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Dammit Jim, I'm a doctor not...wait...well I'm a scientist and a doctor, but not the kind that heals people.

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comment How do I avoid stench with my Vibram Five Fingers?
Actually, this is NOT true. Putting things into a freezer does NOT kill the bacteria. It makes them dormant. If freezing things killed bacteria we could freeze meat and then not have to be careful about handling it after it thawed because the bacteria would be dead. Freezing will temporarily reduce the smell until the bacteria wake up again, but then it's back to normal.
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comment How do I avoid stench with my Vibram Five Fingers?
VFFs are very different because of the proximity of the shoes to your actual feet. They're typically worn without socks and stick very close to your feet. The problem for me, and many, is that they start to stink after only a short run. Letting them sit out for a day or three before using again does not seem to fix the problem.
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comment How do I avoid stench with my Vibram Five Fingers?
I tried a vinegar bath on my shoes and it helps out immensely in keeping the stink away. I put the shoes in a plastic container with a pretty heavy vinegar/water mixture overnight. The next day I wash them in the machine but dump the rest of the vinegar mixture in too. I later air dry them outside. It helps out immensely. Drying outside is key to keeping away the vinegar stank. They still get smelly, but it's not nearly as bad anymore. Thanks!
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comment How do I avoid stench with my Vibram Five Fingers?
Clearly you've never dealt with the level of stink we're talking about here. At some point they get so bad that regular washing just doesn't cut it.
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comment Experiences with 'barefoot' running
You may want to clarify where you get sore the first few times while running barefoot. For example, for most people your calves will hurt much more while running barefoot, especially if you're doing a forefoot strike (like you're supposed to).