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Re: What shoes should I wear for Parkour?
« Reply #200 on: February 05, 2010, 05:26:00 PM »
whats with converse chuck taylors? i see a lot of traceurs wearing them
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Re: What shoes should I wear for Parkour?
« Reply #201 on: February 05, 2010, 06:30:27 PM »
whats with converse chuck taylors? i see a lot of traceurs wearing them

You do? Where/who?
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Re: What shoes should I wear for Parkour?
« Reply #202 on: February 05, 2010, 09:20:26 PM »
i was at balboa park and i saw like 3 guys wearing them i think it was from pk cali.....
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Re: What shoes should I wear for Parkour?
« Reply #203 on: February 05, 2010, 09:27:13 PM »
well maybe not SO many traceurs hahaha.... but a few... maybe cuz theyre cheap? ???
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Re: What shoes should I wear for Parkour?
« Reply #204 on: February 06, 2010, 12:07:58 PM »
are you sure they werent feiyues??

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Re: What shoes should I wear for Parkour?
« Reply #205 on: February 06, 2010, 03:19:51 PM »
Yea, they may look a bit similar, but there's a big difference between converse and feiyues.
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Re: What shoes should I wear for Parkour?
« Reply #206 on: February 06, 2010, 08:44:31 PM »
nope they were definitely these

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Re: What shoes should I wear for Parkour?
« Reply #207 on: February 06, 2010, 09:05:36 PM »
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Re: What shoes should I wear for Parkour?
« Reply #208 on: February 06, 2010, 09:06:35 PM »
really? it works on my screen
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Re: What shoes should I wear for Parkour?
« Reply #209 on: February 06, 2010, 09:10:02 PM »
are you sure they werent feiyues??


are these good and grippy for parkour? i found em for like $16.00! so cheap
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Re: What shoes should I wear for Parkour?
« Reply #210 on: February 06, 2010, 09:35:12 PM »
yeah theyre pretty awesome, they have a rounded bottom though (which i believe had something to do with my sprained ankle...though it could have juwst been my lack of concentration that day..)

and will probably only last about three months, but i loved em, and still do, very VERY comfy

reviews for shoes can be found here (including the feiyues)
http://www.americanparkour.com/smf/index.php/topic,18447.0.html
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Re: What shoes should I wear for Parkour?
« Reply #211 on: February 06, 2010, 10:36:43 PM »
awesome! i might have to pick a pair up! do they run small? or big?im like an 11 in most all shoes
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Re: What shoes should I wear for Parkour?
« Reply #212 on: February 07, 2010, 06:03:27 PM »
yeah i ordered a pair on amazon and the total was 21.00 with shipping  8)   
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Re: What shoes should I wear for Parkour?
« Reply #213 on: February 25, 2010, 09:16:55 AM »
I like my new balance.

$40, lasted a fair while. but the tread tends to tear off the bottom with a long period of abuse. breathable, light, good arch support. depending on what you get, they can have pretty decent cushion.

ive not really used anything else, i like new balance

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Re: What shoes should I wear for Parkour?
« Reply #214 on: March 04, 2010, 09:33:11 AM »
i wear 50$ new balance running/sport shoes and they hold up for 3 months and i get a new pair

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Re: What shoes should I wear for Parkour?
« Reply #215 on: March 04, 2010, 09:36:39 AM »
I was thinking about the vibram five-fingers, but I can't use them. I've got six toes on a foot >.> they look comfortable though, and look like the grip and feel would be amazing

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Re: What shoes should I wear for Parkour?
« Reply #216 on: March 08, 2010, 08:09:09 AM »
yeah i ordered a pair on amazon and the total was 21.00 with shipping  8)   

Sorry man...but you have just f#cked up.
1. they come with this felt stuff on the bottom that you have to wear down before you can do ahything in them
2. They have absolutely no support at all. Its like hard plastic rubber stuff.
3. And just in general a lack of grip, even without the felt stuff.
4. oh and the whole shoe is held together with ONE peice of FABRIC. I did parkour in my one day old shoes and
someone told me to get new shoes. They thought they were around 2 years old. I actually ripped them on the first day.  :(

The feyui things are cheaper and better
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Re: What shoes should I wear for Parkour?
« Reply #217 on: March 15, 2010, 07:49:13 PM »
I wear Converse All star Low Tops.



However nothing about them are good for Parkour. Terrible grip, terrible shock absorption, and so on. I'll probably be getting Fivefingers, Ariakes, or Five Tens. So guys, help me out? What should I get of the following?

1. Vibram Fivefingers
2. K-Swiss Ariakes
3. Five Tens




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Re: What shoes should I wear for Parkour?
« Reply #218 on: March 15, 2010, 07:58:13 PM »
Sorry man...but you have just f#cked up.
1. they come with this felt stuff on the bottom that you have to wear down before you can do ahything in them
2. They have absolutely no support at all. Its like hard plastic rubber stuff.
3. And just in general a lack of grip, even without the felt stuff.
4. oh and the whole shoe is held together with ONE peice of FABRIC. I did parkour in my one day old shoes and
someone told me to get new shoes. They thought they were around 2 years old. I actually ripped them on the first day.  :(

The feyui things are cheaper and better
He ordered the Feiyues, I don't think he f#cked up.
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Re: What shoes should I wear for Parkour?
« Reply #219 on: March 17, 2010, 06:33:04 AM »
He ordered the Feiyues, I don't think he f#cked up.

He said he ordered the converse.

In that case there good.
I thought he was talkin about the chucks...i was sad for him lol
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