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barefoot running shoes

Friday, March 01, 2013

I recently bought barewalking running shoes. They are supposed to be really good for strengthening your feet and legs. I can't wear them yet as it is still too icy to walk outside but will maybe wear them when I go for coffee.

Has anyone used these shoes and if so what do you think of them?.
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    I have a pair of "minimal" shoes that I wear for walking ALL the time. They're my favorite shoes. My son, who's a marathon runner, wears the "five-fingers" shoes and loves those, so whichever kind you got I think you'll like them. They take a little while to get used to, especially if your tendons are tight or you're used to wearing heels a lot, so wearing them a little at a time sounds like a good idea ... by the time it gets warmer you'll be used to them and eager to go!
    2758 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/1/2013 12:09:57 PM
  • SOFT_VAL67
    a friend of mine had these and he loved them, he wore them to run and hill climb too
    2758 days ago
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    I have some. I use them inside for better traction and balance. I couldn't imagine wearing them outside. It's shocking to my bones to walk in them outdoors. emoticon
    2758 days ago
    I use a minimal running shoe and love those, I'm betting yours will be even better!
    2788 days ago
    I bought a pair of Merrells "barefoot" shoes this week and I really like them. They will change the way you walk somewhat. A hard heel strike will not be comfortable. In terms of traditional support that some of you mention, they do not have this. In architecture an arch is not supported in the middle; it is supported at the ends. The barefoot technology applies the same idea to the arch of your foot; it should be supported by the ball and heel. This is another reason they say to break them in gradually, all the muscles that have atrophied from our footwear need to strengthen again. You can find out all about this at chrismcdougall.com and natural running center.com. Good luck with your new shoes! emoticon
    2788 days ago
  • LIS193
    I have heard of them. Let us know how you like them!
    2788 days ago
    my DIL has them but really doesn't wear them much after she got them.
    2788 days ago
    Never heard of them emoticon
    2788 days ago
  • SUNSET09
    I need cushion and noticed the more they make these shoes to include the five feet, it just doesn't seem like much support! Please, keep us posted on the results and your thoughts, thanx! emoticon emoticon
    2789 days ago
  • CHERYLL1949
    I've heard of them and am very curious about them too. My feet have been bothering me a lot lately. I can't wait until you try them out! emoticon
    2789 days ago
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