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Re: Vibram Fivefingers

Postby JR » Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:49 am

I bought Komodosports but i'm gonna have to take a break from throwing thanks to overuse. Even then i need to use regular sneakers first to see if i'm ok. Vibram recommends easy use at first to get used to the differences. Then i need to use them in different tee materials to see what's what. They are protected better in the toes than the other models and i like the heavier sole for added protection. The soles felt fairly hot but the upper side seems nicely cool. Not looks but temperature and breathing wise.
Flat shots need running on the center line of the tee and planting each step on the center line. Anhyzer needs running from rear right to front left with the plant step hitting the ground to the left of the line you're running on. Hyzer is the mirror of that.
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Re: Vibram Fivefingers

Postby steezo » Tue Apr 26, 2011 6:56 pm

Try some Injinji socks. Make your feet feel mucho goodo.
http://www.injinjistore.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PERF&Store_Code=IS
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Re: Vibram Fivefingers

Postby JR » Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:31 am

Thanks i'll have to check out how to get good socks like that here.
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Re: Vibram Fivefingers

Postby peppermack » Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:22 am

I am buying a pair of Komodos tofay to run in! That is it.
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Re: Vibram Fivefingers

Postby JR » Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:57 am

There is a Finnish manufacturer of toe socks called Feelmax. www.feelmax.com They also make ultralight shoes.
Flat shots need running on the center line of the tee and planting each step on the center line. Anhyzer needs running from rear right to front left with the plant step hitting the ground to the left of the line you're running on. Hyzer is the mirror of that.
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Re: Vibram Fivefingers

Postby LoudinT » Thu May 26, 2011 10:22 am

For the people who have these, have you gotten any blisters between your toes? Or do you wear socks with them? It seems like they might rub. I'm curious about the Flow version and whether they have any grip on slippery rocks in streams for kayaking and wading? Also where is a good place to get them? I didn't see them at Shoemall.com.
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Re: Vibram Fivefingers

Postby JR » Thu May 26, 2011 1:00 pm

I've used my Komodosports once and they are the best model for DG being thicker in the soles. No rubbing with Feelmax socks. These shoes definitely work the muscles so in time i'll be better with balance. Sorry that i can't help more with my minimal experience. Slipping is an issue on moist grass and moist dirt roads when running fast.
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Re: Vibram Fivefingers

Postby BarkBuster » Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:31 am

I wear the Bikila's on my home course.. very wooded/rocks/lots of roots and vines. I love the shoes even though they now smell like a flavela.

I have worn them for probably 30+ rounds so far and have no complaints... as long as the course isn't wet.
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Re: Vibram Fivefingers

Postby Apothecary » Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:29 am

didnt keith olbermann mess up his leg because five fingers? i think i read that somewhere.

or was it just a dream?
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Re: Vibram Fivefingers

Postby BarkBuster » Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:36 am

Apothecary wrote:didnt keith olbermann mess up his leg because five fingers? i think i read that somewhere.

or was it just a dream?


Probably just another Olbermann dream... You're still having those??


Also no, I haven't heard that story yet.
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Re: Vibram Fivefingers

Postby Apothecary » Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:39 am

i wasnt dreaming.
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Re: Vibram Fivefingers

Postby peppermack » Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:16 am

I run five miles a day in mine, and I am not skinny (6'1", 205lbs) by any stretch of the imagination and am having way less issues than I ever did running in traditional running shoes. All my stabilizer muscles are so much stronger now. My wife runs completely barefoot on the treadmill and has for over a year with no problem. I think it depends on your running gate and making sure that you have the right form.
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Re: Vibram Fivefingers

Postby Jeronimo » Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:18 am

So what I'm reading is, the moron thought he would go from soft cushy shoes to barefoot running in a week? Darwin award. Fracture well deserved. I think I'm going to go to the gym tonight and squat 350#, ya know... since I haven't done squats in nearly a decade. But it's cool...
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Re: Vibram Fivefingers

Postby Apothecary » Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:36 am

i play with a guy who has the speed golf record at my local course that wears them. he runs to the course in them...20 miles. runs the course maybe five times and then runs home. he does ultramarathons a couple times a year. says he wouldnt be able to do it if it werent for five fingers.

then again hes been running forever and hes not a giant like olberman is. :\
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Re: Vibram Fivefingers

Postby vtbuzzz » Thu Jun 09, 2011 4:20 pm

I ran a 15 mile race in mine and got a stress fracture and that was after 2 months of training I was a little over zealous, I am all healed now and plan on doing a 50 mile ultra. Olberman is an idiot and is giving vff a bad name. And his doctor is clearly a moron.
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