Barefoot Shoes

  • masculumpedes

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    Aug 25, 2012 9:33 PM GMT
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    The next step when you want to put your best foot forward. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 25, 2012 10:27 PM GMT
    The Virbam fad seems to be fading. Guess too many guys are getting injuries from them. The Nike Free are still popular though.
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    Aug 25, 2012 10:38 PM GMT
    EWW.

    I love my Vibrams. They changed my life.
  • Musicman91

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    Aug 26, 2012 1:50 AM GMT
    Hmmm I might get a pair for Halloween.
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    Aug 26, 2012 3:42 AM GMT
    "Barefoot shoes". An oxymoron.
  • dtx1

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    Aug 26, 2012 3:51 AM GMT
    Whenever I see someone wearing Vibrams the thought I cannot get out of my mind is how bad it must stink when a person pulls his or her hot, sweaty feet out of those things. icon_eek.gif

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  • masculumpedes

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    Aug 26, 2012 4:11 AM GMT
    Trollileo saidThose are somewhat horrifying.


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    Aug 26, 2012 4:11 AM GMT
    dtx1 saidWhenever I see someone wearing Vibrams the thought I cannot get out of my mind is how bad it must stink when a person pulls his or her hot, sweaty feet out of those things. icon_eek.gif

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    Mine don't stink any more than my regular gym/running shoes. Some people where socks with them (which helps), and many have a antimicrobial foot bed. I may be a bit biased, but I love them!!

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    Aug 26, 2012 4:15 AM GMT
    dtx1 saidWhenever I see someone wearing Vibrams the thought I cannot get out of my mind is how bad it must stink when a person pulls his or her hot, sweaty feet out of those things. icon_eek.gif

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    When I was 20-21 years old, I tried the Nike Free version back then. My feet smelled like dogshit. Literally.

    One time I went over to this chick's place with my straight friend to study organic chemistry. She was Korean and wanted us to take off our shoes. I did, but it was way too stinky. I offered to put on any sort of food deodorant if she wanted, and up to that point she wasn't very assertive and was very courteous acting like there wasn't an elephant in the room--but she got up immediately and we took care of it. I haven't worn those shoes since.

    Not to mention, I think the whole concept is dumb. You grew up wearing shoes, so not wearing them in our urban society is dangerous and offers more risk than reward. The most I've ever run is a half marathon though, so I guess I'm not a marathoner/Ironman athlete. Not that crazy icon_razz.gif
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    Aug 26, 2012 4:21 AM GMT
    Real men barefoot run the streets and parks of Manhattan. I've seen 'em. They exist. Would I let them walk barefoot into my house? No way.
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    Aug 26, 2012 4:24 AM GMT
    i can understand the people who were wearing those shoes because they were the "in" fitness thing, but when everybody in the pit at work started wearing them at work I decided that Darwin really was onto something when he came up with the Theory of Natural Selection. I mean, seriously? I've been hit four times, once getting thrown six feet up in the air and landing on all fours like a cat. I like a little more protection on my feet, thanks. icon_eek.gif
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    Aug 26, 2012 4:27 AM GMT
    By a car??? Omg you are lucky.
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    Aug 26, 2012 4:58 AM GMT
    Pro Tip: Wash your feet while you're in the shower.

    And no, the soap/water running down from your body doesn't count as washing your feet. icon_lol.gif
  • AMoonHawk

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    Aug 26, 2012 5:09 AM GMT
    xrichx saidPro Tip: Wash your feet while you're in the shower.

    And no, the soap/water running down from your body doesn't count as washing your feet. icon_lol.gif

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    Aug 26, 2012 2:54 PM GMT
    dtx1 saidWhenever I see someone wearing Vibrams the thought I cannot get out of my mind is how bad it must stink when a person pulls his or her hot, sweaty feet out of those things. icon_eek.gif

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    LOL. Texans are weird. Some of us periodically scrub our feet.
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    Aug 26, 2012 3:07 PM GMT
    masculumpedes said really bad pic>

    Way to 'Silence of the Lambs'
    It will rub lotion on it's skin so I can make shoes from it.
  • masculumpedes

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    Aug 26, 2012 3:52 PM GMT
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    masculumpedes said really bad pic>

    Way to 'Silence of the Lambs'
    It will rub lotion on it's skin so I can make shoes from it.


    Hey man..what'cha got against feet? icon_twisted.gif
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    Aug 26, 2012 3:54 PM GMT
    I have the Vibram Spyridon. I love them.
    I only wear them to walk to, from, and on the beach.
    For those that claim they make your feet smell? Your feet will stink if you do not actually wash them while showering. If you're too lazy, or too much of a slob to actually wash your feet, then by the socks for them as well. icon_rolleyes.gif

    But the shoes are fantastic! (Look odd, but feel great.)

    Tristan
  • masculumpedes

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    Aug 26, 2012 3:56 PM GMT
    musclefetish1 saidI have the Vibram Spyridon. I love them.
    I only wear them to walk to, from, and on the beach.
    For those that claim they smell? Your feet will stink if you do not actually wash them while showering. If you're too lazy, or too much of a slob to actually wash your feet, then by the socks for them as well. icon_rolleyes.gif

    But the shoes are fantastic! (Look odd, but feel great.)

    Tristan


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    Aug 28, 2012 4:55 AM GMT
    xrichx saidPro Tip: Wash your feet while you're in the shower.

    And no, the soap/water running down from your body doesn't count as washing your feet. icon_lol.gif


    I probably scrub my body in the shower better than anyone on this forum. What are you gonna do about the bacteria that just colonize and multiply endlessly in your barefoot shoes? Yea, let's hear your come back.
  • Medjai

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    Aug 28, 2012 5:16 AM GMT
    Every types of shoe carries a risk for an injury. If you ease into barefoot shoes (not just the individual toe kind, but any kind with minimal support, padding, and heel rise) they are no riskier. It's jumping in too quick that's dangerous, as any foreign physical activity is.

    All preference, if done right.
  • Medjai

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    Aug 28, 2012 5:17 AM GMT
    bluey2223 said
    xrichx saidPro Tip: Wash your feet while you're in the shower.

    And no, the soap/water running down from your body doesn't count as washing your feet. icon_lol.gif


    I probably scrub my body in the shower better than anyone on this forum. What are you gonna do about the bacteria that just colonize and multiply endlessly in your barefoot shoes? Yea, let's hear your come back.


    I wash them regularly, like any other article of clothing.