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post #91 of 155
FYI I received my VFF Mocs and will be using them at the gym for the first time in about one hour. Good riddance Nike Frees.
post #92 of 155
I enjoy wearing my Vibram 5 fingers when riding my fixed gear bike, taking frequent breaks to quench my thirst with fair trade certified acai juice.
post #93 of 155
Love these things for trail running and any water sport.
post #94 of 155
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Originally Posted by Reggs View Post
I enjoy wearing my Vibram 5 fingers when riding my fixed gear bike, taking frequent breaks to quench my thirst with fair trade certified acai juice.

Don't you dare group me in with those jackass hipsters. This is purely something I do for me.
post #95 of 155
Seriously thinking about getting a pair... Which model would you recommend for like pavement running?
post #96 of 155
the kso? keep stuff out? model. the rest of the models are kinda annoying when gravel gets in is what I hear.

one thing to take notice of is that most people will stare at your shoes and a few ppl especially when working out will straight up ask you about them
post #97 of 155
I've had a pair of KSO's for about a year and really like them. Mostly I use them for running, which they work very well for. I would recommend finding a place locally to try them on, if at all possible. The ideal fit is pretty snug, like gloves for your feet. Also, I'd recommend taking it slow when you first get them unless you have completely ridiculous leg muscles. First week, I wore them almost exclusively for walking and light jogging only a few hours per day. Second week I moved on to jogging and light running. By the third week I was good. Not only do your muscles have to adjust, but it's easy to forget to not heel strike when you first get the shoes. If you're not careful, you can end up with some nasty heel bruises.
post #98 of 155
I use the KSO's for pavement running. My friend uses the Bikila for pavement running. Can't go wrong with either one. Be sure to try them on or find a reseller that has a good return/exchange policy. Most people dont use socks, but I use the Injinji socks when I run with my KSO's. Feels more comfortable for me that way but try it out and you can decide.
post #99 of 155
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Originally Posted by Reggs View Post
I enjoy wearing my Vibram 5 fingers when riding my fixed gear bike, taking frequent breaks to quench my thirst with fair trade certified acai juice.

I ride my fixed gear bike wearing 5 fingers.

I like the Bikila best. I wish they would come out with a warmer/waterproof model for those of us in colder climes.
post #100 of 155
I'm a big fan of the Vibrams and have 2 pairs of the ksos and 1 pair of the treks. Looking to acquire the bikilas in the future. I wear them as my work shoes because I have no sense of style and want to project a terrible and weird image, but also because I bike to work and go to the gym in them and am too lazy to carry around spare shoes to change into. Also I like to keep my feet used to them and my work is filled with weirdos so no one really cares (One of our founder wears them). My three issues with them are: 1. They feel gross once you get some water into them. 2. I sweat easily and frequently and this goes for my feet too. 3. The smell. I've dealt with these issues by: 1. Avoiding puddles. 2. Buying injinji liner socks (Yes also toed). 3. http://www.simplegreen.com/products_pro_3.php for #3. This was mentioned in a blog's comments by someone and I gave it a whirl. Totally works. This is a fungicide which will even kill HIV it says so on the bottle! (Yeah I know HIV can't really survive for long outside of a host so it's mostly just marketing probably). I soak my vibrams in this 1-2x a month and then run them through the washer and odor is completely annihilated. I found that washing them even once a week previous wasnt really dealing with the especially tenacious post puddle odor infections.
post #101 of 155
I've had a pair of the sprints for the past 2 years and have loved them so far. Just recently saw they make ones out of wool now, any opinions on them? They look really comfortable...
post #102 of 155
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Originally Posted by nothclif View Post
I've had a pair of the sprints for the past 2 years and have loved them so far.

Just recently saw they make ones out of wool now, any opinions on them? They look really comfortable...

They are!

Haven't compared them to any other model, though -- that was simply the model the store had in stock in my size...
post #103 of 155
I have rather long toes...

would that sort of defeat the purpose of these shoes (since my toes would still be restricted if they didn't fit in up to the joint)
post #104 of 155
I've heard great things about them, but damn they look goofy.
post #105 of 155
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Originally Posted by otc View Post
I have rather long toes...

would that sort of defeat the purpose of these shoes (since my toes would still be restricted if they didn't fit in up to the joint)

Yeah, you sort of have to have VFF-shaped feet. Otherwise I don't think you're going to be happy with the fit. You could try some on and see for yourself, however. Maybe they would fit okay.
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