This is a discussion on SO? What did you get for Christmas? within the Off-Topic forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; Originally Posted by MattIM I got these incredibly comfortable shoes, the black ones pictured. I self gifted a Zaggmate case with built in keyboard. Did ...
Wow that looks neat! I hate running/exercising but I love to climb and these look okay for that.
I never give up. Snideness and rudeness of any sort WILL be returned in kind.
I got the ZaggMate with Keyboard aluminum case, Wifey received a 64Gb iPad with 3G.
My next gift which is coming in January is a HPI Baja 5SC remote control Truck
vibram soled shoes.....I have had mine since Thanksgiving...but the shoes came in this box that was wrapped up and under tree. I thought I was seeing things and actually had an empty box. But I opened them and my Secret Santa had put 3 toe soxs in them. These can be worn inside your shoes during truly cold weather conditions.
The shoes have to be measured by your longest foot, from heel to longest big toe. They fit very snugly and do not allow any kind of debris to get inside the show while you have them on.
When you first put them on, you have to put your toes in place FIRST and then bring the back of the shoe up and over your heel. The shoe provides really excellent arch support as the strap goes around your foot and goes through the arch support. Unlike regular shoes, you want these to be tight on your feet. But your toes are like in their own separate space so there is no toe movement up against the front of the shoe.
The soles are very thin BUT very durable. I have walked on a river rock bed in the Great Smokey Mountains this past Thanksgiving and it was wonderful. Walking on rough surfaces massages your foot.
The shoes do take a while to get used to. The manufacturer recommends may be two to three days of wear BEFORE going out on the road and running with it.
Running is amazing, it feels like you do not have anything on your feet. It is amazing using it on a threadmill. I checked these out with my Podiatrist and he wanted me to do a stress test on my knees, ankles, shanks, and foot, heel and toe movement. And I passed with no shin splints (this has been my biggest problem with using Nike Runners).
These Vibrams are NOT cheap. US$80 on the webiste for the Ksole model, which is the black model posted.
digikid, they do make these shoes for climbing, for use with snorkling, etc.
DaveST, these are for me, a really good running shoe in that you actually have a totally different body mechanicals since it is a negative heel.
Thing with these toe shoes is my feet are princess feet and I don't think I can stand the separation of toes. I can feel every wrinkle in my socks and even have "right and left" socks. Also, wondering about how the impact works for knees. I had an injury several years ago and it is near impossible to run for any given length anymore... I am very interested in these for water shoe/summer time activity though.
I know those shoes are functional, but I can't help but to laugh every time I see someone wearing them.
Yes, Superbike, these are funny to see when someone wears these shoes.