Anybody have any experience racing in Five Fingers?

  • Atriathlete

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    Jun 28, 2010 9:02 PM GMT
    Seems like they would be hard to get into during T2. Do you use other shoes for races?
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    Jun 29, 2010 2:17 AM GMT
    I tried doing a five finger discount when I was a kid, but my dad found out and gave me a spanking I never forgot.
  • Atriathlete

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    Jun 29, 2010 3:46 PM GMT
    Global Citizen, some people still seek that spanking from daddy, but I think that conversation thread belongs in a different forum.
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    Jun 29, 2010 10:42 PM GMT
    Atriathlete saidGlobal Citizen, some people still seek that spanking from daddy, but I think that conversation thread belongs in a different forum.

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  • mdswimmer

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    Jun 30, 2010 2:09 AM GMT
    I think i will try my next 1/2 marathon or Olympic tri in them. I can feel such a better connection to my running in them.
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    Jul 06, 2010 5:10 AM GMT
    why would you prefer them over a good pair of racing flats ?
    are you already used to barefoot running ?

    I couldn't buy the FF up here so i got a pair of neoprene water shoes ( after reading about them on a barefoot running site) . They feel like socks with a soft sole. I also wear socks in them to fill the shoe more tightly.
    I use them , increasing time gradually but i don't see myself ever going faster in them than with a good pair of shoes.
    Now, maybe i'll be proven wrong in the long run but my first experience and feeling is that transition is slow. My calf muscles remind me how careful i have to be.
  • Atriathlete

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    Jul 07, 2010 4:16 PM GMT
    Xassantex, thanks for the suggestions. The water shoes seem like a great solution if I eventually choose to race using this sort of foot covering. I'm building up very slowly. It's definitely a big change.