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Advantages of Barefoot Running, Part III June 2, 2010

Posted by The Barefoot MD in : Advantages of Barefoot Running, Life, Shoes , trackback

Advantage #3

Your barefoot shoes are very easy to clean . . . it’s as easy as washing your hands.

You’ve had the experience before when you’ve purchased that new pair of shoes.  They look so good and clean . . . for just a little while.  Why can’t they last that way forever . . . or at least longer than a week?  Well, when you have a living shoe, all you have to do is wash it and it’s pretty much clean again.  Sure, it changes over time and starts showing the wear and tear of life as the years go by, but hey that’s better than one week!

Another thing I’ve noticed with the Vibram Five Fingers (VFFs) is that after a while they develop a stank.  Yes, I said stank . . . it’s like a stink, but more foul.  They are machine washable, but so far with all the washing I’ve done of my VFFs they always retain a hint of that stank.  It’s tolerable, but I don’t think I’d want it sitting under my nose while I was trying to go to bed.  Your barefoot shoes are quite a bit easier to clean . . . in my opinion.

Take care of your soles!

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