Comment from: BJ [Visitor]
BJ

Good to see these get some use in a triathlon!

I feel your pain on trying to sell/buy used KSO's- I bought a pair that was a size too big then promptly left the USA for a few months, so I couldn't exchange for another size easily. I doubt i'll be able to sell them on craigslist, so if you have any ideas on selling a pair of black KSO's (M44).. i'm all ears.

07/10/09 @ 11:24
Comment from: missginsu [Visitor]
missginsu

Oh, gosh... this is really good to know.

I've been training in my Vibrams for my first sprint triathlon coming up this weekend and this evening I started getting pre-run "cold feet," so to speak.

But a quick web search found your post, which has renewed my confidence that I'm not completely insane to want to go shoeless. Thanks much!

08/04/09 @ 21:33
Comment from: Jacov [Visitor]  
Jacov

I've been doing all my training in my KSO's or barfeoot. I did a triathlon on Sunday and tried to use my racing shoes because the VFF's take too long to put on and every second counts! My shins were burning after a few meters and I had to run at 4min/km instead of 3:30's. Now I need something similar to what I train in for racing that won't cost me precious time in transition or out on the road. Any suggestions?

12/16/09 @ 08:12
Comment from: [Member]

Jacov,

Maybe just try getting faster at putting on VFFs?

12/16/09 @ 08:15
Comment from: Shuree [Visitor]
Shuree

Justin,
Thanks for this posting! I'm doing my first triathlon (sprint) this august, and have been seriously planning to do it in VFF. Its great to hear that someone has done it, and has been successful!

01/10/10 @ 17:46
Comment from: Tracy [Visitor]
Tracy

That is great feedback. I too have had chronic knee pain and although I am studying Dr. Romanoff's POSE method of running (very barefoot friendly) shoes have gotten in the way. I purchased some vibrams' several weeks ago and have logged about 60 miles with ZERO knee pain. I am really considering running in them for an upcoming 1/2 marathon and considering using them in my Tris. I am just not good at getting them on yet. I have found that taking something really skinny (like the tail end of tweasers) and running them between the "fingers" in the five fingers really seat them between the toes. I am also using glide and that seems to help.

We'll see how it goes but so far sooo good.

Tracy

03/29/10 @ 08:51
Comment from: Sheldon Kelman [Visitor]
Sheldon Kelman

Tim. I live running in my KSO's as well. As you, I do age group sprint and Olympic distance tris. How do you get into your fives fast enough at T2? Honestly, it takes me forever to get my toes in right and as a result, I haven't tried racing in them. Instead I got a pair of New Balance Minimus. Has a vibram sole and a standard toe box for easy entry. Saves me a ton of time and I have the same pain free running.

05/16/11 @ 12:55


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