Jesse B 707 wrote:When I tried these on I felt way less stable than I do in my fivefingers...I could probably get used to them but they surely didn't feel half as natural as Vibram's offering.
JR wrote:...not for those who have plantar fascitis. At least you can't play as long in light shoes as you can with shoes with good arch support=sneakers etc. Until the tendon in the arch has strengthened enough to handle a full day of DG. Or in my case 10-13 hours of work+DG in a row spelled disaster repeated too many times last year. Can't blame a guy for trying to rehab after injuries...My tip is to not push through pain if you get a sharp pin prick like pain in the bottom of the foot ahead of the heel. PF can happen with sneakers but any light shoes magnify the stresses.
keltik wrote:has anyone tried the Altra brand?
JR wrote:JHern i'd like to hear about longer term results. I don't like multi piece soles and puncture resistance compromises are a no go but if there are better models in the line up i may be interested if this shoe has longevity. I'm worried about the nub that are so large wearing so fast. It does not sound like a durable shoe sole wise.
keltik wrote:I've been reading things like toesalad.com and other sites that pretty much espouse what I've felt my whole life, modern shoes are bad for your feet. we have a shit ton of muscles and ligaments and tendons in our feet and all the "support" etc prevent these muscles from working and thus causing misalignments and over and improper use of our hips legs knees and ankles.
I guess I'm partial to barefootedness being from the american south.
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