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New shoes for running & P90X

Sunday, February 26, 2012

I've been told that I drank from the toe-shoe koolaid. Hope it wasn't too sugary -- I'm trying to cut down! emoticon

I read about Vibram Five Fingers for the first time in 2009. Though curious, I wasn't really interested in trying them for myself. I don't like flip flops because separating my toes like that isn't comfortable. But since I know a few people who have them and absolutely love them, when I decided to get some new workout/running shoes, I had to give them a try. I have to admit, after having these on for about 10 minutes in the store today, it was almost like I didn't have shoes on. I couldn't believe it!

I wore them for about an hour this afternoon (with toe socks) and certainly need to "break them in" some. Not so much for the shoes, but for my feet! I will give them a short run on the treadmill tomorrow to see how that feels.
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    Cool! Don't think my giant flat feet and XL bunion would fit in them. I would need ones that are shaped like flippers with arch support! Interested to know what a run feels like in them.
    2181 days ago
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    2184 days ago
    Cool shoes! I think my nephew told me, he works at eastbay (shoes place) that they are really good for people who run on the balls/toes of their feet. I run like that! lol I am afraid to try them because I have heard of so many people hurting themselves while wearing them!!! OH and What about the P90X?
    2185 days ago
    Neat!! I remember Runner's World had an article recently about how to break them in properly; maybe you can Google it.

    May they bring you many successful workouts!
    2185 days ago
    One of my favourite pairs ( I have a few....I drank the kool-aid 2 years ago). Enjoy them! I'm sure you've heard it before....but...be sure to take it easy for the first while wearing them if you're used to more structured foot wear. emoticon
    2185 days ago
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