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1  General Category / New Members Say Hello! / Re: Hi, from Canada on: April 07, 2015, 03:04:05 PM
Hi,

I am in Canada, Montréal. I don't like the Spyridons either, they just don't fit properly. I loved my Treksports and hiked all the way to the Grand Canyon in them. Now If I hadn't bought those Spyridons I would go for the new Trek Ascent.
2  General Category / Birthdayshoes.com General Discussion / Re: New Shoes! Alitza Loop, Alitza Breathe, Trek Ascent, etc on: March 23, 2015, 05:56:39 PM
Yeah, I am pretty crazy about the Trek Ascent LR, but I just bought Spyridons LR (of which I hate the color and fit) so I can't justify an other hiking shoes. If I had known...
3  General Category / Birthdayshoes.com General Discussion / Re: Hiatus, and a new running buddy! on: February 04, 2015, 01:03:51 PM
Good to know you guys are also animal lovers. Good luck with your pups and keep rescuing.  Wink
4  General Category / Birthdayshoes.com General Discussion / Re: Hiatus, and a new running buddy! on: February 03, 2015, 12:55:13 PM
Good to know. And he is truly gorgeous. But maybe a rescue next time? Just saying. As much as I would love a Bengal cat for example, I can't justify leaving a rescue cat to die if I could take him in. Of course I can't force everybody to do the same, but I am putting the idea outthere as often as I can. Pls don't hate me.
5  General Category / Birthdayshoes.com General Discussion / Re: Hiatus, and a new running buddy! on: February 02, 2015, 12:54:58 PM
He is magnificent. Such a serious little face. He looks like an old soul. Were you able to make sure that he is not out of a puppy mill but a responsible breeder? Nothing is more important to me in life than the welfare of animals.
6  General Category / Birthdayshoes.com General Discussion / Re: Bikila Evo WP - waterproof Evo for snow? on: January 21, 2015, 01:00:25 PM
Nimue, I am usually W40 in Vff's, also W39 for some. The WP is more than big enough in W40, only a little tight at the toes width wise because of the thick socks, and I have a longer second toe that pushes the end of the toe pocket. The other toes don't touch the end of the pockets.
7  General Category / Birthdayshoes.com General Discussion / Re: Bikila Evo WP - waterproof Evo for snow? on: January 13, 2015, 01:20:14 PM
Sorry Nimue, I don't have the XC. But I wanted to add, I ran yesterday and the toes become numb with cold early on, but they warm up after running continually for about 20 minutes. You won't lose a toe, is what I mean.
8  General Category / Birthdayshoes.com General Discussion / Re: Bikila Evo WP - waterproof Evo for snow? on: January 05, 2015, 03:59:34 PM
Hey guys, received my Bikilas Evo WP and tried them in rough conditions twice already so here are my observations:

- Look: they look extremely well made, sleek, seamless, the color is very attractive and the zipper all but disappears. The fabric is very thin and flexible, it feels like a light rain coat or a thick windbraker with thin fleece inside; the sole is rather thick but it's necessary to isolate from the cold.

- Fit: I wear W40 in most of my Vff's like the Bikila LS or Classics, but I am often between a W39 and a W40. The W40 for the WP is perfect for me even with thick merino Injinjis, although the toes are a bit snug width wise. There is a speed lace right under the zip and a velcro at the ankle, so they can be adjusted at will.

-Flex: they are extremely flexible on top, the sole less so, but then again they need to isolate you from the cold and they have pretty impressive lugs for traction. To me they are still better than the 3 mm VB Evo II I was using because the uppers are so much more flexible, and my toes are free. They are very lightweight.

-Warmth: uppers are not very warm so you NEED the socks. You also need the socks anyway because the waterproof material does not breathe at all, so your feet start sweating right away barefoot (and my feet never sweat normally). The soles protect well from the cold. So all in all quite comfortable with socks and when continually running. On my second run, some toes became lightly numb, but I had to walk instead of run a lot of the time because of the uninterrupted ice here in Montréal everywhere after an ice storm yesterday.

-Grip: on pure ice, as with any other shoes except metal spikes, no grip at all. On a mix of snow and ice, or on snow, very good traction from the soles and compounded by the fact that I can use my toes.

-Waterproofness: excellent. I ran though mud puddles, water puddles (enough to cover the shoe), slush, snow, they remained perfectly dry inside. They also remain very clean, nothing sticks.

-Overall: love them, they are the answer to my prayers, I can finally run in the winter without having to say goodbye to toe shoes for 4-5 months.
9  General Category / Birthdayshoes.com General Discussion / Re: how many minimalist shoes do you have so far? on: December 19, 2014, 01:36:47 PM
I guess 23 Vff's now with the Bikila EVO WP. I will try them on Dec.24th, beating nowster by 1 day  Grin. Blondie, pls post a review!
10  General Category / Birthdayshoes.com General Discussion / Re: Bikila Evo WP - waterproof Evo for snow? on: December 05, 2014, 05:48:16 PM
Mine were shipped to my parents in Florida. I'll only have them middle od December or Christmas. I'll post a review as soon as I try them for a run in the snow and ice.
11  General Category / Birthdayshoes.com General Discussion / Re: Bikila Evo WP - waterproof Evo for snow? on: November 21, 2014, 01:57:36 PM
I just received an e-mail from Vibram, they said it's going to be available on their site on Dec.1st. And yes it'll be hard to wait until mid-december when my parents arrive  Cry, but I'll save money on shipping and customs  Tongue.
12  General Category / Birthdayshoes.com General Discussion / Re: Bikila Evo WP - waterproof Evo for snow? on: November 20, 2014, 02:01:40 PM
So I ordered them from moosejaw, 149.95$ free shipping, and they will be delivered to my parents's winter's address in the States. Will have to wait until they come home for the holidays.
13  General Category / Birthdayshoes.com General Discussion / Re: Bikila Evo WP - waterproof Evo for snow? on: November 19, 2014, 06:44:34 PM
They have the Bikila EVO WP at moosejaw.com, but they don't ship to Canada. When are they going to have it on vibramfivefingers.com? Shouldn't they be the first ones to have it?
14  General Category / Birthdayshoes.com General Discussion / Re: Settlement on: September 22, 2014, 12:34:27 PM
Well said thirdeyepumps
15  General Category / Birthdayshoes.com General Discussion / Re: how many minimalist shoes do you have so far? on: August 20, 2014, 11:47:34 AM
I just added Spyridons LS military green from eBay. My Treksports are starting to age, and they will be on bike duty from now on. 22 Vffs, 30 minimalist pairs.
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