Which pair for distance running.
NOTE: Going straight for a 5K run is TOO MUCH unless you've already been running in minimalist, or at least zero/minimal heel-toe drop, shoes. Try 1/2 mile to start with and work up from there. You may be able to do a bit more, since you say you're used to walking around barefooted, but better to try a bit and find you can do more, rather than assuming you can go straight for 5K then finding out you've knackered your calves...
(I don't wear FFs myself - tried a pair on and they were too narrow - but I do all my running now in VB Neo/Neo trail).
Booktrunk, am not stalking you (honest).
I too am awaiting deliver of my Bilikas (though not pink) and my main question is the best way to transition from 'normal' running shoes? My first marathon isn't until the end of September (Loch Ness) and training starts proper the beginning of May. If I can build up to running 3 miles in the bilikas by then would it be ok to do my short easy runs in them and gradually increase the distance until I can use them for my LSR and possible the Marathon?
Txs Booktrunk and yes, we can compare notes
Never one to do things by halves I just ordered a DIY pair of Huaraches as well
I've taken a pair of Komodo Sport from 5k to 20 mile and plan on running London in them.
Advice for anyone considering adopting these shoes;
I won't go back to regular shoes as my main pair now, the comfort is miles better and my running has improved dramatically. It took me two months to get back up to speed but I know it varies for everyone, just run how you feel.
One word booktrunk - DOMS (ok, 4 words really) and look forward to how you are Thursday
Mine came but way too big so after a few phonecalls and re-measure have ordered Size 8 - my Riot 4's are 9.5!!!!! Tonight I'll be lacing up my Huaraches from Invisible Shoes
Good advice Shanko and have some calf exercises that I already do.
Am even more jealous now but wandering around in my Huaraches so ner ner
I got the kit for the huraches - just before doing my tendon in in November. Must get around to cutting off the excess, stabbing the hole and working out how to lace them up now spring is on its way (well, by dates, anyway).
Booktrunk: now you know why we suggested short distances to start. Note: do NOT try to keep up on your toes. Your heel IS supposed to touch the ground, just not first.
@BT, maybe you (we) should start another thread if there isn't one already? I've been forestriking on the patio whilst having my fags and letting my heel drop, it takes some thought for me but am sure it will come good soon enough
@Debra, I have a big pen mark where I want to cut and currently laced up for the 'slip on' version, works a treat and looking forward to putting them through their paces (so to speak). Have you seen the invisible shoe vids? am going to try the method where the knot isn't between your toes and play with lacing styles.
How are the Bikilas Steph? I've not been out in mine for ages and tried .6 of a mile this evening jogging round the block.
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