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Old 09-28-2011, 03:54 AM #1
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Five finger shoes?

Saw someone post about this before and never got an answer.
Have/do any of you play in the five finger shoe?
Cleats literally destroy my feet and when i finally unlace and take my cleats off at the end of the day they are so sore i just want to sit, and do nothing. I was hoping these might be a beneficial alternative to the cleats that wreck my feet.

and is there a version that would be ideal?



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Old 09-28-2011, 06:08 AM #2
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get better cleats. they even have cleats with air cushions. the only reason i dont like the idea of five finger shoes is
1. they weren;t made for making cuts and such and are really dangerous for your ankles.
2. they are TRAINING shoes to strengthen your feet.
3. if someone steps on you with their football cleats on your gna be hurtin.
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Old 09-28-2011, 06:57 AM #3
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five fingers wouldnt help you out, better cleats and good inners would
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:29 AM #4
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Try a size up in cleats... cleats are a size smaller than normal shoes most of the time
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Old 09-28-2011, 01:46 PM #5
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Try a size up in cleats... cleats are a size smaller than normal shoes most of the time
i was told they should be tight ( not constricting but snug) to help prevent messing up ankles and stuff. is this wrong?
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If your worried about your ankles make sure their high tops and tie that tight I have bad ankles and I wear my cleats a little big if your feet aren't comfortable you won't perform as well. And if you have ankle problems wrapping them is always an option.
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Old 09-28-2011, 05:04 PM #7
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If your worried about your ankles make sure their high tops and tie that tight I have bad ankles and I wear my cleats a little big if your feet aren't comfortable you won't perform as well. And if you have ankle problems wrapping them is always an option.

i am just a big guy 6foot 1 285 pounds, and i am scared of breaking an ankle.
actually i am petrified of it.
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Old 09-28-2011, 05:51 PM #8
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actually someone i know uses five fingers to play paintball in. he uses the KSO Trek model its a good idea but youd have to wear something to protect your ankles
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Old 09-28-2011, 06:03 PM #9
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Football and soccer cleats are the way to go.

Football cleats are a bit heavier but it supports your ankle.
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Old 09-28-2011, 07:47 PM #10
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Get track spikes and ankle braces. The kind you see volleyball players WEAR.
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Old 09-28-2011, 09:26 PM #11
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I use the Fivefingers KSO Trek.

This pretty much explains what I feel about them and why I'd suggest them over cleats: http://tbqf.co/?page_id=122
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:09 PM #12
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I use the Fivefingers KSO Trek.

This pretty much explains what I feel about them and why I'd suggest them over cleats: http://tbqf.co/?page_id=122

what is the difference between all the different versions? namely the kso and kso trek?

I dont really like the leather look of the shoes so much.
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Old 09-28-2011, 10:24 PM #13
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KSO has a mesh top.
KSO trek has leather and a bit more midsole thickness to it. I had both and ended up with the Trek for the midsole for when I go woodsballing. Helps with the little sharp rocks and stops **** from landing under the straps where they loop around that midsole piece, if you know what I mean.
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KSO has a mesh top.
KSO trek has leather and a bit more midsole thickness to it. I had both and ended up with the Trek for the midsole for when I go woodsballing. Helps with the little sharp rocks and stops **** from landing under the straps where they loop around that midsole piece, if you know what I mean.

i am not really planning on doing woodsball lol.

is the plain kso thick enough in the sole that i would be able to sprint around a field with no worries of ****ing up my feet?

and it looks like the trek has a much much nicer sole on it traction and protection wise. or am i wrong?
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i play in five fingers. I do almost everything in them though so my feet and ankles are pretty used to it.

It took a while to get used to them and your legs use different muscles when you are wearing them. I started by walking and working out in them. Now i consistently run 3-5 miles and play paintball in mine.

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i play in five fingers. I do almost everything in them though so my feet and ankles are pretty used to it.

It took a while to get used to them and your legs use different muscles when you are wearing them. I started by walking and working out in them. Now i consistently run 3-5 miles and play paintball in mine.

which ones do you use?
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I use the Fivefingers KSO Trek.

This pretty much explains what I feel about them and why I'd suggest them over cleats: http://tbqf.co/?page_id=122
I read that little review and I have to comment on some things:

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You donít need to get on your tippy toes to have a clean launch from the deadbox. You can put down your whole foot, then gyrate, bend, and twist it any way you please to get the maximum power out of each thrust of your foot off the floor.
This will not get you the most power. When running, the most power is put down on the ground when you push off right before your foot comes off the ground. This would be with your tip toes providing the grip. The reason for this is the best leg angle to thrust forward verses the best foot angle. To better understand this, put your foot flat on the ground, now move your foot/leg back until your heel lifts off the ground. From that angle, do you think you can move forward easily?

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Huh? I don't know exactly what he is trying to say, but here is what I get out of it: when he slide into a bunker, he is either stopping short, or not sliding far enough.

If he is stopping short, that is just poor technique. Don't know what that has to do with shoes...

If he is not sliding far enough, which he says is related to these shoes, that means he is not go as fast into the slide as he was when he was wearing cleats, meaning these shoes aren't getting him the same speed.

Now onto the one thing I personally would fear by wearing them: no toe protection. How many times have you kicked a bunker tie down? Now kick it with your almost bare toes! Or a root. Or a rock.
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Now onto the one thing I personally would fear by wearing them: no toe protection. How many times have you kicked a bunker tie down? Now kick it with your almost bare toes! Or a root. Or a rock.
Just a quick note, not that I advocate playing in FiveFingers (in fact, I DON'T unless you train in them for several weeks prior to your first game), but in the newer and heavier FiveFingers, toe protection is less of an issue. I have nailed a rock pretty damn hard with no real problems. I definitely knew I kicked the rock, but I wasn't hurt.

As far as switching to the FiveFingers or any other barefoot shoe, PLEASE train first guys. That doesn't mean walking around the store in them. You need to take walks in them, lift weights in them, and practice your balance in them before you even jog.

People will say "oh thats BS, I got mine and was running 3 miles in the first day" etc etc. Possible? Of course. Hugely risky to underdeveloped muscles? YES.

Also, don't forget that you need to alter your running gait in barefoot shoes. No more heel-toe movement! Land on your forefoot!
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Just a quick note, not that I advocate playing in FiveFingers (in fact, I DON'T unless you train in them for several weeks prior to your first game), but in the newer and heavier FiveFingers, toe protection is less of an issue. I have nailed a rock pretty damn hard with no real problems. I definitely knew I kicked the rock, but I wasn't hurt.

As far as switching to the FiveFingers or any other barefoot shoe, PLEASE train first guys. That doesn't mean walking around the store in them. You need to take walks in them, lift weights in them, and practice your balance in them before you even jog.

People will say "oh thats BS, I got mine and was running 3 miles in the first day" etc etc. Possible? Of course. Hugely risky to underdeveloped muscles? YES.

Also, don't forget that you need to alter your running gait in barefoot shoes. No more heel-toe movement! Land on your forefoot!




i mam getting such mixed opinions on the shoes lol. i kinda wanna try them but so many people tell me they are dangerous?
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I would wear them for training. Barefoot running has been proven to be substantially better than running in normal shoes.

As for paintball I would stick to cleats. They are tried and proven to work very well and I just dont see the benefits of Vibrams being such that they would warrant a change.
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i have 3 pair the komodo sport, kso trek and the bakila. i wear my komodo sport for paintball a lot as of late.. mainly on the speed ball field. they are ultra comfortable and provide great traction. it does kinda suck getting shot in the foot but how often does that happen. the bakila are my every day shoes i wear them almost every single day. the kso trek is what i wear on a colder day
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