Barefoot running shoes Has anyone tried them?
Posted Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:01 AM
Posted Thu Feb 16, 2012 11:14 AM
I don't personally do distance running as I'm not convinced of its benefits, but I do lift and sprint in a minimalist type shoe with nearly zero heel elevation and a completely flat sole. Just walking in them is a big difference from the normal shoes I wear.
So the short answer is, if you know proper running form, they're great. If you run heel-to-toe in them, you're asking for trouble.
Posted Fri Feb 17, 2012 09:14 AM
Posted Tue Feb 21, 2012 07:54 AM
Posted Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:54 AM
It does, this type of running shoe gives protection for your foot and the same flexibility as if you were barefoot. The toes move independently.
Posted Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:19 PM
lol yes and no. Running with lots of cushioning in your shoes allows you to run with a bad running form and not feel any pain in the short term, but over a long period of time it can cause problems. Running truly barefoot forces you to adopt a less-jarring, correct running form that is also more efficient so you can go further, faster, but you risk injury to your feet from stepping on whatever is under your feet. Barefoot running shoes have a minimum of padding and low heel height so your are forced to adopt a 'correct' running form while still having some protection from debris.
Posted Mon Feb 27, 2012 06:01 AM
suggest a time of special training with running only on middle- and forefoot, so you will have less pain
after running with the new ones.
Posted Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:02 PM
Posted Sun Mar 18, 2012 01:32 AM
they get cold in the winter though.
Posted Mon Mar 19, 2012 09:27 AM
Posted Tue Mar 20, 2012 09:51 PM
Posted Wed Mar 21, 2012 08:21 AM
What is the brand name of them?
Posted Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:30 AM
Posted Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:46 PM
i got the Vibram ones (cost me $120 ssssshit!) lol at first it did hurt and bothered a little but you get used to it eventually but is not made for actual maybe explosive running or running on hard surfaces, but in grass or sand it's really nice. The FILA ones they are a whole new realm they are really really confortable vibrams cant compare plus they're really cheap!!!!! my mom bought them for $20 imagine that.
It works but just for normal walks and jogging, running unless a pitbull is after you not recommended
Posted Mon Jul 30, 2012 08:15 AM
Posted Thu May 09, 2013 07:17 PM
they wont fit my feet unfortunately, I do try some jogging fully barefoot but you need to start on grass and walking first. It takes a long time to get your feet fully strengthened to run.
There is a great book on the subject called Born to Run. the authors name escapes me right now bit it was avery good read. If you havent already check it out!