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1  General Category / Birthdayshoes.com General Discussion / Re: Best VFF (or other brand) for wet traction, climbing waterfalls, streams, etc on: April 11, 2014, 04:42:30 PM
Oh and I am so jealous, I have been considering moving to your islands lately. I think I will visit in November (Hawaii and Oahu).
2  General Category / Birthdayshoes.com General Discussion / Re: Best VFF (or other brand) for wet traction, climbing waterfalls, streams, etc on: April 11, 2014, 01:07:57 PM
I have used both Treksports and Flows in waterfalls and in-river trails (like the Narrows in Utah) and they both performed really well. Flows have a little bit better traction in wet environments while Treksports have better protection from sharp rocks. But I would use any of them in any water trail.
3  General Category / Feet and FiveFingers Accessories and Alternatives / Re: ZED Footware Kickstarter? on: April 07, 2014, 07:21:46 PM
To me 18 mm stack height is not minimalist.
4  General Category / Birthdayshoes.com General Discussion / Re: Minimalist shoe recommendation for travel on: April 07, 2014, 07:12:07 PM
I don't particularly land on my forefoot when not running, but it does not prevent from wearing Vff's or uncushioned shoes. Unless you are pounding your heels on the ground, you'll be fine. I walked around for many hours and hiked all day in fivefingers with no issues, they are not just for running. However, Lems have a bit of cushion if your feet are particularly tender.
5  General Category / Birthdayshoes.com General Discussion / Re: heelless.org - EU funded running shoe research project on: April 01, 2014, 01:05:18 PM
They don't need to elaborate a new heelless running shoe concept, Vibram has already done it with fivefingers a long time ago!  Grin And VB too.
6  General Category / Birthdayshoes.com General Discussion / Re: Fake VFFs and Dubious Sellers - Post Your Questions and Warnings Here on: March 26, 2014, 11:39:19 AM
Don't use shoestrademall.com . They take your money and don't send you anything. Paypal is trying to get my money back.
7  General Category / Birthdayshoes.com General Discussion / Re: Go to winter shoe on: March 18, 2014, 11:44:23 AM
All vivos: Boxing Boot and Off Road Hi for going places, and Evo II with thick wool socks for running.
8  General Category / Birthdayshoes.com General Discussion / Re: how many minimalist shoes do you have so far? on: March 10, 2014, 02:04:40 PM
Hey, just got the Alitza, Grey/Rose/Purple, so 21 Vff's, 8 other minimalist pairs.

All Vff models and colors are indicated in my signature, but not the other minimalists': the Stems are light grey, Stems are black, Evo II are the Navy Blue, Off Road Hi in Olive, Boxing Boot in Brown, Lucy Lite Crimson, Konvines are grey animal print and khaki camo.
9  General Category / Birthdayshoes.com General Discussion / Re: Oh my.. on: March 05, 2014, 06:43:41 PM
That's sarcasm right Mr Leigh?  Wink
10  Barefoot Activities / Barefoot(ish) Activities / Re: What did you do barefoot or in VFF today? on: March 04, 2014, 12:46:49 PM
Went cruising on the Allure of the Seas 3 weeks back. Tried on my new purple Bikila LS while running a 9K and a 5K around the perimeter of the boat on the running track. Also used my Flows under my fins when cavern scuba diving in the Mexican cenotes. My Treksports were worn while hanging from a zip line in Haiti and used to climb a waterfall and visit a cavern in Jamaica. And my Classics on both plane rides and to walk around everywhere. I wanted to use my Treksports for rock climbing on the ship but they did not let me. Needless to say, even though I prefer Europe to southern destinations, it was a fantastic trip.
11  General Category / Birthdayshoes.com General Discussion / Re: Working, on feet all day on: March 03, 2014, 02:42:25 PM
Do you carry excess weight? There is only so much pressure the skin under the feet and the foot structures can take comfortably without a bit of cushion. I don't have excess weight but I once did. I find that the Lems are good for a little additional cushion without losing the minimalist characteristics.
12  General Category / New Members Say Hello! / Re: VFF saved my knee and shin! on: February 20, 2014, 01:06:24 PM
Good for you! An other Vff success story!
13  General Category / Birthdayshoes.com General Discussion / Re: Hi, need help choosing my first pair on: February 18, 2014, 02:07:24 PM
To me it looks like Spyidons would be best for you.
14  General Category / Birthdayshoes.com General Discussion / Re: Canvas, Vegan shoe? on: January 27, 2014, 02:16:08 PM
Check out Konvines, they are fabric and rubber, or so they say. Extremely thin, and cute.
15  General Category / New Members Say Hello! / Re: Woohoo! on: January 27, 2014, 01:37:51 PM
Welcome! Same story here. Started running again 3 years ago after discovering toe shoes. I am a runner again! You'll like the info provided here.
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