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Tip-Toeing into Minimalist Footwear, part B

I have been doing a lot of running lately, at least as far as my standards go.  I am in training for the BAA half marathon here in Boston on October 9th…  and things have been going quite well so…

Tip-Toeing into Minimalist Footwear (1 Month)

It has been a month now since I bought the Vibram FiveFinger shoes, so I figured it was a good time to reflect on some of the conclusions I have come to.  I plan on continuing to incorporate wearing these…

Tip-toeing into Minimalist Footwear (Day 18)

  Over the 4th of July weekend, I had the pleasure of spending about 5 hours hiking above tree line in the White Mountains.  There was a good amount of elevation gain with plenty of rocks and roots lining the…

Tip-toeing into Minimalist Footwear (Day 11)

I was fondly remembering the childhood days when I would hop on my bike to go out and ride around with my friends.  I even remember not caring if I was wearing shoes or not.  I would often ride my…

Tip-toeing into Minimalist Footwear (Day 10)

In order to get to the point where I feel comfortable running in the fivefingers, I need to be able to walk in them.  After walking in them on Day 1 on concrete, I figured the next step would be…

Tip-toeing into Minimalist Footwear (Day 7)

As a reward for all of my “hard work” yesterday, I decided I needed to spend a little time at the beach today.  I wore the fivefingers from the car to the beach and walked along the beach for a…

Tip-toeing into Minimalist Footwear (Day 6)

Today was a great day, I was part of a clean up effort at a friend’s house and my only job was to powerwash… just about everything!  I wore the fivefingers for a couple of hours while I walked around…

Tip-toeing into Minimalist Footwear (Day 5)

Today I wore my fivefingers during a 30 min. workout at the Fitcorp Copley gym with trainer Ron Abecassis and I must say, it felt pretty good.  We did a lot of functional movement strengthening exercises using a variety of…

Tip-toeing into Minimalist Footwear (Day 4)

I took yesterday completely off from wearing the fivefingers and today my foot and ankle feels back to normal.  It was quite strange the way that my foot reacted after that first day, the only potential reason for that happening…

Tip-toeing into Minimalist Footwear (Day 2)

Today my feet haven’t felt very good.  I have had some pain in my right midfoot that feels like a joint related pain, kind of sharp and pinching that comes and goes only with certain movements.  I have also had…