Noooo shoooooos

Yesterday, I became the proud owner of a pair of vivobarefoot shoes.

Today, I ran in them for the first time. Playing it safe, I ran a slow nearly-mile to gauge whether this was a ridiculous impulse-buy or the beginning of a lifelong friendship.

From a comfort point of view, I’m sold. Lightweight, cool and no hint of rubbing. From a running point of view, the jury’s still out. The heel is noticeably lower than my trainers and I could feel the stretch at the back of my calf.

So I will be taking advantage of my shorter Juneathon runs to experiment, bit I won’t be throwing away my trainers just yet.


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13 Responses to Noooo shoooooos

  1. abradypus says:

    PS Excuse the typos but our broadband is down and I’m blogging from my phone.

  2. Rachel B says:

    Ooh exciting. I love noooo shooos! Interesting. I like minimalist but havent fancied going further. Let us know how they go on.

  3. runorgocrazy says:

    Oh how exciting!! Very interested to see what you think…….

  4. Steve says:

    Same here, really looking forward to seeing how you get on. I blogged about barefoot running the other day and mentioned sore calves after my attempt, so completely understand where you’re coming from. Take it easy! 🙂

  5. Ooh can we see a pic?

  6. plustenner says:

    must be a weird sensation, but I am keen to try them too! 🙂

  7. shazruns says:

    Would love to try them but not sure enough support for us over pronators. Good luck

  8. Hels says:

    Oooh, this is exciting! Keep us posted on how they go.

  9. 1 hour of barefoot running , 18 months ago, destroyed my calf muscles so badly that I couldnt run again for 6 months! Probably my weird legs though!

  10. jensruns2011 says:

    Look forward to hearing how you get on with them, make sure you listen to your calf muscles though 🙂

  11. Athena says:

    I love running barefoot. I eased my way into it though to let my feet get used to the new demands on the muscles.

  12. maggiee says:

    I have constant trouble with my calf muscles because I run on my forefoot… I daren’t try it barefoot style as well I think the pain on the physio table would be too much!! Saying that, it hurts more to run striking my heel in other places so I think every style / mode of running has its downsides… I’ll be interested to hear how you get on… if you like it, will you be ditching the trainers altogether?!

  13. fortnightflo says:

    Ohh that sounds exciting, am keen to see how that will go!

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