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Old 23-05-2009, 05:51 AM
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I have found the concept of parkour pretty interesting and want to participate. I have been doing martial arts for a number of years, and my shoe of choice has always been "Vibram Five Fingers". I was wondering if this "shoe" would be appropriate for parkour, or if it would be hazardous.


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Old 23-05-2009, 09:34 AM
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You've been doing martial arts for a number of years and that's 'always' been your shoe of choice? I'm sure they haven't been out for that long....
As far as parkour goes, when doing armjumps or wall scales they'd wreck pretty easily and they're overpriced considering barefoot is free
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Old 23-05-2009, 04:52 PM
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sry "always" is exaggerated; ive had them for a few years. Ok thanx for the advice, what shoes do u recommend?
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Old 23-05-2009, 05:49 PM
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I would reccommend Nike Shocks.

But thats my own opinon. Anything with a shock absorbing heal and good grip are alway the best to use (:
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Old 24-05-2009, 11:32 AM
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Allow Nike Shocks.
Allow shock absorbtion, not needed.
Shouldn't rely on shoes to aborb shock, that should be done with your body.
Nike darts are good, Kalenji success' are good [but hard to come by these days], some asics are good, feiyue are good.
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Old 24-05-2009, 02:21 PM
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agreed

Shock absorbers aren't needed, but they do help, especially if you're just starting off (:
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Old 24-05-2009, 05:41 PM
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I disagree actually, I think if you start barefoot or with very little shock absorbing equipment then you will become lighter on your feet and generally land better.

Because no one likes getting sore feet!


You only get complacent if you have big shock absorbing shoes on.
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Old 24-05-2009, 09:47 PM
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Yer, i'm with Panther
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Old 10-06-2009, 01:45 AM
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Seriously never wear shox, don't even look at them.

Apart from the fact that they disintegrate like nobody's business, they will make your ankle roll and they distribute shock absorbency terribly and will leave you with sore feet.

If you've used vff for some years and are used to barefoot training then stick with it. Ease yourself in although that will probably be a natural progression if you're starting out. As you become more confident you might benefit from some light cushioning. By then you'll have a better idea anyway.
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Old 26-06-2009, 06:35 PM
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The shoes i train in, which have pretty good grip, comfy as hell, and are generally quite nice looking.
mine are Red, Grey and white, buit i cant find a picture of them :P
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