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 on: October 29, 2014, 08:40:53 AM 
Started by Hgpeders - Last post by nowster
A new Spyridon MR is a stiff shoe anyway. I expect it will wear down, but do try them with socks. I'd not recommend walking or running on difficult terrain without socks.

 on: October 29, 2014, 06:08:22 AM 
Started by Hgpeders - Last post by Hgpeders
I have ordered two pairs of Spyridon MR, on pair in 40 and one in 41.  (my feet are 25,5 cm / 10 inches)

The 41s seems a bit too big. When I push the foot to front, I can fit my index finger behind the heel. And when I curl my toes, my two smallest toes tend to slip out of their pocket. (not with a finger behind the heel of course)

The 40s are more or less a perfect fit. Just a tiiiny bit to small, but nothing more than I can expect to be adjust when broken in(?)
BUT, in bottomn front of the toes is a seam, which my big toe and second toe touches, especially when walking up stairs or running (as far as running goes inside).
Can I expect to push the seam flat/push it further in front? Or will the toe pocket expand in lenght after the shoes are broken in?

I have an old pair of KSO bought on ebay, so they're probably conterfeit. So even if I was still able to read the size number inside the shoes (think it's 40, but can't rememeber for sure), it might not be relevant. But these shoes fits like a glove, so I know how it should feel like. Neither of the spyridon comes close, but of course.. my KSO are well broken in and I can't remember how they felt like when I fist got them.

I read online that the lacing is supposed to be better than the velcro, and that the velcro is on its way out of the VFF product line. As of now, I really like the option to tighten around the heal with the velcro, but perhaps I'll change my mind after braking in a pair with laces.... ?

What to do?

Could it be an option to try the original velcro spyridon instead, or are they exactly the same size and/or would I run into the seam problem there as well?

 on: October 29, 2014, 06:04:34 AM 
Started by radon359 - Last post by nowster
I believe they are authentic, having seen them in a catalogue "leaked" here.

 on: October 28, 2014, 11:09:05 PM 
Started by radon359 - Last post by radon359
Is this a new variant coming out?

It appears to be a waterproof version of the Bikila Evo,  with a higher rise around the ankle,  similar to the Lontra.   Rubber compound also seems to aimed at cooler temps,  better for snow and ice.

 on: October 27, 2014, 12:12:07 PM 
Started by ABMann - Last post by paulr
Vivibarefoot are currently promoting a winterproof (not waterproof) range of casual and sports shoes.  Even standard Vivos are more weatherproof than VFFs - the slightest bit of surface water and your feet are wet in VFFs

 on: October 27, 2014, 09:43:44 AM 
Started by skye97 - Last post by smokiam
Not that I noticed. 

When Merrell first came out with minimal shoes, I was disappointed because I found them all to be too narrow and I couldn't wear them.  I've steered clear from Merrell shoes since than.   My wife bought me a pair that were on sale years ago and I never wear them because they are narrow and not comfortable. 

The All Out Drift boots are the first shoes by Merrell that I've tried on in a long time.  I didn't notice the width so perhaps that's an indication that they are a bit wider than their "glove" line of shoes.  They were certainly wide enough for my feet and often that is not the case.  The few seconds I got to run in them, my toes were able to splay naturally and the boot felt secure but not tight.

 on: October 27, 2014, 07:12:46 AM 
Started by SpookyP1 - Last post by barefootin
I've been looking for a back up pair of Crazy Horse brown ones. They are on "the bay" auction site almost weekly.  I have auto-notification set up that as soon as a pair are listed, I get an email...  Unfortunately, they have been selling for $240.00+... Shocked     

 on: October 27, 2014, 05:16:19 AM 
Started by skye97 - Last post by nowster
Are they a narrow fit, like many Merrell shoes?

 on: October 26, 2014, 10:42:25 PM 
Started by dani - Last post by Piemaster
I started running with the couch to 5K program, theres a few different routes into it and apps for it, and wore VFF from the off. Takes about 8 weeks to do.

Didn't have any problems but then I wasn't transitioning from regular running shoes, plus I was already wearing a pair of vivobarefoot and am barefoot anytime I possibly can be anyway.

 on: October 26, 2014, 09:42:03 PM 
Started by skye97 - Last post by smokiam
I've been looking for a pair of minimalist boots to wear snowshoeing this winter.  I tried these on yesterday and and smiled when I opened the box to see a picture of a barefoot and a description of how you should take plenty of time to get adjusted to these minimal boots.  It felt like opening a box of VFF or VivoBF shoes.

I put them on and was immediately impressed with the fit and flexibility of the boot.  I ran up and down the shoe aisle a couple of times and felt like I could comfortable run in these.  Given that they have a waterproof membrane and cost around $160, I'm going to give these a shot for sure.  The 4 mm drop and wide toe box seems like they would make a great alternative to traditional waterproof boots.

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