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- by sarahbellum May 20, '08What do you guys think of these? I think they are neat and the concept is great, but even though it says you can wear them hiking, I would worry about needle sticks. But then how protective are any soft sided shoe?
- May 20, '08 by madwife2002OMG they are so strange LOL Would be interested to hear from anybody who has worn them
- May 20, '08 by EricJRNSomehow, I'm more creeped out than I thought I would be. I like the toes-covered aspect of the traditional shoe. These seem to "highlight" the toes, making them even more "visible" than a pair of sandals.
- I would love to feel like I am barefoot. I was barefoot for seasons at a time as a child. I really feel that is why I have such strong, healthy feet with high arches.
My hips hurt when I wear shoes too much. I'm not sure why.
"I do not wear the shoes... because... they make me fall down." Agador ie Hank Azaria--The Birdcage
- May 20, '08 by Angie O'Plasty, RNI used to love to be barefoot. The bottoms of my feet were callused and tough. But even I had trouble on gravel. Mud was only pleasant if you knew it was coming, animals do leave droppings in grass, and sand & tar can get pretty hot in the summer.
Maybe I'd wear those for bicycle riding, but no way for hiking.
- I'm not sure how I would feel having plastic between my toes....I would NOT hike in the woods in these shoes, but for camping or floating I would think they would be great.
I wonder if you would get in trouble wearing these to work? I bet they would cause a rukus. They meet our dress code standards but in a very bizarre way.
- May 20, '08 by wtbcrna
- "I wear the original design whenever I run. I just took my USAF pt test in them last month. I still prefer to run barefoot, but these shoes come close to being barefoot. The soles are fairly thin, but they will protect you from broken glass, rocks etc."
Would you consider them for work? I was going to buy a pair and slowly transition my running routine to them. My theory is that my body would adjust faster if I wore them where I am during 50% of my waking hours--work.