Comment from: Steve [Visitor]
Steve

Awesome! Big props for getting out there and running your first race.

I'm in the same boat for the whole running thing, but a much later bloomer. Ran my first race (warrior dash) at 36.

I've ran more this year than I ever have before in my life, and it feels good. Still using fairly normal shoes, but doing nothing but forefoot strikes for all my runs. With it being winter the transition to seriously minimalist shoes may need to wait a bit.

12/15/11 @ 10:31
Comment from: James Howell [Visitor]
James Howell

I agree. My Stems are far more comfortable than the VFFs. In fact, I have given all my shoes, including the VFFs, to Goodwill. Other than my steel-toed boots, my two pairs of Stems are my only footwear. (FYI: I took those steel-toed boots to a boot repair shop and had the guy remove the heel and shank. The boots are now zero-drop.)

12/15/11 @ 14:12
Comment from: Zizzy [Visitor]
Zizzy

I actually took my Stems out for a run recently because it was a bit too cold for my VFF's. I have to say, I really, really liked them for running!

12/15/11 @ 14:35
Comment from: Vitor [Visitor]
Vitor

Glad to hear about how good the Stems are, I really want a pair, but my size is 14 and they have til 13.5 =(

12/15/11 @ 16:54
Comment from: Evan [Visitor]
Evan

Yeah I truly think my stems saved my race, but I have to say there is nothing like having toes visible like with vibrams, stems dont look like they are different from other shoes, for some, that is a good thing. However, when I attempt to open peoples eyes to minimalism toes do the trick!

12/15/11 @ 20:16
Comment from: Dave [Visitor]
Dave

I got a pair of Stems a couple of months ago. I love them! Better than my Vibrams and Puma H-Streets. My new favorite shoe.

12/17/11 @ 19:51
Comment from: Josh [Visitor]
Josh

Glad to hear about running in Stems. I tried several pairs of VFFs, but my different sized feet don't work with those. I found out about Stems from here a month or two ago and picked up a pair a few weeks ago.

Has anyone run in their Stems for several months? How are they holding up?

12/19/11 @ 07:49
Comment from: Whitney [Visitor]
Whitney

I got my stems in September and have been running steadily in them since, as well as wearing them constantly as a regular shoe. They're still in great shape, and I couldn't be happier with them. I'd been running barefoot, and balked slightly at paying $100 to get a shoe that felt like running barefoot, but I think they were totally worth it.

12/30/11 @ 16:39


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