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« Reply #795 on: May 19, 2012, 05:03:25 PM »

Just had a long conversation in a services of all places of the benefits of switching to vibrams, must of been the red sprints that did it.
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« Reply #796 on: May 21, 2012, 08:04:55 AM »

A few more people spotted my Speeds yesterday. None were disgusted by them. The question most often first asked was, "Are they comfortable?" or a variation on that.
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« Reply #797 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 #798 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 #799 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 #800 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 #801 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 #802 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 #803 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 #804 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 #805 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 #806 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 #807 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 #808 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 #809 on: June 03, 2012, 05:58:24 PM »

Look confident when wearing them and most people won't notice.
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Non-VFF: 46 Merrell Tough Glove, 47 VB Synth Hiker
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