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 on: July 11, 2016, 12:50:14 PM 
Started by zrunner - Last post by zrunner
interesting side note i just ran 3 miles in my bikilias I quit wearing them little over a week ago becasue they where getting too worn on the soles but I figured there was a few more runs left. ANyhow about the time i quit wearing them the swelling on the tops of my feet subsided and so on. The new v-runs and KSO's i ran in are softer and nicer on the top of my foot. I cant help but wonder if the old bikilias where a big part of the top of foot pain I Had all along. And i wore them so stinking loose too as that felt more comfortable. The thing is tho they fit jsut fine otherwise.

I swear i'll be totally barefoot sooner or later lol.

 on: July 11, 2016, 11:52:43 AM 
Started by zrunner - Last post by zrunner
what is it like from one size to the next in terms of difference I Think i read once it was like a quarter inch. I dunno if that is true. I go ta new pair of v-runs and I love em but they are just ever so slightly larger then the biklias i had before in the same size. and since my right foot is slightly smaller then my left its kinda furstrating if my foot slips in the shoe a little and i try and compensate tho my foot isnt going anywhere IE its not liek the shoe fell off or somehting. the left foot while loose it feels fine. I wear a normal thickness injinji sock (original weigth) But I gotta wonder if the next size down might be a better option but since I can only get these online its tough to decide this without trying them on.

I'd hate to order it find its too tight and just have to return it. I can tie them a hair tighter this sort of helps btu can also backfire and put too much pressure on the top tendons on my foot. so for now I just keep them loose and just try and ignore the Loose sensation.

its super annoying because all my other pairs int eh same size fit like a glove. tho i had one pair of seeya ls that where too tight.

 on: July 07, 2016, 08:52:55 AM 
Started by zrunner - Last post by zrunner
do you have one you would recomend the injini socks dont look all that thick to me from the pics on line anyhow. I'd imagine injinji socks in a bikilia and i might end up with cold feet tho in the trek ascent insulated it might be ok.

too thick and i'm gonna have to size up or something i wore 2 socks once and my toe joints all hurt real bad after a that run and i never did it again felt like  cast on my feet with the shoe and all was all very stiff.

I"m a special snow flake too when it comes to cold and feet for running in the past it was a really thick wool sock and i do mean thick in a regular runnig shoe and i'd normally be fine during a run with that sometimes it was a regular sock with that over top but that was if it was like 10 degrees out or something.

for every day wear tho in the winter i'd be surprised if the trek ascent insulated would be warm enough for me. I ususally in the past wore a pretty well insulated boot and if i was going to be outside for hours I have a boot thats ions more insulated just for that purpose its like a heater on my foot lol.

I'd imagine tho for just running around town and such trek ascent insulated would be ok.

 on: July 07, 2016, 07:53:28 AM 
Started by zrunner - Last post by nowster
You can get thick wool-based toe socks, you know. I have several pairs.

 on: July 06, 2016, 03:00:21 PM 
Started by zrunner - Last post by zrunner
I know it was suggested that i get a pair of bikilia WP for winter time running. and I just might if when the time comes i can still find a pair in my size it is also possible i'll go through a few pairs as My regular pair of bikilias has about 200 miles on them now and I figure i might be able to squeek another 50 out of them this is only a months worht of running for me. So come winter I might go through a few pairs...

That being said does anyone think the trek ascent insulated would be a good choice? what is the liklihood of vibram coming out with something new in time. IE they had the lantras right? and then the bikilia WP that got discontinued... so maybe theyw ill come out with something?

Also the bikilia WP had some mixed reviews about it not holding up that is something else that has me on the fence.

otherwise i'm thinking about a trail glove maybe with a heavy wool sock but weary about that choice for a few reasons one is the last time i wore regular socks while running (not toe socks) i got horrible blisters odd since i used to wear regular socks all the time but i guess my toes are more in the game these days.

 on: July 02, 2016, 09:35:40 AM 
Started by Seasurfer - Last post by zrunner
yep I lived in south florida myself for years. the roads around here are not too terrible heat wise. but that track that day was brutal. I dont have a ton of totally barefoot running expiereince and also wonder if added friction from runnign would add to the burn i'm not sure however.

yeah stained wood like that can be brutal.

yeah its kinda like picking up after your dog. sure people could do that but people can also watch where they walk too. thats how i feel anyhow lol. But with running in vibrams I like the more aware feeling. i try to pay more attention to what i'm doing this makes me more present and in the moemnt. I do like zoning out during a run as well soemthing I missed at first when i switched but now If i have scoped out an area and no its clear of issues i'll typically zone out some after that.

i read one story of a guy stomping a nail in vibrams and it went through is foot too he was lucky and it didnt cause any bad damage but I think he stated he was going back to something with a tougher sole after that. I guess tho even in regular runnig shoes i've stomped rocks myself and been sent to the ceiling in pain so shoes dont always make any difference!

God willing anything i put on my foot going forward will be as flat as flat can be. and I'll be barefoot otherwise myself.

 on: July 02, 2016, 09:30:04 AM 
Started by Seasurfer - Last post by zrunner
yeah i used to live near the ocean myself and it was pretty common for people to wear sandals or no shoes. now i'm in the cold north. I got into the bad habit of wearing shoes MORE often when i started running more. For a few reasons after a long hard run the coushion and structure of a shoe felt good to me that was a mistake. Also my feet are always cold so i liked the added warmth.

this caused two problems it weekend my feet and made my skin too soft etc.. so now i've been building up my calluses again and so on.

 on: July 02, 2016, 09:27:10 AM 
Started by Seasurfer - Last post by zrunner
i would think and i've heard many people say there feet got wider and toes more spread out after wearing these shoes.  i know in my case its happened a little bit.

I have some strange stuff going on with my feet. for example i tend to put my weight ont he ball of my foot with the right but on the heel with the left. and the ball under the toe on my right foot is very stiff pronounced i feel it with ever step but on the left foot i dont feel it at all and can cause me to walk funny as i try to feel when i step but cant. I also have a high 2nd metarsil on the left foot and I cant help but wonder if its from all the years of being mashed in shoes that it kinda rose some becuase it was squished in there I hope it drops it might help me feel that ball of the foot better as i step if it where too.

I walked outside in vibrams all day long at a park. I will say my feet where tired / worn out some but once i took the vibrams off i was like hmmm they dont feel so bad and this morning they feel better then they have many mornings it makes me think i need to add walking into my routine to help break my feet in more to these shoes since i feel better.

 on: July 01, 2016, 10:40:36 PM 
Started by Seasurfer - Last post by Seasurfer

One toe on my left foot is still messed up from wearing shoes, if you Google correct crooked toes they sell these spreaders that are supposed to fix crooked toes and I would think these toe shoes should have the same effect.

That toe did get a little  better after I quit wearing shoes unless I absolutely  totally have to but again I was thinking that if regular shoes mess up your feet by jamming your toes together then these finger shoes should have the opposite effect by keeping them apart right ?

 on: July 01, 2016, 10:28:40 PM 
Started by Seasurfer - Last post by Seasurfer
i personally dont play golf or like it really. but you make a very good point that grass would feel pretty awesome totally barefoot.

It really should  be played barefoot, I think too many people just don't like feet because shoes make them nasty so they wear shoes more to hide them and that makes them more nasty and perpetuates the nastiness.   

I live in a beach town but still sometimes in stores people are like OMG look a person barefoot in here...   Oh so what really who cares.

Tourists !

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