YAY!!!! A new pair of shoes for work!!
So this is a running blog right? You must be asking yourself – why is this idiot posting about his work shoes? Well, let me answer this brilliant question you have! My new work shoes?
Vibram Five Finger Treks!
I thought that I would try going full-time in VFF’s, as a Podiatry site mentioned that if you were after the “supposed” health benefits – wouldn’t you want to wear minimalist shoes all the time? This tied in with the fact that my every day dress-shoes caused me knee and hip pain made it sound like a really good idea. PLUS it should have the added benefit of decreasing any calf-pain while running since my calves will always be “Extended” by not being in any shoes with a raised heel. (see? it applies to running!) I am wearing them with the Injinji socks today (and I still find the socks to be annoying. Hopefully I will “get used” to them soon.)
On a running note, last night was a nice 4.5 mile run. I am looking forward to starting my 18-week marathon training plan next week!