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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. 

 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. 

 on: April 15, 2014, 04:06:43 PM 
Started by Steven/PA - Last post by Steven/PA
Mr. Leigh.....I wore/still wear a pair of the original New Balance Minimus Life (4mm drop) frequently.  I did not know if the added cushion of the New Balance Zeros would be nice to transition back into running, or if the Bakilas would be fine since they are thicker than my KSOs.

 on: April 15, 2014, 03:47:12 PM 
Started by Steven/PA - Last post by Mr. Leigh

Were you only wearing VFFS for running previously?  Did you wear other minimalist footwear during the period of non-running or have you been in regular shoes?  If you have acclimated back to regular footwear, than you will want to do a very slow transition back into minimalist footwear, especially where running is concerned. 

I think you are fine jumping right back into the Bikila, as long as you do not overdo it too much in the beginning.  You have to approach it as though you have never ran minimalist before and hope that your past experience will speed up your transition. 

 on: April 15, 2014, 02:29:10 PM 
Started by Steven/PA - Last post by Steven/PA
I need help picking out a pair of new shoes for running.  I first picked up a pair of Vibram KSOs when they first came out here in the states a while ago.  I ran in them for a while and they eventual got old and started to tear/fall apart...normal for a shoe that has miles and age on it.  Well.  I have been out of the running game for a while and added a bit of weight since I have gotten married, had a kid, etc.  Okay....not just a bit of weight...a lot.  I went from 220 to 270.  That number needs to be reversed.  I am looking to start running again and getting back in the swing of things.  I am looking at picking up an new pair of the original bakilas that I can find for cheap or if I should go with something like the NB Minimus Zeros to slowly transition back?

Any preference on the NB between the Original Zeros or the new Zero v2?


 on: April 15, 2014, 09:11:15 AM 
Started by dirkverelst - Last post by nowster
"Are you a hobbit?" from a child at the weekend. I was wearing my black KSOs.

 on: April 15, 2014, 04:37:49 AM 
Started by MCvet - Last post by PhiPod
squash for me - more fun than running, but can be a little hard on the thighs! All good stuff though

 on: April 15, 2014, 04:31:56 AM 
Started by BarefootRickPeru - Last post by PhiPod
I also find walking or barefoot you feel so connected to the ground, to the earth, to all thats around you. It's really quite wonderful, and I personally try and do it as much as possible. This of course usually requires getting out of the city, which I am more than happy to do!

'Earthing' this article here calls it.

 on: April 15, 2014, 04:25:53 AM 
Started by The Yeti - Last post by PhiPod
Next weekend I'm doing a zombie run. Pretty excited about it, sounds like a blast. It's a 5k run where you have to avoid being caught by zombies that are littering the course. You get three flags to start, and every time you get caught by the zombies, you lose a flag. When you're out of flags, you're dead and can either go to an aid station and buy more flags, or become part of the horde. Sounds pretty fun, and it's a pretty cool idea. Will be sporting my VFFs, so it should be pretty hilarious!!

That sounds great! I think becoming 'part of the horde' sounds as good as the initial chase! Is this for charity or something?

 on: April 15, 2014, 02:34:03 AM 
Started by RN2014 - Last post by nowster
I'd suggest wearing thin "liner" toe socks if you find your feet getting too sweaty during warm weather.
I would but I really hate socks and feel like they would make me sweat more
Yes I am the same. And either way, in the summer, I like my feet to be as 'free' and 'open' as possible.
It depends. In a closed shoe (especially the sole area of Vibrams), the feet can sometimes sweat a lot. A thin, wicking fabric sock can help with that. My feet sweat a lot, too.

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