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Wearing VFF at the Beach - better than barefeet?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 13, 2011 at 11:54 PM

I went to the beach this past weekend - exploring a new beach. I love going to the beach and the freedom of feeling the sand between my toes and being barefoot, so left my new vibrams at home figuring the beach was one place I wouldn't need them.

Once at the beach I began to question my logic, the new beach sand was quite dark and hence hot - just a little too hot for the soles of ones feet and while the beach was mostly coarse sand there were some stony sections and while traversing these areas it got me thinking...would the vibrams have been better? How would they have been while swimming? would the sand get in them (even KSO) and make them irritating?

Does any paleo beachcomber have any thoughts/experiences of the VFF's and the beach?

F1b39d4f620876330312f4925bd51900

(4090)

on August 15, 2011
at 04:32 PM

Alot of sand. My feet felt weighed down. My vibrams were totally useless.

65430e39d7e9e9322718d016fe668051

(2944)

on August 14, 2011
at 01:34 AM

Another Hawaii paleo hacker! Which island do you live on?

218f4d92627e4289cc81178fce5b4d00

on August 14, 2011
at 12:29 AM

thanks, that was what I was afraid of.

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5bccbf50a074175a5371b135311ebff2

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on August 14, 2011
at 01:07 AM

living in hawaii our sand is really fine at most of our beaches and gets in and on EVERYTHING. I wore my VFFs ONCE to the beach. Never again...

65430e39d7e9e9322718d016fe668051

(2944)

on August 14, 2011
at 01:34 AM

Another Hawaii paleo hacker! Which island do you live on?

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34b560c8b9ce660d7839fb7e29d7be89

on August 14, 2011
at 01:37 AM

I second Dre and Amina, sand in the vibrams is no fun. I prefer to wear thin flip-flops to the beach. I'd also advise against using them in water, it seems to increase the rate of failure on the seams in my experience.

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34b6aa277d966e3f6776d577cacf80b5

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on August 14, 2011
at 12:21 AM

My experience has been the sand gets in them and is hard to get our for several hours afterwards.

218f4d92627e4289cc81178fce5b4d00

on August 14, 2011
at 12:29 AM

thanks, that was what I was afraid of.

F1b39d4f620876330312f4925bd51900

(4090)

on August 15, 2011
at 04:32 PM

Alot of sand. My feet felt weighed down. My vibrams were totally useless.

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