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 21 
 on: August 14, 2016, 09:13:32 AM 
Started by zrunner - Last post by zrunner
noticed on vibrams website when searching for a store near you cabelas is now a five finger dealer. it appears they dont have many models available in the stores tho yet.

I'm really hoping they do get all the models soon. I have a store near me but no other stores near me that have five fingers so trying them on is a bit of a challenge for me. I have to order and return it'd be nice to have a place to just go try them on.


 22 
 on: August 14, 2016, 09:10:42 AM 
Started by zrunner - Last post by zrunner
rex_kwon_do. there are some folks like you that get insane amount of uses out of varous shoes. and your probably right its probably from picking the feet up promptly. I notice my left shoe always outlasts the right. and often wonder if i could get the right to do what the left does geeze just how long woudl these things last?

BUT
before zero drop and forefoot running my right shoe wore about the same as it does now to some degree but with some more heal wear. My left too but my left the outside corner of the heal would always wear down so i'd end up with like a wedge under my heel that outside edge would wear down. This would usually occur with say 6 months of wear on say a pair of dress shoes. sneakers it wouldnt be so visibly obvious as the heal of the sole would crush more then it would wear.

so walking and running i'd be wallking with feet tthat where like sitting lower on the outside of the heals due tot he wear on the shoe. end up with painful ankles etc...

just something about how my range of motion is.

Being flat in a zero drop shoe and working with forefoot / flat landing seems to really help tho.

 23 
 on: August 13, 2016, 05:33:13 PM 
Started by zrunner - Last post by Rex_Kwon_Do
The soles on my VFFs really don't wear out.  I find that by picking my feet up when I run and walk, there is very little wear on the tread, but the uppers are where I get the most wear and tear: holes in the toe pockets, separation from the sole, and seams coming undone.  The sole on my KSOs did rip from putting them in the washing machine, I had a pair of Treks I wore daily for years that transitioned from my work shoes to trail shoes, and they eventually got a hole in the sole after about 1,000 miles on them.  That's it since about 2006. 

FWIW, my favorite pair is the Bikila LS, and I have two pairs.

 24 
 on: August 12, 2016, 01:37:51 PM 
Started by zrunner - Last post by zrunner
just a quick update I got 130 miles on a pair of v-runs my right shoe has considerable more wear then the left. I think its because the shoes are a hair big and i get some slippage that i compensate for and my right foot also happens to be a hair smaller then my left.

I have a pair of KMD LS that i'm also wearing that have 85 miles on them both have pretty even wear and hardly any wear to them at all at 85 miles i'm impressed with them.

I really can't decide what shoe I like most out of what i've worn so far thats working for me anyhow, KSO's, KMD LS, and the V-runs. They all have there ups and does I guess. I dont wear the KSO's as much becuase the roads here are awful and there not always that comfy on the rougher roads tho they probably over one of the best rides otherwise. I think the v-runs would be dang near perfect if the sizeing was a bit more spot on. I dont think i can really blame vibram here. If i went smaller they'd be way to tight on the top of my foot. The KMD's are not bad and I have another pair that i wear for my every day shoe.

So far for me tho the Bikilia and the V-runs seem to have the fastest sole wear. I do ponder not bothering with them anymore because of that and how the fit is never that great with them. I do like them otherwise however.

 25 
 on: August 08, 2016, 12:12:30 PM 
Started by zrunner - Last post by zrunner
curious anyones input for the merrel trail glove vs the vibram 5 fingers specifically for running but any opinion is welcome. I keep toying with getting a pair. On some rougher surfaces I figure it might be good or last longer? but I dunno my KMD ls five fingers are working out great on the rough roads and lasting fairly well compaired to other vibrams i've ran in. I swear the roads i run on are damn near like trail runnig there such a mess half the time.

 26 
 on: July 27, 2016, 12:28:04 AM 
Started by RayKay - Last post by Olphalanges
If anyone is interested, The Perfect Runner will be on Smithsonian Channel this Thursday, July 28.

Edit!   Oh yeah, at 12:00 pm EDST. Is there anything else I forgot?  Wink

 27 
 on: July 26, 2016, 09:23:53 AM 
Started by zrunner - Last post by zrunner
yeah just to add in my case the roads near me are pretty rough from the winter plows i'm sure this doesnt help matters.

 28 
 on: July 25, 2016, 11:25:24 PM 
Started by zrunner - Last post by mike123
SeeYa's two pairs laced and velcro didn't last long - couple of month on concrete pavement - wore out near the pinkie . I think it might be my stile of running though

 29 
 on: July 25, 2016, 04:42:57 PM 
Started by zrunner - Last post by zrunner
On a side note PRIOR to vibrams my shoes never lasted much more then 200 miles. the soles where always fine but the coushion was SHOT and i'd have awful foot pain or my gait would be affected and i'd end up with knee or ankle pain or something.

I will say with the vibrams while they may wear thin and even inconsistent for me at times i'm seeing no matter what at the end of the day my foot is still firm and flatly planted on the groudn and i cant be happier about that. coushion was my nightmere in other shoes.

 30 
 on: July 25, 2016, 04:41:07 PM 
Started by zrunner - Last post by zrunner
What models tend to last longer on the sole vs others for you guys?

I got a pair of bikilias with 200 miles on them I'd say in another 50 i'd wear a hole in them. at least the right foot anyhow. Tho i retired this pair due to them being too tight on the top of my foot.

I notice the KMD 's have a thicker tougher sole it seems but i wonder do they last longer? I like this sole on the rough roads and such by me and cant help but wonder if it'll last longer.

KSO's I have have a super thin sole from the start I gotta wonder how long they will last but i dont wear them for running very often so it doesnt matter to me.

SeeYa Ls' seem to have a really thick sole as well tho I dont wear these anymore.

But regardless I'm curious what ones seem to last the longest and what are the pro s and cons?

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