questionsdo vibram fivefingers actually feel good when you…

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I use them for walking around the house but when I run with them, I consistently hurt my knees due to the impact caused by running.

According to the shoe expert that sold them to me, he said that there is very little cushioning in the shoes so they are not made to run heal-to-toe. You have better results if you run on your toes only. I found this to be true after testing them for myself.

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Yes! I have a pair of Bikila LS and with spring finally here, they will become my weekend shoes. I did not go through as much 'break-in' period as others have ( in regards to my feet )and have gotten over some of the funny looks in public.

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Decent I got mine for $30.00

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@virtualexchanges: Heads up! These are NOT running shoes! They are water shoes. These have even less padding than Bikilas.

@cengland0: Learning to run more forward on my toes and no longer heel strike is one of the best benefits I've found with the Vibrams. No more knee pain, no more nerve pain in my right buttock. Yeah, I look like a total goof in them, but the trade off is worth it.

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You have to take it easy with them for awhile until your feet get adjusted to the different muscles being used. That being said I will never run in anything else and I love the way it feels like I'm wearing nothing but at the same time you have the protection of the Five Fingers. I have the KSO and I just bought the Komodosport and I have the Bikila. I wear them pretty much every day.

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I just got my FiveFingers a week ago and they're already one of my favorite pairs of shoes. I've been slowly transitioning into more and more minimalist running -- really, over the course of about a year -- so I have had no issues running in the Vibrams at all. They feel completely natural, and I have already noticed positive changes in my gait/stride/strike point.

If you haven't done so already, go to an actual store and try on a pair or two before you pull the tigger, as each model has their own unique properties. You won't regret it!

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I would suggest watching some videos on barefoot/minimalist running technique.