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For Those Interested In Trying Out The Vibram FiveFinger Shoes
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For Those Interested In Trying Out The Vibram FiveFinger Shoes - December 2, 2012, 07:41 PM

Save 50%. Got this e-mail and figured I'd share.

Go To Vibram FiveFingers and use coupon code: V5FHOLIDAY

Not all models obviously but some of the more popular ones. Good idea for those who haven't tried it out yet due to pricing or for those that wanna buy one as a Christmas gift.

FYI: Their sizing is weird. If you can I would suggest going to REI to try on a set and find out what your size would be. If gifting to someone else then take your best guess. <shrug>
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December 2, 2012, 09:15 PM

sweet, I need a new pair


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December 3, 2012, 03:06 AM

Do they fit big or small?


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They fit specific to what you were. So for instance if you where a 10 its a good chance they will not fit right. They are measured off of your longest toe and in eur sizes. So for instance, my foot is normal with the big toe being the longest. I wear a size 42 without the socks and its perfectly snug. Now with the socks. I fit better into the 42.

I have the Bikila LS(43 for running) and the Speed(42 just for wearing).


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December 3, 2012, 05:35 AM

They will loosen up after a week so aim for a snug fit in the store.


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December 3, 2012, 08:06 AM

people with the second toe longer than the big toe freak me out.

So do some of you actually wear these around and not just for exercising? Do you have no shame?


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I wear mine around a lot in the summer time


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I wear mine around a lot in the summer time
They're the only thing I wear in the summer time.


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Definitely wear mine. I honestly am trying to strengthen my feet though. I tried running in them a few times and did pretty well. But I am flat foot so I wear my Speeds just to walk around in and try to build muscles. Like when I hit the gym, I will probably where them to do ankle and arch build exercises.


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I used to despise the idea of wearing them out and about for purposes other than working out. But once they formed to my feet and I can slip them on and off as fast as sandals I can't help but acknowledging how incredibly comfortable they are so yes, now I wear them pretty regularly. Only sucks that I end up stepping on my jeans the whole time since the lack of a thick sole makes a difference.

As for sizing, either go to the store or be ready to make some returns. Their sizes are different because they basically go up by 1/8 pr 1/4 inch increments. I wear size 42 also and they were comfortably snug at first , then they form to your foot quite nicely. I also throw them in the washer and dryer and after a while they shrink back down a bit again and then reform to your foot. Get ready for a little discomfort for a couple weeks while you get used to them and they form to your feet. After that I prefer them over sandals any day.

I have the TrekSports for walking/running anywhere and just got the Bikila with this deal for actual exercise/race running. Yes, the different models have different soles that can actually change what they're meant for.
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Definitely wear mine. I honestly am trying to strengthen my feet though. I tried running in them a few times and did pretty well. But I am flat foot so I wear my Speeds just to walk around in and try to build muscles. Like when I hit the gym, I will probably where them to do ankle and arch build exercises.
if you are flat footed, or overpronator, I don't think you should be wearing these at all, they are meant for neutral stride people.


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running in vibrams is as stupid as running into a wall.


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Except running into a wall wearing Vibrams will allow you to CLIMB the wall. Why? Cause they're SO HAWT RIGHT NOW! That's what's IN yo! Be cool or be a fool! Booya!
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vibram shoes - keeping podiatrists and physical therapists in business, just like crossfitters keeping physical therapists in business.


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