After finishing the 2010 Dallas Fort Worth 3-Day without having any foot issues, I've been thinking about doing the 2011 walk using Vibram's FiveFingers (or as I call them, Hobbit Feet).
I'm not sure what my fascination is with these shoes, but one of my good friends absolutely loves them and recommends them to his fitness clients. I think they would be wonderful conversation starters during my training sessions and may open up the doors for new donations. These shoes are absolutely ridiculous looking, who wouldn't want to know more?!
The one thing that I lack is a good source of information about these particular shoes and how well they held up during similar adventures. Has anyone walked all 60 miles in these shoes? How was the journey? Did you bring a pair of sneakers just in case? Did you wear socks?
I ask all of these questions to help me in my decision making process, as I walked in a pair of New Balance shoes and had zero problems (not even a blister). I hesitate when it comes to major changes and I can't think of a larger change when it comes to a 60 mile walk than a shoe swap.
I've tried to contact the company directly with no luck, so I turn to the my fellow 3-Day walkers for guidance.