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I’m a Fivefingers Traitor, But With Good Reason

I’m a Fivefingers Traitor, But With Good Reason

by Daniel Dessinger on Jul 22, 2010 6

It’s been awhile since I blogged on this site. I have a confession: I don’t wear my Fivefingers anymore. Except to the local pool. You may have read why I started wearing them in the first place. Well, my feet have overall NOT improved. My arches (who knew there were three on each foot?!?) are […]

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Supporting Your Running

Supporting Your Running

by vffrunner on Apr 09, 2010 0

Running a marathon isn’t just about running. It is also very much about balance. Try this simple test. Stand up. Go ahead, I promise this won’t hurt. Now lift one foot about 2 inches and hold it relatively close to (but not touching) your other leg. Now balance on the other foot for one minute. […]

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Hip Shoes

Hip Shoes

by John Elder on Apr 08, 2010 0

Over the next few weeks, we will work our way up the body, talking about your breathing in addition to that rotator cuff pain you’re having at Mile 4 of your run, but this week we’ll take on something that sits a little closer to your feet.

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Injuries and Minimalist Running

Injuries and Minimalist Running

by vffrunner on Apr 02, 2010 6

Today we’re going to talk about that dark topic of injuries. Injuries are a part of nearly every long distance runner’s history or their future. A quick Google search indicates that anywhere from 40-70% of runners are injured at some point during their running career. Does that make you want to stop running? Well, it […]

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More Shoe, More Pain

More Shoe, More Pain

by John Elder on Mar 30, 2010 10

I am very excited to be guest blogging for Daniel as he chronicles his Vibram Fivefinger (VFF) journey.  I am an avid VFF wearer and have told countless clients and friends about them and the benefit that they provide for overall function and biomechanics.

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Minimalism: In Running And In Life

Minimalism: In Running And In Life

by Kelly Cree on Mar 29, 2010 0

When Jessica Mullen and I moved from the Midwest to Austin, Texas in June of 2008, we were overweight, out of shape, and drank a lot of vodka. We were not very productive. But there is something in the water in Austin.

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What Do YOU Do In Your Fivefingers?

What Do YOU Do In Your Fivefingers?

by Daniel Dessinger on Mar 28, 2010 8

Since this site is about you, I want to hear from you. What do YOU do in your Fivefingers? Tell me what style(s) you wear and what you do in them. Running, walking, karate, yoga, rock climbing, swimming, surfing, parkour, wrestling, cow tipping, whatever.

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Adapting Your Training Plan for Minimalist Running

Adapting Your Training Plan for Minimalist Running

by vffrunner on Mar 25, 2010 6

There are almost as many marathon training plans as there are marathoners. Every runner is different and even two runners who use the same training plan are going to adapt it for their own needs. Schedule, cross training preferences, speed, fuel, rest days… you need to think about all these aspects of a training plan […]

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Living in a Fashion Holding Pattern

Living in a Fashion Holding Pattern

by Daniel Dessinger on Mar 24, 2010 7

If you have a pair of the new KSO Treks, this may not apply to you. I hope to get a pair of those someday. I’ve been wearing the Classics and Sprints since August 2009. And for now, I’m “like completely over” the design of standard Vibram Fivefingers. They’re fine for sports. But I wear […]

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Training for a Vibram Marathon

Training for a Vibram Marathon

by Daniel Dessinger on Mar 19, 2010 3

My name is T and I’m a marathoner. So to be fair, I’ve only run one marathon. But as one of my best friends says, once a marathoner, always a marathoner. Last year, I ran 26.2 miles in stability running shoes. I wore a knee sleeve, an anti-inflammatory patch on my Achilles, and by the […]

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