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Old 10-08-09, 01:43 AM
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Pendergast
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Vibrams are fine, but you'd better be careful with them. They provide enough protection to the sole of your foot that you may be inclined to do too much too soon in them, and that may cause injuries due to you not being used to the change in running form. Barefoot running provides a self-limiting factor that eases you into it--do too much too soon and you'll get blisters.

Here's an article I ran across examining shod and barefoot running and injuries:

http://www.sportsci.org/jour/0103/mw.htm

Vibram Five Fingers are discussed quite a bit in the barefoot forum at Runner's World. http://runnersworld.com/community/fo...f-0f12bf559034
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