Comment from: Owen [Visitor]
Owen

Is it true? The men's Bikila and KSO Evos come in 39s?!

02/11/14 @ 12:29
Comment from: admin [Member]  

Did you catch the size 50 KSO EVOs??? How about that!

02/11/14 @ 12:34
Comment from: Mike [Visitor]
Mike

The women's Spyridon MRs are gorgeous. Way better looking than the olive green men's. Really like those all black KSO EVOs for men as well. They look beyond comfortable and very sleek

02/11/14 @ 13:46
Comment from: A C C [Visitor]
A C C

Thanks Justin!

02/11/14 @ 19:46
Comment from: Owen [Visitor]
Owen

M50?! Those are some crazy big feet. I guess basketball players are actually starting to wear these shoes!

I just checked the Vibram site, they are indeed showing M38s and M39s for some styles of the Bikila and KSO EVO. Sadly, nothing below an M40 for the Spyridon MR, but I'm not grumbling. The W40 in the Spyridon MR comes in a nice black version! :-)

Time to start saving...

02/11/14 @ 20:39
Comment from: Isaac [Visitor]
Isaac

I liked the aesthetics of the spyridon ls better. Right now I'm not quite sure what the other differences are.

02/12/14 @ 08:11
Comment from: Shannon [Visitor]
Shannon

Do you know what the sizing is like on the women's Vi-B? It looks like Vibram hasn't updated their sizing chart to include it.

02/13/14 @ 21:06
Comment from: Ted_S [Visitor]
Ted_S

We just donned our Spyridon MRs -- mine in the military green and my wife's in intense blue. They are fitting well, though my wife struggled getting them on due to her high arches and the very limited opening afforded by the short, (captured), laces.
On mine I hadn't expected the panels on both sides, below the ankle, to be such an oddly different shade of green from the muted green covering most of the shoe. I imagine that it's supposed to reflect the little flecks of the same brighter and more saturated green on the tops of the toes, but I find it jarring. The color matching is much better for all the other colorways, men's and women's.
Slightly disappointing is the lack of a bellows on the tongue. A shoe billed as a mud runner should incorporate features to keep out mud rather than inviting it in. As I recall this was one reason that I never purchased the laced version of the earlier version of the Spyridon, instead opting for the version with the velcro closure.

02/14/14 @ 23:17
Comment from: Ted_S [Visitor]  
Ted_S

We just took our new Spyridon MRs on our most challenging local hike - five miles each way on a mountain path with a thin layer of coarse sand covering a steep hard surface (grade exceeding 20% in places). Going downhill on this hike is sometimes scary because it is easy to go into an uncontrolled slide. This is what we'd experienced that last few times wearing either the KSO Trek or a worn pair of the Spyridon.
This time, with the new Spyridon MR, downhill was very secure. We never felt that the shoes would start to slide.
I hope this sense of security lasts for a while. I don't know if it's due to having new shoes, with new lugs on the soles that bite into the surface, getting below the layer of slippery sand, or if the compound from which the soles are manufactured has more grip.
I've looked at Vibram's descriptions of their compounds and I am left confused. Most of their FiveFinger soles, except for watersport models, have used a rubber that they call TC-1. The Spyridon, by contrast, has had something called XS Trek. This has held for the original Spyridon, the Spyridon LS, and, in the spring/summer 2014 catalog, the Vibram MR. To confuse the issue, in the fall 2014 catalog, the compound is listed as MegaGrip. TC-1 goes away, and most other models get the XS Trek compound. It's impossible to know if this is just the marketing department playing games with names or if these are actual changes in the compounds used in the soles. If it's an actual change, then I wonder if the soles on our pairs of the Spyridon MR have the XS Trek compound or the Megagrip.
On a web posting of their sole compounds, http://www.vibram.com/index.php/us/B2B/Technology/Mescole,
Vibram indicates that TC-1 is a "production compound" of XS Trek. This indicates to me that nothing has likely changed except the label. But Megagrip does seem to be a new compound, which might or might not have already made it's way to the current Spyridon MR.

02/17/14 @ 00:43
Comment from: Silent Rocco [Visitor]
Silent Rocco

Vibram totally lost it. Barely any classic colors anymore and now laces everywhere. And Five Fingers look horrible with laces. So far, the EL-X might be the last model I bought.

02/19/14 @ 02:36
Comment from: Sizing [Visitor]
Sizing

I know i'm an odd one, but it really wish they would resume releasing classic-styled vffs for men. This is the second generation that i'll be skipping because the style(s) i really want has been slated for women only, and they don't make them big enough for me to wear.

02/22/14 @ 12:25
Comment from: Damien [Visitor]
Damien

I just got a pair of black Spyridon MR in size 43 (same as my green Spyridon LS).

These things seem shorter than my 43 Green LS ones. All my toes are up against the bump guards & not in a gentle way. I just put in for a pair of 44s to see how they fit.

The speed laces are also way to short & make the MRs tight on my foot with the laces set to max length (with the clip up against the suede velcro patch).

I'll probably be hacking these to use Keen bungee laces like I did my LS 43s when I find the right size.

02/25/14 @ 17:25
Comment from: steven [Visitor]
steven

AGAIN Vibram is not making open five fingers for guys.
I love my classics but they are running out.

this SUCKS! really. those are my favourite shoes.
expecially in spring and summer.
also indoors or for training in winter.

but vibram has some clever maketing guys that tell them they are to feminine and men were sweaty closed up shoes.
the Vi-B are interesting but again for women only.

WHY? I kept my first classics until the sole had holes.
I patched them and ran until they fell appart.

so I am going to buy chinese fakes.
I have no other choice.
what shall I do?

03/26/14 @ 20:22
Comment from: Mike H [Visitor]
Mike H

My Fivefingers Speed XCs are wearing out(I bought them at the end of October 2012),and I'd like to find a newer waterproof pair of FiveFingers.

(I think Vibram discontinued the Speed XC.)

Are there any 2014 model Fivefingers that are waterproof,like my old Speed XCs?

07/31/14 @ 09:43