One of the sisters, animatedpunk, from the OnSugar blog Twins that Blog raved about her Vibram Five Finger shoes so much that her twin, mandaleebee, ran out and picked up a pair too. Check out what she thought of them.
I had been thinking about Lindsey's new "Gorilla Shoes" ever since she posted about them on this blog. When she first sent me a photo of these bizarre looking shoes, I just laughed at their ridiculousness, thinking 'no way I'll ever put those things on my feet!' But alas, once I saw them and read about them, I just couldn't stop thinking about them! I had to try them for myself.
Last week I went to Blue Ridge Mountain Sports in Charlottesville, VA and tried on a pair of Vibram Five Fingers... I tried both the Classics and the Sprints, but I liked the arch and heel support in the Sprints much better. Like my sister, I impulsively purchased a pair on the spot. Obviously I had to try them out right away, so I mixed a little bit of walking and running in since I had read many reviews explaining you need to gradually adjust your muscles to barefoot running.
Running in these shoes is amazing. I actually am not a running fan, but these shoes make it feel more fluid, light, and fun! After running/walking in them for the first two days, I took a break to let my muscles recuperate. This past weekend I broke them back out for some hiking and wouldn't you know, I fell even more in love with them. Although walking over gravel in my Vibrams was a little uncomfortable, the rest of the hike was extremely fun and enjoyable. I am wanting to work out in my Vibrams every day!
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