Drank the vibram koolaid and did a bad thing..

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  1. Saeleofu

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    For the most part I don't, but I do have a couple pairs of Injinji toe socks I wear when it's colder.
     
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    Spring has sprung and I wore VFFs two days in a row after months of skater shoes and boots.

    Hahahaha ouch
     
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    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

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    It's been like forever and I've worn like a handful of times but ehh.. I dunno. I'm not sold.
    I feel like everyone else is in on this super cool "THEY ARE AMAZING" kick and I'm just like.. not invited lol
    I went back, started slow, and can now walk and run reasonable distances on soft terrain in them and my feet feel fine.
    but I still put on my nikes every chance I get. I have to actually FORCE myself to put on the vibrams.

    W.T.F.. I dunno, they feel fine to run in I guess but I just feel awkward in them.
    I think I need to give them more time. I am just not feeling it and I feel like I wasted money on shoes I am NEVER going to use.

    Maybe they just take a while to get used to before they feel good to run in? Right now, it's not like they hurt but it just feels WEIRD.

    Womp.
     
  4. Izzy's Valkyrie

    Izzy's Valkyrie Very Food Agressive

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    It depends on how you feel about being barefoot. I'd rather be barefoot than wear shoes any day which is why I love my vibrams. It may be hard for you to get used to running in them because you already had a regular running style. Since I hadn't been a runner before vibrams, I hopped right into running in them and I haven't ever gotten shin splints or pain from running which is awesome.

    If you feel like your feet look weird it will make you self conscious. I have the advantage of a workplace where half of the customers/students are barefoot or wearing vibrams at any given time and I just don't care what strangers in public think. They're no for everyone, don't feel bad if you don't like them!!
     
  5. Babyblue5290

    Babyblue5290 Happy Meal. Yum.

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    You know, the reason you hate yours is the reason I miss my dead ones like horribly!!! :p

    They really do make your form flaws blaringly obvious, but that really is a good thing. Even with padding, heel striking while running is absolutely horrible on your body, especially knee's.

    Maybe you should go out and jog a couple paces and just work on your form? Focusing less on distance or time and just examining my running form, and having my boyfriend help as well, really helped my form and make me feel more comfortable while running. If you can get your form to where you are not heel striking, or hitting the pavement hard at all, you will feel so much better, I promise!

    When I wear my vibrams (ewll, mine are dead, so when I use to wear them lol) I feel like I'm floating on the ground. My form becomes so light and effortless. I don't strike the ground and push, it's more like stretching my legs out and pulling myself along. I can run further and faster and end feeling fantastic!

    In my nike's, that are one of the best running shoes I've ever had other than my Vibrams of course, even though I'm aware of my form I heel strike more often and I have to really concentrate on my form because I can't feel what I'm doing as much. I end up running myself ragged in half the time.

    So in the end, for me at least, working on my form first really helped to make me fall in love with my vibrams. I miss them SOOOOO much right now. Everytime I go running I get sad thinking about my dead vibrams. lol

    Oh, I hate feeling rocks as I do a lot of trail running, so mine did have thicker soles.

    *edit* also, I absolutely HATE HATE HATE being barefoot. Period. I wear thin toes socks. ;) Also, I think vibrams are ugly. But, eh, I love them too much to be embarrassed now. I was a bit in the beginning, but got over it fairly quickly.
     

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