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Thu, 02 Mar 2017 21:31:17 GMT

I am curious who is wearing these and what your thoughts are. I'm not looking for a new running shoe, I'm looking into these as more of a cross-training/everyday shoe. Tawnee I seem to remember hearing you say you have been wearing these lately. Is that true? I like that they call out the shoes that are Vegan (makes buying the right ones super easy for me) and of course that they are minimal but I don't know anything about them.

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 21:38:22 GMT

I wear these as my casual/work shoe 24/7 (along with my lunas). If you're going to be putting in real miles, I would say proceed with caution. The Altra One2 is my bet for a great neutral trainer that you can blast away with on long runs, track workouts, and marathons. If you are very well adapted to barefoot running, then I would say go for vivos, but they are BAREFOOT shoes, so keep that in mind. Wonderful for daily life though. I usually get a new pair every year and wear them all the time till they fall apart. Amazon has good deals on them usually.

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 21:48:28 GMT

The Altra One2 is my favorite shoe right now as well Greg. Great minds think alike. I will continue to use those for all things running but thought the Vivobarefoots would make a great casual/walking around type shoe.

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 22:04:28 GMT

Most of my time is spent in other Vivos, Luna Sandals or VFFs. But for running, even hill sprints etc, I use the One2. I don't know many people who have success running volume in Vivos, though they certainly exist. Good for short runs to work on cadence and form though, for sure, though many options exist for that. I think if you're going to go barefoot you can actually do better than Vivos for running. And on that note, why not just go barefoot in the grass once a week for 20 minutes?

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 22:04:35 GMT

In either*

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:52:40 GMT

Hmmm, I have several ultras in Vivobarefoots. Switch between them and Topo Athletic for trails. Why caution?

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:51:28 GMT

Caution only in the sense that one needs to be smart about building up to the distances in minimalist footwear. I love it when I see folks out there doing marathons and beyond in Lunas, Skoras, and vivos. Just cautioning not to go from a cushioned shoe directly into running 50 miles barefoot overnight.

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:56:55 GMT

Could not agree more that folks who are not used to using their foot muscles correctly in the past need to transition slowly - the same with any muscle building and training transition.