Vibram Five Fingers Fan, Graig, recently wore his newly acquired KSOs in a 5 mile race in Spring Lake, New Jersey and had this to say:
So enjoy the site and check it almost everyday! I had been experimenting with barefooting over the past few years (Pose Method got me back to running again after some knee issues) and mixing it into some of my running. In 2010 I decided to take the plunge and go the whole way, ordering my KSOs and beginning to break them (and my feet/body) in. The Spring Lake 5 miler in Spring Lake New Jersey on May 29, 2010 was my first race in them and my first 5 miler in them as well. I was actually disappointed to only see one other pair of Vibrams at the race (and trust me I got passed by most of the field!). And of course I was asked many questions, both during the race and following about whether I liked them and overhead many conversations being had about my feet as I ran and waited around for my friends following the race. Finished in 51 minutes and change, which was great considering I was really just out there to enjoy the day. Calves were sore for the day but that was about it. For recovery, I used my new pair of VFF Classics that are SO SO comfortable.
Thanks for a great site!
Thanks for submitting your story Graig! Perhaps, with the release of the Bikila, we will see more and more Five Fingers popping up in races.