Toe Shoes

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    Mar 04, 2013 8:54 AM GMT
    Anyone else running in toe shoes?
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    Mar 04, 2013 3:31 PM GMT
    Never wore them, heard they were comfy

    They look kinda goofy lol
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    Mar 04, 2013 7:49 PM GMT
    i've tried them on but they don't fit my feet. my toes feel really cramped and they hurt. instead, i like minimalist shoes. there are a ton on the market. i have new balances and terra plana.
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    Mar 04, 2013 8:40 PM GMT
    I have a Fila pair. looks just like these:

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    I like them for the gym and outdoor summer days. For obvious reasons I don't wear them when it is cold or wet outside. Honestly they don't really make much of a difference. At first it was an odd feeling and I was sore after use but now I guess my foot has accustomed to wearing them. They are supposed to let your foot carry weight as nature intended.

    That may be the case but I don't see how useful a better developed bare foot really is. If anything I only got them because they were plain black and I had a gift card. The biggest advantage I find is they stay clean and don't smell like regular sneakers after heavy use. Just a spray down after use and a cold water rinse if dirty and they look and smell like new.
  • flahotstuff

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    Mar 04, 2013 8:44 PM GMT
    Weird and bad idea- I see them at the gym and wonder how they will feel when a weight drops on them?!
  • calibro

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    Mar 04, 2013 9:14 PM GMT
    you mean like these...

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  • BuggEyedSprit...

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    Mar 04, 2013 10:29 PM GMT
    Wore my Vibrams til they ripped. Saw a new men's low end version of Vibram, but not yet stocked in stores. I'll give it another month. Have never used them to run in, however.
  • Medjai

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    Mar 04, 2013 10:33 PM GMT
    I compost of my athletics in them. I find they help with stability, support, and fatigue. And they're comfy.
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    Mar 04, 2013 10:38 PM GMT
    camel+toe.jpg

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    I can imagine how the conversation will go like...

    "Hey I love your new camel toe"
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    Mar 04, 2013 10:46 PM GMT
    My Vibrams is a must for me... Lol.. I have four different pair... I normally run up to at least 10 miles in them.... Once or twice a week...
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    Mar 04, 2013 10:55 PM GMT
    calibro saidyou mean like these...

    220px-PointeShoes.jpg


    I thought exactly the same thing when I saw the topic header.
  • LJay

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    Mar 04, 2013 11:30 PM GMT
    Medjai saidI compost of my athletics in them. I find they help with stability, support, and fatigue. And they're comfy.


    How does "I compost of my athletics in them." mean?
  • Medjai

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    Mar 04, 2013 11:37 PM GMT
    LJay said
    Medjai saidI compost of my athletics in them. I find they help with stability, support, and fatigue. And they're comfy.


    How does "I compost of my athletics in them." mean?


    That would be an autocorrect error. It's supposed to read 'do most'.
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    Mar 05, 2013 12:26 AM GMT
    calibro saidyou mean like these...

    220px-PointeShoes.jpg


    Shit. That's what immediately came to mind when I saw the title.
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    Mar 05, 2013 1:56 AM GMT
    calibro said

    220px-PointeShoes.jpg


    That fat ballerina needs to throw up more, her cankles are totally muffin topping through the ribbon.
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    Mar 05, 2013 2:03 AM GMT
    I have two pairs of Five Fingers. Love how they feel. You can tell your feet get stronger, too.

    In September 2011, I had a grade 2 hamstring tear. (Quads were too tight.) I ended up with a nasty case of plantar ffasciitis.After just a few days of wearing the Five Fingers, it went away. I have a pair that I wear socks in for the gym and hanging out (super comfy), and another pair one size smaller that I go sockless in and use at the pool. Love them both.
  • jimjock

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    Mar 05, 2013 2:08 AM GMT
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    Mar 05, 2013 2:22 AM GMT
    LOVE my Vibram fivefinger's! seriously the best shoe ever! but know that I run completely barefoot, I just wear vibrams as normal shoes...
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    Mar 05, 2013 3:23 AM GMT
    Top Ramen tastes better than Top Shoes.
  • jimjock

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    Mar 05, 2013 3:58 AM GMT
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  • coolarmydude

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    Mar 05, 2013 4:17 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said
    flahotstuff saidWeird and bad idea- I see them at the gym and wonder how they will feel when a weight drops on them?!


    Unless you're wearing steel-toed shoes, gym shoes are not going to provide much more protection from a forty-five pound plate.


    Thank you for saying that! Someone else tried to say the same thing a few years back on the same topic. facepalm
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    Mar 05, 2013 5:18 AM GMT
    I thought this fad passed.
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    Mar 14, 2013 9:47 PM GMT
    Me, they are great for long distance running.
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    Mar 14, 2013 11:28 PM GMT
    xrichx saidI thought this fad passed.

    Not necessarily a fad. There are several labs studying the effects of minimalist and barefoot running.

    I have a pair of vibrams for the gym that are gross, and a more casual looking pair. I wear them as much as I can. Even to the bar... yup. I'm that guy, and I don't care what people say or think. Some guys start convo, others probably avoid me. haha.

    But yes. They're awesome and I can run nearly ten miles in them now with much more comfort. Plus my calves have gotten much bigger.
  • gwuinsf

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    Mar 15, 2013 6:23 PM GMT
    I wear Merrell's more than my Vibrams. They have the Vibram sole but look like you're wearing a normal shoe. I wear my Vibrams when I'm running outdoors but I feel like a dork in the gym wearing them.

    I was dubious since I'm somewhat flat footed and over-pronate but I've noticed that I have a lot more strength in my arch since wearing them for a year.

    Merrell's also has a dress show with the Vibram sole that I wear to work.

    http://www.merrell.com/US/en-US/Product.mvc.aspx/26342M/69118/Mens/Barefoot-Run-Road-Glove?dimensions=0