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.
Where are the pics of your five finger escapades?
Hadn’t thought to take them–I didn’t think anyone would want to see me frolicking around in silly-looking shoes. Maybe I can scare up some “undiscovered” pics soon.