Well now I'm thinking I'll just stick to training in my Sauconys and adding some true barefoot running to my training regimen, since the Bikilas don't exactly sound up to snuff.
So if I'm going for one pair to fit the rest of my criteria would you say KSO or Trek? I still like something about the Trek Sport, it seems to strike a nice middle ground between the KSO and Trek. And the Komodo still looks intriguing.
I just wanna say thanks for the help though, I'm sorry if I'm being a pain of sorts, I just want to really hash through my options before I buy something like this.
No problem. Trek sports and treks differ only in the upper matieral, one being synthetic and the other kangaroo leather The treks sport also have the heel padding of the bikila and seem to run small, compared to ksos. The bottoms are the same tread and have a total padding of about 9mm.
Komodos seem to be a gimmic to me. It seems like the new 2011 line up is more shoe-like than BF. Definately keep up with your barefoot running and maybe get some KSos, sprints, or classics. Treks are a good light trail running option, but New Balance and merrell are also doing minimalist lines and have a better track record for quality control.
I've have my classics and Ksos over a year, but the new stuff tends to be more subpar than stuff made over a year ago. Just read through the forum and judge for yourself. VFfs are definately cool, but it gets annoying to have to wait for replacements because of defects and lack of stock.