So this summer we went on vacation to Pensacola Beach and I left my Vibram Five Fingers there. It was awful because I really loved training in those shoes. Weightlifting was great, MetCons were great, the short runs during MetCons were great and I even did my POSE drills in them. Anyway, since I left them in Florida, I’ve pretty much been training barefoot. So tonight thanks to Breakaway Running and Faction Strength and Conditioning I have a pair of these bad boys to try out. I trained in them this evening, did a bunch of snatches and deadlifts and they were very comfortable. I felt very stable. Not much different from the Five Fingers. I did a few short POSE drills and I think I might be able to run a lot more in these than I did in the Five Fingers. I never felt comfortable running any distance in the Five Fingers, and always preferred my Nike Frees. I think these shoes are the perfect balance (pun intended) between the Five Fingers and The Nike Frees. Like I said, I haven’t done a lot of training in them yet, but I’m really looking forward to lifting and doing some POSE stuff in them. I will probably even take them on a short run to see how they do. I can’t wait! Thanks again, Breakaway!! Stay tuned for more results with these shoes.
I ran the first 16 miles at Ouachita in these…big mistake with all those rocks!
Yeah, I was worried for you at that race. My feet hurt and I was wearing Salomon Trail shoes!!