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3/5/13 5:37 A

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Wow! Thanks for letting me know. Once the snow is gone, I'll be running in my "5 Fingers".



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2/25/13 6:52 P

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JSTESTER I have raced in them, I did a 3.5 mile race on pavement in them last spring, and I believe another last fall. Its all about conditioning yourself to them, after that its fine. Liek building up your running mileage in general. I made a mistake not running that race in them last May, I switched back to shoes and jacked up my ankle, knee and hip, plus my SI joint! I should have just done it and been sore!

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2/25/13 5:31 A

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Cindy, I've never raced in the five fingers. Good luck to you. I need more support on a day when I push myself. Let us know how it works out.



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2/24/13 5:31 P

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I actually HAVE gone barefoot as well. I forgot my FiveFingers at home and had on flip-flops, which I ended up taking off because I started gettting a blister from them. It wasn't bad, except this particular park has horses (ICK!) and some areas with gravel (none too pleasant to walk on, there was no running over that!) No problem with it on the dirt parts! I am doing a relay trail race there in May, I think I am gonna need my too-small FiveFingers so I don't lose them in the couple of mud pits I have to cross!

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2/24/13 11:48 A

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I agree, if there is one place I never want anything but minimalist or barefoot it's trails, for all the reasons you mentioned. emoticon

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2/24/13 9:56 A

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Brigit I love them for trails! I have ran on trails with them and I love it! It makes it so much easier to control my foot falls and not twist my ankles on things or slip, especially up or down steep slopes. If I step on a root, no big deal my foot molds around it instead of sending my foot and ankle off and possibly getting hurt. Same with rocks. The sharp ones don't feel too good, but at least I don't slip or twist anything on them anymore. On a nice dirt path they are fantastic! I ran too far in them when I first got them and paid the price because it felt so good!

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2/23/13 10:36 P

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Cindy,
great to see you here. I've secretly been running on the roads over the winter, LOL, but will return to the trails after the HM this coming Saturday. I'm looking forward to hearing how you like the VFF's on the trails. emoticon

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2/23/13 5:03 P

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I am new to the team but not SP. I love trail running and would do that exclussively if time and weather allowed! It is also unfortunate there are not a lot of trail races nearby, although there are some that are way out of my league at this point! I am a minimalist convert, and run in FiveFingers, wear them to work, and am careful to always wear at least zero drop shoes and boots in winter when my FiveFingers get wet too easily. Glad to be here!

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