my 5-toed-sock shoes are coming!

Well that just makes it a whole lot better!
I gotta admit, I LOVED my rainbow toe socks back in the day.

I'd probably wear these, but only if they were comfortable. My feet are wide in the toe area so I'd have to make sure the fit was good.
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I got them today and I am exchanging them because the small ankle opening was really uncomfortable. My ankles aren't unusually wide at all, but that tiny little ankle opening was just digging into my skin like crazy ... can't picture running in those. plus the top of it had some seams between the mesh and the fabric that felt kind of itchy on the top of my foot. The toe/heel area was really comfortable though.

I am switching it out for this version that doesn't have the top ... hopefully this will be more comfortable!


Well that just makes it a whole lot better!
Originally Posted by smo6767


Thanks, I really needed the laugh.
glad my footwear choices are causing so much amusement

I am dying of suspense here ... I ordered the replacement ones without the top from rockcreek.com but got an email a few days later saying they were out of stock. Oh, the letdown! I am ordering it from a different place now.
I ordered the replacement ones without the top from rockcreek.com but got an email a few days later saying they were out of stock. Oh, the letdown! I am ordering it from a different place now.
Originally Posted by tmmy_cat

Maybe you should take that as a divine sign that they are not meant to be.
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tmmy...If you like them, I say go for it!
Well I got my 5-toed shoe replacements (in both sizes so I could keep the one I like and send the other back) but I am hugely disappointed. I can't picture using them for running because they have a really pointy tab in the back that digs into my heel and would probably give me blisters after 2 blocks. Both sizes have this problem except one size is too small and the other is too big. What a letdown!

So now I have 3 pairs of these things total and I have to send 2 of them back to get my money back. The other pair, I modified in an attempt to make it more comfortable (I was partly successful but not enough to make it suitable for running). I wish I could send that back too but I can't since I modified it. I will probably still wear the 1 pair to the grocery store or whatever but it's not comfortable enough for running because it digs into the heel.

They have a "sprint" model that looks like it MIGHT supposedly be comfortable enough for running, because the heel area looks more forgiving and less likely to dig into me, but honestly, I'm so sick of trying these on and the impending trips to the post office to send them back ... I'm so not motivated to try any more of them. I would rather run outside in my socks than go through this whole rigmarole all over again. or barefoot. The whole thing is supposed to approximate running barefoot so I might as well just run barefoot for free.

Anyway, lesson learned: buying shoes online is not fun for me.
While I can honestly say I don't "get" those shoes, I'm sorry you were disappointed and didn't get what you were looking for.

One question: were you at all concerned about these shoes properly supporting your feet? I haven't run much, but from what I understand, fit and support are dreadfully important to prevent injury and whatnot.

While I know our bodies are the way they are for a reason, we also tend to die a lot younger without all the life-prolonging medical care we now have. As such our feet [and legs and knees] need to last longer in this day and age.
While I can honestly say I don't "get" those shoes, I'm sorry you were disappointed and didn't get what you were looking for.

One question: were you at all concerned about these shoes properly supporting your feet? I haven't run much, but from what I understand, fit and support are dreadfully important to prevent injury and whatnot.

While I know our bodies are the way they are for a reason, we also tend to die a lot younger without all the life-prolonging medical care we now have. As such our feet [and legs and knees] need to last longer in this day and age.
Originally Posted by wild~hair
Yeah I don't officially recommend barefoot running to anyone for that reason. I don't think it would work for everyone and I don't want to have injuries on my conscience!

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