FiveFingers- Out with the old...

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by Hanzo, Aug 29, 2014.


  1. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    Have had a pair of FiveFingers for many moons. In fact, I was one of the early people to use them. At least in Hawaii. It is old, beat up and coming apart.

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    My newish pair. It has a more aggressive tread for trail, but is not as comfortable as the original, which is slippery on muddy and wet trail surfaces, like rocks and logs. And you feel every rock and root. The new one also is thicker and rocks and roots are less likely to make you feel them as much.

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  2. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Nice. I think Melbo has said he likes those things, too. I never really tried them. As close as I have been to the natural feel has been with the Nike 5.0 shoes, which are very minimalist to begin with. I imagine these five fingers shoes are only different in that the toes are separated.

    DSC00025.JPG DSC00026.JPG DSC00027.JPG These are like slippers. I did manage to shave off a full minute on my two mile run with these.
     
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  3. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++


    The FiveFingers KSO (my old pair) are much thinner in the sole than any minimalist shoe I have.
     
  4. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

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  5. ditch witch

    ditch witch resident bacon hoarder Site Supporter+

    I have a pair. At first I tried wearing them with toe socks but my little toes protested too much so now I wear them sans socks. I don't like how they look _at all_ but I like stepping on stickers even less so they're the closest I can get to barefoot while running amok outside. These are the Speed XC Lite.

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  6. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    As suggested by @Bear. I'm going to try and make waraji sandals. O
     
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  7. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    I think I have an old pair of Ho Chi Minh sandals somewhere.... might be Michelins... good for 100,000 miles or so... decent tread as well...
     
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  8. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    Yup @Hanzo ... everyone needs to know how to first make cordage... then how to weave... making these is one of the first things on the list... IMHO...



     
  9. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    Hmmm... make them out of paracord and you will always have enough cord for any emergency...
     
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  10. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    But no shoes. Perhaps a double sole with detachable parscord sole.
     
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  11. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    But dude you have to have your priorities straight... :D
     
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  12. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    I do. To return them to shoe form would take quite a while. Time you may not have.
     
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  13. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    your feet will toughen up... but you need food and shelter to give them time....
     
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  14. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    My feet would take a long time , and abuse to toughen up. I am required to wear work boots every day. Grass and sand or dirt? No problem, but I feel every small or sharp rock....a lot.
     
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  15. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++


    Paracord might be slippery. Maybe do the laces in paracord. Shouldn't be too hard to take the inner strands and use the sheath to lace up with. Won't look as cool as all jute, but will probably be practical. Call them tactical warajis?
     
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  16. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

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  17. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    @Witch Doctor 01 Exactly... ;)
     
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  18. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    @kellory now we're thinking ;)
     
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  19. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    @Hanzo Thinking out of the box.... doesn't always have to be bracelets and belts...
     
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  20. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    @Witch Doctor 01 I have a book that shows how to make those ... and it's a good idea to at least know a bit about how to use what may be around you in an urban or wild setting to either repair or make foot gear... take care of your feet and they will take care of you ;) pretty important... cordage, weaving and then the possibilities are endless for shelter, food gathering, mobility etc... JMHO ;)
     
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