Minimalist Footwear Questions
Which have you tried and particularly which ones are good all-purpose models (that I can use for road/trail-running, walking around, and going to the gym)? Any advice would be helpful. Thanks, all!
Yes I been googling hardcore this one I promise, so many choices and the ones that keep coming up are the VFF shoes. Now personally I don't really like the aesthetics of the shoe, and my wallet doesn't like the price tag attached. So between me... (more)
I am wondering if anyone has some suggestions for minimalist hiking boots or something of the sort. I have seen some things online, but my main concern is that I will be walking around a lot in an area filled with mesquite (I live in West Texas)... (more)
Rather than risk being painfully stabbed I would just wear heavy leather hiking boots and watch where I stepped...simpler than dealing with healing a foot or walking on it while it is injured.
I am doing clinical work at a hospital right now, and I'm on my feet half the time, and sitting for the other half. There's a lot of running up and down cold, hard stairs and walking up and down cold, hard hallways. I have to dress... (more)
I'm not a runner, though I used to years and years ago. I have no interest in distance running, though I may add a sprint session once per week. I have zero exercise regimen except the home push-ups, squats, planks twice a week. My daily routine... (more)
Abso-freaking-lutely. Vibrams, and good old-fashioned barefooting, were part of what got me out of a wheelchair. No amount of therapy was building up leg musculature right, but barefoot walking let nature do its thing. And I'll certainly never... (more)
http://www.russellminimalistfootwear.com/ http://www.indiegogo.com/the-Primal-Professional-barefoot-dress-shoe I'm starting to see quite a few paleo/barefoot dress shoes. Although they all seem to be very expensive. Does anybody actually have a... (more)
Is there a link? I have three pairs of them and LOVE them! I have holes already in my casual walking Minimus shoes. I also have the Crossfit specific version and those are almost worn out as well. I replaced my Vibrams with these as they didn't... (more)
So, Paleo baby started walking at 10 months (he's 11 months now) and we live in New England so his days of nothing but socks in the park are numbered as soon as it gets a bit cooler. What's your favorite footwear for your wee groks and grokettes... (more)
Is it more natural to let your feet get cold in the winter-- e.g. "minimalist footwear"? Or is it better to really bundle up the feet and keep them warm-- e.g. fur-lined moccasins? What is your favorite winter footwear and why do they work for... (more)
Is it incredibly detrimental to my foot health, and overall health (i.e. posture, joint function, longevity) that I only wear cowboy boots? I love running in minimal footwear. I've been running in these: Teva Sling Kings I would wear minimal... (more)
A couple of weeks ago, I bought a pair of Merrell Pace Gloves and I love them. I used to have a lot of shin pain when I walked and ran, but I have no pain when I wear them. I'm also recovering from a hip injury, which is painful when I wear... (more)
Right now my go-to shoes are starting to fall apart, and I'm starting to look for a good everyday shoe to replace them with. What I'm looking for is: under $80 ideally wide toe box looks like a casual shoe I've been wearing New Balance in... (more)
I have the classics and they get smelly soooooo easily. Does anyone have any experience with differences between models in this respect? I'm really curious about the smartwools... (more)
Hi everybody, I recently started to live more paleo and I'm very interested in incorporating the barefoot paradigm into my life. Now I'm still very much obese (100 lbs too much) and also have flat feet. My feet are pronating when I walk/run. Is... (more)
I've got a pair of Vibram Five Fingers Sprints. I love them. I use them hiking in dirt and sprinting in the grass fields near my house. Today I was out running (in normal running sneakers) and a man (very likely 50 lbs heavier than me, both in... (more)
I always get callouses on my feet, more so when summer rolls around and all I want to wear are boat shoes... I get a lot of callouses on my toes, especially big toe. I end up compulsively picking at them which never ends well. I have a pumice... (more)
Can anyone recommend minimalistic footwear for the office that will be worn indoors and on blacktop/concrete with a lot of walking, in Florida, and during the summer? Basically, Im looking for the ultimate business minimalistic piece of footwear... (more)
Hi all! My bicycle just became my main mode of transportation, after having not ridden one for 15 years. I'll be riding 4-5 miles daily to get to and from school--uphill on the way home. I had my heart set on a pair of Vibram five fingers for... (more)
Vans slip-ons, pedals with straps and cages. A casual cyclist has no need of specialized gear.
I go barefoot as much as possible in the summer months on grass, but I want to extend this to include other surfaces and possibly other seasons. Does anyone have any honest advice on Vibram's five-finger shoes or similar barefoot simulation... (more)
I am wanting to try barefooting. Certain facts: I am about 330 down from 386 in December. I also live in a part of Alaska that gets as cold as -55F. Around my house and yard I am truly barefoot. Walking about my village is a bit harder. The... (more)
http://www.forbes.com/sites/matthewherper/2012/05/16/skechers-proves-we-need-clinical-trials-of-running-shoes/ http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01334346?term=vibram&rank=1 It is interesting on many levels that Nike is doing clinical... (more)
One of the classic characteristics of Vibrams are their individual toe pockets. Yet other minimalist running shoes of the similar price, like the RunAmoc and the Evo, don't have individual toe pockets. I was originally thinking that the individual... (more)
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