that can be improved by use of insoles in your shoes, don't even need to be custom. Try out some of the off the shelf arch supports from companies like dr. scholl's.

Or if the pain is quite severe and those don't help, see a DPM, get a RX and see a local orthotist or pedorthist. Either of these are able to cast you for custom arch supports, which, in the case of your grandmother would provide heel cushion + contain the fat that is still there under the calcaneus. And in your case should support your foot where it is naturally supposed to be during the day so that it doesn't get stretched/strained, and then it shouldn't cramp so bad in the morning.
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