BirthdayShoes.com Vibram Five Fingers Forum
September 30, 2014, 09:51:18 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News:
 
   Home   Help Search Login Register  

Tired of seeing ads? Simply become a forum member and login (membership is free!).

nanny-rosy
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: VFFs and Biking  (Read 1653 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
MikeDub
Newbie
*

Reputation: 1
MikeDub is a new face.
Posts: 9


The Nation is Waiting...


View Profile WWW
« on: September 17, 2010, 06:28:08 AM »

All,

Anyone out there who bikes/trail rides that uses VFF friendly straps or toe clips?  I used pedal straps until I transitioned to wearing VFFs for all my sporting activities, but since transitionining I had to pull off my straps because my toes get hung up in them, lol. If anyone has specific product recommendations I'd be interested. 

V/R
Mike
www.FiveFingersNation.com
Logged

Keep Rollin Soleless!

Mike
BirthdayShoes.com Vibram Five Fingers Forum
« on: September 17, 2010, 06:28:08 AM »

 Logged
carbonfly
Jr. Member
**

Reputation: 2
carbonfly is a new face.
Posts: 81



View Profile
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2010, 07:13:42 AM »

I love VFFs and wear them everywhere, but cycling is one area that I don't know if they will ever be acceptable to wear.  I order to have an efficient pedal stroke you need a rigid sole that doesn't flex at all.  Especially when you are clipping in to your bike, the hard footbed spreads pressure buildup across the foot.  I'm sure you would get hotspots in your foot if you used VFFs or somehow figured out how to clip them to a bike seeing as how they flex so much.
Logged
Hawkeye
Superstar
******

Reputation: 28
Hawkeye has spent way too much time on birthday shoes!Hawkeye has spent way too much time on birthday shoes!Hawkeye has spent way too much time on birthday shoes!Hawkeye has spent way too much time on birthday shoes!Hawkeye has spent way too much time on birthday shoes!Hawkeye has spent way too much time on birthday shoes!Hawkeye has spent way too much time on birthday shoes!Hawkeye has spent way too much time on birthday shoes!Hawkeye has spent way too much time on birthday shoes!Hawkeye has spent way too much time on birthday shoes!Hawkeye has spent way too much time on birthday shoes!
Posts: 2313


I go barefoot, but my dog wears shoes.


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2010, 09:51:53 AM »

This topic has been covered a few times. Search for cycling on the forum.
Logged
fivefingerrunner
Guest
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2010, 07:21:13 PM »

I would never wear these riding.  How many times have you clipped your shoe on a rock or branch on the trail??  The fronts of my biking shoes are so beat up I can't imagine how many toes I would have broken wearing VFFs.
Logged
BirthdayShoes.com Vibram Five Fingers Forum
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2010, 07:21:13 PM »

 Logged
fanaa
Jr. Member
**

Reputation: 1
fanaa is a new face.
Posts: 62


View Profile
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2010, 04:04:49 PM »

I've tried the Kso, Sprint, bikilas and the Treks while cycling. While the KSP/Sprint soles provide me with more flexibility to wrap my toes around the pedals, the Trek sole provides better traction, while providing slightly greater stiffness. Bikilas are my least favorites on the bike.
Logged
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!