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« on: April 11, 2015, 08:14:20 PM »

I am a big fan of VFF but have used mine for some years and I can't seem to find my way through the new models.

I (female) used to have two pairs for jogging on easy, level trails and roads in upstate NY in summer and winter and they were great.

Now I live in an area off the coast of Maine where I need to :
* walk through streams and watery areas between trails
* climb a great deal of polished granite which is sometimes wet, and *extremely* slippery if so
* trail can be level and friendly or rocky and choppy -- more often the latter

I need the tops to be rigorous and reliable and not experimental or "green for the sake of green" because they get tough use.

Basically, there are just too many options for me to figure this out well, it seems. The biggest problem is the slippery granite, I think ... there needs to be a sole with good traction but my partner has some harder-soled VFFs and they don't do well on the wet granite. I have some nice older kangaroo leathered VFFs which are not bad for this area, but they aren't really designed for constant wetting the way we experience now.

Would love any thoughts you have since spring is finally coming to downeast Maine and it's time to get a new pair of VFFs! Thank you!
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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2015, 07:46:29 AM »

The 2015 Trek Ascent models might suit your purpose, but they're not out yet.

Even walking on paving stones (UK: pavement/US: sidewalk) can be treacherous in some soles if the stones are damp. I wonder how the ice grip soles of the Bikila Evo WP would do in that situation.

VFF: M46: Classic, KSO x4, Trek x3, Trek LS, Treksport x2, KMDSport, EL-X, Bikila LS x2, Spyridon MR, Flow, Signa, Speed x2, Sprint (fake?),
    KSO EVO, Bikila Evo WP; M47: Speed, Classic (too big)
Non-VFF: 46 Merrell Tough Glove, 47 VB Synth Hiker
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