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 on: January 25, 2015, 07:12:10 AM 
Started by szender - Last post by nowster
The only time I've fallen in VFFs was when wearing KSOs (ie. smooth sole) and was trying to catch a dog that had slipped his lead, stepped into a slimy muddy patch at an angle and ended up landing on my bottom.

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 on: January 25, 2015, 04:13:15 AM 
Started by szender - Last post by szender
Thanks all! I am glad that there are more option. It is just good to know.

My observation is that secure running on slippery mud is much more depend on posture and technique than the shoe's grips.

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 on: January 24, 2015, 07:51:53 PM 
Started by szender - Last post by huub
+1 for the spyridon , i did 25 km trail running in the snow this morning with spyridons.
the tread pattern on the kso and bikila are fine for road use , but slippey on muddy tracks

I have been running in minimalist shoes (VFF) for just over a year , i now have progressed to 25 km training.
the first 42 km marathon 9 with obstacles is planned in may...

i love to run obstacle runs,  the spyridons have proved to be perfect.
i once tried a run with my KSO's , and was shocked by the lack of grip in the mud


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 on: January 24, 2015, 06:19:20 PM 
Started by szender - Last post by nowster
By the way what are the Five Finger models recommended for trail running? Could someone explain it? Thank you!
Current range:

Spyridon LS/MR
Speed XC
KSO Trek Sport

Previous:

Trek
Trek LS
Lontra

Of those, the Spyridons have the greatest rock protection (stiffest sole) and the chunkiest sole tread (it's like a monster tyre).

EDIT:

New model, just spotted:

Trek Ascent

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 on: January 24, 2015, 02:50:46 PM 
Started by szender - Last post by szender
By the way what are the Five Finger models recommended for trail running? Could someone explain it? Thank you!

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 on: January 24, 2015, 12:24:53 PM 
Started by szender - Last post by szender
Fortunately Spyridon LS series are available in here. I will try, thanks!
I will also check what is the difference between LS and MR.

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 on: January 24, 2015, 08:42:41 AM 
Started by szender - Last post by nowster
In the VFF range, the Spyridon MR has a firm, uncushioned sole, very good rock protection (I ran down a path made only of small rocks in them in the summer).

If you've already transitioned to zero drop shoes, you shouldn't find them hard to wear.

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 on: January 23, 2015, 05:36:26 PM 
Started by szender - Last post by szender
Hi,

i am new here. I am from Hungary, and i have been running in minimalist shoes for about a year.

I would like to ask you to recommend me a Trail Glove alternative. The TG's sole is my absolute favourite one, but there is an extremely painful hot spot wearing this shoe. At the edge of my left foot's side, at the 5th metatarsal joint there is a pain what makies me stop (i can't run with it). I cant' use this shoe unfortunately. Maybe the hard rubber protection layer caus it. So i decided to find an alternative one. Other Merrells i have are okay (Mix Master & Ascend Glove, but would prefer a more minimalist style). I also really like the NB Minimus 10v2 (but miss some another features compared to TG).

Those are my needs about this shoe (what i like the most in TG):
- zero drop
- wide toe area
- lightweight (under 7 oz)
- some protection for rocks (Trail Glove has excellent)
- flexible
- firm sole with less cushion (dont realy like soft ones)

I found some options but i dont know them: VFF' are too barefoot (I'm not enough prepared for that), Skoras (the vegans), and Topos are interesting. Vivos also, but i have read that they are quite heavy.

If you can recommend me some, it would be great, thanks  Smiley


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 on: January 21, 2015, 01:00:25 PM 
Started by radon359 - Last post by Horse Rider
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.

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 on: January 20, 2015, 01:16:08 PM 
Started by radon359 - Last post by Nimue
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.

Oh that's too bad.  I'm asking because I'm normally W40, and W39 for a few shoes that are sized large (light colored Jaya LRs) but Speed XC is the only shoe for which I sized up to W41.  I'm trying to figure out if W40 or W41 would be my best bet for this shoe.

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