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My New Vibram Five Fingers

Sunday, October 11, 2009

I have embarked on an experiment with myself and what to where on my feet to run. I really want to run but I'm plagued with knee issues. I recently read Born to Run my Christopher MacDougall and it's really gotten me thinking about running shoes and how they change the way that evolution has designed the human body to run. It just all makes so much sense to me.

Aside from it being an INCREDIBLE read that I highly recommend to anyone - it has inspired me to try "barefoot" running. I'm not fully barefoot - I have covering - my feet will be covered by my new Vibram Five Fingers.

Here they are!


We'll see how this experiment turns out - but the shoes (are they even called shoes?) are very comfortable. I haven't been running in them yet but I did take them for a trial class at the Y and have been wearing them around the house. Tomorrow I will take them for a run around the neighborhood.
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