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A high-heel loving gal and her trusty sidekick…
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Reluctant Convert...

I finally caved...

I have HATED the Vibram running shoes (aka "toe shoes") for forever.

They are honestly the ugliest things ever created.  (Well, other than Naziism.)

BUT.  I heard they help quite a bit with knee pain during running.  Something about mimicking our natural footfall and letting our bodies do what comes naturally to us.

Well, guess what folks?  Sure as shit, they work!  I literally have not had a single little bitty bit of knee pain since I put them on a week ago.  Not one.

I am excited about this.

But I have already extracted promises from those around me that they will ridicule me endlessly if I wear them to do anything but run.  (I'm looking at you, Ryan Prentice.)

4 comments:

Laurie said...

that's good news! But will still laugh at you and your hiddy toes.

Sue said...

can you put heels on them somehow??? They are pretty fug. And good call on the Ryan Prentice remark . . .

Lis said...

I just got some Nike frees. I'm not sure how I feel about the barefoot craze...glad they're working for you!

Sara Miller said...

I cannot believe these work for you. They are fugly and creepy all rolled into two rubber balls. I'm happy to hear no knee pain though...jury is out on whether the no pain factor outweighs the fashion crime you commit each time you slip these on.