Today I noticed an Information Technology worker wearing the vibram shoes that look as if the person wearing this shoe is barefoot. I started to talk to him about his shoes. I mentioned that I read an article about a guy who was running in them and did some damage to his feet. This guy said that he has heard both sides of the story. Some say great things and some say negative things.
This guy generally has sore feet and has a bad back. After wearing these shoes, his back pain is relieved. He mentioned that after wearing the vibram shoes and going back to his regular shoes he got blisters. Check out some other gear and outdoor and camping supplies and a blog of mine.
He began discusses that he likes to go hiking in them. I was amazed when he said this. I said I bet the work great in the sand. However he hasn’t walked in the sand with them so he didn’t have a comment. He paid $90.00 for his pair, but I see some on the website for around $80.00. You can really tell what type of surfaces you are walking on when wearing these shoes. He said that when he is on soft carpet he can really feel the softness. The sizes are a little different and go by 40-4-, whatever the website says. His wife wore a bigger size so it must depend on other factors.
I haven’t personally tried the shoes, but they seem from what this guy was telling me to be a great comfortable shoe. The way things rapidly change; this could be the new trend. Shoes that fit snug and shape around your toes.