Ok. This was the longest I wore them yet, and they still feet good. I strapped on the weights and mowed for a little under two hours. The shoes don’t provide much protection, so I wouldn’t recommend them for many yard chores (weedwacking and wood chopping are probably out), but mowing was fun. As I mentioned in previous posts, the barefoot feeling isn’t hype. I enjoyed the sensation of walking on grass the entire time.
I tried to emphasize digging in to work my calves–especially while walking uphill. I could feel them engage much better than the work boots I usually wear. Afterward, my legs were more fatigued than usual after this type of workout.
The last installment is coming up next. I’ll finally hit the road in FiveFingers!