Plyometrics highlighted Day Three. I wore the shoes while performing a mix of box jumps, lateral jumps, band pulls, plyo push-ups, and similar exercises. The comfort and grip was impressive; I do many of these exercises barefoot anyway, but the shoes helped improve traction for sure. I have slipped a few times on my mats when I’m sweaty, and that problem was negated. With maximal strength training and overhead lifts, FiveFingers will really help!
I definitely saw the need for more padding while doing the jumps–especially if jumping down off the box. The impact can be pretty jarring, and I might prefer thicker soles in this instance. I used to wear sneakers before I got mats because jumping barefoot on concrete didn’t seem like a good idea. Even with mats, you’ll want to avoid injury!
Next up for Day Four is old-fashioned yard work and my first real test wearing FiveFingers for an extended amount of time.