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Thanks for all the great advice about running shoes and the most important advice was definitely:  go forth and get yourself fit for proper shoes.

I have a little four miler today after a swim.  I am bringing my current sneaks… and these:

I may try these crazy things.  I have them for months, but have not been brave enough to tri to actually run a little in them…


  • Jeremy

    June 4, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    I wouldn't start with a four miler in those. Barefoot/minamalist running is a different beast. I started with .5 miles in my vibrams and it took me several weeks to work up to a 5k distance in them. Love them. They've helped with my form and turnover, but I only use as a change of pace to my regular running shoes. Have fun!

  • Colleen

    June 6, 2011 at 3:43 am

    Hey Mere, I'm with Jeremy on this. I've heard that you need to start VERY slow in these… like minutes at a time and then add a little each week. Injuries associated with jumping into these can be season ending.

  • Andrea

    June 6, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    I agree! Be careful, my husband is on the sidelines right now because of a stress fracture in his foot. A simple 4 mile run in his minimalist shoes did him in!

  • Mere

    June 6, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Thank you all for your advice and suggestions! I listened… and only did a little ways in the shoes and on the treadmill at that. Thanks so much for your comments!!


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