Becky Runs Blister Free in Her Bikilas
My Bikilas went the distance with me yesterday in Colorado's Slacker Half Marathon, and I couldn't be more pleased with the results!
For those who don't know, The Slacker Half starts at Loveland Pass, an elevation of 10,700 ft and ends at Georgetown, elevation 8,300 ft. The downhill race is not as easy as it sounds - its hard on both the legs and the feet. And yet by the end of the race my feet still felt great! (Going down stairs today has been a bit tough on the quads, though).
I am relatively new to VFFs, and new to distance running as well. I started longer distances (over 6 miles) in the summer of 2009. And I began wearing KSOs in March of this year, after running a half marathon this spring and getting blisters galore. My husband ran that race with me in his KSOs without getting any blisters. He sold me: I just had to have a pair of VFFs! I have had good experiences running in KSOs. Yet of course once the Bikilas came out, I had to try them. While I still enjoy running in my KSOs, I have found that my running experience is even better in Bikilas, especially on trails and on steeper terrain. The Bikila shoe also fits my foot better, especially the heel, and is more comfortable for me when running longer distances.
In yesterday's race I looked everywhere for another VFF wearer - usually there are a few others out there. Yet I was surprised that I did not find even one other person wearing VFFs. Could it be that this VFF wearer debuted the Bikilas in The Slacker Half?
Thank you, VFF, for coming out with a shoe designed for running! I look forward to running many more miles in my Bikilas.
Becky, great job on completing the half marathon and thanks for sharing it with us. The Bikila does have a snug, glove-like fit that makes it great for running(Read our Bikila review!).