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1  General Category / Birthdayshoes.com General Discussion / Re: Bare Foot Safety Work Boots on: October 09, 2014, 08:39:25 PM
Sorry for the late posting....  
Here are my "custom" work boots and what they started out as....  These are composite steel toe as well as internal metatarsal protection. 
2  General Category / Birthdayshoes.com General Discussion / Re: Bare Foot Safety Work Boots on: October 02, 2014, 09:25:02 PM
Yes, what we seek will most likely never exist...  I've tried to get a couple US companies to pilot some steel toes with a minimalist flat and flexible sole and it all comes down to the $$$ that is needed to apply for certification and do the testing in order to market them in the "safety" shoe realm...  We are just not a big enough niche...  Just a warning, I can't fit in any Redwing shoes regardless of what width they claim they are.  If you don't need metatarsal protection any "sewn welt" steel toe could be re-soled with a flat flexible sole, shank removed, and insole removed for around $70-80 at an old school cobbler shop...  Mine were expensive due to the flexible composite metatarsals.  They MUST be a sewn style not a glued on sole like the one you pictured.  I will get a picture of mine (before and after) and post it as soon as I can.
3  General Category / Birthdayshoes.com General Discussion / Re: Bare Foot Safety Work Boots on: September 30, 2014, 08:47:40 PM
It depends on your budget...  I typically wear Oashatoes over minimalist shoes...  However, when I am on the shop floor around lifts/manipulators I must wear steel toes with metatarsal protection...  I ordered a pair of composite I-Met Steel Toe boots in H width a few years ago and took them to a Cobbler.  He removed the heal, sole, shank and insole per my request and resoled them with a flat 6mm Vibram sole I chose from his catalog.  They must be a "sewn" welt design...  They are surprisingly flexible with ground feel comparable to a pair of VFF's with the Spyridon sole, and about a 3mm heal to toe drop.  It's been a while, but I think I had about $300 into them.  I'd do it again....   Wink      
4  General Category / Birthdayshoes.com General Discussion / Re: Vibram Arch Pain in One Foot on: September 02, 2014, 07:12:46 PM
I'd rest and start from scratch slower....  much slower...  3 miles in 3 months is too fast...  I'd also start bare reading your skin, that foot may be weaker or it is form.  Either way, time is needed to correct the problem.  There are plenty of other posts on here with a wealth of information including books to guide your way.  Do a search on TMTS or too much too soon...   
5  General Category / Vibram Five Fingers Sizing and Fit Discussion / Re: What should I do, my shoes are a bit too big? on: August 27, 2014, 07:00:59 PM
As long as your toes aren't coming out of the toe pockets you should be fine...  Try standing and curling your toes.  They should remain in the toe pockets.  My kids VFF's were always "upsized" for some room to grow and they never had any issues.  You can always throw on a pair of socks to snug them up if it bothers you.   
6  General Category / Birthdayshoes.com General Discussion / Re: Walking and Running Barefoot on the Treadmill? on: August 13, 2014, 07:23:05 PM
Can you, yes....  Should you for mileage or normal routine, debatable.....  I do when the weather isn't cooperating and I feel the need to run or walk...  It is hard for me to get proper form without a steeper incline.  The biggest negative is that you are not using all the muscles needed to carry your body mass as you would on varying terrain.  It can lead to strains or other problems when you do decide to enjoy nature.  As with any barefoot adventures, read your skin and build up your distance as some belts are pretty abrasive.  Again, can you...  Yes, but in my opinion not for the "long term"... 

If you smell something burning look down as it is most likely your feet Wink 
7  General Category / New Members Say Hello! / Re: Hi on: July 13, 2014, 02:18:02 PM
Welcome to Birthday Shoes....! 
8  General Category / Birthdayshoes.com General Discussion / Re: Kind of upset. on: July 11, 2014, 04:59:34 PM
If you mean the lavender as the all "purple", they are still available at travelcountry...
9  Barefoot Activities / VFF, Barefoot, or Natural Running Discussion / Re: Ultra walking in vibrams on: July 08, 2014, 04:51:49 PM
I don't "ultra walk" or "speed walk", but all I and the family primarily wear are VFF's.  My daughter runs cross country in them.  As a family we hike (just got back from another day of it) quite often.  On slight elevations and grass/dirt/stone trails we can average a 20 minute mile.  A 10 mile hike is about 3.5 to 4 hours including our rests if needed.  Rocky/elevated loose trails are a little slower only for the safety aspect.  We pass many "clopping" hikers in traditional foot ware, so I would say once you are conditioned VFF's should have no impact on your "speed".  Heck, we can pucker the dog out long before we or our feet are done...       
10  Barefoot Activities / Barefoot(ish) Activities / Re: What did you do barefoot or in VFF today? on: July 07, 2014, 08:07:13 PM
5 mile, 5 Finger family hike.  All of us in VFF's except the dog. 
11  Barefoot Activities / Barefoot(ish) Activities / Re: What did you do barefoot or in VFF today? on: July 06, 2014, 05:34:35 PM
It was a casual day so I went to church in my black EL-X's and then naked from the ankles down while I replaced a master cylinder in my Land Rover and lubed the pivot points on my wife's stubborn convertible top in her Saab...  It's functioning much better now so she can go topless any time she wants...  Grin
12  General Category / New Members Say Hello! / Re: Pinky Trauma or 5th Phalanges distales fracturis horribulis on: June 27, 2014, 05:41:49 PM
I have never broken a toe wearing mine, but I have used them as splints shoving my broken toes that were broken while barefoot into them Grin
13  General Category / Birthdayshoes.com General Discussion / Re: VFF Shoes of the Day Thread... on: June 21, 2014, 07:15:30 PM
http://birthdayshoes.com/forum/barefoot-activities/what-did-you-do-barefoot-or-in-vff-today/1215/

The search function can be your friend.... Grin

I do everything in mine or barefoot Shocked
14  General Category / Birthdayshoes.com General Discussion / Re: Vybrid Sneak added to VFF Site! ☺️ on: June 20, 2014, 04:12:59 PM
NEVER!!!  Arch support and padding are not for me.... Roll Eyes
15  General Category / Birthdayshoes.com General Discussion / Re: Barefoot/Minimalist shoe advise on: June 19, 2014, 07:26:17 PM


I googled Merrell and found the Flux glove suit what I'm looking for - only it's discontinued. Which pair of Merrell's have you got?
I will look into other suggestions as well.

Again, thank you both!

I looked, and they are New Balance Minimus in Leather.  I don't wear them often because I like using my toes and they are thicker than I like.  I could not fit in any other NB or Merrell's, but being that these were leather I stretched them and they ended up snug but ok.  I recently picked up a pair of Patagonia Loulu's for my son.  He loves them.  I tried on a pair and although I touched both sides of the toe box, they felt pretty good.  Although they are thin and flexible, they are too thick for my personal craving to feel every temperature and texture of the surfaces that I'm walking on... Undecided
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