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)
Summer's coming here in Australia. I wear my VFF Sprints everywhere, but sometimes the concrete underneath my feet can feel really hot. Not scorchingly hot, but enough to be uncomfortable. What shoes provide maximum insulation against heat while... (more)
Several years ago I developed a neuroma (pinched nerve) between my 3rd & 4th metatarsal in my left foot. I'd been wearing tactical boots every day and I think these caused the inflammation in my foot. Wearing small raised pads out of felt that... (more)
I have a bunion at the base of my left great toes and hallux valgus of the left great toe. So my arch and muscles holding it up on the left side are weak. I've tried a few things, namely rolling a golf ball under my food to release adhesions in... (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 am currently walking on a trail (with recent "PH addicts" post in mind) sporting my vibrams and heard a passerby say to his wife "look, she's got those feet...shoes". Highlight of my evening without doubt. Does this sound familiar to you?
A little girl standing in front of me at the bank with her mother kept staring at my feet. Then she asked her mother "is that man a hillbilly?".
I've had a pair of Vibrams for quite awhile, but never expected my good friend and longtime sports doc to tell me they are responsible for my current (and quite severe) case of Plantar Fasciitis... He tells me the increased musculature of my... (more)
So I've finally ordered my first pair of those funny looking five fingered Vibrams. I ordered them online but tried exactly the same size/ style on in the shop, so hopefully they'll be fine. I run with orthodis usually (I overpronate), but I'm... (more)
So after reading about vibram KSOs i started running differently and after about three 4km runs with my different running style i bought a pair. The first run felt amazing except for the fact that near the end i started to feel a pain at the base... (more)
It sounds like too much too soon. Be sure to transition to the vibrams, don't just take off in them. See this article.
I started running barefoot and in my vibrams last summer. I didn't play sports much - just tennis a few times. It was very weird playing barefoot and in my vibrams although If i did it over and over again I may have gotten used to it. What do you... (more)
Hi all- I'm planning on purchasing a couple of vibrams in the very near future but wanted to shoot an few questions out first. First- I absolutely want a pair of the performa's for women- I feel like I could totally get away with wearing them in... (more)
I have never worn the Five Fingers. When i was thinking about ditching my conventional footware i happened upon FTAnimal's post about the Softstar Runamocs. I was easily convinced and ordered them. One month in and im totally happy with the 2mm... (more)
A non-diet question here, since a lot of us are interested in other aspects of paleo physiology: I went hiking recently and wore hiking boots while my two buddies had Vibrams. Their feet were pretty beat up afterward, and I read recently about a... (more)
So I bought a pair last weekend and I've been using them to walk around the city (San Francisco). There is a lot of concrete and not really any soft ground. (Also a lot of hills) I am experiencing a lot of pain in the ball of my foot and part... (more)
So I'm a big fan of vibrams and have been wearing my KSOs exclusively since January. I've been wearing them in a city/pavement type environment; haven't done any hiking in them. I'm planning on going on a trip with Boulder Outdoor Survival... (more)
So we all know about ice cold showers, cold adaption, etc. I have done this the last few months had a lot of success with it. Now I also read, that Wim Hof (the iceman) ran a marathon in the desert without anything to drink. Since I am going to... (more)
It's been crazy damp yet cool here in PA and it's making my brand new pair of VFFs tragically skanky because when I washed them after a romp in the mud they still weren't dry after two days of hanging. Soaking them in some enzymes right now as an... (more)
I've been getting increasingly daring about going barefoot on trails and streets. Yesterday I took a long barefoot walk on some dirt trails in a city park, and though I saw some small glass shards here and there decided to keep going sans sandals.... (more)
Go for it--city or country. It took me nearly a year to gather the courage to go barefoot in NYC, and what helped put me over was a talk by Barefoot Ken Bob, then meeting Petur at MovNat, who goes everywhere barefoot in Iceland, as well as when... (more)
They're significantly on-sale at City Sports today! (I don't intend for this to be an ad or spam. I just remember that when I was buying Vibrams five months ago, I couldn't find them discounted anywhere. This is a great opportunity for anyone... (more)