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« Reply #795 on: May 22, 2012, 01:01:55 AM »

Had my Bikilas a couple of days now - GF a bit freaked out by the amount of attention they are getting - probably about 5 obvious observations without direct comments to me.  Funniest direct one was from a guy waking in a mall "love your shoes man" he shouted, when I turned around I noticed he had Bikilas on - laughed his head off when I asked him whether his shoes were comfortable. About 10 mins later a guy working in a shop exclaims that he loves his VFFs but is not allowed to wear them at work
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« Reply #796 on: May 22, 2012, 11:34:54 AM »

Quick jaunt over to Harbor Freight for a tire patch kit and could not find them in the massive amount of items in that store.  There are too many distractions in that store. Shocked Ooh shiny things! Cheesy I asked the cashier to assist me.  She came out from behind the counter, spotted my Navy/Aqua/Camo Classics and said "What are those, slippers?".  I said "No, they are shoes!".  She thought they were really cool but could never wear them to work because she might drop something on her foot.  I did not even bother to go into it with her.  It was close to closing time for the store and I had a tire that needed patching. 
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« Reply #797 on: May 22, 2012, 03:37:25 PM »

It would seem that I am garnishing a lot of attention these days.  I just ran into an engineer and he said, "Oh, you have your feet on today." as opposed to all those other days when I am sporting bloody stubs.
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Step with care and great tact and remember that Life's a Great Balancing Act.
Just never forget to be dexterous and deft. 
And never mix up your right foot and your left.

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« Reply #798 on: May 27, 2012, 04:26:46 AM »

I was asked by someone why they would want to spend 100 on "a pair of socks dipped in tar"?   Huh
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« Reply #799 on: May 27, 2012, 05:32:53 PM »

I was asked by someone why they would want to spend 100 on "a pair of socks dipped in tar"?   Huh

Tell them it's re-engineering your body and it's cheaper than plastic surgery Smiley
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« Reply #800 on: May 27, 2012, 05:50:07 PM »

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Tell them it's re-engineering your body and it's cheaper than plastic surgery

It's also cheaper than a knee operation after wearing a lifetime's worth of heeled shoes and cushioned trainers...  Smiley
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« Reply #801 on: May 27, 2012, 06:11:51 PM »

It would seem that I am garnishing a lot of attention these days.  I just ran into an engineer and he said, "Oh, you have your feet on today." as opposed to all those other days when I am sporting bloody stubs.
Good one Cheesy
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« Reply #802 on: May 30, 2012, 04:29:24 PM »

My favorite was going through airport security and being asked where I had stored the rest of my Aquaman outfit?
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« Reply #803 on: May 31, 2012, 11:23:42 AM »

I posted a picture of my new Komodo's at my Facebook page, and a few people reacted that they were the ugliest shoes ever.
One person said they were fine for running on grass but not on pavement.
I'm at work now, where I can read FB but not reply, so when I get home, I have to put some things straight for the ignorant...
Insulting my FFs like that!  Angry
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« Reply #804 on: May 31, 2012, 02:51:23 PM »

I posted a picture of my new Komodo's at my Facebook page, and a few people reacted that they were the ugliest shoes ever.
One person said they were fine for running on grass but not on pavement.
I'm at work now, where I can read FB but not reply, so when I get home, I have to put some things straight for the ignorant...
Insulting my FFs like that!  Angry

haha I would be a tad irritated, and would certainly feel the need to correct some people Wink
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« Reply #805 on: June 03, 2012, 02:37:01 PM »

When I'm wearing my VFFs out in public, I'm afraid of shocking people when they see my shoes. Does anyone have experience with that?
I know a few people who find the VFFs scary, even when they had time to get used to the view...
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« Reply #806 on: June 03, 2012, 02:49:26 PM »

When I'm wearing my VFFs out in public, I'm afraid of shocking people when they see my shoes. Does anyone have experience with that?
 

yes, everyone here  Grin
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« Reply #807 on: June 03, 2012, 05:58:24 PM »

Look confident when wearing them and most people won't notice.
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« Reply #808 on: June 03, 2012, 11:36:11 PM »

Recently my only VFF wear is when golfing. I pretty much wear my Luna sandals exclusively, except for my vivobarefoot Ra's for work. I get a good deal of interest in them for their functionality. When it's dry, they make a kick ass golf shoe. When it's wet, they still grip very well, but absorb all of the water in the grass. My last couple of rounds have been the best I've ever played, and people have asked the usual questions, and now are asking about lateral grip and performance.

I find I can't wear conventional golf shoes anymore, as i find myself rocking back on my heels or generally losing my balance. Though when it's really wet outside, I'll throw on my truelinkswear shoes. They are 'barefoot golf shoes' but have a pretty substantial upper. They are new and still being broken in, but are much better than the other shoes out there, as they have a 5-6mm sole and zero drop. In wet weather, they keep my feet dry and offer good grip, but in the dry my treks are much more comfortable.

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« Reply #809 on: June 04, 2012, 01:45:18 PM »

My 80 year-old mother recently visited from out of state to attend our son's high school graduation; she hasn't been here since before we bought our first pair of Vibrams.  Mom likes to stay busy and insisted upon sweeping.  When she got to the corner of the room where my daughter and I tend to throw our VFF's, she paused and then scrunched her face into a perplexed look.  Though she didn't say a word I could just tell what was going on in her head... She poked at them with her broom, shook her head, and moved on.  She didn't ask and I didn't tell (she would never understand)!
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