stuhayes2010: I like running in these. I can't run as fast because of lack of cushioning, but I do feel that I use more leg muscles and the run feels more "natural" or fluid. I guess I am smug or a hipster or something.[www.northwestmilitary.com image 483x304]/jogs with regular shoes too.
Rapmaster2000: I didn't know that people gave a shiat about barefoot runners. Like they actually sit in their car at a stoplight and upon seeing a guy with no shoes on think to themselves "Look at that guy with no shoes! He thinks he's so great."These people need a hobby... or maybe a blow job.
sigdiamond2000: Drinking a cold bottle of water from my fridge and chucking the bottle in the recycling bin rather than grabbing a glass and filling it with not-cold water (and then washing it out when I'm done) is worth $3.99 to me.I'm paying (minimally) for the convenience. I'm not paying for the water.
BojanglesPaladin: Summary: some other researchers found a different group of Africans and found that they run barefoot, but land heel first. Which does not dispute anything regarding running barefoot.
The Larch: lohphat: If people are spending $59M on "minimalist shoes", thn they aren't athletes, they're "tools".Americans spend over 200 times that much on bottled water.Yes, people sure do spend a lot to run around barefoot, but they spend an incredibly huge amount to drink something that comes out of the tap for free.
AverageAmericanGuy: Good luck with your hookworms, hipsters!
hitlersbrain: The human body is all round pretty crappy. We are bad design incarnate, why do you think we need so many machines just to survive? Tech is our only trick and it's funny how so many people keep saying tech is bad. Without it we would either starve or be lion food.
Rustico: My experience is simple: ran using traditional padded shoes (fitted at renowned running stores) and developed problems with my legs; ran using minimalist shoes (Vibrams) and mid-strike and leg problems went away.Entirely possible that had I run using modern shows AND a mid-strike stride I might not have ever developed the leg issues.
lohphat: The Larch: lohphat: If people are spending $59M on "minimalist shoes", thn they aren't athletes, they're "tools".Americans spend over 200 times that much on bottled water.Yes, people sure do spend a lot to run around barefoot, but they spend an incredibly huge amount to drink something that comes out of the tap for free.This is me not disagreeing with you.Never underestimate the stupidity of people in large numbers.
RichieLaw: MasterPlanz: After not running for 15 years (knee problems) I tired barefoot, and it works for me.Just do what you find enjoyable and don't listen to people who seem to think they have the answer to everything.This. I had to start to run after my ACL tear. Running with a heal strike, even in super cushioned shoes, really hurt my knee. Running with a mid-strike solved all issues. Plus it made my ankles stronger as a side effect (larger calves and anterior tibialis).
lohphat: If people are spending $59M on "minimalist shoes", thn they aren't athletes, they're "tools".
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