As the debate rages on about the capabilities of Vibram Five Fingers, one Vibram Five Fingers fan, Aubrey, hasn't found much that can't be done in them:
What do I do with my Vibrams??? EVERYTHING!!
- Rock climb
- Sleep (camping)
- Showered (ok, just to wash them….)
- Martial Arts (Hung Fa Yi Wing Chun Kung Fu)
- Climb Trees, to use chain saw to cut them down from above house
The list goes on……
Here's what Aubrey had to say about his switch to Five Fingers:
After the jump, see what Aubrey and his sister recently did in their VFFs.
Aubrey on competing in the Dallas Warrior Dash:
Last weekend my sister and I, along with our respective others, ran the Dallas Warrior Dash! Perfect weather with tons of people, it turned out to be an exhilarating and incredibly fun experience!
Getting muddy and dirty of course was part of the main event. Through all of the obstacles, both my sisters and my KSOs performed well, even when climbing cargo nets and jumping fire!
While I only saw one other person there with VFFs, people did recognize them more than other races I’ve been in. In terms of performance, the mud we were running through was very clay like and slick. Everyone was falling! The advantage that I saw of VFFs over the other ‘bricks’ people were wearing was that I was much lighter on my feet and could also grip with my toes! In scrambling up the slick river bank, it seemed as if I could get better purchase with them than other people were with their shoes. And of course, I could ‘feel’ the terrain and grip (or lack thereof) a lot better than others as well.
After the race, I hand washed the mud off of my VFFs in the shower – or at least I tried! It took 4 washings each foot, and I am still having some mud come out of the toe pockets!!
My girlfriend just got her first pair of VFFs for her birthday, so she hadn’t adjusted well enough in them to run in them for this race, and my sister’s boyfriend is slowly coming around!