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Offline Trevor

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Re: What shoes should I wear for Parkour?
« Reply #180 on: September 20, 2009, 03:37:17 PM »
Vibram FiveFinger classics. I went for them and oh my god they rock.,


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Re: What shoes should I wear for Parkour?
« Reply #181 on: October 12, 2009, 02:49:40 PM »
another vote for vibram five fingers(I have the black KSO's :) and other closely related barefoot shoes (feyiues are pretty good too). All this talk about shock absorption shouldn't be happening, you should be asking yourself how you can better your landing technique. I vaulted over a rail about lower chest high (4' or so ) and immediately upon landing I noticed my body taking over and landing on my toes, and absorbing the impact perfectly.

Another important note is that my landings are about as quiet as my actual running and these KSO's make me feel like a ninja. I also flow out of landings much better too... even though on the fourth day of having my five fingers my calfs are burning and feet a little sore, I feel stronger and know i'm doing things more smoothly and things are safer as a result.
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Re: What shoes should I wear for Parkour?
« Reply #182 on: November 12, 2009, 10:10:45 AM »
My Dad is a builder/roofer/painter/carpenter and he uses the nike air pegasus and the have awsome grip(wich is needed when putting on shingles 30 to 90 feet in the air)
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Re: What shoes should I wear for Parkour?
« Reply #183 on: November 24, 2009, 11:07:30 AM »
adidas samba:i just got these shoes and they are doing pretty good, they are pretty light and the rubber sole provides good traction, the toes are reinforced but it has no shocks making you practice your landings better

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Re: What shoes should I wear for Parkour?
« Reply #184 on: November 25, 2009, 09:41:34 AM »
Vibram FiveFinger classics. I went for them and oh my god they rock.,

Getting myself a pair of these for Yule... can't wait.

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Re: What shoes should I wear for Parkour?
« Reply #185 on: November 27, 2009, 05:54:47 AM »
What about...  Five Ten Savants and    Inov-8 F-Lite 301 PK..... has anybody got any experience with those?
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Re: What shoes should I wear for Parkour?
« Reply #186 on: November 30, 2009, 07:25:16 AM »
What about...  Five Ten Savants

Cloud, of the APK Alliance, did a write-up on the Savants, found here.


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Re: What shoes should I wear for Parkour?
« Reply #187 on: December 03, 2009, 06:00:58 PM »
I haven't actually started practicing Parkour yet, but I will be using my trusty Onitsuka Tiger Ultimate 81's. I've used them for DDR for years, and I believe they'll be good for Parkour as well! They're very light, comfortable, snug, not overly expensive(about $65), and they seem to have fairly good grip that extends up the front.

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Re: What shoes should I wear for Parkour?
« Reply #188 on: December 05, 2009, 12:46:03 PM »
I'm getting Merrell Waterpros, they have good arches and are very durable. bottoms won't wear because it's basically one piece. they aren't too thick but give enough support.


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Re: What shoes should I wear for Parkour?
« Reply #189 on: December 15, 2009, 05:39:45 PM »
Am I the only person who just does Parkour in my everyday shoes? I don't even remember what my shoes are called, the grip is worn away in some spots, and it's definitely not made for anything other than walking, but I still haven't had a problem.
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Re: What shoes should I wear for Parkour?
« Reply #190 on: December 17, 2009, 12:06:55 PM »
Nope your not the only one I use regular esics at the moment. Those are just my dream PK shoes for christmas.

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Re: What shoes should I wear for Parkour?
« Reply #191 on: December 21, 2009, 03:58:11 AM »
I regularly have been using my everyday New Balance shoes... getting pretty worn with plenty of no-tread-left areas, but they serve the purpose well.  A bit more cushion than I care for, but that's why I recently got a pair of Vibram Five Finger Classics.  Been training indoors with them, and I LOVE them.  Can't wait to get outdoors with them in the Spring.

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Re: What shoes should I wear for Parkour?
« Reply #192 on: January 19, 2010, 09:35:29 AM »
My PK shoes ARE my regular shoes... And i dont got very good shoes... Theyre worn down, falling apart, holes, no traction, squeaky, heels are broken so i have no shock absorbtion.... But hey. all you need for it is a pair of shoes. I used to wear shoes where the soles were paperthin, and had holes so you could see my socks and tickle my feetsies!!! I plan on getting new $20 shoes again in another 2-3 months... YAY Walmart. your shoes suck and break after a week, but your all i can afford so i deal with you

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Re: What shoes should I wear for Parkour?
« Reply #193 on: January 19, 2010, 10:23:21 AM »
I bought Vibram Five-Fingers last year on the advice of my climbing partner.  I don't care much for them for climbing, as they don't have enough rigidity to cope with small, sharp footholds, but I love them for trail running and can't wait to try them out for Parkour!

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Re: What shoes should I wear for Parkour?
« Reply #194 on: January 20, 2010, 07:08:56 AM »
Im native, so i have wide feet. Running shoes dont really work for me. I have to use adidas or skate shoes. Skate shoes are my favorite to use though.

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Re: What shoes should I wear for Parkour?
« Reply #195 on: February 01, 2010, 03:34:38 PM »
Maybe this is the wrong place,

KSO's or Classics?

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Re: What shoes should I wear for Parkour?
« Reply #196 on: February 01, 2010, 04:19:02 PM »
I've been told the ksos, and I'll be getting mine within a week, so once that happens I'll be able to gve you a bit more info
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Re: What shoes should I wear for Parkour?
« Reply #197 on: February 05, 2010, 08:18:08 AM »
I'd definitely say go for the KSOs. That's what I use, and the mesh has proven very useful at keeping debris out.

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Re: What shoes should I wear for Parkour?
« Reply #198 on: February 05, 2010, 12:21:58 PM »
i use these... theyre my everyday shoe but theyre adidas skateboarding busenitz pro model... very grippy and flexible  and lots of padding 8)

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Re: What shoes should I wear for Parkour?
« Reply #199 on: February 05, 2010, 04:02:04 PM »
One thing about Ariakes are that they get dirty fast (white ones). Also there a bit to big although really cushioning