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16  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.
17  General Category / Feet and FiveFingers Accessories and Alternatives / Re: Snowshoeing footwear on: January 06, 2014, 07:14:12 PM
I'm pretty sure the Vivobarefoot Off Road Hi would do a good job for snowshoeing. I just hiked 2 hours yesterday with them in snow, they are thin yet quite warm with wool socks.
18  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Bystander Comments on Your VFFs and Barefooting on: December 05, 2013, 01:47:35 PM
Q: "Are those comfortable?"

A: "No, I hate wearing them. I don't know why I'm wearing them in the first place"

(that was sarcasm, but let's face it, it's a stupid question)

Yep, stupid question, and I get it 7 times out of 10. It's like they don't know what else to ask about them. And I always feel stupid answering yes, so now I will answer no, just for fun.
19  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Getting the funk out of Vivobarefoot Aqueous on: November 22, 2013, 01:16:03 PM
About those pits, a member on this forum recommended Certain Dri to stop sweating. I used to soak through anything everyday but now I don't sweat anymore under the arms. You apply it at night and it closes the pores while you sleep. You wipe or wash it off in the morning and apply a light deodorant. At first every day, after a few months every 3 days. No sweat and no odor and no stains on your clothes anymore. He saved my life. Good luck with everything, and let us know if the alcohol worked for you.
20  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Getting the funk out of Vivobarefoot Aqueous on: November 21, 2013, 01:38:07 PM
Literally rubbing alcohol. Leave it as long as it takes. My feet don't smell, so I just leave it a few minutes, but in your case start with an hour and go from there. Some people spray the alcohol after the wash and leave it there, It evaporates quickly anyway. Just on the footbed inside though, it may not be good for the glue if sprayed outside I imagine. What I also do after the alcohol is before I wash I pretreat with Oxi Clean Max Force Pre-Treater Gel Stick. I apply, scrub the footbed with it and a toothbrush until the stains are gone, let it sit while I scrub my other shoes, rinse it out, then put them in the machine. Brand new shoes everytime.
21  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Getting the funk out of Vivobarefoot Aqueous on: November 20, 2013, 08:26:44 PM
I had seen on an other post about smells that the best killer for the odor causing bacteria is alcohol. I do it before washing my VFF's. Spray alcohol abundantly inside them, and if that does not work I would not have much hope...
22  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Where is the perfect casual minimalist shoe? on: November 20, 2013, 03:01:39 PM
For your needs, I think you got a winner with the Lems. I have also been looking high and low for a more formal minimalist shoe, that's still good looking, and they are it. I had the light grey Primal 1 before and got the Primal 2 in black so I could wear it with less casual attire. VB's are great, but not as cushioned as Lems, if that's what you are looking for.
23  General Category / General Discussion / Re: how many minimalist shoes do you have so far? on: November 18, 2013, 02:11:48 PM
Went crazy on new purchases this week:

-new Lems in black (had ordered the Primal 1 from, but received the Primal 2. They finally admitted they did not have the Primal 1 anymore. The Primal 1 was nowhere else to be found online either so I kept the less desirable 2.)

-new Vivobarefoot Lucy Lites crimson (probably last one available in that color and my size anywhere)

-new Konvines, camo and skull...

Getting to be hard to cram all of these models in my signature... Roll Eyes
24  General Category / Vibram Five Fingers Sizing and Fit Discussion / Re: Are my Bikilas too small for me on: November 13, 2013, 02:41:47 PM
If they touch the end without pushing on it, and without your toes bending, it's normal. It should fit like a glove, without room to spare, except the smallest toes which rarely touch the end of the pockets.
25  Barefoot Activities / VFF, Barefoot, or Natural Running Discussion / Re: What is YOUR experience of minimalist running? on: October 10, 2013, 12:31:20 PM
Former duck runner here as well, but I suspect it was mostly due to the huge sneakers I was wearing. I have much better form with VFF's.
26  Barefoot Activities / VFF, Barefoot, or Natural Running Discussion / Re: Should you Stretch before Running? - Article on: October 10, 2013, 12:11:39 PM
I don't stretch before running or exercise, I warm-up. I stretch after. It seems to weaken my muscles temporarily when I stretch before.
27  General Category / New Members Say Hello! / Re: Eli from Milwaukee on: October 09, 2013, 12:39:14 PM
Fivefingers Komodosports seem to be the best option for you.
28  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Seeya vs Seeya LS on: October 01, 2013, 01:41:57 PM
Personally, I tried on the Seeya LS and felt that the part forming the arch of the shoe was too stiff for me, much stiffer than the Bikila. So I replaced my aging Bikilas with Bikilas LS and to me they feel much better. But it's all very personal, you have to try it on and run around in the store...
29  General Category / General Discussion / Re: Post a picture of your feet in Five Fingers ! on: September 25, 2013, 11:53:29 AM
On the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides (NW Scotland), two weeks ago:

30  General Category / Vibram Five Fingers Sizing and Fit Discussion / Re: My Bikilas are two different sizes...? on: September 16, 2013, 12:23:57 PM
Absolutely not normal nor acceptable, there must have been a labeling issue, you can contact the store directly and ask how to return them.
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