Body Glove Cold Weather Distance Flats
Body Glove Cold Weather Distance Flats (Water Shoes)
50 (January 2010)
Comments – Jan 2010
These shoes are basically retired. I keep them around for some light trail runs, but the bottom line is that the lack of breathability is a total drag. It warmer Winter weather, your feet are sweaty and hot. In very cold Winter weather, your feet are sweaty and cold! I am just as happy wearing Feelmax or lightweight New Balance shoes. Unlike many barefoot/minimalist runners, I do not recommend these for Winter running.
Comments – Jan 2009
These are actually just cheap water shoes that I picked up at the marina at our cabin. The idea is that they are still extremely minimal and flexible for a barefoot-like experience. But the neoprene provides just enough insulation for warmth, and keeps the foot dry which is a key to staying warm. I have only worn these for couple mile runs as I return from injury, but they were great. Weather was around 5-10 degrees F and I felt no cold after the first 1/4 mile. These will probably be my “barefoot” kicks until March/April when I can start Vibram FiveFingers again.