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Is it normal to have to break in Vibram KSOs?? Chaffing??

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 25, 2011 at 8:41 PM

Hey guys,

I just picked up a pair of Vibram KSOs yesterday but they seem to be giving me some trouble in the short time I've been wearing them. I've been getting chaffing on my left foot, right where my bunion would be if I had one...that little knoby part below your big toe. It seems that with every step I take the little rubber sole part there rubs up and down against my skin....it does not feel good. :(

Is it normal to have to break in Vibram KSOs? Should I just keep slowly wearing them from now and it'll all get better soon? I've been wearing them without socks and I really don't have the money to get toed socks as well....

Thoughts paleo-hackers???

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on September 26, 2011
at 12:47 AM

Hmmmm okay good to hear. I'll try that.... Thanks for the advice!

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on September 25, 2011
at 11:49 PM

Lol @ "oddly long second toes". It's actually called "Morton's Toe" and was actually considered a sign of royal beauty in antiquity. However, it can precipitate fairly significant musculo-skeletal dysfunction...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morton%27s_toe

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F3e312545761ab663e37e6c2d5c831ea

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on September 26, 2011
at 05:44 PM

Be wary: some knock offs are on the market and they do NOT fit as well.

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on September 26, 2011
at 07:06 PM

Yes, I took short walks in them for 2 weeks before I even attempted running in them for any distance. My feet needed to adjust AND a chance to grow back some muscles in my feet that had not been used in many a year.

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on September 27, 2011
at 05:02 AM

Break-in is expected for some people. I'm on my second pair. The first pair needed no braking in (they were KSOs), this pair (KSO Treks, the leather ones) did. Also, Vibrams change the way you walk as you adapt more to barefooting. So some of it might mean developing different muscles, or at least new muscle memory.

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on September 25, 2011
at 10:46 PM

Definitely some break-in time. Couple of sore spots in the beginning but now couldn't live without them.

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on September 25, 2011
at 10:40 PM

It depends on your particular foot anatomy. My KSO Treks fit perfectly as soon as I figured out how to get into them and adjust the straps properly. My wife has had to break hers in a bit, but she has oddly long second toes.

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on September 25, 2011
at 11:49 PM

Lol @ "oddly long second toes". It's actually called "Morton's Toe" and was actually considered a sign of royal beauty in antiquity. However, it can precipitate fairly significant musculo-skeletal dysfunction...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morton%27s_toe

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on September 25, 2011
at 08:58 PM

Yup, plus you'll have to tweak the strap adjustments as you go. That foot might have the ankle straps a wee bit too tight. Put a band aid over the sore spot until you get them broken in :)

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(45)

on September 26, 2011
at 12:47 AM

Hmmmm okay good to hear. I'll try that.... Thanks for the advice!

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