Hello all! I'm relatively new to the whole barefoot thing, for the most part. I basically grew up barefoot on the scorching streets of Phoenix Arizona but society requires shoes so I had to wear them eventually and over the years I kinda forgot about going barefoot until recently.
So one day I decided to ditch my shoes and stick through the pain of transitioning. I went completely barefoot for six months (with the exception of flip-flops for inside buildings and SWAT boots for mowing the lawn) before I got my first pair of VFF's. I tried on some black KSO's at the only store in my town that carries them but the store didn't have the orange and black kind I wanted, so I ordered some online and got some free Injinji socks to boot!
While they aren't a perfect fit, I think they work fine and I haven't had any issues with them being slightly too big yet. I'd normally wear a Men's 39, no idea on Women's since my feet are crazy wide. But I was set on the orange and black coloration so I went ahead and ordered one size up. It actually works this way since I've got super sweaty feet and have to wear toe socks if I don't want my KSO's smelling like foot funk, and the socks help fill in the extra space.
I'm not incredibly active but I do enjoy hiking, a lot, and try to go on at least one (preferably two) hikes a week. Back when I was younge, like, 14 I think? I hiked the Grand Canyon. I hope that gives you an idea of how much I like to hike, and that wasn't even the biggest hike I've gone on!
I've picked up jogging and light running, mainly on hiking trails since I can't stand that on concrete. However, due to a recent double foot injury one of my over enthusiastic dogs gave me I haven't been able to do much of that.
I hope to add more to my collection of minimalist shoes in the near future. I plan on getting a pair of orange TrekSports, a pair of black Jayas and some of those Merrell True Gloves in the brindle/harvest coloration. And maybe a pair of brown KSO Treks. Haha, I've only had my KSO's for almost three weeks and I can't wait to get more!
Anyways, that's my introduction. I look forwards to chatting with you guys about these awesome shoes.