Mallory and Paul recently traveled to New York City in their new Vibram Five Fingers KSO Treks and sent us the following report:
A few months back my friend Paul introduced me to the wonderful world of barefoot running. He and I were planning a week trip to NYC and decided we wanted to do the whole trip in our VFF. The pair I had been running in were Sprints but my friend decided for the amount of walking we’d be doing we should get some Treks. We were surprised, being in one of the largest cities in the world, how many people asked us about them. Everyone from tour guides and other tourists to the locals in the subways were asking us about them. Whenever we’d catch people watching our shoes, but for whatever reason didn’t want to ask us about them, we would give them a "show." We’d wiggle our toes around or lift our feet up so they could see the bottoms. Once, to the delight of a man visiting The Statue of Liberty, I picked up a piece of trash of the ground with my toes and dropped it in a trashcan. The Treks ended up being perfect for our trip. I only wished I’d have conditioned the bottoms of my feet a bit more before we left due to the amount of cement pounding we did each day. Our last day there we went for a run through Central Park, a perfect way to end the week. The VFFs not only made our feet lighter and packing lighter, but also helped us meet a few friends along the way.
Thanks for letting me share!
Thank you Mallory!