I recently started getting into running (minimalist) and found this site to be a great resource. Now I've been running on the 6mm Xero Shoes, but there are 2 things I'm not quite happy about. The first is that my cord wears out pretty fast. I use 550 paracord to tie em, which i wear out in about 2 weeks. And as a newbie I don't even run that much yet. (About 10-15k per week). The second thing is the fact that the sandals just feel kinda floppy, they don't feel secure. I've tried a bunch of tying styles but it either feels too loose or too tight, I can't seem to be able to find a sweet spot.
Now add to that the fact that we're going into autumn, I live in the Netherlands (rainy autumns and all) and you won't be surprised that I'm looking for some more secure minimalist footwear. I've been interested in VFF's for a while now, but put off buying them cos, well, they're pretty expensive. the new models being about €135 ($180). Anyways I've narrowed down my search to 3 models: Komodo Sport, Spyridon and the KSO evo's. Going for the lace versions, as I have narrow feet and want to be able to get a nice snug fit.
As of now, I'm gonna use em for Fitness (strength training) and running, on and off road, but not really trail running as we don't have any mountains in the Netherlands. I might start with Survival running once I'm in better shape. I'm leaning toward the KMD's but I wonder if the sole has enough traction for wet roads and is good enough off road.
So I'm calling on the collective knowledge of you guys to educate me a bit