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A Royal Vibram Fan?

Apparently Prince Harry has just bought some Vibram Five Fingers in California!

It’s great to see the increase in popularity of the VFF’s.  I can’t wait for the day they become more mainstream.  I still get so many funny looks wearing my Vibrams around Sydney.  Some people even comment about how they must be damaging my feet, which is especially amusing, as I have the exact same thought about their feet in the cushioned, padded, arched trainers they insist on wearing.

My Vibrams

Do you think in a few years time EVERYONE will be wearing vibrams?

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10 replies
  1. Gaby
    Gaby says:

    I tried a pair and they didn’t fit well due to my fat, crooked toes 🙁
    I own a pair of New Balance Minimus Trail (with Vibram soles) that I love, I was previously using them for sprinting only but now I’m using them at the gym too. Apparently “barefoot” shoes are becoming more popular in Australia, although I think I’ve seen more people genuinely “barefooting” around.

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    • Suz
      Suz says:

      That’s a shame Gaby! Might be worth trying a few other pairs as they do seem to vary quite a lot? My first pair didn’t fit at all, despite being the same size.
      Those New Balance ones look good…
      Actually, I’m surprised at the number of people I see running completely barefooted. I see a guy running over the Sydney Harbour Bridge with no shoes on everyday; I wouldn’t be that brave!

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  2. Beebeejaybee
    Beebeejaybee says:

    I hope more people will, it takes up a lot of Gym time and trying to leave work time explaining what they are and why I would wear something so ugly, I’d love a pair of plain black classics, the bright green KSOs stand out a little much but are great for keeping stuff out

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  3. Cassiel
    Cassiel says:

    Way to go, Prince Harry! That’ll be an awesome popularity boost for Vibrams. <3

    I love my Vibrams so much! I have the classics in magenta, and my flatmate has them in black. We're usually both wearing them together and we often get a lot of comments. I find comments are generally positive, though — people are really interested in them and curious about them, and I find a lot of younger people (teens to twenties) think they're cool. And I'm always so happy to wax poetic about their awesomeness right away, which I think stops people from wondering aloud about them being bad for me. 😉 I hope they keep on growing in popularity — I too always feel bad for those people in their cushioned trainers and stuff!

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    • Suz
      Suz says:

      Hopefully it will lead to more and more high profiled VFF wearers!

      That’s great that you wear them out with your housemate – power in numbers!

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  4. Kevin B
    Kevin B says:

    Suz, maybe you are getting funny looks because (per the picture) you are wearing odd coloured footwear? :0)

    I too have just purchased a pair of VFF’s and if you pardon the pun, I am tredding carefully before going too far and too fast in them. I understand there is risk of injury (given the use of new muscle groups)?

    Does anyone have any words of advice on that for myself and Prince Ginger?

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    • Lars T
      Lars T says:

      Hi Kevin,

      I would stick to walking around for the first few days. Don’t run more than a couple hundred meters in one day, and maybe wait a day to see how you feel. You might be feeling fine during the run but you could end up sore the next day.
      Next thing you know, wearing a “normal” pair of shoes will be uncomfortable! It is for me!

      Lars

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