Vibram Five Fingers -- strongly recommend for fishing/stalk.

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Vibram Five Fingers -- strongly recommend for fishing/stalk.

Postby Aglifter » Sat Oct 31, 2009 9:11 pm

They helped greatly w. getting rid of some foot problems I was having. They're also quite tough, and fun to cruise around the pasture, etc in. The anti-microbial stuff must work, as they don't seem to smell very long -- there's some odor when they first come off, but it fades rapidly.

My toes seem to be correcting themselves. Most importantly, esp. for any other fly-fishermen/others who fish from banks, they have fantastic traction, esp. on steep stream banks. I haven't gone wading in them yet, but I haven't noticed any tendency to slip in them.

I have the enclosed model, w. a velcro strap across the top -- only one in my size (Size 14, but my foot measured 12".) They're perhaps a little tight -- my feet are a touch over 12", but I don't seem to notice.

Strongman is FUN in these. I usually think it's fun, but running around in a pasture flipping tires, etc seems more enjoyable -- of course, unless it was a movement that required me pushing off my heels (I have a significantly short right femur, and have to wear a lift under my heel), I always preferred working out barefoot.
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Re: Vibram Five Fingers -- strongly recommend for fishing/stalk.

Postby Dedicated_Dad » Sun Nov 01, 2009 12:05 am

I'm sorry, but I can't seem to figure out what you're referring to...

Some sort of shoe?

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Postby HTRN » Sun Nov 01, 2009 12:50 am

Sounds like you got Morton's toe.


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Postby jetfxr69 » Sun Nov 01, 2009 4:10 am

Yeah, I love my Fivefingers too. They're VERY comfortable.

I wear mine nearly everywhere, and they're a great pair of "extra" shoes when traveling (don't take up much space in the bag).

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Re: Vibram Five Fingers -- strongly recommend for fishing/stalk.

Postby TheArmsman » Sun Nov 01, 2009 3:01 pm

Just my right foot is like that.
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Postby Dedicated_Dad » Sun Nov 01, 2009 3:12 pm

http://www.vibramfivefingers.com

Huh.

Something like this would probably be great for me, but since my leg is so much shorter than the other I need the lift in my shoe to somewhat balance me out...

Too bad...

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Re: Vibram Five Fingers -- strongly recommend for fishing/stalk.

Postby Aglifter » Sun Nov 01, 2009 4:32 pm

I don't know if you have problems w. your arches, and I don't know how badly you need your lift, but even though I have to limit how much I wear my five fingers, it's really helped correct my foot problems -- I've noticed that for certain activities, such as flipping tires, or standing on a stream bank, I'm already in a position where my lift isn't doing anything -- I guess my body's correcting by angling my right foot more than my left.
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Re: Vibram Five Fingers -- strongly recommend for fishing/stalk.

Postby Dedicated_Dad » Sun Nov 01, 2009 8:26 pm

"Morton's Toe" - I used to say all the time that the ex could peel bananas with her feet. :lol:

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Re: Vibram Five Fingers -- strongly recommend for fishing/stalk.

Postby Combat Controller » Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:06 pm

My friend we shot IDPA with the other day wear those all the time Ag. He is eccentric but they are an interesting concept IMHO.
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