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Author Topic: Another run in the Bikilas...Poor treks but!  (Read 1050 times)
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« on: May 22, 2010, 06:40:14 PM »

Ill keep this short since im repeating myself. I thought the treks were the the best; however, the more I run in the bikilas the the more I realize Im going to be buying another pair of them.  Never having owned the KSO I jumped from the Trek to the bikila. My two children 4 and 6 years old asked me what they were so I call them Footgloves.
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« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2010, 08:57:21 PM »

Good to hear it.  Not sure if I will make the plunge for another pair of Bikilas but time will tell.
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« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2010, 11:19:04 PM »

I can't wait to get my Bikilas!  I will still be glad to have my KSOs, though.  I won't want to mow the lawn or jump in a lake wearing Bikilas, but the KSO's love that stuff.  I will want some Treks too, but those will have to wait until fall, probably.  Too hot down here for them now anyway (though they'd be great around the office).  It's gonna take a while to replace all the thick-soled shoes in my closet with foot gloves.  *sigh*
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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2010, 12:44:59 AM »

Ill keep this short since im repeating myself. I thought the treks were the the best; however, the more I run in the bikilas the the more I realize Im going to be buying another pair of them.  Never having owned the KSO I jumped from the Trek to the bikila. My two children 4 and 6 years old asked me what they were so I call them Footgloves.
How do the treks hold up in heat ? I really want a pair!! But running with the bikilas is like running in clouds haha I love them so much it really makes my running experience ten times better and I have avatar feet now  Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2010, 04:20:02 PM »

I find the Treks very hot at anything above 80 or so
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« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2010, 08:03:50 PM »

wow here in San Antonio in the summer we are high 90's if lucky most the time we are in the 100's
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« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2010, 11:59:42 PM »

yeah alerio we got the same thing in dallas and i'll be using the treks for winter this year but after that i expect they'll collect dust till it cools off again.  fun thought though is we southerners wont be wearing out our treks anytime soon with them getting to take 7 months or so off each year.
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« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2010, 12:07:09 AM »

The Bikila is no doubt fantastic, how are you guys holding up to the heat in Texas in them?  We've had a couple of nice days in the 80s here in Chicago and I can definitely feel my feet warming up a little bit more than say in regular KSOs
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« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2010, 01:23:05 PM »

I'm always a little surprised about all the discussion of feet overheating in VFFs.  I'd say regular running shoes and socks trap at least as much heat as any VFF, but I've never given "overheating" feet a second thought.  Your feet are gonna get hot on hot days - so what?
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« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2010, 01:35:21 PM »

i dont think it's so much that we're saying our feet are overheating but just noticing differences in the way the feet feel in different models.  you have to remember cassidy that these shoes are a fraction of the thickness of a normal shoe so you feel more ground heat in them and that creates a different feel on the feet than when in shoes.  for me at least those are the comparison points.

like to answer funE's question my feet are definitely warmer in the bikila than the classics or kso, but it's nothing that's too bad at all.  the bikila is a much more comfortable ride but you can tell it's not breathing the same way the kso does.  i still would rather run in my bikilas though, so comfortable even in the heat. 

i would also say that i think the fact that shoes eliminate so much sensory feedback is a reason why people who switch to vffs feel the heat more.  in shoes you're not feeling much anyways and the heat then doesnt really compute.  in vffs you're feeling virtually everything and that includes the temperatures of your foot.  it's different but i love it. 
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