8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
They help my knees and strengthen my calves,
This review is from: Vibram Fivefingers Treksport - Men's (Misc.)
These shoes are probably not for everyone. They are hard to put on and take off. I use them with Injinji socks because when I don't my feet get blisters. I'm in Afghanistan and run 3-7 miles on a treadmill every day. This is the second pair of Five Fingers I've owned. At the time of this review I am 40-years-old and a former Marine. My knees tend to ache after I run more than 3 miles in regular sneakers. Not the Five Fingers. When I run in them my calves hurt instead. It's a good hurt though - muscle pain rather than joint pain.
Trust me, muscle pain is better than joint pain. I'm not a scientist or medical health care professional but I do listen to the pain in my body at 40. Do yourself a favor and try the shoes - you won't be disappointed if you don't overdo it the first few times you go out for a run. Be cautious if you are running on sharp gravel or other surfaces with lots of pointy obstacles. These shoes are fine to run on rounded gravel but they don't have the same padding as standard issues running shoes.
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Initial post: Sep 17, 2011 11:09:40 AM PDT
Sand Man says:
mine were perfect, when i was allowed to wear them... in afganistan as well. of course, anything "new" isnt authorized anymore, thanks to the big wigs. cheers and good luck...
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 17, 2011 7:17:01 PM PDT
Sometimes the people in charge of wars are idiots. I'm a contractor at the moment so I don't have to worry about some of the dumber rules those in uniform have to follow. I do think someone should tell the people who made the rule about Five Fingers that they are sort of retarded.
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