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  • Vibram Five Fingers

    After reading the article about the barefoot lifestyle in the Army Times a while back, I looked into it and got these:



    A lot of dudes at the unit have also looked into them. I would suggest reading about these shoes, they're well worth it and very comfortable.

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    They creep me out to much

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      Here's the article for those interested:

      http://www.armytimes.com/offduty/spo...efoot_032210w/



      I may be with you on trying this out. My running has never really been good by any stretch of the imagination, but if I can get myself down a full minute on my PT test, I'm game.

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        Re: Vibram Five Fingers

        Originally posted by HeelToeSTi
        Here's the article for those interested:

        http://www.armytimes.com/offduty/spo...efoot_032210w/



        I may be with you on trying this out. My running has never really been good by any stretch of the imagination, but if I can get myself down a full minute on my PT test, I'm game.
        Exactly. My last one was a 14:15. I could've run a 13 and maxed this.

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          I have been wearing 5fingers for over a year and swear by them.

          They do take bit of getting used to but it is worth it.

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            Those things look fricken weird, but the concept makes sense to me. Also, my ankles and knees are pretty beat up from pounding pavement in the Marines. I think I'll give this a shot. I need new running shoes anyway.

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              I imagine your unit and battle buddies will be laughing at you for crazy shoes. I'm suprised they're not too eccentric by army standards.

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              • #8
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                Those are werd but are they cushioend enough for running. They look like something you use river walking.

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                  Re: Vibram Five Fingers

                  Originally posted by jdmetalman
                  Those are werd but are they cushioend enough for running. They look like something you use river walking.
                  Did you read the ArmyTimes article that was linked? That's the point of those shoes is that they aren't cushioned, which supposedly forces you into a proper running form.

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                    Re: Vibram Five Fingers

                    Originally posted by RandyB
                    I imagine your unit and battle buddies will be laughing at you for crazy shoes. I'm suprised they're not too eccentric by army standards.
                    dude I'm in group. Comfort > Style.

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                      Re: Vibram Five Fingers

                      Originally posted by 0844
                      Those things look fricken weird, but the concept makes sense to me. Also, my ankles and knees are pretty beat up from pounding pavement in the Marines. I think I'll give this a shot. I need new running shoes anyway.
                      Do it. Strengthens ankles.

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                        Re: Vibram Five Fingers

                        Originally posted by 0844
                        Did you read the ArmyTimes article that was linked? That's the point of those shoes is that they aren't cushioned, which supposedly forces you into a proper running form.
                        Not really cushioned, but your soles are protected by Vibram soles (look under your combat boots, they probably say Vibram). They offer protection and a barefoot feeling simultaneously.

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                          Originally posted by 0844
                          Did you read the ArmyTimes article that was linked? That's the point of those shoes is that they aren't cushioned, which supposedly forces you into a proper running form.
                          No i did not but i have now. Get it now.

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                          • #14
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                            Originally posted by jdmetalman
                            No i did not but i have now. Get it now.
                            It does make sense, doesn't it. I'm gonna measure my feet tonight after work and put an order it. I'll let everyone know how they work after I put a few miles on them.

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                              Re: Vibram Five Fingers

                              I'm guessing that like Aqua Socks, you have to order these a couple of sizes smaller than your actual shoe size?

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