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1  General Category / Vibram Five Fingers Mods and Repairs / Re: VVF EL-X toe repair on: September 20, 2013, 12:30:48 AM
Superglue? Worked really well on a pair of early model LEMs, they changed glue for a little while and the new stuff didn't work so well, but the superglue is going strong for the past couple months.
2  General Category / Feet and FiveFingers Accessories and Alternatives / Re: Time to Retire my Vivo Barefoot Aqua Lites on: September 20, 2013, 12:13:05 AM
I'll second the now LEMs or whatever they are calling themselves now, have worn mine five days a week in a dealership shop on the concrete floor for eight hours a day, cutting grass, walking around the city and in the woods. The soles are super soft and had no expectation that they would hold up nearly as well as they have.
3  General Category / Feet and FiveFingers Accessories and Alternatives / Re: Sockwas! on: September 17, 2013, 09:10:05 PM
How's the toe area on them? Nice and wide like a minimalist shoe should be or narrow? Hard to tell from the limited pics on their site. How's the wear looking if your'e on concrete all the time?
4  General Category / Vibram Five Fingers Mods and Repairs / Re-sole(not vff though) on: February 26, 2013, 12:41:08 AM
So I have this pair of Lems that have given up the ghost but not if I can help it. The rubber is about worn through and coming completely unglued from the cloth bottom. How would I go about attaching leather to it and forming through sides up a little to avoid catching on stuff or exposing that clothy bit to get torn?
5  General Category / Birthdayshoes.com General Discussion / Re: Spyridon LS at -25C on: November 13, 2012, 10:45:59 PM
Wow that's cold, I would probably just keel over and die if I ventured into that. I recently picked up a pair of Merrell True Gloves, seemed like a good option with cold weather coming soon to my parts. So far impressed with the traction and warmer than LEMings.
Not that my cold will be anywhere near your's, 30*f at lowest is likely...
6  General Category / Birthdayshoes.com General Discussion / Re: What shoes you wore before become trapped in barefoot /minimalist cult ? on: November 13, 2012, 10:32:39 PM
Skate shoes and Original SWAT boots for many years for casual and work, then some Converse All Stars. The flat sole of the Converse solved lower back and leg/ ankle pain; then discovered VFFs and rode that train for a while. Got back to wearing regular shoes for work and it was miserable, now I've got a nearly destroyed pair of LEMings from working in them, but I'll be damned if my feet hurt anymore Smiley
KSO, Smartwool Classics, 2x LEMings, Invisibleshoes Huaraches, Merrell True Gloves, not a one regular shoe for these dogs anymore.
7  General Category / Feet and FiveFingers Accessories and Alternatives / Re: Just pulled the trigger on a new pair. on: October 22, 2012, 09:37:00 PM
Didn't ever actually get the shoes due to an error in the system somewhere, called and they straightened it right up for me. Still need to order them again actually, but...
For the past couple months I've worn nothing but LEMings or Xero Shoes(or none of course) and over the past two weeks or so I've noticed a sore spot about the size of a dime on the sole of my right foot right on the edge about 1.5" behind my pinky toe.
Have my feet perhaps gotten even wider?
8  General Category / Feet and FiveFingers Accessories and Alternatives / Re: Just pulled the trigger on a new pair. on: September 19, 2012, 09:10:22 PM
Neglected my thread again Sad
So when I placed the order last time it didn't actually go through to Softstar, my bank held it back and left it pending until giving my money back...!
So tonight I'm trying again but with PayPal this time.
I really like the Vivo Gobi, but to steep for me, on the note of shoes for other uses I'd really like some Tough Gloves from Merrell.
9  General Category / Feet and FiveFingers Accessories and Alternatives / Re: Just pulled the trigger on a new pair. on: September 16, 2012, 12:07:33 PM
The wife approved of them for wedding wear, she said she would prefer that silly square toe but all of us here know that just isn't gonna fly...
jmijares, have you been over to edcforums.com? And how are you liking those 5.11 pants?
10  General Category / Feet and FiveFingers Accessories and Alternatives / Just pulled the trigger on a new pair. on: September 15, 2012, 12:51:16 AM
Got a pair of DASHRunAmoc with the 2mm sole, wife has been nagging me to get a pair of dressy shoes and with two weddings coming up seemed like a good time. Already can't wait to get them in.
Side note... Lot of money going out lately, feels weird. Just got a new backpack from 5.11 and gonna be putting in an order for another flashlight Monday after I sell a bike.
11  General Category / Birthdayshoes.com General Discussion / Re: how many minimalist shoes do you have so far? on: June 23, 2012, 11:59:55 PM
Two VFF, two Leming, and some Invisible shoes.
12  General Category / Feet and FiveFingers Accessories and Alternatives / Re: Invisible shoes! on: June 20, 2012, 02:37:53 PM
I did love the day in them for sure. Walking in them needs some lace tweaking, think it can be fixed by shortening the lace from toes to the outside, my big toes get really close to the inside edge causing the lace to dig in to my second toe. Once that is fixed I may just not wear anything else all summer except at work.
EDIT: Fixed the problem, just slid the knot over my toes farther down thus making the lace a straighter angle up between my toes. Getting the hang of tweaking the sandals is fun and the level of adjustability in something so simple is neat.
13  General Category / Feet and FiveFingers Accessories and Alternatives / Re: Invisible shoes! on: June 20, 2012, 07:21:09 AM
6mm, forgot to throw that in the first post.
Once I've been walking around a bit  and my foot is where its supposed to be, not just in picture mode they feel pretty right. Also my first and only ever pair of sandals.
14  General Category / Feet and FiveFingers Accessories and Alternatives / Invisible shoes! on: June 19, 2012, 11:32:51 PM
Got mine in and tried some different lacing, first try sucked and didn't stay on well. Second try was with some parachord, feels better on the foot imo and even my wife said they look good.
 
Took em on a little jog with the new lacing and they seem to stay on better than walking in the first try today but I don't like the snappy running sounds.
Money well spent, and super fast shipping, even got a friend eyeballing him a pair already.
15  Barefoot Activities / VFF, Barefoot, or Natural Running Discussion / Re: Going to back to conventional shoes from VFF on: June 14, 2012, 11:26:21 PM
What about those Skora shoes? They look pretty wide and seem to have lots of cushy in them.
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