Hobbies and Passions in the Mid Atlantic forum: Sports and Physical Activities #2~July~2011

 
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Imagestormyla
Jul 7, 2011 12:33 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Then Bit, you will surely have a blast doing it. Can you get your hubby to go along and take photos?
Imagebitbit
Jul 7, 2011 12:34 PM CST
Name: bit
Eastern VA and NC
Zone 7b/8a
I'm not sure if he'll come or not. It's a two-hour drive from here, so he'd miss a whole day of gardening!
Imagestormyla
Jul 7, 2011 1:53 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Well, maybe one of your friends can find someone to video or shoot some of it. It definitely sounds like something to have some film memories of. Thumbs up
Imagebitbit
Jul 7, 2011 2:27 PM CST
Name: bit
Eastern VA and NC
Zone 7b/8a
Oh, they have professional photographers there, so there will be photos in any case.

Need to buy some new shoes soon so I can get them good and broken in before the race. Thinking of some of these: http://www.vibramfivefingers.com/products/womens_footwear.ht...
Imagestormyla
Jul 7, 2011 3:03 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Bit, they remind me a lot of the Nike Air Rifts that I used to wear all of the time, but can't since I got the plantar fascitis. These have a split toe design and were made for the Kenyan Olympic runners to mimic their style of running barefoot. I absolutely loved running around in these sneaks everywhere.

Pros, extremely light and flexible. The body friendly design truly felt like walking barefoot without any ouches. I felt very nimble and they seemed to give me a lot of get up and go. There was absolutely no drag with these shoes. They were really cute and came in a number of colors and designs. The velcro made for easy on and off. They never went over big in the US except in NYC, but are huge in Europe.

Cons, wearing regular socks with them hurt your feet and the Nike rift socks are very expensive and felt weird.. There are no foot stabilizers or anti roll features. In fact the runners wanted as much roll as possible. They have almost no shock absorption. Since the sections between the toes are made of fabric, if it was wet outside, water seeped into your socks.

http://store.nike.com/us/en_us/?cp=USNS_KW_0611081618&l=shop...
Imagebitbit
Jul 7, 2011 4:35 PM CST
Name: bit
Eastern VA and NC
Zone 7b/8a
Yeah, FiveFingers are definitely not meant to be worn with socks. People usually just wash the shoes regularly (they're machine-washable and dry quickly since they're so thin). I prefer to run with a forefoot strike, especially since I've had some knee problems in the past and heel striking bothers that, so I like the thin flexible soles. I just found a running store near here that sells them, so I need to go over there sometime and try them on. Then I'll have no excuse not to go out and run Whistling
Imagestormyla
Jul 7, 2011 5:03 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
I've seen the Five fingers before. My niece is a runner and she researched the pros and cons of them. Foot injuries are a concern as they offer absolutely no protection that way stubbed toes, sharp tough rocks and such.. Do you normally look for very good support or does the freedom of bare foot style of running appeal to you?

My niece is 5'5' and 111 lbs. Her foot doctor told her that he felt that she had insufficient underpadding (fat and muscle) on her soles to use a naked running style. Also her arches have been falling from running since 7th grade, so he wants her in top support shoes with orthotics. She's now 30 and has had a lot of shin splints from the marathons and training practices she's run.

She's an urban creature lives in NYC and hoofs it everywhere so her feet are one of her greatest assets. She doesn't own a pair of high heels.
Imagebitbit
Jul 7, 2011 5:25 PM CST
Name: bit
Eastern VA and NC
Zone 7b/8a
Yeah, the barefoot style really appeals to me. I very rarely wear shoes when I'm not at work - even in the garden with all our sweetgum balls and pine cones. I especially hate running shoes - with so much padding under the heel, it's impossible to get a clean forefoot strike, so I end up heel-striking, and hurt my bad knee (aside from being much higher-impact overall). I've been running in some really lightweight shoes from Payless the last couple years, but they aren't meant for running, and fall apart pretty quickly.

I'm about your niece's size, but haven't had any problems with my foot padding when I don't heel-strike. I also don't own any high heels, though!
Imagestormyla
Jul 7, 2011 6:04 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Bit, When I want really light low profile flatter heeled sneaks I head for my Merrells. They make a whole line of "barefoot" sneaks. I especially like the ones that zip. I usually go to the store and try them on the write down the model number and buy them on Ebay for 50 to 60% less. Lots of folks sell them on Ebay. I really like the ones that zip up the front.

http://www.merrell.com/US/en/Barefoot_Collection


luvsgrtdanes
Jul 7, 2011 7:30 PM CST
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA~Zone 6
I Love MAM~So Happy Together
I just got a pair of Realflex by Reebok http://www.reebok.com/US/search?t=flex&cm_mmc=Google-_-RealF... They felt real good on my feet in the store and am hoping they feel just as good in the gym. I'll review them here after I try them a while. I don't think I could wear the fivefinger shoes, my toes are short like my fingers, wouldn't fill them out Blinking
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Imagestormyla
Jul 7, 2011 7:40 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
That's the funny thing about feet. Two people's feet could have the same dimensions but one person's toes could be longer and the actual foot shorter. I know a lot of people have problems with strappy types of sandals depending on how far back on their foot their toes start.
luvsgrtdanes
Jul 7, 2011 7:47 PM CST
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA~Zone 6
I Love MAM~So Happy Together
Yeah, my toes are little and they go in order from the big toe to the little toe in size. Average sized feet at a 7-7/12
Lou's are long and shaped just like fingers with the middle toe being longer, (Not as cute as mine though Big Grin ) and for a guy rather on the smaller foot size.
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Imagebitbit
Jul 7, 2011 7:56 PM CST
Name: bit
Eastern VA and NC
Zone 7b/8a
I think my toes are pretty normal. My hands are impossible, though... small overall, but with really long, spindly fingers. Took forever to find a pair of gardening gloves I could wear. And I had to get my wedding ring special-ordered because it's a "kids" size Rolling my eyes.

Weird thing I never knew about feet was how much they can change size. I dropped about 30 pounds a few years ago and along with pants sizes, I lost shoe sizes as well. Went from a 7.5 to a 6.5! My mom has inched up from a 7 to an 8 over the years, so our shoe-sharing days are over.
Imagestormyla
Jul 8, 2011 6:23 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
There have been hundreds of articles written about sports footwear for people who's second toe is longer than their big toe. Those people have the most discomfort with shoes. DSO's feet are like that. The most helpful solution is a particular method of lacing the shoes that alters the pull on the front part of the shoe raising the toe box and relieving the pressure on that central point.

Bit, Do you have any Atlas Nitrile gloves? They are the perfect solution for hands like yours and are inexpensive to boot. We all love them. They are like second skin. We get them in bulk whenever Barb is running a co-op. There are always some floating around.
Imagebitbit
Jul 8, 2011 6:36 AM CST
Name: bit
Eastern VA and NC
Zone 7b/8a
No, I don't. I used to wear that type of glove for work (breeding/raising oysters), and even the small ones were huge on me. I'd put rubber bands on the wrists to keep them on, but that isn't the most comfortable way to wear gloves.

My husband bought me these for Christmas 2.5 years ago: http://www.amazon.com/Bionic-Womens-Gardening-Gloves-Maroon/...

They were pricey, but they look almost new still, and they're a perfect fit.
Imagestormyla
Jul 8, 2011 6:51 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Hmm I never heard of anyone complaining that the smallest Atlas were too big. They have a lot of elasticity to them. We all keep several pairs of them going at once. I should get your link moved over to our garden gear thread. The bionic gloves look very good for some heavier jobs that the Atlas are not good for like pulling thistles and such..

How do you wash them bit?
Imagebitbit
Jul 8, 2011 6:56 AM CST
Name: bit
Eastern VA and NC
Zone 7b/8a
I just rinse them in the sink and lay them out to dry in my hot sunroom. I think they're machine-washable, but I haven't tried.

If you post the Bionic gloves, they should come with the disclaimer that they run very small. Worked out well for me, but I'd hate for someone to end up with gloves that don't fit.
Imagestormyla
Jul 8, 2011 6:58 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Thanks, Bit! I think that just about every one of those reviews on Amazon said that. I always keep 2 sizes of gloves for when it's really hot out and my hands swell a lot.
ImageHollyAnnS
Jul 8, 2011 7:06 PM CST
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
My first toe is longer than my Big toe, too.
Love my Atlas gloves, I wear them everyday at work and they are holding up very well. They do get a big rank smelling from being wet all day long so I am washing them every couple of days, too.
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Imagestormyla
Jul 8, 2011 7:47 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Did you ever do that off kilter shoe lacing they recommend for it Holly?

I always washed my Atlas when I took them off. I haven't used them too much since I came here.

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