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 on: July 28, 2014, 05:56:52 PM 
Started by shadebug - Last post by shadebug
I'm all for out of the box thinking but I'm not seeing how more material will make my shoes more minimal.

Besides, it's not the heat. Feet will sweat when you wrap them up no matter what you do. It's what they're built for, sweating like it's going out of fashion. Not that sweating was ever in fashion...

 on: July 28, 2014, 10:14:33 AM 
Started by sully617 - Last post by Mr. Leigh
Welcome Jon.

Good luck on your quest to find a minimalist footwear option that works for you.

 on: July 28, 2014, 10:13:29 AM 
Started by sully617 - Last post by Mr. Leigh 

These are another great option.  They are a slightly higher price point, $95.  They are very light and breathable and dry quickly when wet.

 on: July 28, 2014, 03:53:19 AM 
Started by shadebug - Last post by nowster
The solution to sweat in this unaccustomed (for us in the UK) heat is to use thin liner socks.

 on: July 28, 2014, 03:43:08 AM 
Started by shadebug - Last post by shadebug
Hi, I'm from the UK and I wear VFFs for pretty much everything. I would be walking barefoot but the job doesn't allow it.

Really, that's why I'm here. I've got spyridons and EL-Xs and while the spyridons do a good job of making people think my feet are protected and the el-xs have spectacular ground feel they're both sweatboxes. I recently lost one of my classics (I only had the one pair) so now I'm stuck having to put effort into putting my shoes on and I didn't want to have shoes on in the first place. What is a man to do?

 on: July 27, 2014, 09:45:11 AM 
Started by sully617 - Last post by vfftriathlete
when i still ran in foot coffins/moon boots when i was new to vibrams I have worn toe sox a number of times to counter blistering.

 on: July 26, 2014, 01:22:47 PM 
Started by lazybum - Last post by Wolf
I had blistering problems like this as well with the KMD Sport. I would only get a blister on my left foot or something, but never equal. I assumed this was due to one foot being slightly smaller than the other (but not noticeable when getting feet measured).

The way I was able to combat this is to build up running slowly. When I first bought them, I tried walking two miles in them which gave me blisters. I took some time off and let my feet heal. The next time I only walked around the block (not even a quarter of a mile). I did that for two days. Then I increased walking a little further the next time. And the next time, and so forth. Eventually i got up to walking (not running) two miles. Once I hit two miles, I started jogging 50 feet of that two miles and walking the rest. Then I would increase the jogging distance a little bit every time. Once I could jog the full two miles, I started increasing distance and over the months I got up to jogging 8 miles (I could never do this in regular running shoes).

In short, i think you pushed yourself too hard the first time. Take it slow and build up distance. As your feet get tougher, your leg muscles get better, and the farther you can run.

 on: July 26, 2014, 11:53:21 AM 
Started by sully617 - Last post by The_Dingman
If you can't do the individual toes, it may be worth looking at the Altra Adam.  It's the same concept, but without toes.

 on: July 25, 2014, 03:26:50 PM 
Started by sully617 - Last post by sully617
I always thought they were weird. I'm probably going to pick up a pair on Amazon at some point.

Thanks guys

 on: July 25, 2014, 02:06:38 PM 
Started by cincodeos - Last post by nowster
Just pulled the trigger on a pair of Spyridon MRs and "won" a pair of Bilika LSes on eBay. I just can't stop myself.

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