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 on: September 03, 2014, 05:04:30 PM 
Started by bglynn1029 - Last post by bglynn1029
OK, thanks.  I just found it quite strange that the rest of my body is fine and that foot is the only body part rebelling against the VFFs.  How long do you think I should take off before starting again at a slower pace?

 on: September 02, 2014, 07:12:46 PM 
Started by bglynn1029 - Last post by barefootin
I'd rest and start from scratch slower....  much slower...  3 miles in 3 months is too fast...  I'd also start bare reading your skin, that foot may be weaker or it is form.  Either way, time is needed to correct the problem.  There are plenty of other posts on here with a wealth of information including books to guide your way.  Do a search on TMTS or too much too soon...   

 on: September 02, 2014, 04:15:51 PM 
Started by wicket971 - Last post by Mr. Leigh
Check out LEMS shoes.  They are not flashy and are definitely comfortable.  Vivobarefoot may be another option as well.  Some of their models are more subtly colored.  The Freud is a waxed canvas sneaker style shoe.  Looks good with jeans or khakis.

 on: September 02, 2014, 02:57:41 PM 
Started by bglynn1029 - Last post by bglynn1029
Hi Everyone,

I purchased a pair of VFF's about 3 months ago for running.  I had given up running for quite some time due to a knee injury. Being a heal striker, it just hurt my knee too much to run.  I purchased the VFF's so I could run with putting minimal strain on my knee and it has worked! I started slow and am now running 3 miles 1-2 times per week in the VFF's.  However, now I am having trouble with my right arch. I can finish my run with little to no pain but later in the day my arch is KILLING me.  It is not an adjustment thing, my left arch is fine, calves are fine, ankles are fine, etc., except my right arch.

I thought it may be plantar faciitis as I saw in some cases it can impact your arch and not your heal.  But, I don't have pain when I get out bed and if I don't run in the VFF's, the pain goes away.  I do have Morton's toe (2nd toe longer than first toe) and purchased a pair a in a bit of a larger size per the VFF directions.  I started to think maybe there is not enough room causing my foot not to extend correctly when running but my feet do not feel tight at all, quite comfortable in fact.

I also thought it may have been an injury to my right foot so I took some time off 6-8 weeks ago in hopes it would heal but just right back to the pain as soon as I ran.  I love running in my VFF's but this can't be good for my right foot.  Wanted to see if anyone has had a similar issue like I have described or any advice before I have to give up on running again.

Thanks in advance,

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

 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.

 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.

 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?

 on: August 28, 2014, 07:45:01 AM 
Started by wicket971 - Last post by wicket971
I purchased a pair of the 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.

 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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