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I too was really interested in the barefoot thing but have always been put off by the hobbit'esq look of the VFF's.I currently do about 80% of my running in Inov8 bare-x 180's that let your feet behave how they need to behave without the daftness. It took about a week or so to do my first 10 miler in them but then I'd made a fairly healthy transition from Asics Nimbus - Nike Free 3.0's- Saucony Kin's-Inov8 233's-Barex 150's-Barex 180's.
Would something like a blog be a more appropriate place for this? Wordpress, or blogger.com?
HowardS wrote (see) MarC, the makers do suggest a strategy and the seller told me about a woman who bought the shoes ignored the advice and the next time he saw her she was back complaining it was their fault that she was in a knee length plaster.
I'm aware, and i was saying a build up is needed, My point was that there is no set way to do it and that your previous running shoes play a big part in how fast you can transition, someone who's ran in minimal shoes and has good form can start running right away in them, just shorter distances to start with. i think many people go way over the top with build up, i know someone who would only walk in them for 3 months, Every runner is different, everyone will take a different length of time to adjust, If you're coming from big chunky asics then yeah.. its not gonna be as quick to transition.
HowardS wrote (see)
MarC, the makers do suggest a strategy and the seller told me about a woman who bought the shoes ignored the advice and the next time he saw her she was back complaining it was their fault that she was in a knee length plaster.
Howard, you can't post on an open forum and expect only people who agree with you or are interested in your subject matter to post. You CERTAINLY can't expect the moderators to take off dissenting opinions!
That was why I suggested a blog - only people who are actually interested in it will make the effort to read it, and those who aren't won't bother.
If you shove it under the noses of everyone on a forum, you'll get opinions from people, like it or not.
I agree with Wilkie. Plus you seem to be trying to do something in a style never done before on this forum, this is RW not some other techno/review orientated place.
Oh, and I have a pair of VFF and wear them to pilates, they are great for that. I know I could run in them if I wanted to, but I wear them around the house and for pilates. Driving in them for the first time is a weird experience but perfectly safe.
It's like a Vibram but it makes your foot stiff.
sean Oc 4 wrote (see)
lol i thought that,
at the OP. get over yourself, myself and a few others put in positive/on topic responses that you chose to either ignore or have a go at.
Reading this i feel sorry for the OP, he/she is only sharing their experiences so why all the bashing? clearly people have nothing else to do. I came on here to read about vibrams to be greeted by people saying ' why are you even posting this' come on!
you would not speak to this person like that if you met them face to face so why over a keyboard do you think you are so much better than them? baffles me
anyway.. out of interest what vibrams did you end up buying as i dont think you mentioned it?