I am new to using VFFs. I am "supposedly" an over-pronator and have been using New Balance and Asics for several years. Never was able to run more than 4 miles. Since transitioning to VFFs, I am up to 6 miles, with little or no pain. I recently purchased VFF Treksports, used those for a few weeks and then purchased the Bikilas(after reading reviews on this site). For the Treksports I purchased them at a store where they measured me and said I was a size 44. They feel good, but did have a slight pain on my left foot (larger foot) around the inner heel. More annoying than anything. Goes away once I stop running.
As mentioned, I then purchased the Bikilas and I purchased a 44 too. I have to admit, putting them on was hard, as I have a "fat" foot, especially in the upper area. I have been running with the Bikilia's for 1 week now, feel great, averaging 6 miles a run. After a week though, I have a blister-like marking on both inner-feet. Not very painful but semi-annoying. Theya re too tight to use socks, too.
I am a big fan of this site as I know there are many experienced barefoot runners and VFF users.
Should I have purchased a larger size of the Bikilias?
I run on pavement(sidewalks), is there a better shoe for this? Other than the Treksport and Bikila? Any recommendations?
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