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 21 
 on: July 11, 2016, 06:05:39 PM 
Started by Piemaster - Last post by zrunner
looks promising i wonder how many miles i could get out of a pair.... i can see a few reasons why i'd choose them over vibrams too. something that is gonna fit like a sock sounds awesome. My concerns would be will they stay put on my foot tho. I struggle with this in almost anythign i wear however.

 22 
 on: July 11, 2016, 05:41:15 PM 
Started by Piemaster - Last post by Piemaster
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/skinners/skinners-revolutionary-ultraportable-footwear-with?ref=5.jellopcrowdfunding.com&utm_source=jellop&utm_medium=facebook&utm_term=5.jellopcrowdfunding.com&utm_campaign=CB&utm_content=Skinners-CB1
Any thoughts?

 23 
 on: July 11, 2016, 05:00:38 PM 
Started by zrunner - Last post by zrunner
just cut the lace thing off and relaced it to a level i find more loose and comfy it feels liek it might be a much better fit but the lace isnt long enough to even get to the top holes. this makes me wonder if the lace in these was too short to begin with the lace in the v-runs is considerably longer!!

i have to wonder if this was a defective pair the toes on the right shoe are a bit crooked always have been.

frustrating they fit like a glove otherwise couldnt fit much better to be honest.

 24 
 on: July 11, 2016, 04:52:09 PM 
Started by zrunner - Last post by zrunner
yeah its baffling to me. these bikilias a 1/4 inch more and I'd say they are too long from heal to toe to be honest i was tempted to go down a size for that reason. BUT the height from bottom to top is apparently too short and tight on my foot in that model in my size. maybe if i ripped the laces out all together and put in a diff lace i could get it loose to the level i need? and i might expierment with that now since the shoe is about done for anyhow just to see.

I'd be concerned if i went up a size my foot would slip too much. The new v-rusn i have are a hair larger and the upper is much softer and more stretchy no issues really if anything i'm gonna complain they are a hair loose but i can deal with how they are.

stuff like this can be very frustrating i can try on a pair and have it feel totally fine a mile or 2 into a run however it could be an entirely diff story. and the min you figure it out for a model they drop the model and come out with something else and you get to start all over.

i swear i'm the only one on earth with these kidns of sensitivities. I guess i'll err on the side of too big from now on which is what i do in regular running shoes.

 25 
 on: July 11, 2016, 01:11:14 PM 
Started by zrunner - Last post by nowster
UK and US shoe sizes go up in increments of a third (⅓) of an inch.

European shoe sizes (as used in Vibrams) step in two thirds (⅔) of a centimetre or a hair over a quarter () of an inch.

In men's shoes, (UK size + 1) = US size. eg. UK12 = US13.

 26 
 on: July 11, 2016, 12:50:14 PM 
Started by zrunner - Last post by zrunner
interesting side note i just ran 3 miles in my bikilias I quit wearing them little over a week ago becasue they where getting too worn on the soles but I figured there was a few more runs left. ANyhow about the time i quit wearing them the swelling on the tops of my feet subsided and so on. The new v-runs and KSO's i ran in are softer and nicer on the top of my foot. I cant help but wonder if the old bikilias where a big part of the top of foot pain I Had all along. And i wore them so stinking loose too as that felt more comfortable. The thing is tho they fit jsut fine otherwise.

I swear i'll be totally barefoot sooner or later lol.

 27 
 on: July 11, 2016, 11:52:43 AM 
Started by zrunner - Last post by zrunner
what is it like from one size to the next in terms of difference I Think i read once it was like a quarter inch. I dunno if that is true. I go ta new pair of v-runs and I love em but they are just ever so slightly larger then the biklias i had before in the same size. and since my right foot is slightly smaller then my left its kinda furstrating if my foot slips in the shoe a little and i try and compensate tho my foot isnt going anywhere IE its not liek the shoe fell off or somehting. the left foot while loose it feels fine. I wear a normal thickness injinji sock (original weigth) But I gotta wonder if the next size down might be a better option but since I can only get these online its tough to decide this without trying them on.

I'd hate to order it find its too tight and just have to return it. I can tie them a hair tighter this sort of helps btu can also backfire and put too much pressure on the top tendons on my foot. so for now I just keep them loose and just try and ignore the Loose sensation.

its super annoying because all my other pairs int eh same size fit like a glove. tho i had one pair of seeya ls that where too tight.

 28 
 on: July 07, 2016, 08:52:55 AM 
Started by zrunner - Last post by zrunner
do you have one you would recomend the injini socks dont look all that thick to me from the pics on line anyhow. I'd imagine injinji socks in a bikilia and i might end up with cold feet tho in the trek ascent insulated it might be ok.

too thick and i'm gonna have to size up or something i wore 2 socks once and my toe joints all hurt real bad after a that run and i never did it again felt like  cast on my feet with the shoe and all was all very stiff.

I"m a special snow flake too when it comes to cold and feet for running in the past it was a really thick wool sock and i do mean thick in a regular runnig shoe and i'd normally be fine during a run with that sometimes it was a regular sock with that over top but that was if it was like 10 degrees out or something.

for every day wear tho in the winter i'd be surprised if the trek ascent insulated would be warm enough for me. I ususally in the past wore a pretty well insulated boot and if i was going to be outside for hours I have a boot thats ions more insulated just for that purpose its like a heater on my foot lol.

I'd imagine tho for just running around town and such trek ascent insulated would be ok.

 29 
 on: July 07, 2016, 07:53:28 AM 
Started by zrunner - Last post by nowster
You can get thick wool-based toe socks, you know. I have several pairs.

 30 
 on: July 06, 2016, 03:00:21 PM 
Started by zrunner - Last post by zrunner
I know it was suggested that i get a pair of bikilia WP for winter time running. and I just might if when the time comes i can still find a pair in my size it is also possible i'll go through a few pairs as My regular pair of bikilias has about 200 miles on them now and I figure i might be able to squeek another 50 out of them this is only a months worht of running for me. So come winter I might go through a few pairs...

That being said does anyone think the trek ascent insulated would be a good choice? what is the liklihood of vibram coming out with something new in time. IE they had the lantras right? and then the bikilia WP that got discontinued... so maybe theyw ill come out with something?

Also the bikilia WP had some mixed reviews about it not holding up that is something else that has me on the fence.

otherwise i'm thinking about a trail glove maybe with a heavy wool sock but weary about that choice for a few reasons one is the last time i wore regular socks while running (not toe socks) i got horrible blisters odd since i used to wear regular socks all the time but i guess my toes are more in the game these days.


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