FAQ

What can I do when my shoes start to smell funky?

Think of your shoes like underwear. After a period of time they need to be washed. Warm water, natural detergent and after soaking for a few hours give them a good hand scrub. Hang to dry outside in the sun or in a dry place inside. 

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What happens if they rip or if I wear through the sole? 

Our alpha testing team found the FC-0.5 to have outstanding durability for a $50 shoe but wear patterns can vary based on how you move. If you catch the shoe on something sharp, drag your feet or have an odd gait pattern, you might wear through the materials faster than others. Often not an issue with the shoe itself but with how you're moving. At the end of the day we want everyone who supports us to be happy so we treat each case individually. 

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What if my feet get sore?

Like any training program, you need to gradually expose your body to new loads. If your feet are weak and stiff (from conventional shoes), you might require some time to improve your strength and mobility. Take it slow, listen to your body and embrace soreness as an indicator that you're getting in some great foot workouts.

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What can I use the shoes for?

Our shoes are made for movement which means you can use them to walk, run, play frisbee, breakdance, hike, play tennis, play basketball......you get the point. 

.......BUT just because the shoes can be used for any type of movement, doesn't mean your body is ready for all those movements in the shoes. 

If you're coming from a long history of wearing stiff, supportive, cushioned footwear, you need to take it slow. You need to rebuild strength and mobility in your feet and some body awareness before you embark in high intensity activity. 

Our suggestion: use the shoes as your daily footwear for a month (walking, doing groceries, around the house etc) to build a good base of foot strength and mobility before digging into more intense stuff like running, tennis or basketball. 

MOST IMPORTANT: Listen to your body. It will tell you if you're pushing too hard if you listen to what it's telling you. 

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Can I wear them without the removable footbed?

You sure can! Removing the thin footbed will create slightly more space in the shoe and if you don't mind your foot directly on the rubber sole, will give you more feel. Washing the footbed can often remove a lot of the stink that can develop over time and can be done in warm water, light detergent and a mild hand scrub. Our team is working to replace the current footbed with a fixed, thin sockliner in future models we're working on.