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Old 09-07-2007, 08:04 PM   #21
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Re: Shoes-Running-Crossfit

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Old 09-07-2007, 08:46 PM   #22
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Re: Shoes-Running-Crossfit

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The reason is your foot isn't being forced to relax against something supporting it, the muscles and bones are having to support themselves which will end up strengthening them in the long run. For this reason, I caution people to start out runs slowly, walking around the house, yard, go shopping and get funny looks first, then ease into running and you'll enjoy them more then hurt feet from going right into long runs.

Point well taken. Thanks for the tips. I guess I will have to get mentally adjusted as well as physically adjusted to the VFF concept.
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Old 09-07-2007, 08:59 PM   #23
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Re: Shoes-Running-Crossfit

Looks like I might have to go with Plan B. According to the size chart, their highest size is a 47 which is equivalent to a 12.
Unfortunately I wear size 13.
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Old 09-08-2007, 09:23 AM   #24
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Re: Shoes-Running-Crossfit

I wear 11 1/2s and the 44 fit nicely. If you can try them on I would, but alas if your feet are too big then you might have to!

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Old 09-08-2007, 10:53 AM   #25
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Re: Shoes-Running-Crossfit

Everyone had had some great imput.

I am using Nike Frees at this time, but logically speaking, it seems that to do the POSE method or something similar or more natural than heel to toe, that low profile or low heel shoes would be better than Frees perhaps.

Has anyone seen the new Nike Zoom running shoes. They are very low profile.

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Old 09-08-2007, 10:58 AM   #26
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Re: Shoes-Running-Crossfit

I believe Dr. Romanov uses Zooms.
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Old 09-08-2007, 01:07 PM   #27
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Re: Shoes-Running-Crossfit

I found a pair of the Nike Free Trainer 7.0s on clearance so I bought them but didnt end up liking them as much and gave them to my dad.

Also just ordered a pair of Vibram Five Fingers for both of us too. Very excited to try them out, I even had to go with 2nd day air!
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Old 09-08-2007, 03:51 PM   #28
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I found a pair of the Nike Free Trainer 7.0s on clearance so I bought them but didnt end up liking them as much and gave them to my dad.

Also just ordered a pair of Vibram Five Fingers for both of us too. Very excited to try them out, I even had to go with 2nd day air!
Alexander, let us know how the VFFs works out for you. Why exactly did you not like the Nike trainer 7.0?

After some more research, I have decided that if I can't get the VFF in my size, I will probably go with the Nike 5.0 runners. They are middle of the line and are suited for people with running experience already. Plus IMHO I feel that they would be a great shoe (regardless of number) to do POSE style running in. Besides, like anything you have to get your feet and legs conditioned in order to properly do the POSE style running. It is something that you just can't jump into, sort of like Crossfit. As it turns out both my daughters have been running track for the past several years and they just recently bought both the NIKE trainers and the NIKE Frees 5.0 version. At least it gave me an orpportunity to examine the styles first hand. And based on my research from Nikes web site and other sites, the Frees have impressed me enough to get those next and try them out. Well, I'm off... gotta go and train for my upcomming Duathlon.
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Old 09-08-2007, 07:52 PM   #29
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Re: Shoes-Running-Crossfit

My .2c
V Five Fingers
good stuff for running Pose,CF WOD,Yoga and some indoor stuff.

Worth considering for different WODs
Boxing or Wrestling shoes
Flat soled Cross Country shoes
Tac/Mil Boots (Cause its good to train in these sometimes)
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Re: Shoes-Running-Crossfit

I was passing by a shoe store in the mall today and saw some retro Nike Waffles that had the old waffle pattern and almost no sole. I was thinking, man those would be a good POSE shoe.
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