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 on: April 17, 2014, 06:27:21 PM 
Started by sgp2012 - Last post by Mr. Leigh
 If you are going to be doing a lot of walking, and have not previously done so in VFFs, then you will likely have calf pain, among other pains.  If you are very acclimated to wearing them, then you may be able to go for miles without a problem.  


So are you saying that as long as you are used to them and it is dry, VFFs are all good for sustained travel? My sister planning a trip to America in the Summer (so long as this handy website here helps her get a greencard), hoping to take as little as possible and wasn't sure what their durability was. Is there a particular edition any of you would recommend?


Sorry, didn't intentionally ignore you.  I missed this inquiry for some reason. 

If she is coming to the USA in the summer, just about any VFF should be fine as the overall climate will be decent.  I prefer Classics myself, which are discontinued but still available from a few vendors and also eBay.  One must be very careful on eBay, as there are also a lot of counterfeit products floating around.  Depending upon what she intends to use them for might change the recommendation.  Just general walking about, Classics are fine.  If she is doing activities with a lot of lateral movement, maybe consider Komodosport. 

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 on: April 17, 2014, 05:29:03 PM 
Started by Mr. Leigh - Last post by Mr. Leigh
I'd say traffic is down in general, not just on here...  I'm still here for you Mr. Leigh Grin

I don't participate in any other on line forums, so I cannot speak to forum traffic elsewhere.  When I emailed Justin, he said searches related to minimalism and footwear in general were down overall.  It stands to reason if people aren't searching for topics that will generate birthdayshoes to be in their search results, the site isn't going to see an influx of new traffic.  I'm surprised by how many registered members with high post counts have seemingly fallen off the face of the planet.  I used to rather enjoy the race stories and shoe experience stories and now it seems they've nearly ceased.  I do know of a few people, as I mentioned in my initial post, that just grew tired of answering the same newbie questions over and over. 

I hope nowster is right and that it is merely seasonal and that more people will post once the weather changes. 

Thanks barefootin, good to know that someone is here for me.  LOL

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 on: April 16, 2014, 06:29:07 PM 
Started by Mr. Leigh - Last post by barefootin
I'd say traffic is down in general, not just on here...  I'm still here for you Mr. Leigh Grin

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 on: April 16, 2014, 06:00:25 PM 
Started by Mr. Leigh - Last post by Mr. Leigh
I wonder if Justin is losing pole position in the Google search results or if there are fewer people in general researching minimalist footwear or what. 

I emailed Justin to get his take on this and he said that minimalist footwear related searches in general were on the decline as of late.

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 on: April 16, 2014, 05:51:08 PM 
Started by Mr. Leigh - Last post by Ang1234
Yes, I noticed that too  Sad

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 on: April 16, 2014, 04:02:45 PM 
Started by Mr. Leigh - Last post by Rex_Kwon_Do
Part of it I think is the rareness of new stories.  There isn't really anything new, so why visit?

I think this is a significant factor.  I too have noticed how quiet the boards have been and how many of the regulars don't seem to be regulars any more.

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 on: April 16, 2014, 09:35:29 AM 
Started by Mr. Leigh - Last post by The_Dingman
Part of it I think is the rareness of new stories.  There isn't really anything new, so why visit?

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 on: April 16, 2014, 01:57:57 AM 
Started by Mr. Leigh - Last post by nowster
The number of posts has dropped significantly in the last year. I just assumed that it was a seasonal thing, with people being less active outdoors in the winter. And for those in the majority of the USA it's been a particularly harsh winter. Here in the UK it's merely been very very wet.

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 on: April 15, 2014, 05:29:32 PM 
Started by Mr. Leigh - Last post by Mr. Leigh
Has anyone else noticed that traffic on this site seems to be on the decline?  It is hard pressed to see more than a member or two on line at any given time.  In addition to the lack of registered members visiting, there are sparsely any non-members (guests) perusing the site.  Lately there has been somewhere around the mid thirty range on line at any given time of day.  I wonder if Justin is losing pole position in the Google search results or if there are fewer people in general researching minimalist footwear or what.  I do know of a few longstanding forum members that have lost interest in this site, not minimalist footwear in general just this site, because they have grown weary of answering the same Newbie questions day after day. 

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 on: April 15, 2014, 04:15:02 PM 
Started by Steven/PA - Last post by Mr. Leigh
Oftentimes people overcompensate for poor form with thickly padded shoes.  If you are willing and able, you may want to consider truly barefoot until you know your form is good and then with good form you won't be in need of any additional padding. 

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