Toe Shoe Adventures

Kristan Pash was spotted wearing Vibram FiveFingers shoes at this year’s 4-hour twilight event. Kristan explains why he’s an avid enthusiast of these odd-looking but interesting and fun footwear:

Kristan's feet wrapped in his VFFs
Kristan’s feet wrapped in his VFFs
When a friend started wearing Vibram Fivefingers (VFFs) I thought they looked ridiculous. And sometimes, when I’m walking down the street getting odd glances and often exclamations from strangers, I know they still look ridiculous. I also know they are the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn, and when I run I feel like a kid again, running barefoot in the back yard. Without feeling the prickles.

I was hooked as soon as I tried on my first pair. Once I had the shoes I had to re-learn how to run. No padding or support means a different running style, similar to that of the Kenyan Olympic runners.

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