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 on: July 20, 2015, 09:04:52 AM 
Started by Piemaster - Last post by Lyonel
In light of recent events, Vibram has decided against re-releasing the all black classics as originally planned.   
Instead, they are opting to release a limited edition confederate flag classic.   
The stars and bars classics will only be available south of the Mason Dixon line while supplies last. 
No shipping available.

 on: July 19, 2015, 04:28:29 PM 
Started by xavierjaguilar - Last post by barefootin
For me (and family), I'm naked from the ankles down regardless of the surface for wellbeing.  Miles of walking/running on paved roads, stone drives, and tile floors.  Coverings have their place in our lives, but they are always thin, zero drop and flexible.  It is individual preference and what works for you.  I can be on my feet for a 10-14 hour day at times and I feel better in minimalist foot coverings then in those individuals "Gelling" in their thick soled shoes...  It is just how I am made..  If you are to, embrace it.

 on: July 19, 2015, 04:20:00 PM 
Started by TMG - Last post by barefootin
WOW....  Sounds like your water park needs more water on its slides!!!!  My family was just to both the water and amusement park last week and put many wet and dry miles on our KSO's and KSO Evo's.  I'm glad we didn't experience the same failure...  You could put a piece of black Coban and shoe glue it in from the inside...  Where did you buy them?  You'd be surprised of the condition of some of the returns I've seen in the REI garage sales.  Honestly I'd try taking them back and say, "Look what happened to these going down a water slide"...   

 on: July 17, 2015, 04:37:39 AM 
Started by nazgulnarsil - Last post by nazgulnarsil
After many hours of internet research, I have found that the shoe compared to nike frees (except wider) are the gobionic 2s.

Edit: yes, wider. Not ideal though. Next I will take a razor blade to some nike frees.

Why cant anything be as comfy as vapor gloves? What I really want is just vapor gloves with an extra 4mm of cushion.

 on: July 16, 2015, 04:37:27 PM 
Started by nazgulnarsil - Last post by nazgulnarsil
Does anyone know of a shoe that is similar to the free 3.0 or 4.0 flyknits but wider? I like everything about the shoe except it is so narrow it causes pain!

The Altras I have tried so far have had much stiffer soles. Is there a model that is better in that regard? (maybe the one2 or one 2.5?)


 on: July 14, 2015, 08:02:59 AM 
Started by TMG - Last post by Lyonel
Paint black your heel you could.

 on: July 13, 2015, 12:20:29 PM 
Started by szender - Last post by szender
What do you think what brand makes the best trail running sandal for rough terrain? And of course what model? The main issue is the greatest protection.

 on: July 12, 2015, 06:32:30 PM 
Started by xavierjaguilar - Last post by xavierjaguilar
Hi all. I'm new to this forum, and thought I'd start with a question that's been bugging me for a while.

I've been loving the barefoot lifestyle for a couple years, whether it's being truly barefoot when/where I can, or minimalist shoes at work. The biggest draw for me is the ergonomic benefit, and my knees/feet being pain-free after years of hurting with standard footwear. The science seems pretty clear: we didn't evolve to walk with clunky pieces of rubber and plastic on our feet! This has me thinking though ... the surfaces we walk on today are MUCH harder than back when our bodies evolved to be this way. We've traded dirt, grass, and sand for hardwood floors, cement sidewalks, floor tile in the bathroom, and so on.

Ergonomically speaking, it seems best to wear a shoe with minimal (I'm talking a few millimeters) padding as opposed to a totally bare (or <2mm) choice. The padding would account for walking on hard surfaces a majority of the time (at least in my case) rather than the softer ground that informed our structural evolution. What are people's thoughts on this? I feel like this must have been brought up before me.

 on: July 12, 2015, 04:18:58 PM 
Started by TMG - Last post by TMG
I treated myself to a brand new pair of evo's while on vacation, as I LOVE my old KSO. Well we went to a water park and I guess I didn't have my feet up enough on one of the slides and it melted a hole in 'em.  Any suggestions on how I could repair them? I know vibram probably wouldn't warranty them as it isn't a defect. Kinda bummed  Cry

 on: July 09, 2015, 03:12:18 PM 
Started by phs - Last post by Mr. Leigh
it looks like the KSO has been withdrawn in favor of the KSO EVO?

Yes, the original KSO has been discontinued.  I heard a rumor that they would re-release it in black only along with Classics, in 2016 to commemorate the anniversary of the original five finger sole.  If you can't wait until 2016, then the KSO EVO is a laced version of the EL-X and has a very thin and flexible sole.  Some actually prefer it over the original sole.  As nowster mentioned, the Bikila is geared more as a running show with a slightly thicker sole.  The Bikila EVO is a new version of the Bikila with a little more padding.  If you are looking for less padding, then the original Bikila may be a good choice.  If your form is good and your soles have been holding up fine on your other pair, just a fabric wear issue on the toes, then the KSO EVO would be a great choice.  I really enjoy mine, however I am no runner.

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