Comment from: David Pollitt [Visitor]
David Pollitt

I would like to see a video or a more descriptive explanation of how you go downhill. I looked for a video on your website of it but did not find one. Thanks!

03/19/10 @ 12:19
Comment from: Jason Robillard [Visitor]
Jason Robillard

Here's a vid of me using the mogul technique:

03/19/10 @ 19:20
Comment from: Alex [Visitor]

The weight advantage of barefoot is of course true versus more regular shoes; with minimalist shoes like the KSO it isn't always true. I run in VFF generally and recently weighed them to compare to a friends "normal" race shoe he uses and the KSO came in at about 20% heavier.

03/20/10 @ 09:49
Comment from: Andrew Plackner [Visitor]
Andrew Plackner

This is a great site, especially for someone like me just getting started with the KSOs! I'm a marathon coach with the Minnesota Distance Running Association (MDRA) and am working in the VFF once per week to strengthen my feet which I believe have, over the last few years, grown weaker due to my reliance on heavily cushioned shoes.

I'm posting weekly updates about my use of the KSOs at the URL listed above. So far my calves ache regularly, but my hips and fasciitis pain have quickly subsided. That's a huge step in the right direction!

Keep up the good work!

03/21/10 @ 22:49
Comment from: Rob Youngren [Visitor]  
Rob Youngren

First off, Wow this is a great site! I've just started running in VFFs for a good chunk of my weekly mileage. I'm a veteran ultra-marathoner (over 135 ultras) and have transitioned to more minimalist footwear over the past several years (mainly INOV-8 on trails). While I can appreciate and respect everything you've said about running ultramarathons barefoot or with VFFs, I think the main reason I wouldn't attempt such a thing is that going barefoot or with VFFs will ultimately be much slower than going at it shod. While I can see it would be a fun challenge to do an ultra in this fashion (heck I might try it sometime) there is no way I can be competitive if I did (not that I'm always trying to compete when I run ultras). Speed is a significant factor however and should be considered before attempting such endeavors because go too slow you risk missing cutoffs and you increase wear and tear by being on your feet longer...

07/08/10 @ 16:34
Comment from: Thomas from Curacao, Caribbean [Visitor]  
Thomas from Curacao, Caribbean

Hi, I would like to know your opinion on running an ultra barefoot or with minimalist shoes ON THE ROAD instead of trails. I reckon the impact is way bigger then on trails? I ran a road marathon on my trail gloves and did fine. Now i got the road glovesand am training for NYC in November and after that Comrades in South Africa (89K) Obviously i want to run with my Merrells but not sure this is he right way. Hate to get injured during training. Whats your opinion?
Cheers, Thomas

06/02/12 @ 11:19

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