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Author Topic: Will Komodosport and Komodosport LS fit the same?  (Read 1204 times)
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« on: October 05, 2011, 02:29:07 PM »

I went to a local store to see what VFF's they carry in hopes I could try on a pair.  I plan on getting Komodosport LS's, but the guy said they only carry the regular Komodosport, and didn't have any there at that time (getting in a shipment this week he said).  So if I try on the regular Komodosports in my size (should be 45) and they fit well, can I be assured that the LS's will fit pretty much the same?

I do not have a high instep, as far as I know.  A wet footprint looks pretty normal on the ground, not like the very narrow connection or no connection between the front and rear of the foot like I've seen with high instep footprints.  So it's not like I need the laces for instep purposes, I just like the way they look.
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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2011, 06:32:10 PM »

I just went to REI the other day to try on the regular KomodoSport and the LS version. I wear a W41 in both KSOs and TrekSports. The 41 KomodoSport was a perfect fit, felt a lot like the TrekSport, but with a more comfortable fit on top. The LS version, however, was gigantic on me in the 41. The toes were way too long and overall it was just a lot bigger than the regular KomodoSport. I tried on a 40 in the LS and it was better, but it felt like the top was pinching. I've decided that the LS just aren't for me. I'm now shopping around for a good price on the W41 KomodoSport.

I don't know if other people have come across a similar issue. I'll be curious to hear.
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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2011, 06:51:05 PM »

I just went to REI the other day to try on the regular KomodoSport and the LS version. I wear a W41 in both KSOs and TrekSports. The 41 KomodoSport was a perfect fit, felt a lot like the TrekSport, but with a more comfortable fit on top. The LS version, however, was gigantic on me in the 41. The toes were way too long and overall it was just a lot bigger than the regular KomodoSport. I tried on a 40 in the LS and it was better, but it felt like the top was pinching. I've decided that the LS just aren't for me. I'm now shopping around for a good price on the W41 KomodoSport.

I don't know if other people have come across a similar issue. I'll be curious to hear.

It's interesting that you noticed a difference in the toes.  I would think the LS would feel different because they are designed for people with wider feet and higher arches so the top and sides should feel a little looser.
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« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2011, 08:38:08 PM »

In general the Laces versions of the shoes are made for people with wider/taller feet.  I find the laced versions of any of the models to fit better then the strap version.  Anytime you can I would go with the LS because I feel like you can get a better fit.  You can set your heel back in the shoe and tie it down better you you care more about movement. 
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« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2011, 01:44:20 AM »

I just went to REI the other day to try on the regular KomodoSport and the LS version. I wear a W41 in both KSOs and TrekSports. The 41 KomodoSport was a perfect fit, felt a lot like the TrekSport, but with a more comfortable fit on top. The LS version, however, was gigantic on me in the 41. The toes were way too long and overall it was just a lot bigger than the regular KomodoSport. I tried on a 40 in the LS and it was better, but it felt like the top was pinching. I've decided that the LS just aren't for me. I'm now shopping around for a good price on the W41 KomodoSport.

I don't know if other people have come across a similar issue. I'll be curious to hear.


It's interesting that you noticed a difference in the toes.  I would think the LS would feel different because they are designed for people with wider feet and higher arches so the top and sides should feel a little looser.


In my experience, the top felt tighter in the LS versus the regular.  It's because they skimped on the length of the laces, and there's barely enough room to adjust them if you've got a high instep.

I found this comparison shot on another blog, which illustrates my point.  The opening on the regular is long and narrow, the opening on the LS is short and wide.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ZxfJJlWXDkw/TnC6ayQnVOI/AAAAAAAAO-s/p61M8JY9kuw/s1600/IMG_3070.JPG
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