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 on: July 22, 2014, 03:22:03 PM 
Started by ABMann - Last post by Jeepman
The Lontras are the model I use for winter running. I've used them the last two winters without any real problems. I did scrape a small hole in the upper of one shoe when I tripped on a snow covered pothole. I painted on a small amount of liquid tape and all was well. I started out running in Flows. The thing about the Flows is as you found out, they are not water proof. However, they work just like a wet suit. Shoveling snow isn't an activity that will allow your feet to create enough heat to keep your feet warm. However, running usually is. I ran the first 4 winters in Flows. As long as I kept moving, my feet never got freezing cold even when wet. However, if I stopped for more than a few minutes it was very difficult to regain the lost heat.

 on: July 22, 2014, 03:14:01 PM 
Started by longykanja - Last post by Jeepman
Unless it is below about 45F the Lontras will be way too HOT. I use Lontras for my winter runs. I don't bother breaking them out until the temperature is below 45F. For normal temperatures I would recommend the Spyridon as the best hiking model.

 on: July 21, 2014, 02:44:42 AM 
Started by valleygirl - Last post by valleygirl
I have the SeeYas which don't fit...they apparently run small but I didn't know this.  I tried the Spirydon but didn't like how they felt.  The Bikilas fit like a glove.  I will run up to a half marathon distance in them and do mostly street running.  Also will run my first winter with cold in them....moved north from south Texas...not sure if that should weigh in what I buy.  Leary on the EVOs because the fit sounds so different than the original Bikilas.  Bummed they messed with a great thing!

 on: July 18, 2014, 01:18:42 PM 
Started by Piemaster - Last post by Mr. Leigh
Never tried, but I doubt you'd get a permanent stretch due to the elasticity of the fabric.  You might get the black bands to crack as well.  Hard to say. 

 on: July 18, 2014, 12:03:43 PM 
Started by Piemaster - Last post by Piemaster
I'm finding them very tight across the top of my  foot, uncomfortably so. Obvious answer would be a pair of KSO Evo, but I'm not that keen on the flat sole and the way the upper tends to bunch a bit just the below the heel on me. I'd rather try a pair of velcro seeya's

Anyone tried a shoe stretcher on EL-X before I go out and buy one?

 on: July 17, 2014, 12:17:49 PM 
Started by crazyrunner - Last post by nowster
How close to emulating Imelda Marcos are you with your shoe collection yet?  Wink

 on: July 16, 2014, 07:16:13 PM 
Started by runner92037 - Last post by runner92037
Finally after seeing people ask for these for years...

 on: July 16, 2014, 02:50:52 PM 
Started by crazyrunner - Last post by crazyrunner
Hello from San Diego.  Excited to post

 on: July 16, 2014, 11:02:28 AM 
Started by Noonievut - Last post by TiggerMan
In regards to boots, I personally haven't bought these - but I've had them on my "maybe/wishlist" for a while:

 on: July 16, 2014, 08:56:10 AM 
Started by Noonievut - Last post by Noonievut
I have a bunch of VFFs and vivobarefoot shoes.  But from time to time, and reasons I wont get into or debate, I'm looking for shoes with some additional padding/stack height, that are still relatively light, flexible, wide tox box and with minimal (or zero) heel to toe drop (I would call them mid-minimalist).  I'm looking these qualities in the following shoes: black dress shoes for work (I currently have Vivobarefoot RA), hiking shoes, and winter boots (or water resistant/proof hikers that have a fairly high cut that can also be used in winter).  You can get this type of shoe fairly easy as a runner (Altra, Innov8, etc.), but I haven't come across a dress shoe like this, or a boot.


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