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Old 06-14-2012, 11:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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"Barefoot" shoes?

Anyone tried the "barefoot" shoes? Vibram Five Fingers, etc.? I'm not quite ready to go to the toe shoes because I can't get away with them at work, but I'm looking at this pair for everyday wear: VIVOBAREFOOT | The original barefoot shoe | Barefoot Running | Barefoot Shoes | Kali | Kali Nappa Leather Black

I hate shoes and would love to actually be barefoot all the time, but it's not practical for me.
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Old 06-14-2012, 11:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes yes yes! Check out Merrell wonder gloves. I love these shoes so much. I show in them, too, and I'm still comfortable at the end of a long day.
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Yes yes yes! Check out Merrell wonder gloves. I love these shoes so much. I show in them, too, and I'm still comfortable at the end of a long day.
Do they actually give you the "barefoot" feel? The Merrell styles are really cute.
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I would say yes. The soles are very flexible and the toe box is nice and wide so you aren't cramped in there. I can turn corners fast with no ankle roll or shoe slidage. I wear them all the time and just love them. I have them in black, but I want more colors.
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I have a pair of the vibram five-fingers, I don't like them. My left foot is about an inch longer than my right, so after running a few km my toes start to feel pinched and sore. I tried a size bigger but they were too big and I know I would have ended up tripping myself. I really agree with the philosophy behind the whole barefoot movement and I was so excited to try a pair that I ignored the fact that they didn't "fit like a glove" as they are meant to. So my advice would be to really be honest with yourself when you try them on and if they don't feel 100% comfortable don't buy them. I haven't tried the Merrell or any of the other minimalist shoes though so I can't speak for those. I just figure why spend money on shoes that are meant to feel like bare feet, when I could just run for free in my bare feet?
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I just figure why spend money on shoes that are meant to feel like bare feet, when I could just run for free in my bare feet?
Because then you get gross dirty calous feet. Ewwww.

I also have a pair of New Balance Minius shoes that I love. They are a barefoot type shoe, but they look normal.
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I have a pair and I LOVE them! They are very lightweight and very comfortable in my opinion. I wear them everywhere! My 9 y/o son has a pair as well and calls them his "Ninja shoes"- LOL! He swears that you can do ANYTHING in these shoes
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I tried them on at REI and loved them. Even climbed around on the little climbing rock thing in the shoe department. Then my brain kicked in and told me no, as I am not disciplined enough never to walk out to the barn/paddocks/fields with them on. Over a lifetime with the horses--already several broken bones in my right foot. I would love them in the summer if I didn’t have horses or had more self control to stop and change shoes before going out with them! LOL
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I haven't tried them but I hear nothing but good things about them. I really want a pair so thank you for this thread
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If your toes fit the shoe's shape, then it's comfortable; if not, then it's very uncomfortable.

Source: The SO really wanted to try them on at REI even though he knew I'd burn them if he ever dared buy a pair.
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I bought the Body Glove 3T ones. They have 3 toe compartments - big, next, the rest:

3T Barefoot

And they cost me $39.98 at Big5 Sports in OR. A lot cheaper than the Fila ones I tried initially or the Vibram Five Fingers. And yes, they do feel like gloves on my feet. They are also drained so you can wear them in water - there is a metal mesh layer between the inner and outer soles and multiple little diamond shaped drain holes.
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the last two summers the hippy in me has come out...i dont run but if im not at work, im generally in bare feet.

Sensitive at first but them your feet toughen up and you can walk easier...
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Because then you get gross dirty calous feet. Ewwww.
Lol that's not enough reason to stop me, to each their own I guess!
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I don't have the Vibrams but I have the Fila Skele-Toes, because my two smallest toes almost "hide" under my other toes, so Vibrams were pretty tough to get on

The Skele-Toes have an end compartment for your last two toes

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I tried a pair of the Vibram Five Fingers water shoes. At first they were great, as I had great traction and could feel the bottom when launching the kayak or swimming from the rocks. But two problems; they started smelling REALLY bad and the seams got stiff and started to cut my foot. I assume the stench was from salt water, but even after taking them to the lake it wouldn't go away... Went back to fisherman's style water sandals.
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Main rule jsut as any other shoe, *comfort* is the most important factor when buying.
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I tried a pair of the Vibram Five Fingers water shoes. At first they were great, as I had great traction and could feel the bottom when launching the kayak or swimming from the rocks. But two problems; they started smelling REALLY bad and the seams got stiff and started to cut my foot. I assume the stench was from salt water, but even after taking them to the lake it wouldn't go away... Went back to fisherman's style water sandals.
You're supposed to wash them occasionally... they're safe to throw in the washing machine and then air dry. I spray them with Nature's Miracle before throwing them in the wash, and they have zero odor.
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I had to bump my old thread to say that I finally ordered the Merrell Barefoot Wonderglove shoe for my upcoming vacation. I really hope they fit well and I like them!
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I have a pair of the vibram five-fingers, I don't like them. My left foot is about an inch longer than my right, so after running a few km my toes start to feel pinched and sore. I tried a size bigger but they were too big and I know I would have ended up tripping myself. I really agree with the philosophy behind the whole barefoot movement and I was so excited to try a pair that I ignored the fact that they didn't "fit like a glove" as they are meant to. So my advice would be to really be honest with yourself when you try them on and if they don't feel 100% comfortable don't buy them. I haven't tried the Merrell or any of the other minimalist shoes though so I can't speak for those. I just figure why spend money on shoes that are meant to feel like bare feet, when I could just run for free in my bare feet?
I tried the Vibram as well; I think I spent about about two hours (during two separate visits to REI) trying out the different styles, and maneuvering on various surfaces to get an idea of flexible they were.

Initially I was quite taken with them; they seemed to conform to my foot very well. But there were a few minor issues with the construction, particularly the length of the toe sleeves (they don't account for people with slightly longer toes), so I didn't end up purchasing them.

However, I know people who do have them, and they can't say enough positive things. Just make sure before you buy them that you are honest with yourself about how well they fit. "OK" is not good enough. Even a minor issue can result in major problems if you're out walking or running for extended periods of time.
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My cousin used to wear them while she worked the emergency room in the hospital. She said they were the most comfortable shoes she ever wore on hard hospital floors. I've tried them, they're cute but not too comfortable for my " country" life. Stepping on rocks, woo that hurts! Best on flat surfaces lol


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