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FiveFingers

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Zip, 12 Mar 2010.

  1. Zip

    Capodecina

    Joined: 26 Jun 2005

    Posts: 20,224

    Location: Australia

    Anyone tried these shoes out before?:p

    Every where i go to look for info on the Posterior and Anterior Posterior muscles and shin splints I end up finding someone recommending these for some reason :p

    Im tempted to get some just to try them out and see if they really do help/work:p:D

    http://www.vibramfivefingers.com/

     
    Last edited: 12 Mar 2010
  2. log1K

    Gangster

    Joined: 25 Feb 2009

    Posts: 465

    Location: Ipswich

    They look a bit strange!
     
  3. POB

    Soldato

    Joined: 27 May 2003

    Posts: 5,948

    Location: Its a Small World

    Could these become the Crocs of 2010?
     
  4. cambb

    Gangster

    Joined: 4 Jul 2007

    Posts: 261

    Look wierd
     
  5. Ahleckz

    Capodecina

    Joined: 7 Nov 2009

    Posts: 18,282

    Location: Glasgow

    Look weird
     
  6. maxilive

    Mobster

    Joined: 17 Jun 2008

    Posts: 4,125

    They do look a bit random to be wearing out and about, but if they are better for you etc shouldn't everyone be wearing them?
     
  7. burtie

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 16 Dec 2005

    Posts: 2,451

    Found some for £72, I'm in need of some new runners for the summer so I think I'll try these on pay day. Not to sure about running cross country in them though.
     
  8. naknakkus

    Hitman

    Joined: 15 Nov 2008

    Posts: 739

    Location: Aberdeen

    Post your experiences, please. Been considering these for a while.
     
  9. Siliconslave

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 11 Dec 2002

    Posts: 10,160

    Location: Darkest Norfolk

    you have to run differently with them don't you - instead of using the ball of your foot to cushion the impact your supposed to take the impact on your toes and absorb the impact with the arch of your foot. In the same way your supposed to run barefoot:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jrnj-7YKZE

    (FF to 2:20)
     
  10. AHarvey

    Capodecina

    Joined: 6 Mar 2008

    Posts: 10,018

    Location: Stoke area

    ^^ They are supposed to make you run properly. Humans are meant to run barefoot and using large padded shoes makes us run differently which causes issues.

    I've had them recommended for me, although some people suggest you should never use them on tarmac or if you are heavy.

    Far too expensive for me to just try them :(
     
  11. Fezzer

    Associate

    Joined: 12 May 2005

    Posts: 82

    Location: Chester

    I have a pair of these. They are very comfy although they are a proper **** to get on until you get used to them!!

    I generally wear them for wandering about in. I find that if you do use them a lot on tarmac or a hard surface I get pain in my Achilles but this is due to the different walking motion whilst wearing them and basically means I need to wear them more to toughen up the weaker areas :p

    Just checked the website; I have a pair of KSO's.

    I tend not to wear them much over the winter, only indoors, as they are not that warm or waterproof!!
     
    Last edited: 12 Mar 2010
  12. Zip

    Capodecina

    Joined: 26 Jun 2005

    Posts: 20,224

    Location: Australia

    Tell us how they go:cool:
    Ill bump this up in a weeks time so you remember:p

    Thanks for the reply :)

    Do you think they are strengthening your leg muscles by wearing these? Do you notice much difference?
     
  13. tom_e

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 26 Dec 2003

    Posts: 27,724

    Location: Shropshire

    Have a search over on MyProteins forums, theres been a fair bit of chatter on them since they came out
     
  14. Nitefly

    Man of Honour

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    When I did a conservation project in Hawaii, all of the locals involved in the project used these. I was frequently left lagging behind in my clunky walking boots, although maybe I was just relatively unfit :p
     
  15. illogik

    Hitman

    Joined: 2 Nov 2009

    Posts: 590

    Location: Middlesbrough

    I can imagine how good these could potentially be for your feet as opposed to regular trainers but I wouldnt be seen dead in them....unless maybe on holiday :p
     
  16. platypus

    Caporegime

    Joined: 25 Jul 2003

    Posts: 39,128

    Location: Rhône-Alpes+Cambridge

    I've seen people run in these and by all accounts they're comfortable.
     
  17. person

    Hitman

    Joined: 28 Jul 2008

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    Location: lake district

    God I hope not, what is it with people and ugly shoes ! or maybe its just me who has indifferent tastes to everyone else
     
  18. mac1st3

    Mobster

    Joined: 14 Jun 2009

    Posts: 4,170

    Location: Southampton

    I was actually looking at Nike Rifts, fairly similar, same concept of feels like running barefoot...though they look like ninja tabi shoes >.>
     
  19. 998cc

    Mobster

    Joined: 4 Sep 2003

    Posts: 3,353

    Location: Shrewsbury

    Shouldnt these be called FiveToes?
     
  20. Zip

    Capodecina

    Joined: 26 Jun 2005

    Posts: 20,224

    Location: Australia

    In my eyes, if they actually do manage to strengthen my legs and Ankle Muscles then ?I want them and will wear them.

    If they work who cares what people think. I certainly dont.

    BTW i hate crocs and see no advantage in wearing them:p