Sunday, June 28, 2009
I have recently started running in my Vibram FiveFingers, which is essentially the same as running barefoot save for a very thin piece of rubber. I'm taking it slow but ran six miles today. Since wearing these things my calf pain that has persisted since Boston has all but gone away and I can feel my feet getting much stronger. I think my posture has improved as well. I admit they are pretty weird looking - I get constant abuse over them - but they definitely have functional use. They are probably a passing fad but even if so they have injected some fun and a new spin into my running.