Moire's feet are back!

Posted in Dishing the Dirt by Matt Ward on Fri 05 Feb '10

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Some of you might remember the Irish pocket-rocket that is Moire O’Sullivan? Now residing in Vietnam, Moire is still putting here running abilities to test in the heat and hilly terrain just outside of Vietnam City. You might also remember Moire’s XT Wings review?

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Those red slippers...

Well, to cut a long story short she is still at it, out there running, out there writing, and out there reviewing. This time it’s a whole new ball game of footwear. The Vibram Five Fingers are something that have been on the running periphery for a while, but with articles like this and like this they are beginning to capture a more mainstream audience and with their sole technology heritage, they are being taken seriously.

Maybe not a serious option for many hill and mountain runners, due to protectional requirements, but on low level trails and roads – why not?

I’ll let Moire do the talking...

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  1. Rene Borg Feb 5, 03:00 PM

    It’s good to hear they are gaining popularity. I bought a pair last Summer and have been quite happy with them although so far I have only used them on grass (where they are wonderful if its cold, on a summer-day barefoot is better).

    On rocks you feel an awful lot through them and I definitely need to toughen my feet, but they do pay back through great stability. I could easily see them used in a grassy cross-country race where you don’t need the spikes.

    I believe there is a special trail running version coming out which features more grip on the sole (made from Kangaroo skin no less).

  2. Moire O'Sullivan Feb 5, 05:52 PM

    Hey Rene, are you talking about the KSO Treks… nice review here: http://birthdayshoes.com/index.php/vibram-five-fingers-kso-trek-review.

    Also talk of a running specific Vibram, the Bikila: http://birthdayshoes.com/index.php/five-fingers-bikila-information-resources-2010

    Choices, choices!

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