what_now: Actually..they probably do work.Not for the reasons they claim, but if before you bought these the most exercise you got was walking from the couch to the garage to the office and back, and now you're walking around the block a few times, you're gonna lose some weight.
Geotpf: I'll bet they work to a certain extent, in that they make walking slightly more difficult than standard tennis shoes, so you exert yourself a little bit more with each step.Of course, going jogging in clear plastic stripper heels would be even more effective.
gamergirl23: One day perhaps people will stop falling for crap like this.
weapon13: gamergirl23: One day perhaps people will stop falling for crap like this.Alas, no. I'll wager that there are more schmucks out there than intelligent people.I never listen to the crap that advertisments spew out. Hell, I don't even believe the news 100%
Bob The Nob: [www.bitsbybob.com image 300x170]Jimmy's down!
markie_farkie: Those same health benefits were touted back in the 70s, and you thankfully didn't see them around for too long then, either.[3.bp.blogspot.com image 400x300]
serial_crusher: I'm still a believer in these things though:[www.vibramfivefingers.com image 237x197]
balisane: The only complaint i have is that they just don't last too long. I do about 15-20 kilometers of urban walking a week
belhade: I'm another disciple of Vibram.[lh3.googleusercontent.com image 307x512]
octopied: Or just go for walks wearing a weighted vest or something.
TravisBickle62: I would like to buy a pair of Vibrams so that I can be hip like you guys, but I only have $10 to spend, does anyone know of a used Vibram store?
serial_crusher: balisane: The only complaint i have is that they just don't last too long. I do about 15-20 kilometers of urban walking a weekWhat model are you using and what part is breaking down? I've got like 5 pairs and the only ones that I've had any problems were my KSO Treks which lasted about 9 months before the insole started falling apart, but I was running about 30 miles a week in them, on trails, for most of that time. The others i haven't put as many miles on per week, but I'm definitely doing more than you in them.Did you buy from a reputable store, or some shady website selling knockoffs?
Artcurus: Aren't these the ones responsible for some nasty ankle/leg sprains and breaks?They apparently worked some muscles in the feet/legs/ankles that weren't designed to take that much weight at once.
elffster: Wait, wait..pork rinds arent healthy?
what_now: serial_crusher: I'm still a believer in these things though:those are great- if you have a perfect gate, have never sustained an injury to your hips, legs, knees, spine or feet, and you haven't been running with built up sneakers for long.If you're in your late 20s and have been active all life? Those things are more likely to be harmful.
PanicMan: rock climbed
CPT Ethanolic: People actually have to be told this??? WTF./explains the 2004 election I guess
Nadie_AZ: PanicMan: rock climbedI can't get up 5.7s in them. I don't know how anyone does it.
Dimensio: Shoe design cannot substantially affect weight loss.
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