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 on: May 19, 2016, 08:36:03 PM 
Started by zrunner - Last post by zrunner
maybe someone will chime and and offer some advice. I had another idea of wearing a thin injinji sock then a regular one over top to see fi this helps the blister issue. I usually wear a regular injinji and i felt the shoe was snug this way but maybe the thing plus the thick will dot he trick and keep the blisters away. I do run the risk of the shoe being too tight over the top of the foot tho the problem I had with the see-ya LS i'm half temped to just cut the lace out on the left shoe to prevent that but concerned it might be too loose then but of course I could just relace it with something else.

I'll try this double sock thing not idea. Has me wonder if i go down a size to a 40 if that would be ok But I dunno if i'd even be able to get a sock on in that size I'd have to try that on.


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 on: May 19, 2016, 08:05:46 AM 
Started by thecricket - Last post by nowster
Thanks, maybe I will go for a womens then since I have such narrow feet.

The only way to find out is to try them on. Your larger toes should be very close to the ends of the pockets without actually putting any pressure on them.

You'll also find that your forefoot broadens after some time out of conventional shoes.

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 on: May 18, 2016, 03:08:01 PM 
Started by zrunner - Last post by zrunner
I started transitioning to vibrams and forefoot running back in febuary. I'll try to keep this breif but any advice would be great. I run a lot 50-70 miles a week. But was always a heal striker sick of getting hip pain I decided to give the forefoot running a try. Low and be hold almost all my pains vanished.

BUT I got a lot of other problems instead...

Easing into the vibrams I battled the sore calves and got through that. I also had blisters on top of blisters from these things. and I was also getting them in other running shoes newtons altras etc.. I never had blister problems ever when i heal striked so this was all new to me.

I figured out that 2 out of the 3 pairs of vibrams I owned had the seem issue in the big toe that was running m toe and causing the blister on the side of my toe. Fix? I washed them wore socks and used baby powder also built up quite a callus and dont get that blister anymore. But I now get one underneath my big toe.

The Bakila EVO underneath my second toe I end up with pain almost like I had run on a soft rock the entire run. I believe it due to the the way the sole is As I dont get this issue in the KSO's Or in the Seeya LS that I own. I also get the under the big toe blister.

The SeeYA LS was great but I only ran about 12 miles in those till they where to tight on my left foot and left me just about unable to walk. I've dealt with crippling pain in my left foot ever since (back in feb this started) and its just now getting better to where i'm not afraid to try the vibrams again. I believe it is some kind of tendonitis. SO i'm still terrified to put these back on tho I am pondering them with no socks or a thin sock.

The KSO's seem great but gave me nice new blisters today.

All in all I have about 60 miles logged in the vibrams Initially I felt i was starting to win the battle and really enjoy them till the SeeYa LS put me down for months. (tho i still some how managed to run very painfully in regular shoes).

I wear injinji socks and powder and Do love vibrams when they are working out for me even when they leave me with blisters I still feel I enjoyed the ride and was worth the blister.

Regular 0 drop shoes I've tried newtons too tight int he toe box I feel tho a larger size might work out. Altras totally hate them I have owned 3 diff pairs and every single pair was just down right awful and i had to stop wearing them due to pain in vaiours areas.

Any advice or do I need to just ride this out and it will get better as my feet adapt?

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 on: May 17, 2016, 04:25:22 PM 
Started by thecricket - Last post by thecricket
Thanks, maybe I will go for a womens then since I have such narrow feet.

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 on: May 17, 2016, 08:10:06 AM 
Started by thecricket - Last post by nowster
The main difference between men's and women's sizes is that the women's sizes are usually narrower fitting with slightly shorter length.

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 on: May 16, 2016, 05:43:34 PM 
Started by thecricket - Last post by thecricket
Hello my name is John, I am 21 and through my interests in nutrition and fitness I stumbled upon the bare foot running scene.

Last Friday, I went to a Vibram store and tried on the KSO EVOs. I loved them but the store had limited stock of sizes so I did not get to completely determine my best size. With the help of the store clerks we determined that my best size is either a mens 39 or a womens 41. I have really skinny small feet and keeping my pinky toe in its compartment was an issue. Are those sizes comparable? What are the usual differences in men vs womens Vibrams?

I was also wondering when does Vibram usually hold sales/promotions? I am really eager to buy some, but do not want to regret missing a sale by being impatient.

Finally, do you guys know any other good barefoot shoes besides Vibram that would be more socially acceptable for wearing to work?

Thank you!

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 on: April 24, 2016, 03:31:58 PM 
Started by toasty - Last post by skyli
It's strange that my w42 bikilas are just perfect and really longer than these w42 spyridon MRs. I've managed to make it not hurting in one day, bit it's still really tight. I've tried to strech the big toe overnight with a hairbrush and other things inside. Also a hair drier to warm up the rubber and it seems that it's slowly getting longer Smiley the bikila is still some mm's longer but i think this will be a good shoe once it loosen a bit (which i hope) and it need some more streching too. I also have an M41 Kso which is the very same size as this w42 bikilas also needs streching Cheesy it's maybe a little bit wider than the w42 spyridon mr but the length is the same.
I thing these spyridon mr's runs smaller.

Aaha, now i see that size chart and on that, the Spyridons really run 1 size smaller Shocked the chart on the vibram site is different Shocked (http://us.vibram.com/on/demandware.static/-/Sites-VibramUS-Library/default/dwc35ecf5e/images/Vibram_AdultSizingChart_Update.png)

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 on: April 23, 2016, 08:20:47 AM 
Started by toasty - Last post by barefootin
How much is the difference lengthwise? I've ordered a W42 Spyridon mr which is too short and I wonder how much the M42 is longer or should I get M43? Or somehow lengthen the big toe a bit? On the right foot it's almost perfect, it hurts a bit just on the left.
OR maybe i should keep it and somehow break it in (maybe put something inside overnight?)


M41 would be the size in between a W42 and M42.  Reference the chart in the link above.  The lengths have not changed, styles still vary slightly in their fit.  They should not hurt.

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 on: April 23, 2016, 05:30:42 AM 
Started by toasty - Last post by skyli
How much is the difference lengthwise? I've ordered a W42 Spyridon mr which is too short and I wonder how much the M42 is longer or should I get M43? Or somehow lengthen the big toe a bit? On the right foot it's almost perfect, it hurts a bit just on the left.
OR maybe i should keep it and somehow break it in (maybe put something inside overnight?)

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 on: March 27, 2016, 01:23:55 PM 
Started by footfuture - Last post by nowster
I've never washed my Treks, but I do wear socks with them.

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