>Gears and Wears>Vibram 5 Fingers - a Couple of Questions
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Blaine Moore (MM#2867)
Thanks for all of the info... In the end, I ordered the KSO's. It seems like the Flows would be superior in the really really cold stuff, and there's not a whole lot of that in PA.... And if the KSO's are too cold but I like the whole Vibram thing, well the wife's looking for Xmas shopping ideas anyway.
Looking forward to having a good marathon this weekend, and then using my slow easy recovery month as a way to try this whole thing out... stay tuned.
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Ed, if you ever race in Vibrams... particularly on a day like Halloween... that would be an awesome nickname for you too.
My only issue with the 5 Fingers has been when I try to increase my mileage. My lower calf/ankles will be stiff the next morning when I wake up. The stiffness goes away as soon as I move around and doesn't return the rest of the day.
That could be the normal adjustment process as you use muscles you've hardly used before. But if you find your calves are continually over tired, you're not really doing the forefoot form right. It's a common mistake to run up on your toes and tire out your calves.
I didn't really find the sweet spot until I mixed in significant amounts of truly barefoot running.
Is your log correct? You have 900+ miles on 1 pair of Vibrams? If so, my wife is going to be so happy.
I've been pretty happy with the KSOs, and I had to try on 3 or 4 different pairs to get the sizing right.