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Driving barefoot.

Is it a bad idea to drive barefoot? [more inside]
posted by futureisunwritten on Jun 23, 2013 - 35 answers

 

Cool minimal men's shoes.

Where online can I find and purchase stylish casual shoes that are either minimalist or have pretty flexible soles? [more inside]
posted by cmoj on Mar 23, 2013 - 17 answers

Help me find some minimalist footwear?

Help me find the right pair of minimalist shoes! I've been a member of a Crossfit gym for six months, which means I've been exposed to the peer pressure regarding Vibram FiveFingers. Plus, I'm starting to travel a lot (and lightly) and want a pair of running shoes that have a small footprint (heh) when packed in a suitcase. Recommendations for this recreational runner? Are Vibrams a good option? Which model? How do I size them? I'm training for next October's Portland Marathon, if that makes a difference. Bonus points for shoes available at REI (though that's not a requirement).
posted by jdroth on Nov 10, 2010 - 19 answers

Who the hell can I trust to give me reliable advice about running shoes? And which goddamn shoes should I buy?

Ok, seriously: Is there any reliable information on running shoes out there? Who the hell can I trust? Every source of information seems either fraught with bias or complete fluff. What's a critical thinker to do? And more importantly, what goddamn shoes should I buy? [more inside]
posted by tweebiscuit on Oct 19, 2010 - 24 answers

What shoes can I wear so that it's not like wearing shoes at all?

Inspired by the Mefi DailyBurn group, I want take my running a bit more seriously, but I need shoes! Nike Free or Vibram Five Fingers? Or other? [more inside]
posted by youcancallmeal on Jan 11, 2010 - 19 answers

Alternatives to Nike Free shoes

I've been hearing a lot about the benefits of walking barefoot, and barring that, wearing shoes like the Vibram Five Fingers or Nike Frees, which aren't padded. But are there cheaper alternatives? Wouldn't the lineup of Converse All-Stars and Puma shoes, to give two examples, have the same effect? Any others?
posted by dicetumbler on May 10, 2009 - 17 answers

It all starts in the feet

I am not a runner or long distance walker, but would I be less tired and achey at the end of a day spent generally on my feet in a 'barefoot' style pair of shoes such as Nike Free or Vibram Five Fingers, or in a regular pair of cushiony shoes? [more inside]
posted by GleepGlop on May 2, 2009 - 21 answers

Better than Barefoot

Have any of you worn vivo barefoot shoes from terra plana? Do you like them? Is there something similar but better? [more inside]
posted by zennoshinjou on Mar 4, 2009 - 19 answers

I need recommendations for shoes for plantar fasciitis

I need some shoe recommendations to help with my plantar fasciitis. Issue: a lot of sneakers/tennis shoes make my feet too hot. [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain on Jul 22, 2008 - 22 answers

PU, smelly feet, but oh how I love being sockless.

It's getting warmer in georgia, and I love wearing my shoes around with no socks. My old chucks and my asics Onitsuka tigers are pretty great for that, any other suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Sreiny on Mar 5, 2006 - 13 answers

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