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« on: September 05, 2010, 07:41:49 PM »

I don't mean the walking the dog twice a day sort of walking, I mean like distances of 10+ miles.

I'm aiming to walk the Seattle Marathon in November and am looking for some footwear help. Right now I walk in KSOs with Injinji socks. The problem is that after about 5 miles the toe pockets start to squish the webbing between my second and third toes and eventually the balls of my feet hurt too much to continue. I know this is due to my feet swelling the longer I'm on them, but in order to do 26 miles I'm going to need to figure something out. I would be entertaining the idea of training for a totally barefoot walk, if it weren't for the time of year. November in these parts tend to be damp and chilly. Not conducive to barefoot endeavors.

Has anyone tried either the Softstar RunAmok or Rambler for walking? I'd be curious to hear reports...also for the Vivo Aqua. I'm going to have to order something this week in order to keep up my training schedule if I hope to be ready in time, so any input is much appreciated.
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« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2010, 10:13:24 PM »

interesting concept i walk around 5-6 miles a day usually just around school and on assignments for my classes but walking a marathon seems I don't know not right like there is nothing wrong with it just seems off..
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« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2010, 08:27:44 AM »

Definitively YES. Nothing that extreme as a marathon, but I did a couple of 10-15+ km walks in the Sprints (the longest being approximately the length of a half-marathon, and I am looking forward to more) and greatly enjoyed the experience. Just watch out for interesting surfaces :-)
I walk sockless; may be the answer to your tightness problem?
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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2010, 12:28:27 PM »

Definitively YES. Nothing that extreme as a marathon, but I did a couple of 10-15+ km walks in the Sprints (the longest being approximately the length of a half-marathon, and I am looking forward to more) and greatly enjoyed the experience. Just watch out for interesting surfaces :-)
I walk sockless; may be the answer to your tightness problem?

Unfortunately no, sockless works for a little while then I get really tender spots under my big toes and eventually raw spots all over the bottom edge of my heels...which is weird considering how tight the front of them fits. I think I just need to admit that my 'stubby toed wide as canoe paddles' feet aren't made for VFFs and start working on full time barefootin'!
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« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2010, 05:39:50 PM »

the problem may just be your feet are not tough enough.
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« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2010, 07:32:25 PM »

the problem may just be your feet are not tough enough.

No, my feet are fine. I can go all day barefoot with no issues, it's only with my VFFs on that I start to have problems. They just don't fit, hence my original question and request for assistance.
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« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2010, 11:03:09 PM »

well do the socks make them too tight? and from my knowledge the runamocs would fit barefoot ted seems to adore them so i don't see why they wouldn't be a good choice
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