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1  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.
2  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.
3  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.
4  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!
5  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.
6  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.
7  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.
8  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?
9  General Category / Birthdayshoes.com General Discussion / Re: Settlement on: September 22, 2014, 12:34:27 PM
Well said thirdeyepumps
10  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.
11  Barefoot Activities / Barefoot(ish) Activities / Re: Biking / Cycling on: August 11, 2014, 01:55:25 PM
For me the Treksports are plenty stiff and thick enough, they have become my cycling shoes.
12  General Category / Birthdayshoes.com General Discussion / Re: how many minimalist shoes do you have so far? on: July 25, 2014, 01:46:17 PM
Hi,

It's for variety as far as I am concerned. I would find it way too boring to wear the same few pairs everyday. I also love all the lively colors of the Sprints and Classics, so I had to purchase all of them!  Wink
13  General Category / Birthdayshoes.com General Discussion / Re: how many minimalist shoes do you have so far? on: July 11, 2014, 01:20:33 PM
As of December this was my little pile. Too lazy to count them. Rimini LR, Grados and Carezza included. I guess I just needed the Nizza but I wasn't able to get a pair since they decided to not make it before they even let people see what they thought of it. But there again that's Vibram for us.
Now I have double VFFs. And still buying more, about 6 or 7 pairs coming in the upcoming 2 weeks. I guess am sort of a freak? Well also my husbands birthday is at the end of the month. My oldest Son's Birthday the week after and 2 weeks later my second son, and 2 days after my birthday.
So we all have birthdays in the lapse of 28 days and we are all Leo's and minimalist wearers and we always get each other new pairs for birthdays regardless of the so called "Birthday Present"😁
Idk. Whatever lol.

Great variety! Very colorful! I have a bunch of Classics and Sprints, but only a few other types. 21 pairs is all I need though, I am just waiting for a good waterproof option.
14  Barefoot Activities / Barefoot(ish) Activities / Re: What did you do barefoot or in VFF today? on: July 07, 2014, 05:39:41 PM
Walking in Classics, biking in Treksports, running in Bikilas.
15  General Category / New Members Say Hello! / Re: hello from west Michigan on: July 04, 2014, 01:04:08 PM
From what I've read, VFF generally aren't good at making cuts in the grass. I had considered the komodosports though. Do you own either and do this?

I have the Bikilas LS, not the Komodos. But the Komodos were designed for that kind of activity.
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