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RE: The new workout shoes I fucks with - PHC19 - 02-22-2015 11:02 PM

(02-22-2015 03:40 PM)Moma Wrote:  
(02-22-2015 03:22 PM)PHC19 Wrote:  Vibrams are a complete fucking sham.

You worn them?

Yes, in addition to a whole gaggle of other "minimalist" shoes. They're not a panacea, and the "research" Vibram claimed doesn't support any substantial benefit.

They are light though, which is nice. Outside of squatting and pressing, i wear flip-flops and Sanuks, sometimes even go barefoot, for all my other training. This includes HIIT (which does not include running - for reasons mentioned above).

RE: The new workout shoes I fucks with - The Reactionary Tree - 02-23-2015 01:38 AM

(02-22-2015 08:33 PM)young Wrote:  Picked up a pair of Adipowers 2 weeks ago. It's a whole new world.

This thread is specifically NOT for weightlifting shoes. This is for running shoes. There is another thread for Olympic weightlifting shoes.

RE: The new workout shoes I fucks with - The Reactionary Tree - 02-25-2015 07:13 AM

Ok so I just purchased ASICS Gel Nimbus for indoor sprints. I will post a review after I have tried them out.

I based this decision off of a review thread found over at the forums where they came recommended. I also chose the ASICS over the Nike Free Runs because most of my sprinting will be done indoors on wood floor and I read some bad reviews over at T Nation saying that the Free Runs do not hold up well indoors.

So I will report back in a week or so once I have used them enough to be able to review them for you guys.

RE: The new workout shoes I fucks with - BagelConsultant - 02-25-2015 07:54 PM

I've got hundreds of miles of running in Vibrams under my belt and I don't wear them anymore.

On the plus side, they really are very effective at forcing you to "unfuck" your heelstrike running. Since transitioning to midfoot strike I run without pain and could write a massive post on races I've done. Nothing particularly fast, but some legit distances (2x Ironman, trail 50K, several marathons, etc...)

On the minus side, I did manage to break a pinky toe and bruise a few things in my feet here and there during my time running in them. Catching toes on things while trail running was the worst part of those shoes.

These days, I run primarily in Altras. They have the neutral cushion and moccasin shape that lets my feet move as well as they did in the Vibrams but without the possibility of snapping a toe in the same way. Only downside with them so far is that their shoes haven't held up nearly as well as other mainstream brands, I.E. the shoe uppers falling apart long before the soles were worn out. They've made design changes to address this and their customer service has always been very good. I got a big discount on my current pair based on my comments on the prior ones that I wore out prematurely.

For obstacle course and Death Race use I have basically the cheapest 1-size over (to accommodate multiple socks and foot swell on a long race) Adidas trail shoes I could find, with a focus on decent grip, cushioning and the ability to shed the water you inevitably submerge your feet in during those sorts of events.