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She that goes barefoot....

Minimalist Running Filter: How likely is it that I can get back into minimalist running again after minor injury? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by luciddream928 on Jun 24, 2012 - 6 answers

Five fingers in fourteen days?

How long do you need to "convert" to Vibram Five Finger or other "barefoot" shoes for distance running? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on May 25, 2012 - 19 answers

Help me save my sole

I need to find a pair of minimalist footwear (barefoot shoes? What are these things even called?) that will last out the summer. [more inside]
posted by ChrisR on Jul 5, 2011 - 27 answers

Shoes

I want to buy a pair of Vibram Five Fingers for a female. She wears a size 7 to 7.5. The VFF size conversion chart only goes as low as size 8 1/8. WTF am I supposed to do with that? Ladies, do any of you have a size 7-ish foot and wear VFF? If so, what size fits best for you? Looking at the Classic style.
posted by Yunani on Mar 13, 2011 - 12 answers

Will Vibram Five Fingers rip out my toe hair?

Will Vibram Five Fingers rip out my toe hair? [more inside]
posted by Ignatius J. Reilly on Jan 5, 2011 - 8 answers

Are my VFFs broken?

FiveFingerFilter: I have a pair of Vibram FiveFingers. I just got home from the airport to find that one of them was folded in half in my suitcase, the result of a sloppy bag search by the security screeners. Now that shoe seems "floppy" (i.e. less rigid) in the arch compared to the other one. Is it broken? [more inside]
posted by cabingirl on Dec 26, 2010 - 6 answers

What size VFFs would accommodate the greatest number of students?

The high school level anatomy and physiology class I teach is going to do a unit on running and movement. Help me figure out what size VFF's to request from a generous donor to accommodate as many of my current and future high school students possible. If you wear VFF's, I'd appreciate you looking inside and giving me your traditional shoe size (US) and VFF sizes (I think we're getting KSO's). If you have any other great foot physiology sites or books (not mentioned here or here), I'd appreciate that info, too. I just wiped out my local library. [more inside]
posted by adorap0621 on Nov 20, 2010 - 12 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

Nike Freezing

Help me find a pair of shoes and/or boots to wear while my Nike Frees hibernate for the winter! [more inside]
posted by Turkey Glue on Sep 13, 2010 - 8 answers

How to make each toe warm?

What sort of warm warm socks should I wear with my Vibram Five Fingers Sprint in the cold cold Chicago winter? [more inside]
posted by astapasta24 on Jun 28, 2010 - 8 answers

Girl, Running

I want to be a runner. But everytime I get started on a program that builds in distance and endurance (like Couch to 5K) I end up quitting because of the intense shin splints. [more inside]
posted by Mimzy on Apr 19, 2010 - 23 answers

Running in Vibram FiveFingers

A question about experience with Vibram FiveFingers and other minimalist running shoes. [more inside]
posted by ShootTheMoon on Mar 30, 2010 - 16 answers

Make my VFFs my BFFs!

How often do you wash your VFFs? [more inside]
posted by hilaryjade on Sep 9, 2009 - 7 answers

Going the distance with Vibrams.

Are Vibram Fivefingers up to the task of handling longer, half-marathon-length runs? [more inside]
posted by Gordion Knott on Aug 21, 2009 - 15 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

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