Comment from: dirk verelst [Visitor]
dirk verelst

Very agreeable reading, thanks a lot!

10/30/11 @ 10:07
Comment from: Steven [Visitor]
Steven

Woooooooow. This was stunningly inspirational, and it couldn't have come at a better time. I'm a senior in high school too, and I'm going to buy my first pair of VFFs tomorrow. Reading this has just solidified my confidence in my decision.

10/30/11 @ 13:24
Comment from: Tommy B [Visitor]
Tommy B

I know this kid! Really nice to hang out and run with. I remember going to Europe and he wore his VFFs. Attracted quite a lot of attention. Nevertheless, nice story DVu!

10/30/11 @ 15:43
Comment from: Rob [Visitor]  
Rob

Great story! I think your improvement was more a product of better form and increased running experience (strengthening) than to simply attribute it to a pair of shoes. Like has often been said in the past "It's not the shoes!". Granted these shoes probably helped promote a more natural (your old brick shoes didn't allow you to run naturally) and efficient form and stride which first led to decrease in injuries and thus increased strength. Never the less, it's awesome to hear about how folks have improved their running by simply changing how they run. As a new runner you do have to learn how to run; not as simple as it seems and we all tend to do it horribly at first (myself included). I suspect you'd done equally well just getting out of the clunker shoes and into some more low profile trainers/racing flats (which is all a VFF really is if you think about it, just with toe pockets).

It wasn't the shoes, it was you! :)

10/31/11 @ 08:56
Comment from: Joe [Visitor]
Joe

Great job, man! Nice write up and 5K time. I like the KSO's better than Bikilas for running too, because I started out with KSO's and I like no extra's on the bottom. Keep up the running! I am a runner too, mostly long distance, wear the KSO's every time.

10/31/11 @ 16:06
Comment from: Charlie [Visitor]
Charlie

Aaaaagggghh I'm so jealous. My coach doesn't allow any barefoot training whatsoever (even though we all signed a waiver!) and we don't even do long miles. This season has sucked for me. D:

10/31/11 @ 19:04