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Tough Mudder AZ 2012 Recap

Tough Mudder AZ 2012 Recap

by Tyler Hurst on Jan 16, 2012 19

After running five half marathons – three in Vibram Sprints – I wanted a bit more of a full-body challenge. I wanted a race that required more than just strong legs and good lungs. I wanted something I’d be proud to finish. Props to Brian Jones, James Schreiner, Michael Wills and Michael Yarnall for running […]

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How To Use FiveFinger Shoes To Hurt Yourself

How To Use FiveFinger Shoes To Hurt Yourself

by Tyler Hurst on Jun 01, 2011 11

No matter how good something new can be for us, humans always find a way to screw things up. Our cars are “safe”, yet we still run into each other. Planes are “safe” too, “thanks” to the TSA. Normal running shoes “protect” us from the dangers of barefoot running, as they are designed to block […]

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Breaking in new Five Fingers Smartwool Classics and Sprints

Breaking in new Five Fingers Smartwool Classics and Sprints

by Tyler Hurst on May 10, 2011 1

Thanks to clearance sales from both CitySports and TravelCountry, I am the proud owner of two new pair of FiveFingers. My new Smartwool Classics have been quite comfortable, save for some big toe pinching that I’m chalking up to slight swelling in my still-healing left toe and normal breaking in for my right. Size up […]

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Five Fingers For More Than Running, Walking, Hiking?

Five Fingers For More Than Running, Walking, Hiking?

by Tyler Hurst on May 01, 2011 13

I’m about to replace my god-awful ugly blue camo Sprints for a nice new pair of Taupe/Putty Five Fingers. This is the first time I’ve replaced any of my FiveFingers and the Sprints are well overdue, having survived 18 months of me working out, running three half half marathons and hot, hot sidewalks. Because I’m […]

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Five Fingers Of Happiness

Five Fingers Of Happiness

by Tyler Hurst on Apr 30, 2011 0

As I patiently wait for new Smart Wool Classics and taupe/putty Sprints to arrive at my door and replace my well-worn previous pairs, I had a realization. A realization about why my life has turned out this way, what contributed to it and the bigger reason I love my FiveFingers. Namaste Minimalist running makes me […]

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Ingrown Toenails And Other Foot Maladies

Ingrown Toenails And Other Foot Maladies

by Tyler Hurst on Apr 21, 2011 6

I’ve had an ingrown left big toenail for most of my life. Because it’s not super-gross looking or horribly painful like most of the image and pictures I’ve checked out online, I’ve learned to ignore it. It hurts at the inside base of my toenail AND the top of the outside. When running in normal […]

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How FiveFingers Changed My Life

How FiveFingers Changed My Life

by Tyler Hurst on Apr 17, 2011 1

Wearing Five Fingers is a weird, unique and fun experience. No matter where I go, what I’m doing or who I’m with, I can usually count on someone asking about the shoes I have on. Most of the questions hover around how long the break-in period is and if they’re actually comfortable (few months and […]

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FiveFingers And Socks?

FiveFingers And Socks?

by Tyler Hurst on Apr 16, 2011 12

I’ve never been much of a sock fan. They make my toes mush together, do a poor job of ever really drying and make laundry way more complicated. When I got my first pair of FiveFingers, the last thing on my mind was what kind of socks to wear. No sock for you! And wear […]

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Breaking In A New Pair Of Five Fingers

Breaking In A New Pair Of Five Fingers

by Tyler Hurst on Apr 12, 2011 7

Most shoes require a bit of a breaking in period. Whether it’s the shoe adjusting to your or your foot adhering to the shoe (for shame!), this is not a pleasant process. I remember numb feet and bruising whenever I was breaking in my old Asics, and thankfully new Five Fingers don’t have the same […]

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