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Poll: Toe Shoes (15 member(s) have cast votes)

Where is an appropriate place to wear toe shoes?

  1. Gym (3 votes [12.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.00%

  2. Pool (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Beach (1 votes [4.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.00%

  4. Home (4 votes [16.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.00%

  5. Running (4 votes [16.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.00%

  6. Anywhere (3 votes [12.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.00%

  7. Nowhere (7 votes [28.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.00%

  8. Pie (3 votes [12.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.00%

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#16 Darth Biscuit

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 02:55 PM

At the lake. Kind of like wearing surf sandals really. I dont' think they're appropriate in a gym, honestly, almost like going barefoot which most gyms don't allow.


That's kind of my point... they look really goofy in the gym imo.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:01 PM

what if the person wearing them is there to run around the track or on the treadmill..not just sit there liking a goon

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:05 PM

what if the person wearing them is there to run around the track or on the treadmill..not just sit there liking a goon


That would be the only place I'd run in them. And I wouldn't.

I see guys wearing them running outside sometimes. What if you stepped on a rock? Ouch.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:08 PM

That would be the only place I'd run in them. And I wouldn't.

I see guys wearing them running outside sometimes. What if you stepped on a rock? Ouch.


I wear mine outside...they have rubber soles on them..they're just thin...dang, didn't realize you had a vagina

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:16 PM

what if the person wearing them is there to run around the track or on the treadmill..not just sit there liking a goon


No track at my gym, but there are treadmills... both the guys I've seen wearing them only appear to lift, never noticed them on the treadmills.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:18 PM

I wear mine outside...they have rubber soles on them..they're just thin...dang, didn't realize you had a vagina


You wear them on trails? Didn't think so!!

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:20 PM

I've run on the greenway in them... and it was fine...it didn't hurt..you're not actually barefoot

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:25 PM

I've run on the greenway in them... and it was fine...it didn't hurt..you're not actually barefoot


Those trails are nice. Some of the ones I run are more gravel. It would hurt.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:34 PM

Only in places with signs reading "no shirt, no stupid shoes, no service."

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:44 PM

They are good for weight training legs. Makes it easier to keep weight off your toes when doing squats, deadlifts, etc... They also helped me with the tendonitis I had in my achilles. They took a long time to get used to running in. I had to change my stride quite a bit. (Also, I don't have the "toe" shoe, I have the New Balance Minimus version with the same sole, but without the toe things.)

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:47 PM

I have a pair of Keen Newports...but I'd be too afraid to catch a corner and damage a toe to wear during serious hiking. (already had surgery on one toe due to being stupid). I've seen people wear them in the mountains where they get wet a lot and they hug the feet. I'm sure they'd work fine in the sand too, but I see less areas for sand to escape in those versus a good set of Keens.

Honestly...I really don't see much advantage other than some white water rafting stuff.

I'm just careful with my toes. You fark those up...you fark them up for long time and break a hip. You know what happens when you break a hip.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:58 PM

They are good for weight training legs. Makes it easier to keep weight off your toes when doing squats, deadlifts, etc... They also helped me with the tendonitis I had in my achilles. They took a long time to get used to running in. I had to change my stride quite a bit. (Also, I don't have the "toe" shoe, I have the New Balance Minimus version with the same sole, but without the toe things.)


I love running in them..but it does take getting used to...

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:59 PM

You go to the back of the line when K&W opens @ 4:00.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:10 PM

I've run on the greenway in them... and it was fine...it didn't hurt..you're not actually barefoot


I love going from Westfield to 7th on Free Runs and Fivefingers - the only dodgy stretch I had was around Freedom to CMC when it is concrete, but I got used to it.


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