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Author Topic: Wait for the VFF Spyridions or go for the NB Minimus MT10 or 20?  (Read 1056 times)
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« on: January 20, 2012, 10:40:27 PM »

Hi there,

I am new to VFFs, currently running on the Komodos LS (my first pair of VFF) and I am already sold in this barefoot movement.  Roll Eyes Shocked Grin Kiss Smiley
I was running an avg, of 12km perd day 3 to 4 times a week. Now I have cut it down to 5km with the VFF, and boy do I really feel the workout producing results, much more effort in my muscles and calfs, but not ankle or knee pain.

So I  had the crazy idea to run a marahton this year, perhaps the 2012 Chicago Marathon. I have never been much or a runner, my right knee was always hurting by KM 3.  I usually run semidesertic trails (mixed - asphalt, dirt, rocks (baby goats), sandy, hard pack  full of goatheads). Thus,  I am aprehensive of running in such trails with the Komodos, they seem ok for asphalt and groomed (USA and Europe Trails), but I seriously doubt that they can actually take the beating in these roads (imagine a hard mountain bike tire, bein punctured 15 times in one ride).

Therefore I was searching for options, when I found the new Spyridions are coming out in February, but still I sorta like the "more" protection offered by the New Balance minimus MT10. 

What are your experiences? what do you people think about it?  Huh

IŽd appreciate any insight and tip!

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« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2012, 10:42:27 PM »

You only have to wait till February so it is not that long of a wait.
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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2012, 02:23:15 PM »

Thanks barefooted, the main question here is not precisely the wait, perhaps I didnt express myself exactly the way I wanted.

I am really a convert to "barefoot"  running and I like my vibram komodos quite a lot, though as I mentioned I seriously doubt I can run a marathon in them even if it is 10 months away. The trails around here are quite aggresive, I dont think the komodos would stand going for a run in these, I seriously doubt my feet can take it.
The Spyridions seem to have a more cushioned sole thread they look definitely better but still I am aprehensive on running in on these trails.

So I was considering trying the NB minimues trail, since they are a minimalist "shoe", that would appear to offer more protection than the VFF.

But since I know no one who has experiencie with neither VFF or NB minimus lineup. IŽd like to hear from more experienced runners.


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« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2012, 03:05:59 PM »

I personally don't like the NB line so that is why I would wait.  The Spyridon sole will have more ground feel then a Trek Sole and probably also the KomodoSport sole.  You will feel the ground more in the Spyridon.  They have built in a layer of mesh though that helps disperse the impact of the shoe across a wider surface area of your foot.  It should help reduce the blunt impact you feel by running on rocks.  All that said I would still pick the Spyridon. 
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