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Re: Vibram FiveFingers

Postby Ikan Mas » Sat May 14, 2011 9:03 pm

I was at the REi garage sale the other day and both my wife and I each found a pair in our size for $10 each. My pair had never been used. Hers barely used. Great deal. I grabbed them more as a joke and for boating. They do make nice slippers. However, the stickiness of the rubber with exposed toes seemed to be a problem. Just walking around the house I noticed that my small toes would grab and want to bend unnaturally. This concerned me as I have broke small toes around the house in the past. I'm now questioning their use as camp shoes. My camp shoes tend to get used for fishing and I don't think these would hold up to the brush crawling and rock climbing I do trying to get to that prime hole.

This is an interesting fad, but I guess in about three years, you won't see them anymore.



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Re: Vibram FiveFingers

Postby doubletaptd » Tue Jul 05, 2011 4:34 pm

Maybe someone else could try Merrell Trail Gloves. I have them and love them because they feel like you are barefoot and all your toes are still in a shoe.
Walked several miles and flat rocky terrain in Northern AZ. this weekend and were impressed.
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Re: Vibram FiveFingers

Postby TRAUMAhead » Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:01 am

doubletaptd wrote:Maybe someone else could try Merrell Trail Gloves. I have them and love them because they feel like you are barefoot and all your toes are still in a shoe.
Walked several miles and flat rocky terrain in Northern AZ. this weekend and were impressed.
Been looking for a new shoe/boot and I've been eyeing minimalist trail shoes and trail runners lately. I guess the only way to know if they'd work for me is to try them. My base weight would definitely have to come down first.
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