BirthdayShoes.com Vibram Five Fingers Forum
October 30, 2014, 12:36:03 PM *
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: Anyone tried Inov-8 f-Lite 230s?  (Read 1422 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
sailorwind
Full Member
***

Reputation: 2
sailorwind is a new face.
Posts: 165


View Profile
« on: May 30, 2012, 07:33:23 PM »

I just bought a pair of these at the Zappos outlet.  I figured for $25 I'd give them a try, but I'm not so sure about them.  I also bought a pair of Merrell Bare Access Arcs and my friend is going to hopefully be taking one of those two pairs, but from the phone description she's leaning towards the Merrells.  I want to like the Inov-8s better.  They look nicer and have less heel cushioning and appear like they SHOULD be the more barefoot alternative... but they are stiff and I am a horrible judge on whether shoes will break in or not.  If they break in and soften on the soles, I think they will be excellent full foot alternatives to my VFFs, especially for colder weather.  But if they don't, I just wasted my $25 and they will take up room in my closet.

Anyone bought these before?  Do they break in and soften?

Also, sidenote, while I was there I found a pair of the Evoskins in my size and tried them on.  I had them on for 30 seconds before I HAD to get them off my feet as fast as humanly possible.  They feel SO icky and slimy and sticky!  Why would they use that horribly slimy feeling type of rubber and have it be totally unbreathable?  I would even go so far as to say I preferred the Fila Skeletoes to that mess.
Logged
BirthdayShoes.com Vibram Five Fingers Forum
« on: May 30, 2012, 07:33:23 PM »

 Logged
PB Junkie
Sr. Member
****

Reputation: 6
PB Junkie is starting to look familiar.PB Junkie is starting to look familiar.
Posts: 475



View Profile
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2012, 08:16:43 PM »

Don't know if this helps any but I used to wear the f-lite195s. They were very flexible after a couple of runs and I really liked them.  I see that the 230s have a 5 mm drop though and I don't think I'd like that. I would lean towards the Merrells, but they look like too much shoe for my taste.

I hope one of the shoes work out for you.
Logged

VFFs: KSO W40, Treksport W40, Bikila W40, Jaya LR W41, Komodosport LS W40, KSO Trek W40, Spyridon LS W40, Bikila LS W40
Other:Merrell Trail Glove M 7.5, Merrell Sonic Glove M 7.5, VB Neo W41, VB Off Road Hi W41, Merrell Delight W9, VB Breatho Trail W40, Runamoc Dash U9, Merrell Road Glove M7.5
TsuaSai
Full Member
***

Reputation: 2
TsuaSai is a new face.
Posts: 146


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2012, 12:46:11 PM »

Were is the Zappos outlet? I tried looking online and wasn't having any luck.
Logged
runner92037
Jr. Member
**

Reputation: 2
runner92037 is a new face.
Posts: 94


View Profile
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2012, 02:38:03 PM »

www.6pm.com is the Zappos outlet
Logged
BirthdayShoes.com Vibram Five Fingers Forum
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2012, 02:38:03 PM »

 Logged
sailorwind
Full Member
***

Reputation: 2
sailorwind is a new face.
Posts: 165


View Profile
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2012, 11:14:50 PM »

TsuaSai- it's in Shepherdsville, KY, just south of Louisville.  6pm posted above is their online outlet, but anything that's returned that they can't re-sell online from those two sites (and that may be everything that's returned including clothes, purses and kitchen goods) they sell in the storefront attached to the fulfillment center warehouse for ridiculously cheap prices.  And since they never have enough space on the floor, they have insane sales on top of those prices 1-2 times a week. I've found quite a few pairs of minimalist shoes there for super cheap (mainly many pairs of Merrells, and I constantly have my eye peeled for the Teva Zilch).  Though, of all of them, my favorites aren't even advertised as minimalist -

http://www.zappos.com/patagonia-advocate-retro-khaki

I found them in a dusky blue.  They have a thin insole which I took out.  Even with the thin insole I got great ground-feel and the shoe will roll into a ball, but without the insert I honestly feel like I'm wearing protective socks instead of shoes. I  need to find a pair in black so I can wear them as my daily business casual office shoes.
« Last Edit: June 25, 2012, 11:16:23 PM by sailorwind » 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!
anything