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Old 02-25-2013, 06:43 PM   #1
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Default Vibrams on sale if anyone is interested

for pretty damn cheap prices. i personally love the komodo sport LS. i have gone hiking in puerto rico, done crossfit, regularly run 5-10ks, and ran a tough mudder with them. great all around 5-fingers.


this is about half off what i paid for mine





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Old 02-25-2013, 06:45 PM   #2
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How much time did you spend transitioning to running a 5k or 10k in them? Did you experience any issues with injuries?
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:48 PM   #3
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Had my KSOs for 4-5 years. I use it for biking, running, surfing, body surfing, beach combing, kayaking, every watersport imaginable. I love them to death. They have never shown any signs of damage. Vibrams are well worth your money
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:49 PM   #4
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they seem painfully large and irregularly-shaped. and where do the batteries go?
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:49 PM   #5
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How much time did you spend transitioning to running a 5k or 10k in them? Did you experience any issues with injuries?


it took me about 3-5 runs of 3 miles before i got used to them. calves and legs will be sore at first because you are using new muscles. your feet will ache a bit because you won't have much padding.

i didn't experience any injuries, in fact i felt like it prevented some.

i used to get shin splints after 2-3 miles, but after running in vibrams, they have pretty much gone away. i didn't even get them when i ran a marathon, due to me learning to run correctly in the vibrams (i wore saucony kinvara's for that, wanted some more cushion for my first marathon)
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:51 PM   #6
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they seem like a gimmicky fad that will die within a couple years

I've never tried them...I'm just saying that is what I think when I see those
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:51 PM   #7
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:54 PM   #8
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they seem like a gimmicky fad that will die within a couple years

I've never tried them...I'm just saying that is what I think when I see those
not gimmicky


http://www.amazon.com/Born-Run-Hidde.../dp/0307279189
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Old 02-25-2013, 06:56 PM   #9
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:58 PM   #10
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Lol, a book and gimmickness are not mutually exclusive.
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:19 PM   #11
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Lol, a book and gimmickness are not mutually exclusive.
Book was just too illustrate the benefits of barefoot running
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:29 PM   #12
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Book was just too illustrate the benefits of barefoot running

This is exactly what vibrams do, they are pretty similar to running barefoot.

I've run in my vibrams on and off over the last 4 years, I go through phases when I love them and others when I feel like I'd prefer a little more support. Either way, I think everyone should give them a chance. They are a lot of fun.

I started on the KS0s and currently run short distances in a pair of Bikilas.
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:07 PM   #13
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Barefoot running has a lot of science behind it, and it also just makes a lot of intuitive sense to me.

With that said Vibrams look super gay and I prefer Nike Free Runs.
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How do the sizes run in comparison the other brands?
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Came into thread expecting Vibrating Condoms.
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