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1  General Category / Birthdayshoes.com General Discussion / Couch to Barefoot: Any iphone App or starter template for that? on: July 06, 2013, 04:21:33 AM
Couch to Barefoot: Any iphone App or starter template for that?

I used to run / jog long back on the beach. - probably 10+ years back. I havent run that way but been into yoga for few years.

I have been considering restarting.. very gradually but with my VFFs/ barefoot.

I did see some articles about how to start barefoot running and allowing the body to adapt to it.

Can someone recommend an app of starter template (spreadsheet etc) that I can take and get going/ get kick-started?

I have KSOs which I havent used much except some yoga & minor home workouts.

Thoughts? Advise? Suggestions?

2  General Category / Birthdayshoes.com General Discussion / Re: Want to browse b-day shoes forums while on the go? There's an app for that! on: July 06, 2013, 04:10:22 AM
Did you guys build something in this direction?

Tapatalk app is a great way to allow mobile access to forums. I use it a lot. Maybe you can add that?
3  General Category / New Members Say Hello! / Re: 1st & only from India: The land of the barefoot Enlightened Masters & Saints :) on: August 04, 2010, 11:27:46 AM
I just checked. I dont think thats the thing.

Observed more carefully. The "Seam" inside near that area of the KSOs is nicely flat and flushed against the wall on the left one.

Whereas its "ruffled" & "frilly" & "Raised" on the right one.

What do I do now? Should / do I need a replacement?
4  General Category / New Members Say Hello! / Re: 1st & only from India: The land of the barefoot Enlightened Masters & Saints :) on: August 04, 2010, 04:50:48 AM
1) Please guide me so I can check that these VFFs do not have any manufacturing defects. I bought it from REI.com, had it shipped to someone and had them bring it when they flew to India.

2) Is there an article / guide on how to condition your FEET / LEGS on using VFFs ...for a newbie. Some kind of initiation program?
1) start with the obvious like tear and broken, usually VFF's are pretty good. I just got mine they are problem free.

2) you can start walking in them, then running increase the distance little by little. its hard to make your feet used to them since you havent used them the way the are supposed to be for a long time. dont overdo things is what I recommend.

Quick look yesterday and did not see any tear etc. I am more so point at the kind of protrusions / internal seam extra prominence that would incuce "shoe bites" in a leather dress shoe.  

I am feeling that in both shoes near Arch-Ends & Heel-Begins area near the inner edge of the bottom. Rather subtle & not that prominent in the left shoe, quite prominent in the Right shoe. With the left shoe if I take my mind away I cant sense it, with right one its a "poking" reminder.
5  General Category / New Members Say Hello! / Re: 1st & only from India: The land of the barefoot Enlightened Masters & Saints :) on: August 03, 2010, 08:24:42 PM
Welcome! Smiley

(Check my comments on one of your other posts.  By the way - it's usually more effective to post one topic per thread, rather than repeating the same set of topics in several threads.)

Thanks for the welcome. Smiley I guess I wasnt sure if it was appropriate for me to club my intro with the problem / issues that would better be suited in CONTEXTUALLY RELEVANT Threads / Sub Forums
6  General Category / Vibram Five Fingers Sizing and Fit Discussion / Re: Black toenails - after 5 weeks on: August 03, 2010, 06:14:48 PM
My last toe permanently bows down as if to bow for the "shoe roof". Its a funky permanent bend that as obvious as it may be, I never noticed.

In short I conclude... the modern shoe is bad for the human foot. It scrunches and shapes the foot as per its "aesthetic" design. It makes the normal spread of the foot / toes unnatural.
7  General Category / Feet and FiveFingers Accessories and Alternatives / Re: Injinji Liners on: August 03, 2010, 05:12:29 PM
Which of these are suited for hot humid weather?
8  General Category / Vibram Five Fingers Sizing and Fit Discussion / Re: Big toes is squeezed, all other toes barely fill the pockets on: August 03, 2010, 05:10:39 PM
I have the same issue. Fits just right on big toe, loose on others
9  General Category / Vibram Five Fingers Sizing and Fit Discussion / Re: Pressure against toe(s) vs. loose fit... on: August 03, 2010, 05:06:48 PM
I just got VFFs KSO Blacks 42.

My Big Toes fit right under the upper lip of the sole and I dont feel any pressure from the END but some from the top.

On the other hand, all the other Toes are loose.. and get more lose as I go from the Big Toe to the Pinky. In fact, my Pinky toe is too small for it Smiley

I am guessing I cant go up or down in size?

Going up: Other toes get more loose.
Going down: Big Toe gets super tight.

Note: Toe 1 (Big Toe) and Toe 2 become tight inside the toe pockets when I scrunch / pull my toes upward from the floor. Else, I think its a relaxed fit.
10  General Category / Vibram Five Fingers Mods and Repairs / Re: My KSO's are great, except for the cuts they're leaving on my feet on: August 03, 2010, 05:00:50 PM
I just put on my VFF KSOs last night. Felt amazing but...

1) Felt some wierdness / protrusion inside one shoe near the inner side.

Its somewhere in the area where the Arch ends and the Heel begins towards the Inner Bottom Edge (if I can call it that) of the Foot.

Its present in the left one, but very prominent in the right one.

I hope its not a defect... Maybe you guys can help me figured that out.
Please guide me so I can check that these VFFs do not have any "manufacturing defects".

I bought it from REI.com, had it shipped to someone and had them bring it when they flew to India.

2) Is there an article / guide on how to condition your FEET / LEGS on using VFFs ...for a newbie. Some kind of initiation program?
11  General Category / Vibram Five Fingers Sizing and Fit Discussion / New KSOs: Fit / Defect on the inner side of heel-arch junction area of VFF? on: August 03, 2010, 04:25:18 PM
I just put on my VFF KSOs last night. Felt amazing but...

1) Felt some wierdness / protrusion inside one shoe near the inner side.

Its somewhere in the area where the Arch ends and the Heel begins towards the Inner Bottom Edge (if I can call it that) of the Foot.

Its present in the left one, but very prominent in the right one.


I hope its not a defect... Maybe you guys can help me figured that out.
Please guide me so I can check that these VFFs do not have any "manufacturing defects".

I bought it from REI.com, had it shipped to someone and had them bring it when they flew to India.

2) Is there an article / guide on how to condition your FEET / LEGS on using VFFs ...for a newbie. Some kind of initiation program?
12  General Category / Birthdayshoes.com General Discussion / Re: Our VFF has been pirated/cloned? I'm pissed about this! on: August 03, 2010, 09:42:28 AM
there are no copyright issues here, this is about trademark infringement and patents. and no, vffs are not part of the human body, they aren't even replicating a function of the human body.

Yes yes.. I'll change the words - Trademark, Patents.. etc.

Trademark - No one should use their name.

Patents - A huge number of American Pharmas keep trying to and keep patenting herbs & medicines that have a daily use & know how in India - esp Ayurveda.
They've filed and done so for Tulsi, Neem, Haldi (Turmeric). The only way this was prevented was that some alert/aware person in the Indian Government (who is lazy & corrupt) noted this and dug up ancient documentation that is pretty much HOUSEHOLD EVERYDAY knowledge.

Part of the assumption is that NO ONE EVER ANYWHERE IN HUMAN HISTORY.. made or wore such footwear? I digress.

I understand the need for Patents but not in a lot areas. Lot of them are exploitative and undue.

PS: If you created the newest cryogenic space rocket, I get it. But if you're patenting AIDS / Cancer drug for which the cure was KNOWN and existent in a HERB in some Amazonian rain forest.. then.. I am sorry.

Corporates will do anything to save their "so called" intellectual property but in the Onus of responsibility.. Nowhere to be found. There are tons of corporates doing tons of stuff in developing / 3rd world countries that would be considered ILLEGAL and has been banned in the US & Western world.

e.g. Medicines, Chemicals, Etc that are made, used, sold, dumped that have been banned and labelled as toxins.

I like the fact that VIBRAMS created a mass produced shoe that fits your foot like a glove. But dont tell me that some guy has a PATENT on GLOVES for your foot.

Its a NATURAL progression. Someone will create something that will FIT your ears or eyes very well... you cant patent that and prevent something from making something THAT FITS THE HUMAN BODY better. Hell.. it could be a special jock strap to cup your ..well.

Anyways.. I am new here so mean no harm or offense. Just another perspective from someone whose spent time inside Fortune 10,20s seen Corpporate Political Lobbies do what they want outside the western world.. and exploit the less privileged. .. Be it blood diamonds, latin american oil & vegetation exploitation (Dole).
13  General Category / Birthdayshoes.com General Discussion / Re: Our VFF has been pirated/cloned? I'm pissed about this! on: August 03, 2010, 07:58:59 AM
Its human body. How can you copyright it? Im sure some caveman / jungle must've tied leather / cloth around their feet in such a manner.
14  General Category / New Members Say Hello! / 1st & only from India: The land of the barefoot Enlightened Masters & Saints :) on: August 03, 2010, 07:52:31 AM
1st & only from India: The land of the barefoot Enlightened Masters & Saints Smiley

I think I am the first and only guy from India on here? Atleast my search did not bring much up.

I just put on my VFF KSOs last night. Felt amazing. But...

1) Felt some wierdness / protrusion inside one shoe near the inner side.

Its somewhere in the area where the Arch ends and the Heel begins towards the Inner Bottom Edge (if I can call it that) of the Foot.

Its present in the left one, but very prominent in the right one.


I hope its not a defect... Maybe you guys can help me figured that out.
Please guide me so I can check that these VFFs do not have any "manufacturing defects".

I bought it from REI.com, had it shipped to someone and had them bring it when they flew to India.


2) Is there an article / guide on how to condition your FEET / LEGS on using VFFs ...for a newbie. Some kind of initiation program?
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