beware: Kool Aid drinker here
I drank the kool aid.
I received the Merrill Pace Gloves as an early christmas present. I've walked around the house in them; ran through the house in them; ran through REI in them.
I'm scared because they feel really really good on my feet.
Am I turning into one of them?
Those frog-feet, vibram wearers? I used to laugh at them. Ok, sometimes I still chuckle a bit. It just looks so funny. I read about the vibrams in an old Runner's World article written by Peter Sagal. I laughed as I read the article. I smirked at frog-footed people on the bike trail.
It just seemed so weird. So odd. So funny-looking.
I tried the darn vibrams a few times. My toes didn't fit right. And my bunion doesn't work in such tight un-adjustable shoes. I dismissed the whole "minimalist" shoe thing as a "fad". Afterall, if Vibrams didn't fit my feet how good could they be?
Then I read Krista's blog and I had a few friends run 50ks and 50 milers after training in Merrill's.
And here I am wearing the non-frog footed equivalent--and the Merrill Pace gloves feel real good. Real. Good.
I'm starting with only a half mile run in them tomorrow and I'll see what happens. Just don't call me Lizard Lady.