I read that book last year & it was really interesting. I usually don't wear shoes except at work or while running - Gwen, do you wear your Vibrams on a treadmill when you run indoors? I mostly do treadmill runs right now & have been worried that they won't work well on treadmills...
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Bam-Ma.. I have VIbram's and LOVE THEM! i use them for everything..Even running.. I do wear running sneakers when i'm not on trail's.. as the pavement is hot and i'm prone to shin splints.. I've seen people where them at the January freeze races... But i've ran, hiked, yoga, aerobics, kickboxing, worn them around town...HAve i mentioned i love them??? I won't bike in them.. because eventually i want the shoes that click into the pedal's.. but yeah.. they're my go to shoe!
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That is too cool! You are right, they are strange, but I can totally see myself in them (except for the fact that I have weird feet). I am a barefoot girl at home and could be out in the world, I think!
I was looking at the site and looking for where they sell them to see if it would be possible to get "custom" ones that would work for me and I found a Merrell shoe that was co-designed by Vibram that doesn't separate the toes (which are the problem with my weird feet). Like I said... Awesome! Thanks Don!
I don't know that I will ever go that route, but it is definitely a fun tangent. I have to go to Corning later this week. I may swing over to Ithaca after my meeting to go to the store I found there that carries them.
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Are we born to run? Christopher McDougall on TED.com
Christopher McDougall explores the mysteries of the human desire to run. How did running help early humans survive — and what urges from our ancient ancestors spur us on today? At TEDxPennQuarter, McDougall tells the story of the marathoner with a heart of gold, the unlikely ultra-runner, and the hidden tribe in Mexico that runs to live. (Recorded at TEDdxPennQuarter, July 2010, in Washington, DC. Duration: 15:52)
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