After hearing about Vibram agreeing to pay people for false claims about their shoes, I decided to break out my old Bikilas and see how they felt. I ran 10 today and I have to say they felt great. Granted, I usually run in minimal stuff so I'm used to shoes like this, but my calves don't hurt and I don't have any problems anywhere else. It makes me want to run in them a lot more.
I'm wondering if there are any other people out there still regularly wearing their Vibrams. I think that if you run with at least somewhat reasonably good form (faster cadence, land on your whole foot and not just the forefoot or heel, balanced posture) you probably won't have problems with injuries. Frankly, I think it is easier to run with good form in these, so it makes me wonder what the people getting injured are doing when they wear them. I know everyone is different, but I don't have particularly amazing biomechanics, so I would think I might be likely to get injured if my form wasn't right.