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    Forum Member blackfungi's Avatar
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    ultra minmal traveling shoes.

    i just love backing up kickstarter project and this one is amazing. perfect for traveling imo :

    IGUANEYE freshoe : Ultra-minimal shoes inspired by Amazonian by IGUANEYE — Kickstarter
    aeronaut[black/solar]tristar[black/red iberian]western flyer[black/steel]synapse[black/steel]side effect[black/wasabi]medium cafe bag[black/wasabi]large cafe bag[black/wasabi]shopping bag[steel].

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    blackfungi, did you end up buying these? If so, how do you like them?

    I didn't do the Kickstarter because they didn't have big enough sizes back then for me (I'm a US women's 9). Since then, I did order a pair in "gris" from their online store and I love them.

    Now that the weather where I live is finally above freezing I pulled them out to wear again. After putting them on this morning, I remembered how much I love them, and ordered another pair in "anthracite." I'm happy to say that the falling Euro means the second pair was much cheaper than the first.

    Anyway, I might be weird to revive such an old thread, but I remembered I had read about these on the TB forums somewhere, and wanted to see if anyone else here had them.

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    Hmm, I've never seen these before - look interesting! @kathryn Do you have any experience with other barefoot/minimalist shoes? How do these compare? Hard to tell how wide the toe box is and if they're zero drop or not...

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    Can you post what size you ordered?


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    @ClairJ: I'm not a runner, really, and bought these more for just walking around (I'm not even sure what zero-drop means) but FWIW... at first I thought, "there is no way someone could run in these," when I tried them on. They are very thin and flexible and the toe box is ample for my narrow feet. They almost seem like they would fall right off. So, I took them out and ran around the backyard (I even hurdled a few big flower pots--don't ask what the poor neighbors thought). Verdict: they stay on really well, and I could see running in them. The insoles are cork, so as you wear them, they form to your feet. I don't know how fast the rubber would abrade if used for running on asphalt or concrete daily.

    @kkintea: I was between sizes on the printable chart you can download from their store site, right between a 39 and 40. I went with the 40, and they seem perfect.

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    Those look amazing. Sadly, such shoes tend to not offer sufficient arch support for me. Still,they are a really cool design ☺

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