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there isnt one really, i ran in mine on day 1, all be it just a 1 mile run on grass, you just need to build it up slowly, your calves and achilles certainly let you know when you can go longer in them. i found it easier than my friend since i'd ran the previous year in a minimal lower drop shoe, he went straight from a kayano to them whcih is a huge difference.
Hello Howard, welcome to the forum.
I've thought a lot about barefoot running or with minimal shoes, however what puts me off Vibrams is my hobbit toes.
I too was really interested in the barefoot thing but have always been put off by the hobbit'esq look of the VFF's.I currently do about 80% of my running in Inov8 bare-x 180's that let your feet behave how they need to behave without the daftness. It took about a week or so to do my first 10 miler in them but then I'd made a fairly healthy transition from Asics Nimbus - Nike Free 3.0's- Saucony Kin's-Inov8 233's-Barex 150's-Barex 180's.
Would something like a blog be a more appropriate place for this? Wordpress, or blogger.com?
HowardS wrote (see) MarC, the makers do suggest a strategy and the seller told me about a woman who bought the shoes ignored the advice and the next time he saw her she was back complaining it was their fault that she was in a knee length plaster. I'm aware, and i was saying a build up is needed, My point was that there is no set way to do it and that your previous running shoes play a big part in how fast you can transition, someone who's ran in minimal shoes and has good form can start running right away in them, just shorter distances to start with. i think many people go way over the top with build up, i know someone who would only walk in them for 3 months, Every runner is different, everyone will take a different length of time to adjust, If you're coming from big chunky asics then yeah.. its not gonna be as quick to transition.
HowardS wrote (see)
MarC, the makers do suggest a strategy and the seller told me about a woman who bought the shoes ignored the advice and the next time he saw her she was back complaining it was their fault that she was in a knee length plaster.
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