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great "modern haurache"
on August 27, 2012
I've been running completely barefoot for 7 years. I've generally tried to keep most of my running completely barefoot although I do have a pair of FiveFingers for cold or just when I need a break. I run on lots of gravel though and finally have decided that to run fast where I run I need to where shoes more. I started just wearing the FF more, but they were too hot in the summer and I like the open feeling of being barefoot. So, I decided to get a running sandal.
Overall, these have been exactly what I was looking for. I spent a couple weeks easing into them as the toe-separator does rub the inside of your toes. However, after a week or so it seemed like no big deal for my lunch runs (5-8 miles). They seem like high quality and that they will probably last a long time. They are a bit heavier feeling than expected though. Also, although I normally wear a 43; the 41/42 size fit perfectly...the 43/44 was way too big for running as you need a snugger fit so you're foot doesn't move around in the shoe (I bought both sizes and returned the 43/44). If I were wearing it to the beach or just walking around the 43/44 probably would have been fine though (the 43/44 fit similarly to other flip-flops I have).
Really, the only complaint I have is that if I run through sandy places some times a few grains get stuck in between the toe separator and rub uncomfortably against the inside of my toe for a while. However, it seems like that is part of the deal with a running sandal. If I didn't want that, I'd just wear a more shoe-like running shoe ;) I do like the toe-separator from a stability perspective, but if they could redesign it to be less abrasive against the foot this shoe would be perfect.