Comment from: Brandon Mulnix [Visitor]
Brandon Mulnix

Its awesome that more people are wearing minimalist shoes to conventions and places where you stand all day. Being an expo vendor for 6 years at the end of an 8 hour day your feet hurt. In my "modern" shoe days I would wear insoles and rent carpet to "Pad" my way through the day only to have my feet hurt worse.
Last year I wore my minimalist shoes for the first time for a 3 day 10 hour a day convention and my feet didn't hurt at all.

My only question about the above article is about the growth of minimalist shoes amoung "gamers". Does it really matter what a gamer wears around the house? The fact the "Halo" guy was barefoot made me laugh. Did he wear his sweet pants and t-shirt as well? A great article either way.

09/16/11 @ 06:19
Comment from: Ryan [Visitor]

This is very interesting to read-
IMO, this is one of the *few* activities
(along with standing concerts) where the minimalIsm
of VFF's can become a problem, but I suppose more padded varieties would do better. If I ever wear VFFs to a convention again, they will almost certainly be Komodos.

However, I will *never* wear Classics or Sprints while standing/walking slowly on a hard floor for hours again-
that was a very painful mistake!

09/19/11 @ 18:49
Comment from: Mori-neko [Visitor]  

PAX 2011 was my second year on staff, and my second doing the entire con in VFFs. Last year, I saw a few people in them (both staff and attendees), this year I saw many, many more. I switched between Classics (for the flight each way), KSOs, and TrekSports. While I was tired at the end of each (18+ hour) day, by the time I woke up (with a whole 2-3 hours sleep!), my feet felt fine and ready to go again. I do think having the different pairs to switch between helped, as it let them dry out inbetween wearings. On Tuesday, after teardown, I checked the pedometer I'd been carrying, apparently I was walking about 20,000 steps/day during the con and only slightly less the surrounding days.

Tl;dr- PAX was awesome and I love my FiveFingers!

09/21/11 @ 13:31
Comment from: JamieWho [Visitor]

Yeah, those are ODST's (marines), not "chiefs" (Spartans). Same game, different people.

Can someone explain his sidenote? I don't understand.

09/21/11 @ 14:35

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