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 on: August 31, 2014, 04:40:09 PM 
Started by AMD64Blondie - Last post by vffjeeper04
It said fall of 2014....so I have no idea...I want them too.

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 on: August 30, 2014, 08:05:06 PM 
Started by vffjeeper04 - Last post by rich9cinti
Short 3 mile Saturday run in my new Bikila EVO's. I think it's a winner. Slightly lighter than my KMD Sport LS's.

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 on: August 30, 2014, 02:32:51 AM 
Started by rich9cinti - Last post by rich9cinti
Hello all. I'm 46 y/o and never loved running before. I entered numerous races from cycling to duathlons and a couple of sprint triathlons in my early 30's. I was able to power through runs without taking into consideration of my running form/technique. Well now that I'm in my mid 40's, I wanted to teach my body to run correctly.  This past spring, I started reading about proper running form and encountered some links to VFF's. So I ordered my first two pairs, Bikila LS in 42 and KMD Sports in 43's. The 43's were the right size and never returned the 42's since I had already used them. I ordered a pair of Spyridons size 43 for general purpose VFF's when I'm on grass/trails... Not a trail runner, yet ha! The Spyridons knobby treads were not comfy on pavement but feel great during my runs on the beach/sand this past summer while on vacation.

I've been running in VFF's religiously since the beginning of April and followed the guidelines in taking the time to build up my distance and allow time to build the strength in my feet and calves. I couldn't be happier to report that all is going well. Zero knee and hip pains.  I'm running for the love of running and I am positioned to run my first Half Marathon in November. I recently received my new Bikila EVO's and will test them out this Saturday. They feel great and fit well. 43's are definitely my size. The toe pockets on the B-EVO's are slightly shorter in the pinky toe area compared to my KMD's.

I've decided to join this forum to read up on others' experiences who run in VFF's.

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 on: August 29, 2014, 12:51:24 PM 
Started by valeriekay_2000 - Last post by valeriekay_2000
Shoes that fit: KMD sport LS 42 womens-i've worn holes in the bottom of these and on my second pair

Shoes that are tight on the Pinky: Treksport sandals-42

Shoes that are way too dang tight: Lontra 42

I typically wear a women's size 11 and it's really hit/miss on getting a pair of VFF's that fit with out mutilating my Pinky toes. My treksport sandals fit in all the toes except the pinky and they're just snug enough to cause pain after wearing them a few minutes. I've been working on breaking them in but it's a painful process.

What models do you recommend that will fit better in women's size 42?

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 on: August 28, 2014, 07:45:01 AM 
Started by wicket971 - Last post by wicket971
I purchased a pair of the NB Minimus Life (http://birthdayshoes.com/review-new-balance-nb-minimus-life) back in 2012 and was devastated to discover they'd been discontinued. They are sadly approaching the end of their life. The tread is worn down pretty well and the insoles have a few holes in them.

I wore this shoe as a casual shoe as I'm not a runner. I wore it with jeans, shorts and khaki pants. I wore it around the house. I wore it to work. I wore it taking short hikes. I wore this shoe everywhere. I loved the looked and style of this shoe. The colors weren't too flashy (ultra bright colors), just simple black and white and the style wasn't too boring either.

I am looking for a replacement for this shoe. I'd like a shoe with that super soft barefoot feel that can be worn with jeans or shorts. A simple design with nothing too crazy in the way of colors.

If anyone has any suggestions I'd appreciate your thoughts.

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 on: August 27, 2014, 07:56:51 PM 
Started by vffjeeper04 - Last post by AMD64Blondie
Quick Safeway run wearing my new Shamma Warrior sandals.

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 on: August 27, 2014, 07:00:59 PM 
Started by Jenna_00 - Last post by barefootin
As long as your toes aren't coming out of the toe pockets you should be fine...  Try standing and curling your toes.  They should remain in the toe pockets.  My kids VFF's were always "upsized" for some room to grow and they never had any issues.  You can always throw on a pair of socks to snug them up if it bothers you.   

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 on: August 27, 2014, 03:06:12 PM 
Started by Jenna_00 - Last post by Jenna_00
I ordered Vibram SeeYa LS as this will be my first barefoot shoes and they were on sale on the site.  I went with a shoe size smaller than what I normally wear, figuring that I like to have some extra space in my shoes so I should account for that.  They were delivered, however I noticed they were about 1 cm or 1/4 inch too big in my big toe.  I tried a little jog around the room and they felt fine, but will this cause any issues? I cannot return them as they were on sale, and emailed them about exchanging them with no answer yet. 

Thanks for any help!  Smiley

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 on: August 26, 2014, 09:09:40 AM 
Started by cincodeos - Last post by Mr. Leigh
Made an updated list.  I think I got them all.

VFF                      NON VFF
Denim Classics           Gray Stems
Suomy Classics           Brown Stems
Smartwool Classics        Black Lemings
Walnut Classics           VivoBarefoot Hydrophobic mesh trails
Navy/Gray/Yellow Classics     Teva Zilch
Light Blue/White Classics     Teva Northridge
Gray/Orange/Black Classics     VivoBarefoot Neo Navy
Navy/Aqua/Camo Classics     VivoBarefoot Breatho Trails
U.S Flag Olympic Classics     VivoBarefoot Aqua Lite Navy
Black/White Speeds        VivoBarefoot Off Road Mid Brown
Khaki/Sand/Black Classics     Nufoot Black/Gray
Gray/Verde Classics
Black/Black Classics
Spyridon LS
Komodosport LS x 2
See-Ya
Jaya
Gray/Blue Bikila
Gray/Yellow/Blue Classics
ELX-LS youth Blue
Spyridon Black/Green

22 VFF and 11 non VFF, 33 total pairs of minimalist footwear


Added a newer pair of Khaki/Sand/Black Classics to the mix.  My other pair was a very used pair off of eBay and this pair is in pristine condition.

23 VFF and 11 non VFF, 34 total pairs of minimalist footwear

I forgot about a pair of size 42 Vivobarefoot Oaks in canvas that I purchased on eBay a while back.  They are a little snug.  Might have to take out the insoles.  I also recently scored a tremendous deal on a used pair of Vivobarefoot Gobi in tan. 

23 VFF, 13 non VFF, 36 total pairs of minimalist footwear.

I decided to give Sprints another try, this time a size larger than before.  Turns out they fit great.  I'm not super stoked about the strap across the top of the foot, but having the same sole as Classics, they are a keeper.  I bought a pair of Castlerock/Navy Sprints on eBay, thus bringing my VFF total up to 24 VFF, 13 non VFF and 37 total pairs of minimalist footwear.

Gotta love eBay.  I scored a cheap pair of black ELX bringing my totals to 25 VFF, 13 Non-VFF and 38 total pairs of minimalist footwear.

Added all black KSO EVO recently (prefer laces) and a pair of Navy/Camo Sprints courtesy of a fellow forum member assisting me with the purchase, thus bringing my VFF total to 27 pairs and my total minimalist footwear to 40 pairs. 

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 on: August 25, 2014, 07:55:27 PM 
Started by vffjeeper04 - Last post by AMD64Blondie
Tried out my new Shamma Warrior sandals.

Quite comfortable.

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