Vibram five fingers

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    Jan 20, 2010 10:45 PM GMT
    So does anyone else have experience with these? I got a pair a while back and use them occasionally, but I'm still adjusting.

    Part of the problem I have is that my feet (soles specifically) hurt after a while of running/jogging. I'm thinking it's just my feet compensating for what my normal shoes would stabilize for but I'm still new to running so I figured I'd ask.

    I don't mind getting used to the shoes since I love the feeling of them, I'm just want to make sure this has happened to other people else my feet might be an issue....icon_confused.gif

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    Jan 21, 2010 2:21 AM GMT
    Journalist Christopher McDougall mentioned these in his recent book "Born to Run". The book itself is kind of a tour de force of the science behind running, mostly recent studies.

    The vibram was made for people wishing to run barefoot, and thats one of the topics addressed by McDougall and several of his coaches. They all recommended coming up with some foot exercises before you started running barefoot or with the vibram, as it takes time for you to learn how to pronate again before you'll be running fast. (To "Pronate" is where you hit on the side of your foot, along the outside, rolling forward across the ball and to the big toe, before pushing off for the next step)

    I would talk to some kinesiologists or look around online for some exercises like that. Supposedly, once you've re-taught yourself to run barefoot, injuries will be minimizes, but it takes time.