03 February 2012

Five finger shoes

For all my barefoot running passion, I've put off getting these Vibram Five Finger shoes because I thought they were too expensive and wanted to try them before I sunk £100 or so. As is the case, however, in avoiding getting them, I've spent a tonne of money on other stuff (trying to make huaraches for example) when I should have just bought the bullet and bought a pair on sale. The huaraches are ideal, I guess, because they are open, but that does lead to pebbles and stuff getting up in them. Not great on the Milton Keynes Redways where you have various hazards to contend with. The Vibrams seem like be the best of both worlds.

Anyway, I finally got a pair in a funky colour on sale (with my remaining Christmas money) for £50. Not bad. I'm really, really, really looking forward to trying them, though and solve my injury problems once and for all. I will probably still run in my other shoes about half the time, but we'll see how these are. I hear that they can chafe, but I've got the bodyglide so that shouldn't be too much of an issue. Review forthcoming.