"JackG, FWIW the entire point of the "barefoot movement" is that you don't need cushioning/support. In fact, the point is that adding cushioning/support is like putting a limb (your foot) in a cast, which makes it weaker (through…"
"You think YOU'RE surprised at how popular these are... we started the company thinking, "Ah, maybe we'll sell one or two a day." Invisible Shoes has been my wife's and my full-time job for 2 years now! ;-)
"There's typically not any rubbing on the top unless you've laced them oddly or move in some strange way. You might be different, but we haven't gotten a complaint from a customer about this yet (unless they tied them in some weird way…"
"Read my post at www.invisibleshoe.com/blister.
Let me know if that's helpful.
Also, there are a number of ways of tying (see the "Tying" page...link at the top). Suffice it to say, with the correct tension, and proper form,…"
"I can't speak for Vibram, but we have hundreds of emails from people who bettered their personal best times in 5k, 10k, half- and full marathons wearing Invisible Shoes.
Now, that doesn't mean there aren't others that run better in…"
"I knew what you were referring to ;-) ... all I can tell you is you can run almost silently in huaraches, and that finding a way to do that has always been synonymous with an improvement in barefoot form.
I haven't yet seen someone who made a…"
"a) I agree with Laura... no rush to figure out the minimal/barefoot thing
b) Eric... "slapping" is almost always from overstriding. I'd be curious to see a video of you running, especially in the VFFs, but in IS, too."
"I want to echo what Ali8un said:
What you're experiencing is a form issue, not a footwear issue.
I'm not going to tell you that you have to fix your form... if going back to a padded shoe helps you run pain-free, and you don't…"
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Hey Steve! Welcome to 30 bad!! You've been a member for just a few hours and you've already made great contributions to this forum!! I'm glad to see someone who shares my passion of barefoot running! Great to have you here with us! Looking forward to seeing you more often! Love, Daniel : )