should i or shouldn't i?

  • tony_boost

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    Jun 11, 2011 12:24 AM GMT
    Was thinking about getting some new running shoes and i've been wanting to try the infamous vibram five fingers but never liked how they looked, but i'm really diggin this new design

    Vibram-Five-Fingers-Speed-Black.jpg

    what do you guys think?
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    Jun 11, 2011 12:28 AM GMT

    cool, want some too now. Anytime shoes have toes it's easy to sell me; I just think that's cool and futuristic. UPDATE if those feel good.

  • Webster666

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    Jun 11, 2011 12:37 AM GMT
    tony_boost saidWas thinking about getting some new running shoes and i've been wanting to try the infamous vibram five fingers but never liked how they looked, but i'm really diggin this new design

    Vibram-Five-Fingers-Speed-Black.jpg

    what do you guys think?





    Go ahead if you want to look like Sasquatch.
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    Jun 11, 2011 12:43 AM GMT
    I wouldn't wear them. It would depend on the size and the shape of your feet!icon_cool.gif
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jun 11, 2011 12:50 AM GMT
    Are they worth the price... and do they fit into your budget?
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    Jun 11, 2011 2:05 AM GMT
    I hate them. I wish I could just tolerate them, but I hate them
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    Jun 11, 2011 2:16 AM GMT
    OMG! I saw some guy wearing these on the BUS yesterday!
    At first I thought he had a foot-cast, then I saw toes and was like....icon_eek.gif

    Don't know if I would wear them, but you can try them.
    P.S- I can understand if you're using them at the gym or a sporting event, but for traveling throughout the city? on PUBLIC transportation where who knows what is on the ground?

    no ty!
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    Jun 11, 2011 2:20 AM GMT
    they look much more suited to rock-climbing/walking along the beach as opposed to running- no arch, no thanks (for running, at least).
  • tony_boost

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    Jun 11, 2011 2:29 AM GMT
    KSUOWL saidI hate them. I wish I could just tolerate them, but I hate them


    haha i'm glad you guys are being honest, I know they look weird but the more and more i see them i like them but then again they're still just kinda weird
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    Jun 11, 2011 2:30 AM GMT
    been running in mine for a while now with mixed results. they do change your stride and force you to work out your calves more, but they are also more likely to cause a running injury: i've had weird cramps, scraped toes, heel pain... but you are sposed to ease into them and not just straight away go running -- probly why you saw a guy wearing them on the bus. anyways if your looking for a new running trend, its worth a try. good luck!
  • tony_boost

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    Jun 11, 2011 2:32 AM GMT
    evilgemini saidbeen running in mine for a while now with mixed results. they do change your stride and force you to work out your calves more, but they are also more likely to cause a running injury: i've had weird cramps, scraped toes, heel pain... but you are sposed to ease into them and not just straight away go running -- probly why you saw a guy wearing them on the bus. anyways if your looking for a new running trend, its worth a try. good luck!


    hmm glad you said that cuz i don't exactly have the perfect running form, love running but i've never ran in groups so never really had any advice on form, just kinda get up and go, so it would make sense these would cause injury if you try running in them like a normal shoe
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    Jun 11, 2011 2:33 AM GMT
    this kind doesn't look bad actually. Is the function the same? Or better?
  • tony_boost

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    Jun 11, 2011 2:35 AM GMT
    waimea saidthis kind doesn't look bad actually. Is the function the same? Or better?


    not sure, the description just says they're meant for more casual wear hence the less conspicuous toe design, looks more like a regular shoe with the laces
  • LJay

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    Jun 11, 2011 2:40 AM GMT
    Shoes are first about fit and feel. Only beyond that does style enter the picture.

    If all pans out, then go for it and have some fun.
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    Jun 11, 2011 2:42 AM GMT
    tony_boost saidWas thinking about getting some new running shoes and i've been wanting to try the infamous vibram five fingers but never liked how they looked, but i'm really diggin this new design

    Vibram-Five-Fingers-Speed-Black.jpg

    what do you guys think?


    I think theyre so cool, i want a pair! icon_cool.gif
    I read theyre better for your feet also.
  • creature

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    Jun 11, 2011 2:55 AM GMT
    Meh. My Mizunos work just fine.
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    Jun 11, 2011 2:59 AM GMT
    Hmm. This new design looks a little flawed. It seems like the reinforced area where the laces are would cause some pinching or create some stiffness.
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    Jun 11, 2011 3:07 AM GMT
    Seriously!.......I don't like it.icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jun 11, 2011 4:21 AM GMT
    To all the haters: You should check out the recent scientific articles about how modern tennis shoes/sneakers are changing the way we run from an evolutionary standpoint. There is a growing movement towards barefoot running like our hunter-gatherer ancestors did. These shoes are engineered to simulate barefoot running while protecting your feet.

    Who the hell cares if they look different? I say go for 'em. Hell I'd get a pair but I can't afford them.