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« on: October 04, 2009, 04:53:07 PM »


Okay not quite a barefoot activity in itself, but recently i went climbing wearing normal hiking boots.  After climbing for about 7 hours, on the decent my hiking boots decided to completely disintegrate (as you can hopefully see in the photo - the rubber sole completely ripped off from the base) but LUCKILY i had my classics in my bag, saving me from 4 miles of barefoot walking down the mountain and along the road with cold & wet feet.

THANK YOU FIVEFINGERS  Cheesy

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« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2009, 04:58:15 PM »

I think the boots were just scared of the VFFs coming along as well. The stress finally got to 'em.
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« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2009, 05:08:44 PM »

Whoa!  Total boot FAIL!   Shocked
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« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2009, 05:28:46 PM »

you ain't kidding... double blowout! good thing you were prepared.
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« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2009, 05:42:02 PM »


that single moment justified the cost to buy them in my mind!

couldn't believe it when it happened - was sliding down a scree slope at the time which probably did it but they were completely fine beforehand, and no-one else's boots were damaged.



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« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2009, 01:18:03 PM »

Wow -- what on earth caused those boots to fall apart like that?  Just seems like an insane blowout!

Chalk up another advantage for VFFs -- light and easy carry as backups/alternate footwear.
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« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2009, 01:25:12 PM »

Wow -- what on earth caused those boots to fall apart like that?  Just seems like an insane blowout!

Obviously his feet are made of dynamite!  Shocked

VFFs also make great travel shoes since they won't break the weight limit on luggage.
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« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2009, 01:37:21 PM »

sometimes i wear cargo shorts and i've just slipped my classics in a cargo pocket before. nice and light.
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« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2009, 05:38:17 PM »

I must wonder if those boots have Vibram soles, though.  Undecided Whatever the material, it wasn't attached very well.
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« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2009, 07:49:52 PM »


no it wasn't a virbam boot, it was a slightly less well known brand.  I examined them afterwards and couldn't see anything that could have caused it, but now i always take a pair of fivefingers when i'm climbing or travelling (if i'm not already wearing them) just in case.
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« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2009, 08:41:18 AM »

Those boots now look like a home made Feelmax, always look on the bright side of things!  Tongue
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« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2009, 10:46:02 AM »

I had a pair of Lowa boots that did the same thing. For three years they seemed to be in perfect condition. Then I spend one day in 6 inches of mud playing paintball and by the end of it the soles were being held on only by duct tape.
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« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2009, 10:47:53 AM »

Oddly enough, when I went searching for replacement boots that was the first time I saw VFFs and decided to try them on. I didn't buy VFFs that day, but I did buy new boots. I bought the VFFs two weeks later and the new boots are still in their box completely unused. One day I'll ebay them I guess.
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« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2009, 07:51:32 PM »

Those boots now look like a home made Feelmax, always look on the bright side of things!  Tongue

Genius! wish i had have thought of that before i threw them out.
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