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Day 27: The Rain Test

Day 27: The Rain Test

by Daniel Dessinger on Sep 12, 2009 0

Saturday began the predicted week of rain storms. Before I put on my Classics, I knew this would be a new experience. I purposefully avoided my Injinji socks in case my feet got seriously wet. They did. I’m not sure how exactly, but the moment I stepped in a tiny puddle of water, my feet […]

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Day 25: Third Run Aftermath

Day 25: Third Run Aftermath

by Daniel Dessinger on Sep 10, 2009 1

I ran for the third time in my VFF Classics today. Luckily, the high school track was open to the public after 5pm. Result: Uninspiring. The heat from the track was seeping into my shoes. Maybe it was the unwashed Injinji socks, but SOMETHING created a lot of heat and friction between my skin and […]

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Day 23: Sitting Around On a Holiday

Day 23: Sitting Around On a Holiday

by Daniel Dessinger on Sep 08, 2009 0

Rather than savor our day off, I spent it being irritated. It happens on occasion. Should’ve gone for a run at the high school track, but opted out in favor of a nap and ended up regretting the lack of exercise. Nothing new to report, other than the fact that my foot already feels much […]

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Day 22: A Day of Rest

Day 22: A Day of Rest

by Daniel Dessinger on Sep 07, 2009 1

Today was a day of rest for me. I woke up early and took my baby girl to Starbucks. She wanted to sleep in, but we try to keep her on a schedule. We hung out at the local Starbucks for a couple hours. My parents showed up and played with her for a bit. […]

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Day 21: My VFFs Work Great – My Foot Not So Much

Day 21: My VFFs Work Great – My Foot Not So Much

by Daniel Dessinger on Sep 06, 2009 0

I went to Richland High School yesterday morning to try out my VFF Classics on the track. Since Run #1 went well on the treadmill, I decided it was time to test alternative surfaces, i.e. the track and the football field. I took my video camera with me to record this epic event. Unfortunately, HD […]

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Day 20: Ready for My Second Run

Day 20: Ready for My Second Run

by Daniel Dessinger on Sep 05, 2009 2

Today is Saturday. My first run was on Monday. Most of my aches and pains are gone. The balls of my feet are still tender. They’re not calloused at all, and will probably need to be before running becomes terribly comfortable. One thing is for sure: I will DEFINITELY be wearing my injinji Performance Micro […]

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Day 18: Someone at Work Finally Noticed

Day 18: Someone at Work Finally Noticed

by Daniel Dessinger on Sep 03, 2009 2

I’ve been wearing my black Five Fingers Classics for 18 days now (think I wore regular flat-soled shoes once), and my coworkers finally noticed. In their defense, my baggy jeans touch the floor, so there’s only a little black visible most of the time. People just assume that you’re wearing regular shoes unless something draws […]

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It’s Okay to Be Fi-curious

It’s Okay to Be Fi-curious

by Daniel Dessinger on Sep 03, 2009 0

word of the day: “fi-curious” – a person interested in Vibram Five Fingers, but aren’t sure they’re ready to swing that way. Most people will be curious about the foot-shaped shoes they see every now and then, but the concept of walking without cushioned soles will turn most people off. I know this because we’re […]

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