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 on: September 21, 2016, 04:18:59 PM 
Started by PercyJ - Last post by PercyJ
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Not sure if it will replace the vibram classic

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 on: September 20, 2016, 08:44:38 PM 
Started by aebulbul - Last post by elfprancer
I don't run in leather socks, but I use these dash runamocs from Soft Star Shoes: http://www.softstarshoes.com/adult-shoes/runamoc.html

You can get them with a leather sole, so would be similar to the socks. Could be an issue with traction though if it's wet (same with those socks). I have the 5mm trail sole and they are awesome. They are like running slippers. I do trail run a bit in them, but mostly hike, but even hike up gnarly mountain trails with these. There is also a 2mm street sole, if you prefer.

There is also the Moc3 which is more similar to the socks, but with a very think rubber sole for traction (I have not used those before).

But they cost a lot more than those socks.

Or make your own running sandal:  https://xeroshoes.com/shop/outsoles/diy-feeltrue/

That is pretty cheap. I made one also with a different sort of lacing system (more like chaco style lacing).

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 on: September 17, 2016, 06:31:35 PM 
Started by SanjMerchant - Last post by Juros44
You might want to consider checking this site:
http://www.footweartop.com/most-comfortable-work-boots-for-men/
These should be able to tell you which one to get depending on your needs. Hope it helps.  Cheesy

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 on: September 15, 2016, 09:23:53 AM 
Started by zrunner - Last post by zrunner
I really dont feel that I do. But someone else mentioned this to me. and the thing is if anything I would describe my left foot as more flat then my right. But my left is where the issues are always worse.

But I guess if indeed it is a high arch issue I guess just buy them on the larger size? That seems to be my only solution at the moment anyhow.

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 on: September 14, 2016, 06:01:49 PM 
Started by zrunner - Last post by nowster
Do you have a high arch?

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 on: September 14, 2016, 01:43:34 PM 
Started by aebulbul - Last post by aebulbul
Hello everyone,

Back in the day I used to run. I didn't start running until my freshman year of high school. I started with track and field. I hated it because I was the slowest on the team, and I didn't like the feeling of lactic acid build up and the exhaustion that comes with running. My coaches didn't pay much attention to me except to tell me to change my shoes. I was always left behind during the team practice runs. It took several months to work myself back up and then I started to actually get better in the 800m run and the 1 mile. Before I started running I was chubby. I remember after starting track and field conditioning within the first 6 weeks I noticed I had no flab. I was amazed. Still wasn't really able to push myself to run. Just didn't like it.

After a couple years of running in high school I stopped to focus on my academics. What a mistake that was. Then came along college. Apart from the occasional run I didn't do it with much consistency. It's something I wanted to like but i never quite liked it.

Then one day I found out that people can run barefoot. That was the shot in the arm I needed to start running again. It felt good, it felt free, yada yada yada, ya'l know the story. Started running barefoot but then people told me I was crazy and was going to get myself injured so I got myself a pair of the original Vibram FF back in '09 and kept trucking. That seemed to work well. Up until then I had never gotten injured from running.

Then it got busy and I stopped...like completely.

Just recently have i gotten back into running. I'm 30 now.

A couple weeks ago I go on a 3 mile run with the Vibram FF and the aftermath was horrible. Killed my calfs, put a little too much stress on my right calf or whatever. A few days later doctor tells me I've likely got PF in both feet and possible precursor to a stress fracture in my right tibia. Yikes...

So I've been taking it easy. Stayed off for a couple weeks. Did all the exercises to buildup my foot and leg muscles as well as treat my PF. Doing a lot of swimming and biking and strength training. Things seem to be getting better.

Doctor told me to get a good pair of shoes with arch support. Took his advice, got me a pair of $120 NB's. Bottom line is I just don't like running in them. They're comfortable, but I can't explain why, but I just don't. So instead I've been doing daily 5 minute barefoot runs in front of my apartment, taking a day off in between and adding a little more time from run to run.

That's been messing with the soles of my feet, bottom of my big toe is all kinds of gross so I need something to wear. Vibram FF's might be a little too old and I just never really cared much for how tight they felt on my feet and how they forced my toes into certain directions ,and I just prefer the feel of pure barefoot running.

So I do some research:

Find these: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/skinners-revolutionary-ultraportable-footwear-shoes-design. Sounds like a good idea, but won't be available until Feb 2017.

Don't have much of a budget to spend on shoes at this point otherwise wife will kill me.

So I dig out a pair of leather socks (not unlike these http://www.ebay.com/itm/100-Genuine-Leather-Socks-Khuffain-Kuff-khuff-Quff-Shoes-Slippers-05/252503020496?_trksid=p2352135.c100669.m3726&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D37107%26meid%3Dac839715771b43a7b9ff9cf57844824c%26pid%3D100669%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D17%26sd%3D252188132687) from the closet that I had gotten a long time ago (and not for the purposes of running barefoot), but I think to myself why not.

Haven't tried them yet, but they are not breathable....pretty sure foot will get pretty sweaty in them. Anyone have any experience running in leather socks?

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 on: September 14, 2016, 11:08:19 AM 
Started by zrunner - Last post by zrunner
the other HUGE issue is a shoe might feel fine IE my old bikilias but a few miles into a run its a total diff ballgame.... and i'm liek wow i shoulda gotten a larger shoe rararara.

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 on: September 14, 2016, 11:07:31 AM 
Started by zrunner - Last post by zrunner
I ran about 200 miles in that pair that i relaced the KMD LS size 41. I was getting nail damage on my big toe on my left foot so i said screw it scrapped the pair ordered a size 42 based on my foot measurement I Figured that would be just right maybe even a hair big fine.

I get them. STILL too tight from bottom to top but just fine heal to toe. SO i relace the new pair. ran in them all is well. This is a size 42.

I ordered a size 42 KSO as well cause my 41 again i can only fit a thin sock on my foot. I get those TOO tight top to bottom and relacing it wont do becuase of how the shoe is it'll still be too tight. So i'm gonna return those try 43.

I bet the 43 will be too long tho heel to toe.

Its almost always a problem with my left foot too cause its larger. if i get too large i'll cry my right foot is in a shoe thats too big.

What really angers me tho is from heal to toe things can be spot on but the height of the shoe or the witdth maybe is ending up to be a problem almost every time on the left shoe.

The other issue is my feet have grown since moving to these shoes. gotten wider and longer some too. I put on a pair of 10.5s newtons that i have that where once a hair big and now i'm like yeah no way these are gonna be too small at this rate.

I hope this eases up some and i can get the sizing down. Its maddening I wish i had a place that sold these locally so i could try them on!

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 on: August 30, 2016, 05:51:41 PM 
Started by zrunner - Last post by Juros44
SeeYa's two pairs laced and velcro didn't last long - couple of month on concrete pavement - wore out near the pinkie . I think it might be my stile of running though

 I agree, its just a style been running for 2 years now.

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 on: August 30, 2016, 05:50:33 PM 
Started by Juros44 - Last post by Juros44
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