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 on: September 02, 2015, 06:19:15 AM 
Started by Sinocelt - Last post by Sinocelt
Barefootin: My "choice of surface" isn't much of a choice; I've no other place to hang the Corbag. Well, no, yes, I do: I can also hang it from a branch when the weather allows it -- there's a circle of dead grass under one tree that proves I've already done just that -- but if I want to practice daily ...

I did consider "Corbaging" barefoot. I already got three blisters since I started, and they'll start turning into calluses. My training space is also someone else's workshop, however, and is only closed to the elements by a plastic curtain. I took precautions (the concrete floor is now covered with a layer of resin and I bought a heavy-duty vacuum cleaner), but there's still a risk.

nowster: Hm, yeah, if I were in a manga, maybe wearing wooden clogs would make my training harder and turn me into some kind of boxing genius. In our boring reality, though, I'm more likely to end falling on my ***.  Tongue

 on: September 02, 2015, 03:13:18 AM 
Started by Sinocelt - Last post by nowster
Wooden clogs. With nails in the soles.  Grin

 on: September 01, 2015, 06:28:46 PM 
Started by Sinocelt - Last post by barefootin
I think your choice of surface over which to mount the Corbag will destroy any foot covering in a relatively short period of time....  The motions associated with the bags use should be able to be done even barefoot on a surface even like semi smooth concrete or paved surfaces with proper pad conditioning....  I don't have any good suggestions... Sorry......

 on: September 01, 2015, 05:23:10 PM 
Started by Sinocelt - Last post by Sinocelt

For years I've used Vivobarefoot shoes. I've been very happy with them. Recently I started playing with the Corbag, which included lots of pivoting, shuffling jumps, and sudden changes of direction. All that on rough-ish concrete. Within a few days, my Aqua looked like this:

I switched to the Dharma, and this was the result in less than one hour:


1) The Dharma are sold as lifestyle shoes, not exercise shoes.
2) For the past years I wore them more than any other pair of shoes.
3) They'd suffered from my walk under a sudden downpour in Italy.

Still, that makes two pairs destroyed in two days. Cry That makes me a little afraid to invest in another expensive pair of shoes, since I'd like to keep training with the Corbag. Is there a really, really sturdy pair of barefoot shoes (zero-drop flexible soles, wide toe boxes) that would make the investment worthwhile?

 on: August 31, 2015, 07:28:07 PM 
Started by Draco - Last post by barefootin
Welcome Draco.... 

 on: August 31, 2015, 10:58:23 AM 
Started by Draco - Last post by jip99
There are actually a ton of options.  Just to mention a few, there are "tabi" type shoes, like Zems, that just split off the toe, multiple brands of huarache-style running sandals, and pretty minimal models from more traditional companies like New Balance. 

 on: August 29, 2015, 03:43:48 PM 
Started by Draco - Last post by Draco
Aside from water shoes are there any barefoot style shoes that dont have the toe pockets and just have a toe box if you will? When i have tried on the five fingers the toe pockets allways bothered me and that was one reason i went with the body glove "seek" even though the quality is not the same?

 on: August 29, 2015, 03:40:57 PM 
Started by realitycheck - Last post by Draco
For work i usually wear new balance 801 clogs, not every employer will allow that though, fine for women to wear clogs but a guy they wont allow  Angry

in oil they would stain but they do make a version in black, not exactly a barefoot shoe but the feeling of fresh air on my heels and great

 on: August 29, 2015, 03:33:49 PM 
Started by BarefootRickPeru - Last post by Draco
one place I worked at has a 1 mile mixed Terran and the company had a contest on how many laps you do in a set amount times, I always had  point at me and look at my feet because i did the rocky parts in flipflops and other sections barefoot, at brake time i would go out to my car kick off my clogs and get the flipflops on and start my run, they must have thought i was crazy, out of maby 30-40 people only 3 completed the amount of rounds including me. even though i dont have that stamina to do it any more but i still kick the shoes off, when i go hiking at my favorite spots.

One time I went down the bight angel trail at the grand canyon in cheap boat shoes, the trail was rocky and the idea of mule pee on the trail was also an incentive

 on: August 29, 2015, 02:54:18 PM 
Started by Draco - Last post by Draco
Hello, i found this forum looking for more info on minnetonka moccs the different open styles, not sure on what i want to get for my next pair.
One main reason i am into the minimalist shoes is i have autism and anything tight drive me nuts and shoes being the main annoyance, i usually just wear deck or boat shoes and flipflops/thong sandals all other times, Then the Nike free for work or the new balance 801 clogs for the winter. i avoid boots at almost all costs. Since i cant currently afford the Vibram line at this time i use body glove's Seek line as a sub

Buy anyway it's great to be here

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