Sunday, January 16, 2011

Vibram Q & A


I went to Rusted Moon and tried on the Vibram's. They did not have the KSOs in my size but I tried on a Sprint, trek, classic and another style. I fell in love with the classics and bought them. I tried them out for 3 5 minute jogs on the treadmill and they felt great! When I got home I looked on their website and they don't recommend the classic for running so I am freaking out a little. Do you think i will be OK to continue using these? I really like them and did not like the velcro on the sprint style. I am really looking for your advice here.



Hi M,

Congrats on getting your VFF's! Either the demand has slowed down a little or you hit Rusted Moon on a "good" day - normally they don't have much of anything in stock : )

The reason the "Classic" isn't recommended for running is 1) they don't have the velcro which can help keep them on and in place/ensure a good fit and 2) they don't have the extra fabric to "Keep Stuff Out (KSO)". Honestly, I have friends that run in the "Classic" and do all their PR Fitness workouts in them with no problems of fit or debris getting in them. Personally, I constantly get stuff in my shoes when I run so the KSO was by far the best option for me. For others it's never a big deal or concern. I would say that as long as you don't have a problem of getting stuff in your shoes while running and if it's a good fit, you are good to go in the Classics. Or, as the saying goes - "if the shoe fits, wear it" : ) Hope this helps.

Vibram Classic - basic and simple as they come...

Coach Chris' Vibram KSO coupled with Injinji socks - a little more to them and also a little more versatility. Picking the "right" Vibram for you all depends on your needs and how you plan to use your VFF's.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

No Monday Class... Yet!

Due to an error on my end, the Monday 9:30am class will not start this Monday, January 3rd. I hope to have things sorted out and the new class scheduled as soon as possible. Sorry for the confusion! Until then, our schedule remains:

Monday: 5:30-6:30pm and 6:30-7:30pm

Tuesday: 6:30pm

Wednesday: 5:30pm

Thursday: 5:30-6:30pm and Yoga from 6:40-7:40pm

Friday: 9:30-10:30am