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« on: January 02, 2012, 01:06:56 AM »

Helllllllllooooo everybody!

Over the past year I've gotten into the "minimalist" running scene.  I've always liked lighter shoes (Asics DS Trainers were my go to shoe), as I have bigger feet and hate carrying around extra, unneeded weight.  I got a pair of NB MT101 trail shoes last Jan/Feb and fell in love with the lightweight design.  I then broke down and bought a pair of VFF Bikilas and used them solely for gym use (no 'dread'milling, simply weight lifting) and was surprised how comfortable they were.  After a couple of months, I gave them a shot on the road... WOW.  I knew after the first short run that I was in for a change!

Since running with the VFF I've experienced nothing but positive returns...
- transitioned into a more "natural" stride (see ya later, heel strike!)
- stronger legs
- no more plantar fasciitis problems
- most importantly... getting faster!

I just got a pair of VFF Flows for Xmas, as I needed a pair of cold weather shoes.  Haven't run in them yet, as I'm breaking them in around the house first.  I'll need a new pair of trail shoes soon and just stumbled upon the VFF Spyridon LS earlier today.  I was going to look into the new NB Minimus line, but now I'm perplexed on what to get.  Either way, this shoe snob/dork is excited!
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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2012, 07:35:34 AM »

Welcome. Must be cold up your way at this time of year. I'm kinda jealous. I'd love to get out of this 40oC heat we've got Sad
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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2012, 09:38:39 AM »

Welcome! I'm really excited about the Spyridon too. I'm using the treksports for trails/rocks/gravel now and they're great, but I'm hoping the Spyridons have a bit more protection from sharp rocks and more ground feel than my treksports. From what I've read so far, the Spyridons will be just right.

I'm a shoe dork too and quite obsessed with VFFs. You aren't alone.  Grin

VFFs: KSO W40, Treksport W40, Bikila W40, Jaya LR W41, Komodosport LS W40, KSO Trek W40, Spyridon LS W40, Bikila LS W40
Other:Merrell Trail Glove M 7.5, Merrell Sonic Glove M 7.5, VB Neo W41, VB Off Road Hi W41, Merrell Delight W9, VB Breatho Trail W40, Runamoc Dash U9, Merrell Road Glove M7.5
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