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 on: April 10, 2014, 10:24:00 PM 
Started by lylefk - Last post by lylefk
Hi there,

First post in what looks to be a pretty helpful community. Hoping you folks can sort me out!

I'm looking for a shoe that is really only going to be used for exploring up streams and climbing waterfalls here on Maui (think: road to Hana). Looking for something with excellent wet traction on rock, but also something with some durability and protection (lots of lava rock around).

Looking on Vibram's website, they list 5 models for water use. They all seem to get poor reviews on the net for wet traction  Huh Not sure what to make of any of it. It seems to me that the Treksport Sandal is the way to go for my needs, can anyone speak to their wet traction performance or suggest something else? I'm not stuck on VFF, if there is something else that meets my needs I'd love to hear about it.

Thanks so much, much appreciated!


 on: April 10, 2014, 10:13:22 PM 
Started by questionesse - Last post by CaliSelkie
It may not have a heel, but it's got quite the drop—springy midsole or no.  Looks overbuilt.  And possibly precarious, in the bargain.

 on: April 09, 2014, 09:07:35 PM 
Started by Frogshoes - Last post by Frogshoes
So I have had my See ya's for nearly a year, I have run 250k roughly on them, and the upper on the left foot near the ball of the foot has started to tear? Is this typical lifespan? or do I have a defective product? I have used them on trail twice and exclusively for running pavement. Slightly annoyed. Love the shoes, need something abit more durable in the uppers though. I had pair of new balance 1220s do the same thing to me too.

 on: April 09, 2014, 04:13:11 PM 
Started by sj310 - Last post by tg3895
Lems Primal 2 is a great shoe for walking.  Altra Instinct/Intuition 1.5 is also a great shoe. 

 on: April 09, 2014, 01:39:02 PM 
Started by sj310 - Last post by Ang1234
I'll 2nd both suggestions....I love Lems and Altras. If you go with Altras, check out the pricing on, The Clymbe and Left Lane Sports. I bought a pair recently and all 3 of those places and great prices. I ended up going with Amazon though because they have free shipping and returns and I had no idea which size would work (I ordered 3 different sizes and sent back the 2 that didn't work). With Lems, I measured my foot and called their customer service number. They helped me with sizing before I ordered and were spot on.

 on: April 08, 2014, 06:39:29 PM 
Started by MisterJet - Last post by nowster
The Trek sole isn't good at all on smooth wet stone.

 on: April 08, 2014, 11:32:56 AM 
Started by MisterJet - Last post by Mr. Leigh
Either one will likely work just fine.  I prefer the Komodosport LS myself.  I do not care for the Trek sole at all and do not own any model with it.  If you are going to run or play any sport activity in grass, the Komodosport will offer better lateral movements.  I wore them during softball practice last season and they were fine.  I have heard/read that the Trek sole is not very good traction wise on wet grass or wet pavement.  Maybe someone else with more experience with this sole can chime in. 

 on: April 08, 2014, 05:25:54 AM 
Started by armadillo76 - Last post by CaliSelkie
Aside from what everyone else has pointed out?  It seems a bit dubious that he's treating "zero-drop" as an actual synonym for "minimalist."  (If I recall correctly, a shoe isn't "minimalist" just by virtue of lacking an elevated heel.)

 on: April 08, 2014, 03:12:46 AM 
Started by armadillo76 - Last post by nowster
To me 18 mm stack height is not minimalist.
Amen! 10mm between skin and ground is about the maximum for minimalism in my opinion.

 on: April 07, 2014, 07:21:46 PM 
Started by armadillo76 - Last post by Horse Rider
To me 18 mm stack height is not minimalist.

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