Thursday, May 24, 2012

Run Comrades on Vibrams..

Run Comrades on Vibrams..?

That's the dilemma I am in now..

I have fun several marathons, including my last one at Boston in April on Vibram Five Fingers (Bikila to be specific) and is fairly comfortable.  In fact, I have fully switched to Vibrams even for my regular runs.  The last run in shoes was the pilgrim run in February.  With all this history.. It should be a easy decision right?

Not so easy.. for me.. I still have not decided on 'what to run on' for comrades.. The main reason being the distance.. I have never run 90k at a stretch on Vibrams and sure how my 'legs' & Vibrams would handle non-stop 12 hour abuse..

Your thoughts / suggestions?


  1. Interesting conundrum! I would suggest 2 pairs of Vibrams, of course you would have to switch in between to a fresh one...

  2. Preeti

    That's the route I am leaning.. got to figure how to do the switch mid course..


  3. Ram, my vote is for shoes.. good luck and hope you have a good run!

  4. Ram, my vote is for shoes .. good luck and hope you have a good run there.

    best wishes!

  5. Ram - My vote is for vibrams - provided the weather is not extreme (too hot or cold). The thin soles makes it uncomfortable at both ends.