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Old 09-03-2010, 07:59 AM   #1
Greg Mulligan
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Vibram Five Fingers Shoe

Vibram Five Finger Shoe Website (SFW)

A good friend of mine has been training wearing these specific shoes; he swears by them.

What, if any, are your thoughts on training with these shoes, specific to CF or more importantly running?
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Old 09-03-2010, 08:09 AM   #2
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Re: Vibram Five Fingers Shoe

VFF's are pretty popular amongst CF'ers, but there still seems to be a lot of mixed feelings on them.
Personally I love them, and will not work out in anything else. They are tough on your lower legs at first, but after a while you get used to it.
As far as running goes, it helps if you know Pose running, or at least make sure you are not heel striking, as it will put a lot of stress on your ankles.
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Old 09-03-2010, 08:09 AM   #3
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Re: Vibram Five Fingers Shoe

And don't call them shoes, you heretic!
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Old 09-03-2010, 08:10 AM   #4
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Re: Vibram Five Fingers Shoe

I have a pair of Vibram Bikilas and I love them. Great for running on the pavement and other rough terrain. Wear them for most running/lifting wods unless it has oly lifts then i wear either my chucks or OLY shoes. If you do get a pair, don't just go crazy with them and run long distances, break yourself into them or they will leave you crippled.
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