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« on: December 08, 2011, 10:37:17 PM »

I have been wearing my VFF KSOs for several months and I just can't wear normal shoes for more than a couple of hours anymore because it feels heavy and unbalanced. I need a pair of VFFs for the winter, where I will probably have to walk in at least 4 - 6 inches of snow most of the time. If I wore Bornios with injinji socks would I be relatively warm and dry (or at least not to cold)? If not, are there any other minimalistic options?
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« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2011, 05:55:54 AM »

I recently got i my Bormios, they are considerably warmer and protect against humidity (don`t go stand in a puddle if you did not waterproof them).
They are narrow on the forefoot, though, so go test them out in a store if you can. Mine stretched enough , but they were too tight at first when wearing my wool toesocks. Probably the best VFF for winter.

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« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2011, 08:01:11 AM »

thanks! What is a good way to waterproof them?
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« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2011, 04:02:26 PM »

http://birthdayshoes.com/waterproofing-the-bormio-fivefingers
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« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2011, 03:20:45 PM »

I have waterproofed my Bormio's and worn them fairly exclusively for the past month and a half.  Dry feet so far.  I just bought another pair that I will keep in reserve, unwaterproofed.  I think Trek LS would be just as waterproof if Aquasealed like the Bormio.  The laces and tongue are actually higher up the shoe then the zipper is on Bormio.  As long as you didn't stand in water above the laces, they would do well.  I will have no problem wearing either of them when the ground has packed or plowed snow, but I won't be wearing them while doing the shoveling or plowing.
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Current VFF's: Syridon LS (Military Green/Grey/Black) M42, Speed (Black/White) M42, 2 pair of Bormio (Whiskey Crazyhorse) M42, Trek LS (Whiskey Crazyhorse) M42, KSO Trek (Brown) M41, KSO (Blue Camo) M41
Non VFF:  NB Minimus Trail MultiSport EU44
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