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« Reply #75 on: March 26, 2012, 12:38:57 AM »

I went for my first run in my new SeeYas earlier today. Only had time for a short run but they felt great. I really have no complaints so far. Very comfortable, great ground feel, really lightweight, and I just love the way they look. Very happy I purchased these.
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« Reply #76 on: March 26, 2012, 09:22:42 PM »

Comparing Classics and SeeYas: I've been wearing my new SeeYas almost every day for the past few weeks, but with the unseasonably warm weather in New York, I decided to wear my Classics for a change. The sole on the Classics is thinner, which I like, but the SeeYas conform better to my foot and feel lighter and more flexible. No VFF has fit me as well as these. In an earlier post I described the SeeYas as feeling like I have cat's paws.

I'm sure I'll continue wearing my Classics, especially as the weather gets warmer, but the SeeYas are now my favorite "barefoot shoe."

(The heel fits me fine, but maybe Vibram should consider a way of adjusting the heel for those who find it too loose a fit.)
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« Reply #77 on: March 27, 2012, 10:28:55 AM »


How nice was the weather until the past couple of days.  Last week I was running in a tshirt and shorts, last night, sweatpants, long sleeves, windbreaker, hat and gloves.  WTH!!

But yea, if they are going to market these as a road/competition shoe I agree that they should incorporate the heel straps like the sprints and komodosports to keep the heel in place.  I think they could probably replace the thin strap with a wider 1 1/2", almost elastic, kind of strap that would spread across more of the top of the foot but be thinner and allow more flex.  think of something kind of like this...

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« Reply #78 on: April 01, 2012, 04:15:38 PM »

I do wish it was like the KSO with a complete loop around the Achilles for the strap.
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« Reply #79 on: April 01, 2012, 07:30:36 PM »

I'm one of the lucky ones who doesn't mind not having a strap.  So far it has stayed where it belongs on my  version of a fast pace (7+ minute/miles.)  On my other models with straps, i tend to attach them as loosely as possible.   Not having a strap or not having to loosen it makes it feel less there to me, which I like.  But of course YMMV

On that note, I can see how a thinner but wide strap could  be a good design approach.
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« Reply #80 on: April 04, 2012, 06:41:23 AM »

I'm sitting here at 5 in the morning letting my feet dry one day post 10 miler in my seeyas after had to go to the grocery store to pick up some spray on nu-skin as I too am raw on the insides of my feet where the upper would meet  my sole but I guess I'm just chalking it up to my foot type.  As far as how the different typs of VFFs are marketed I'm kind of upside down when I'm not trying true barefoot, I wear KSOs with injijis socks indoors on treadmills and outdoors on both trail and asphalt and save my couple pairs of bikilas for running in muddy trails or hot humid/rainy days sans socks but with a healthy dose of bodyglide on the tops of my feet and have had good luck (including many half marathons and two full marathons in Bikilas, one of which rained about 95% of the time last year). 

My frist run in SeeYa's was last Sunday.  I had done 6 miles at my gym on the treadmill with KSO's injinis and then the storm that had been going on cleared so I decided I'd just try my seeya's on the outdoor gravel track which had been soaked by the downpour.  I hadn't planned on it (or at least would have taken the bodyglide precaution) but ended up doing 5 more wet miles in the seeyas with no issue and were great so I was really enthused.  Yesterday morning I did 10 miles in the morning at my work on a cool dry day with a dry trail and tore my feet apart in the seeyas.  I felt the discomfort around mile 2 or 3 and should have stopped but...sure you've been there. Knew it'd be bad but when I looked down my 1 week old seeyas had red blood stains on the yellow stripes where the discomfort was so I knew my locker room unveiling wouldn't be pretty.  Definitely bummed after having had such a great first run in them. Will probably have to leave them up on the shelve for a month and go back to barefoot and/or socks with a lot of TLC for the next couple of weeks and I suppose try them again in my extra thin liner injinis.   (glad I can mostly sit barefoot at my desk undetected with a floor fan as this seems to help me with the healing process).




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« Reply #81 on: April 05, 2012, 02:50:12 PM »

Sorry to hear that happened.  I have abandoned my Seeyas after a run because of the same reason.  You might try Johnson and Johnson Tough Pads.  They worked super well for me and allowed me to continue running while my feet healed (actually, to this day, they still haven't healed completely).  As I told another person in this thread, you may wish to contact Vibram customer service to report the problem.  When I did they said that they haven't had any other complaints.  Maybe if others chime in, they can figure something out.

I'm sitting here at 5 in the morning letting my feet dry one day post 10 miler in my seeyas after had to go to the grocery store to pick up some spray on nu-skin as I too am raw on the insides of my feet where the upper would meet  my sole but I guess I'm just chalking it up to my foot type.  As far as how the different typs of VFFs are marketed I'm kind of upside down when I'm not trying true barefoot, I wear KSOs with injijis socks indoors on treadmills and outdoors on both trail and asphalt and save my couple pairs of bikilas for running in muddy trails or hot humid/rainy days sans socks but with a healthy dose of bodyglide on the tops of my feet and have had good luck (including many half marathons and two full marathons in Bikilas, one of which rained about 95% of the time last year). 

My frist run in SeeYa's was last Sunday.  I had done 6 miles at my gym on the treadmill with KSO's injinis and then the storm that had been going on cleared so I decided I'd just try my seeya's on the outdoor gravel track which had been soaked by the downpour.  I hadn't planned on it (or at least would have taken the bodyglide precaution) but ended up doing 5 more wet miles in the seeyas with no issue and were great so I was really enthused.  Yesterday morning I did 10 miles in the morning at my work on a cool dry day with a dry trail and tore my feet apart in the seeyas.  I felt the discomfort around mile 2 or 3 and should have stopped but...sure you've been there. Knew it'd be bad but when I looked down my 1 week old seeyas had red blood stains on the yellow stripes where the discomfort was so I knew my locker room unveiling wouldn't be pretty.  Definitely bummed after having had such a great first run in them. Will probably have to leave them up on the shelve for a month and go back to barefoot and/or socks with a lot of TLC for the next couple of weeks and I suppose try them again in my extra thin liner injinis.   (glad I can mostly sit barefoot at my desk undetected with a floor fan as this seems to help me with the healing process).





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« Reply #82 on: April 05, 2012, 06:22:48 PM »

Hi Everyone. haven't been around, life has me pretty busy. I'm up to 13 pair of VFF's and 4 pair of vivo barefoot's. Here's a link to a new SeeYa YouTube video. Thanks. Kevin

Vibram Five Fingers "SeeYa" flexibility
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« Reply #83 on: April 05, 2012, 11:30:14 PM »

Hi Everyone. haven't been around, life has me pretty busy. I'm up to 13 pair of VFF's and 4 pair of vivo barefoot's. Here's a link to a new SeeYa YouTube video. Thanks. Kevin

Vibram Five Fingers "SeeYa" flexibility


hahaha "i hate the color, i hope they dirty up a bit"

but wow! thats impressive picking up golf balls with them. they must REALLY be flexible. vibram certainly accomplished their goal making the most minimalist shoe with this one.
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« Reply #84 on: April 07, 2012, 08:29:45 PM »

I got mine and unfortunately, I will be sending them back.  I really liked the flexible sole, but the fit was really loose.  The thing that really surprised me was the the thickness of the pads on the bottom.   I was expecting a thin sole, but my KSOs are definitely thinner.  I don't know exactly what the issue is, but they feel a little funny.   It's too bad because I really wanted to like them.

As for a comparison to the KSO, I think the Seeyas are a little more flexible and have a nicer upper, but the pads on the bottom or too think and not really in the right places. 
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« Reply #85 on: April 07, 2012, 11:25:37 PM »

The flexibility of the SeeYa's look amazing, but I cannot get past the horrible tear drop design of them; it looks hideous. I wish Vibram would have just make the SeeYa's in plain colours too, hopefully they will.
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« Reply #86 on: April 09, 2012, 05:52:52 AM »

The flexibility of the SeeYa's look amazing, but I cannot get past the horrible tear drop design of them; it looks hideous. I wish Vibram would have just make the SeeYa's in plain colours too, hopefully they will.

I wore them all weekend and i haven't received one negative comment. Everyone loves them, even the people that normally mock me had praise for the coolness factor. I guess i'm cool now.  Grin

I do notice that they're a little different than the regular kso's and there is something about the way my right foot drops during a long walk but i can't really identify it yet.
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« Reply #87 on: April 09, 2012, 02:38:32 PM »

The flexibility of the SeeYa's look amazing, but I cannot get past the horrible tear drop design of them; it looks hideous. I wish Vibram would have just make the SeeYa's in plain colours too, hopefully they will.

I wore them all weekend and i haven't received one negative comment. Everyone loves them, even the people that normally mock me had praise for the coolness factor. I guess i'm cool now.  Grin

I've had a similar experience. My partner usually hates all of
 my VFFs, but the SeeYas drew an unexpected compliment instead. Go figure.  I didn't think I'd like the looks but I surprised myself too.
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