So I am not a runner. At all. I try really hard to start but half the time I get bored or injured. I watched on TED 'Born to run' by C. McDougall, who suggested that barefoot running is the best way to enjoy long runs without suffering injuries.
Do any of you have any thoughts on these shoes? Any reviews, running tips are welcome!!
I've got a pair of vibrams and i LOVE them!! You definitely run very different from how you do in regular shoes and you need to take it mad slow in the beginning. You're working muscles that were not focused on in other shoes, but it's so worth it. It feels like you're running barefoot ;)
Luna Sandals is the best running experience ever!
Id wear luna sandals on the beach for sure. My mate ripped his toe nail right off in the forrest on a root once. I almost puked.
The barefoot pro's advice it takes at least 5 years of consistent training to really be good at barefoot running and even then you MUST go a LOTS slower to avoid stress fractures etc. I often pass runners running in vibrams or barefoot. They try and keep up for a bit but thats like trying to punch the heavy bag with bare knuckles lol! Your gonna fatigue WAY quicker if your pushing it.
In this world of tarmac and concrete, full time barefoot 'shoes' are a gimmick IMHO.
Ive got vibrams. I use em for walking around but when it comes to proper running, we use proper running shoes. Running in Vibrams is like riding fixed gear bikes. Why bother?
If you want to be a slow jogger then vibrams are good for that. If you want to develop 'runners legs' then you need to build up to the speed that runners have. You need shoes for that. Nice cushioned shoes.
Recommend Vibrams from personal experience. Agree with Harley that you may not win races :) but I'm not interested in winning, just running, getting a great workout and feeling my best. Wore 'proper running shoes' for years, and had knee and back issues consistently, years of pain, chiropractors and no solution. 2 weeks after wearing Vibrams and now 2 years later, still not one ache or pain. So naturally, I love them :) and highly recommend them.
Thanks for all your input guys!! really appreciated! I think I will stick to 'normal running shoes' as i do not yet live in area not surrounded by cement or concrete!My biggest problem is that I get shins splints, which I know are from not stretching properly and probably starting too quick.
On another note, have you heard of 'One moment' shoes? They are 100% biodegradable but look like what smurfs wear... http://www.onemoment.es/en/
Thanks again for the help!! :)