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  1. SFGOON is offline
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    Chucks Taylors or better yet, Nike Free if you can afford them.
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    Water shoes, man. Water shoes. For $10 or less, these are really good and affordable gym puppies. OTH, I just bought a pair of "Mat Hog" wrestling shoes at Sports Authority for $40... not a bad deal.

    I've heard thin rubber sandals are good for lifting. I don't know if I would want to squat with them, though since they don't have straps to keep them in place.

    btw, I second the Chuck Taylors. I used them, too. Pretty good shoes for lifting.

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    Goddamit Neildo. Your avatar is fucking ugly!
    Last edited by Teh El Macho; 7/12/2007 11:27pm at .
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Macho
    Goddamit Neildo. Your avatar is fucking ugly!
    Yours is too, I've noticed.


    EDIT: **** man, it was a joke! Please don't come and crush me like a bug!
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    Posted On:
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    Why not just run barefoot?


    ***Also agrees with El MAcho on the Neildo point!
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    I think they're called boat shoes. rubber sole, canvas top, elastic around the ankle. light and comfortable, just having trouble finding a decent pair.

    edit: while searching for a pic of the above, i came across several images of chuck taylors. i think the choice is obvious.
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    Those masai shoes have some goofy curved sole thing going on, they're not even comparable to nike frees or chucks.

    I train barefoot all the time, except when I'm running, since my knees don't enjoy my big galoot body smashing down on them repeatedly. For that, I'll stick to my foamy padded ****** shoes.
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    You may actually need them if you're the tall, gangly "galoot" type. The ****** shoes retard coordination, but if you're not coordinated to begin with, they'll help.
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    I need the foot/ankle support if I'm squatting or overhead pressing, so I wear hiking boots or High Tecs. Of course I don't run in 'em, but I have run side by side in a road 10K with a SWAT goon wearing High Tecs, so I guess I could run in 'em too! I also had a recon friend who did ALL of his running in water shoes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CannibalCrowley
    The real barefoot technology:

    http://www.vibramfivefingers.com/
    I have a pair of those. They're actually pretty cool. I use them when I want to be barefoot in a gym but they have a mandatory shoe policy.

    But if you want the real barefoot tech, check out Barefoot Ted's website and his huarache running kits. I have a pair of the 4mm Cherry Vibram soles with hemp ties. This is the ****!! Great idea, great implementation and great guy to do business with. Just about the closest you can get to going barefoot without going barefoot. And barefoot in the middle of LA is a no thanks situation for me.

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    The KSwiss Arvee has a reasonably thin, flat, firm sole and it's pretty comfortable: http://www.kswiss.com/cgi-bin/kswiss...=x&model=01290

    My favorites for gym use are UGS from RMAX: www.rmaxinternational.com

    But I am intrigued by these kevlar babies from VIVOBarefoot: http://www.vivobarefoot.com/
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