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« on: September 19, 2010, 04:07:13 PM »

Howdy all, I'm looking into getting a pair of VFF's.  I work in a pharmacy all day, sometimes 9 hours at a time.  I'm trying to get opinions on standing for 9 hours a day wearing VFF's.  How comfortable would you say it is going to be?  And what model of VFF's would you recommend?  I'm thinking of the mens KSO's?  I've searched the forums but nobody really says anything about standing for long periods with them on.  Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2010, 04:13:48 PM »

My feeling about this is that it would be good for you, in terms of your back and knees, BUT it will take time to build up that strength.  I wouldn't start wearing them full-time every day at the beginning, simply because your legs and feet wouldn't be used to it.  There is no padding, and no support, after all.  On the other hand, they are light and that's helpful, and the long-term payoff would be good.
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« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2010, 05:51:34 PM »

Sweet!  I'll take it slow but steady.  Thanks!
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« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2010, 09:33:51 AM »

One word of warning.  If the floors of the Pharmacy are cold, you will fell it quite quickly in a pair of VFFs.  There is no padding, the sole is quite thin, and cold does transmit very quickly through the thin sole.  You may want to consider a pair of toe socks to go with the VFFs just to keep your toes warm, that or step outside ever so often to stand on the hot asphalt of the parking lot to warm your feet.

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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2011, 03:37:39 PM »

Just wanted to follow up here. I have been working in my Five Fingers now since Feb 2011 in the pharmacy. And I have to say I absolutely love it!

Scarycrow: my pharmacy floors aren't that cold. However, I do wear them with a pair of thin toe socks. Reason being that after wearing them for 40 hours a week, I found makes them very stinky very quickly. So I push some of that stench into the socks instead.

Bottom line, standing nearly 40 hours a week wearing my Five Fingers works very well. VERY recommended! I go completely barefoot everywhere else, but for work I wear my VFF's.
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