hye guys, its my first post here, so here goes
which vibram five finger is better for parkour? kso, bikila, or speed?
i'm currently leaning to speed, and plz list the pros and cons
thank you very much for your time
Hey mate, pretty new here myself, but thought I'd reply with my experience.
I've been training in the discipline of parkour for about a year, and the last 10 months of that I've been wearing a pair of sprints exclusively. I was advised to go with sprints as opposed to the KSO by the owner of the sole (pardon the pun) Australian Distributor of VFF's because in his experience the strap design of the sprints guaranteed a more snug tight fitment than the KSO, and prevented the foot from sliding back in the shoe - meaning your toes are always firmly in the toe pods which is what you want for precision landings / climb ups / taks etc.
Not having trained in KSO's I can't vouch for the accuracy of this claim - but what I can say is that I have absolutely no regrets getting the sprints, and I can definitly confirm that the rear heal strap design allows you to ensure your toes / forefoot always remain in the front of the shoe.
Having said all that - I've just ordered a pair of Bikilas as my second pair of training shoes. I'm hoping that I don't have issues with my foot sliding towards the heal in them - because they don't have the heal strap design, but I like the fact that they are supposedly designed for urban running, with a little bit more cushoining in the toes etc, and I feel that the agressive tread design will provide better traction than the traditional sole design. I'll know for sure within a week or so.