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11-09-2012 09:16 PM
lonerider
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Originally Posted by Skinny Bam View Post
Ya and to a certain extent it makes sense to me, but Im assuming they mean much lighter workouts if your barefoot? Ever seen Dual Survival on discovery channel? The dude Cody who is from AZ says he hasn't worn shoes in like 18 years?? And they go to some gnarly ass places on that show and he still isn't wearing shoes

When Ive tried to work out barefoot before I felt like I was going to injure myself a lot easier.
You will injure yourself if you just try to go barefoot instantaneously... they recommend running a quarter of a mile your first time out (that's about 1-2 minutes) and the only increasing your distance by 10% each run. Running every day that means you won't even get to 1 mile (say 8 mins) until your 14th run (2 weeks). After a month (30th run), you'll be at 4 miles. The idea is that you've spent most of your adult life forgetting how to run barefoot, and so it's going to take a while for you to "unlearn" your bad habits.

One thing about barefoot running is the moment your foot/leg starts hurting... you stop IMMEDIATELY (you are done for the day). Toughing it out is what causes problem (and theory is that normal running shoes let you ignore the issue much longer... but it's still quietly damaging your body). Running barefoot gives you INSTANT feedback that your running form is wrong in the form of pain (why else would your feet have so many nerve endings?)

My friend started running a couple of years ago and has run 4-5 marathons (I've lost track) in Fivefingers and now Lunas.



I have a pair of Fivefingers, but anything over 10 miles I still use my regular running shoes. I use the Fivefinger mainly to cross-train running on grassfields.
11-09-2012 08:33 PM
Skinny Bam
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Originally Posted by Toecutter View Post
That's a big topic of discussion in the running community these days. The current thought (fad?) is to strengthen the feet by eliminating support so one's own musculoskeletal structures do the job. There's no conclusive evidence for or against at this point, but it's what's going on.
Ya and to a certain extent it makes sense to me, but Im assuming they mean much lighter workouts if your barefoot? Ever seen Dual Survival on discovery channel? The dude Cody who is from AZ says he hasn't worn shoes in like 18 years?? And they go to some gnarly ass places on that show and he still isn't wearing shoes

When Ive tried to work out barefoot before I felt like I was going to injure myself a lot easier.
11-09-2012 10:46 AM
East§ide for what its worth, i have a really hard time with boots also but i found that solomons seems to be really really comfortable. the mystic footbed is really nice. i have salomon factions
11-08-2012 08:12 PM
Toecutter
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Originally Posted by Skinny Bam View Post
I thought it wasnt good to work out without shoes on because of the lack of support...
That's a big topic of discussion in the running community these days. The current thought (fad?) is to strengthen the feet by eliminating support so one's own musculoskeletal structures do the job. There's no conclusive evidence for or against at this point, but it's what's going on.
11-08-2012 08:09 PM
Skinny Bam I thought it wasnt good to work out without shoes on because of the lack of support...
11-08-2012 08:05 PM
Toecutter What part of your arch hurts? Can you load a pic of the spot(s)?

Both feet hurt or just one foot?
11-08-2012 06:35 PM
BurtonAvenger I think Lonerider is on to something the only thing I can contribute is it might be a lack of metatarsal arch support?
11-08-2012 06:01 PM
TheClash thanks for the info...i'll get on it
11-08-2012 05:55 PM
lonerider
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Originally Posted by TheClash View Post
hmm I will have to ask him, have you seen an improvement in over all foot health from it?? what were your symptoms before using?
Yes... I used to get plantar fasciitis pain in my feet (in the arch and the heel) within like 10 mins of walking on a hardwood floor (basically always had to sit down as slipper only gave me like 5-10 more minutes).

If I wore sandals I would get foot pain after like an hour of walking around. Ironically, I never really had any problems running (have run several half marathons without any footpain... haven't done a full marathon because I don't want to press my luck).

Now I can wear sandals pretty much indefinitely... and it takes an hour or more before my feet start to hurt on hardwood floors (so I still have foam mats in the kitchen when I'm cooking/cleaning).

I recently started using EPAT done to my feet and after 2 session, my ankles joint feel lot better (hard to describe... like I took off a tight sock and now the joint hinges better). The last two season, my ankles have start to get tweaked when I widen my stance too much - I am hoping they will feel better after this EPAT treatments.

Have your friend check you peroneus longus, extensor digitorum and flexor digitorum muscles, they can interfere with your calf (gastroc and ... err... the soleus) lengthening... if you calf doesn't length when you bend your knees... you ankle can't hinge as well, if you ankle doesn't hinge... then your arch starts to take a lot of pressure).
11-08-2012 05:00 PM
TheClash
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Originally Posted by I<3snowp0rn View Post
How is foot pan based on a stiff or soft boot? I thought stiff and soft boots are for response and personal preference? I've ridden thirty-two 304, which are pretty stiff. Went down to a Burton Boxer, which I felt were two soft. Switched to 32 Lashed...

Do you have any foot pain just walking? Or is it only during snowboarding?
just during snowboarding.
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