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1  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Site traffic seems to be on the decline! on: April 16, 2014, 06:29:07 PM
I'd say traffic is down in general, not just on here...  I'm still here for you Mr. Leigh Grin
2  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Best VFF (or other brand) for wet traction, climbing waterfalls, streams, etc on: April 13, 2014, 08:49:48 AM
There isn't any lava rocks around me, but through many miles of hiking, climbing, and exploring creeks I find that I have better traction on wet rocks in my original KSO's, EL-X, and KSO Evo's vs the Trek soles.  There is more surface contact vs the little points of contact on the Trek sole and you have the added ability to flex and use your toes for grip.  However, the Trek sole is better on slippery terrain.  I usually have on one of the before mentioned on as my preference and the Trek's in my pack in case I need them.   
3  General Category / Feet and FiveFingers Accessories and Alternatives / Re: ZED Footware Kickstarter? on: March 30, 2014, 08:58:14 PM

At least for me.... Grin
4  General Category / General Discussion / Re: KSO Discontinued? on: March 28, 2014, 05:45:36 PM
They break in...  I wore them around the house, took them off, wore them, and took them off for weeks debating whether or not to return them...  They are now my go to shoes....  If the new KSO Evo's are similar, my reserve stash of boxed KSO's will soon hit the classifieds. Shocked
5  General Category / Feet and FiveFingers Accessories and Alternatives / Re: Tingley Overshoes on: March 28, 2014, 03:44:50 PM
Yup, that is the brand of "over boots" that I wear over my VFF's in deep snow/mud.  I've had them for about 4 years, but they don't see that much usage like my Oashatoes do for work.  As for the heal on the Oashatoes, you really don't even know it is there.  It flattens right out.   
6  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Go to winter shoe on: March 17, 2014, 07:34:14 PM
Bormio's when 10 to -40, EL-X's and KSO Treks above 10, bare above 34 when I could be...  Good ol'fashioned "slicker boot overshoes" over my KSO's or EL-X's for adventures in deep snow or my custom work boots when I absolutely had to.... Sad 
7  Barefoot Activities / Barefoot(ish) Activities / Re: What did you do barefoot or in VFF today? on: March 16, 2014, 06:22:26 PM
Just split a couple logs (barefoot) for firewood in preparation for the cold and snow that is moving in later tonight....  It's not too bad right now at 34F, but you can tell snow is in the air....
8  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Oh my.. on: March 05, 2014, 08:52:43 PM
Had a pair of these as a kid....  Yes, I wore them barefoot Grin

9  General Category / New Members Say Hello! / Re: Hello!!! on: February 25, 2014, 07:47:04 PM
Welcome to Birthday Shoes!
10  General Category / New Members Say Hello! / Re: VFF saved my knee and shin! on: February 22, 2014, 11:02:39 AM
Welcome and good luck on your minimalist running adventure.
11  Barefoot Activities / Barefoot(ish) Activities / Re: Barefoot trail running on: February 13, 2014, 10:03:13 PM
There are some surfaces that you wouldn't want to put bare feet on: a surface of rough, sharp stones of greatly varying size is one. You couldn't run on it -- even walking carefully in VFFs with the "classic" sole is difficult.

Actually, I've gotten worse stone bruising in KSO's than I have running on the same rocky trails barefoot.  When you are bare, your natural reflexes take over and with proper form you are landing very lightly.  I can kick my kids butt's on our stone drive running barefoot, walking on the other hand can yield all types of spastic movements.
12  Barefoot Activities / Barefoot(ish) Activities / Re: Barefoot trail running on: February 13, 2014, 09:53:04 PM
And how many people walk their dogs there I wonder ... Undecided

And this matters why?  It's easier to wash off my feet than it is a pair of VFF's Grin
13  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Stitchless VFF's on: February 10, 2014, 09:16:05 PM
Since the insoles are what I like since it covers any stitches on the bottom of the toe pockets, let me ask this a different way. Are there any other VFF's that have the same insoles as the Komodo? I've been spoiled by the stitchless feel of the Komodo's footbed and I'm having a hard time thinking I'll be comfortable in any other shoe where I can feel the stitches.

Sorry, you have been spoiled.... 

I asked my son, daughter, and wife and the consensus is that we don't feel the stitches....  It is most likely something we just got used to....
14  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Sizing on the official Vibram website on: February 05, 2014, 09:47:07 PM
Yes, odd...  Honestly my VFF size in no way corresponds to the traditional shoe size that I would purchase that "felt" comfortable. 
15  General Category / New Members Say Hello! / Re: new member saying hello on: February 05, 2014, 03:46:22 PM
Welcome to BDS!!!!
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