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Re: Bare Feet
« Reply #75 on: June 01, 2016, 03:56:07 PM »
We have ben actively looking for that little piece of heaven on earth. Near a bigger body of water and some privacy and a downsize from what we have now. I guess it's the grass is always greener syndrome. When we start to weigh pros and cons it seems that staying here is the smartest move for the time being. As long as there are those few winter months in Florida I guess I'll survive.
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« Reply #76 on: June 01, 2016, 08:59:09 PM »
Ah yes, the snowbird, wintering. Maybe in a nude trailer community? "Goin' where the weather suits ma clothes, goin' where the weather suits ma clothes, goin' where the weather suits ma clothes, hey, hey, ain't gonna be treated this a way." Or lack of clothing and the quest for sunshine. A ramblin' free range naturist, no cares no worries....

The population of Tucson swells each fall and shrinks dramatically in late spring. Traffic diminishes. There is a sense of peacefulness in the summer, like holidays, or SuperBowl Sunday during the game.
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« Reply #77 on: June 02, 2016, 01:54:41 AM »
There was a member on TSNS that lived in a nudist retirement community. I believe his name was Marc and lived in Georgia, Alabama, Florida or somewhere over there.

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« Reply #78 on: June 02, 2016, 02:26:07 AM »
FLA>
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« Reply #79 on: June 18, 2017, 09:48:13 PM »
Not actual bare feet, but  just noticed that Vibram.com has returned the heel strap shoes to us, due to popular demand. The have more tread, but I prefer the grip of them. You can get them in black and brown instead of goof colors that take stealth away.
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« Reply #80 on: June 24, 2017, 09:59:07 PM »

There was a member on TSNS that lived in a nudist retirement community. I believe his name was Marc and lived in Georgia, Alabama, Florida or somewhere over there.
Duane
Ah yes!  I remember too (having been thus prompted!).  I was searching my atrophying brain for whom that might be the other day when we were also remembering people!


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Re: Bare Feet
« Reply #81 on: June 26, 2017, 09:42:03 PM »
Yes !!!
Exercise the brain cells! Stretch those neurons.

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« Reply #82 on: June 26, 2017, 11:45:11 PM »
I stretching my feet, my muscles, my bones, my entire bodily system into health.

I ponder whether to buy one pair of the strap on heel shoes, or before they close them out again, I should buy a few more to last for the next couple of decades, especially without those obnoxious color schemes.
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« Reply #83 on: June 27, 2017, 01:20:48 AM »
Are they in financial trouble or are you just hedging?
I love my 5 Toes.

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« Reply #84 on: June 27, 2017, 02:26:39 AM »
STOP!!  You guys had me shopping for shoes, AND I CAN'T EVEN WALK!!

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« Reply #85 on: June 27, 2017, 06:26:06 AM »
Safebare, if you’ve never tried the Vibram 5 Toes, as soon as you are able, try them out. It feels a little odd at first, but I prefer them on the trail. Walking almost barefoot gives your legs and feet a completely different type of exercise.

Depending on the type you get they will have different thickness of sole which changes the way you feel the ground.

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« Reply #86 on: June 27, 2017, 05:10:50 PM »
I tried them on once while shopping at Whole Earth Provisions several years ago and couldn't get past the odd feeling between my toes.  They have updated their options and styles plenty since then and the clear preference expressed here makes me want to give them another go.  Soon, I will be back walking the earth as nature intended.  My last foray, trip report to come, included a busted flipflop and an awkward hike back to the car.  Obviously, flipflops are not designed as safe hiking footwear.  Hiking boots are much more appropriate, but confining and restricting.  I have hiked plenty in all manner of footwear, including none.  Once I get rid of these casts, I will sample the 5-toes to see if they provide the balance between the freedom of bare feet and the safety of shoes, as reported.

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« Reply #87 on: June 27, 2017, 05:49:26 PM »
Eyesup: My concern is discontinuation, again. They were brought back by popular demand.

There is a prompt that Safebare responded while I was writing this dissertation, but....

Yes, Safebare, they were originally designed for boating with smooth glassy classy surfaces, but then they were branched off into many uses and sole types. The original soles were designed by Vibram to better the more usual deck shoes.

DF and I love them, too. I don't loose my toenails on the downhill slopes in the mountains, anymore. They produce a close to barefoot body-mechanical action, but with some protection and cushion. I would be hard pressed to hike as I do, and without injuries, without wearing them. One thing about my truck, it needs new tires every so often, if I'm going four wheelin' on the dirt and rocks. These have outlasted the tires, but....

With the strap on the heel in the U.S.:
http://us.vibram.com/shop/fivefingers/men/outdoor/treksport/M44.html?dwvar_M44_color=Black%20%2F%20Charcoal#start=1

The ol' reminder, "I was angry that I had no shoes, until I saw the man with no feet." Your heel will be sensitive to slip these fivefingers over for a while, but teaching the system during recovery at a barefoot level, or close to it, will teach it properly, reintegrate the system all the way up into the back and body and take the stress off of the heel.

Most other shoes will make your body learn to be stiff, cripple you in motion and cause all sorts of health issues as the years go on. Recover with naked feet, love and talk with them using your hands as well as your voice. Look into Earthing, as it reduces inflammation during recovery. Never put complete trust into a podiatrist, as their knowledge is relatively simple and in its infancy, but of an extremely complex body. The body needs as natural a set of movements as you can give it for the foot to repair to a more natural state. The walking, jumping foot's mechanics are so complex as to be incomprehensible. It is like trying to intellectualize the nature of God and getting to that point of, "whoah."

In many ways you will have opportunity to maximize the rest of the function of your feet while helping that heel recover. The medical authorities and the traumatized tend to want to rely on braces and stiff shoes. Think of a babe learning to walk while in stiff shoes; most people spend their lives walking funny and unhealthy with this early training. The trick is in the transition.

When I whacked my heel, no, not shattered it like your ordeal, the podiatrist could only give me a $400 piece of rubber in my heel. There was no recovery. I went to my old time boot maker (Vic, owner of Stuart Boot Factory, South Tucson) and he diagnosed the wear of my old boots and made some new ones to compensate. It put the weight to the toes and off of the foot for a while...and then, for years. I was taller in the heels, then the back curvature issues started to arise. Using my leg muscles more and to strike toe first should have been in that program, with emphasis on my barefoot nature. Twenty, thirty years later, it took a couple of years to recover from the recovery.

Maybe, if you tell the docs that your ultimate goal is barefoot running, it will show his/her colors. If they say barefoot running is no good, get another helper, or helpers that do. The pods can operate and do all sorts of things for humpty dumpty, but after that, they are limited. You and your feet and leg motions will have to be responsible for care and intuitive exercise. That being said, before I risk sounding like I'm trying to be Doctor Goode... one word, "barefoot." I elaborate, "barefoot all over."

Just a reminder from your resources in the choir, please, excuse my spontaneous solo performance.
Jbee
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Re: Bare Feet
« Reply #88 on: June 28, 2017, 06:46:51 AM »
The 1st time I wore them on a hike the next day I noticed,

my feet
my calf muscles
my thighs
my back

It affected that much.
It was like getting a foot massage.

Duane




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Re: Bare Feet
« Reply #89 on: June 28, 2017, 03:43:17 PM »
Yes, those thin foot covers are better than big clunky boots, but they are not naked natural feet. 
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