No surely not normal. I don't see how these could be repaired unfortunately...I don't have the SeeYa, but I know it is especially thin. Coincidence, one of my older models of Classics' sole just happened to become unglued from the upper (on a toe) last night. First time in the 4 years and 22 Vff's. I do wear them a lot and wash them regularly, but I was kind of bummed. I bought Shoe Goo online and I hope I can repair them as they otherwise are in great shape.
My Bikilas EVO WP also ripped right behind the ball of the foot (there is a flex seam there which seems to have been poorly designed), I got them fixed with a piece of leather glued inside this week, I hope they will still be waterproof come winter...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.