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 on: January 05, 2015, 03:59:34 PM 
Started by radon359 - Last post by Horse Rider
Hey guys, received my Bikilas Evo WP and tried them in rough conditions twice already so here are my observations:

- Look: they look extremely well made, sleek, seamless, the color is very attractive and the zipper all but disappears. The fabric is very thin and flexible, it feels like a light rain coat or a thick windbraker with thin fleece inside; the sole is rather thick but it's necessary to isolate from the cold.

- Fit: I wear W40 in most of my Vff's like the Bikila LS or Classics, but I am often between a W39 and a W40. The W40 for the WP is perfect for me even with thick merino Injinjis, although the toes are a bit snug width wise. There is a speed lace right under the zip and a velcro at the ankle, so they can be adjusted at will.

-Flex: they are extremely flexible on top, the sole less so, but then again they need to isolate you from the cold and they have pretty impressive lugs for traction. To me they are still better than the 3 mm VB Evo II I was using because the uppers are so much more flexible, and my toes are free. They are very lightweight.

-Warmth: uppers are not very warm so you NEED the socks. You also need the socks anyway because the waterproof material does not breathe at all, so your feet start sweating right away barefoot (and my feet never sweat normally). The soles protect well from the cold. So all in all quite comfortable with socks and when continually running. On my second run, some toes became lightly numb, but I had to walk instead of run a lot of the time because of the uninterrupted ice here in Montréal everywhere after an ice storm yesterday.

-Grip: on pure ice, as with any other shoes except metal spikes, no grip at all. On a mix of snow and ice, or on snow, very good traction from the soles and compounded by the fact that I can use my toes.

-Waterproofness: excellent. I ran though mud puddles, water puddles (enough to cover the shoe), slush, snow, they remained perfectly dry inside. They also remain very clean, nothing sticks.

-Overall: love them, they are the answer to my prayers, I can finally run in the winter without having to say goodbye to toe shoes for 4-5 months.

 22 
 on: December 31, 2014, 11:44:46 PM 
Started by vffjeeper04 - Last post by AMD64Blondie
Ringing in the new year(not yet,but I'm planning ahead..) wearing my Bikila Evo WPs and my new Inijini wool toe socks.

Should be fun.

 23 
 on: December 30, 2014, 06:17:44 PM 
Started by Danny66 - Last post by barefootin
Welcome as I see it is your first post...

There is a "sticky" located here... 

http://birthdayshoes.com/forum/birthdayshoes-com-general-discussion/yeah-vffs-are-funky-but-sometimes-not-in-the-good-way/

I hope this helps... 

 24 
 on: December 30, 2014, 05:40:44 PM 
Started by Danny66 - Last post by Danny66
I have a pair of Minimus, and just washed them for the first time on delicate cycle, but they stink as if they had not been washed. Any suggestions on how to wash them, and get rid of this smell?

 25 
 on: December 30, 2014, 11:05:12 AM 
Started by RN2014 - Last post by barefootin
As for a size 42 being the same between the sexes, no...  Depending on the style (using the earlier VFF sizing chart) a men's 42 is 10 1/2" to 10 3/4" and a women's is 10 1/8" to 10 3/8"....

 26 
 on: December 29, 2014, 07:54:08 PM 
Started by RN2014 - Last post by RN2014
I'm still on the hunt for size 42 classics.  However I wanted to know if any men out there have the Fresca.  Do they fit you?  How do they look?  Is a 42 in men's the same as womens?

 27 
 on: December 28, 2014, 11:53:05 AM 
Started by radon359 - Last post by nowster
Nowhere near as much flex -- they're pretty stiff. And there's not much warmth to them. The material is fairly thin. In the box it recommends the use of socks in cold conditions.

Mine might be fitting a little small... I need to trim my toenails before I decide whether I need to send them back for a pair of 47s.

 28 
 on: December 28, 2014, 12:15:19 AM 
Started by radon359 - Last post by zackz28
So how are these doing as far as warmth?  Is there as much flex as the EVO?

 29 
 on: December 28, 2014, 12:10:15 AM 
Started by Jmona - Last post by zackz28
Anyone know whats going on the stock of these? They seem to be sold out everywhere. Hopefully they will come available again. I was looking to pick up 2nd pair and order the blue ones as well! Love the hemps so far, I wear them everywhere!

 30 
 on: December 21, 2014, 09:41:14 PM 
Started by vffjeeper04 - Last post by barefootin
A 31 degree, 2 mile, five finger trail walk with my daughter in between consuming mass quantities of food during our family get together today....

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