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 21 
 on: July 15, 2016, 02:28:16 PM 
Started by zrunner - Last post by Rex_Kwon_Do
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.


I don't have experience with the models you are referencing, but as a winter runner whose favorite is running in snow, I can say that Vibrams can work well as long as you keep moving and/or don't spend much time outside.  That is to say if you are going to be standing around in the cold/wet/snow/ice, Vibrams are not the best choice.  For running errands and running, I have no problem with Vibrams at all and wear them most of the winter.  For running in snow and ice, you should know that your feet will get wet, but the wet-suit effect will eventually warm them up enough, but they will probably never be warm.  Think cold but not frozen.  At one point I was soaking my feet with my Vibram Flows on before runs, but now I just let the conditions wet my feet and know that I will not freeze my digits off.  Every once in a while I may pause to grab my toes and give them a little extra warmth, but I have realized that I will not freeze.  I now have insulated Treks/Speeds and find running in them is similar to the Flows that eventually wore out.  If you are cold blooded, I would not recommend Vibrams in the winter.  When I am not as active outside in the winter, I use the Belville MiniMil boots and cannot say enough great things about them.

 22 
 on: July 15, 2016, 02:15:30 PM 
Started by zrunner - Last post by Rex_Kwon_Do
all week long i've done almost all my running in vibrams. since monday I think it was I've done over 20 miles in vibrams alone. I changed my approach to a more midfoot strike with 0 push off or at least trying to not do that. and a lift my foot appraoch.

as a result all my pains are subsiding my feet are healing up and things are feeling pretty good maybe in a few more day I'll be as good as new. and I'm happily runnig in vibrams with an even higher cadence utilizing this approach.

Ok dont wanna jinx myself so fingers crossed that I figured this whole thing out.



That is great to hear.  To further help pattern your running technique, I cannot encourage you enough to check out both the article and the embedded video here: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/06/magazine/running-christopher-mcdougall.html?_r=0

 23 
 on: July 14, 2016, 08:07:05 PM 
Started by salzrat - Last post by salzrat
Hi,

I'm not sure this is the right forum, but didn't find a separate forum for model discussions.

I've worn my VFF Sprint for several years for just about anything and love them. Today I made the mistake of going into the sea with them. The glue must have had some holes already, so the sole is now full of small stones.

Unfortunately, the Sprints are discontinued for some time now. I loved the thin sole, the fact that they are open, and the strap so I can get a tight fit.

What would be the best shoe to replace them with? I saw the Classic is available again, but I'm not sure I won't miss the strap...

Thanks!

 24 
 on: July 13, 2016, 06:51:10 AM 
Started by Piemaster - Last post by nowster
nowster have you tried the el-x? with no strap or laces does it stay put on your foot pretty well?

Yes, read my signature... Its upper is stretchy like a sock.

 25 
 on: July 12, 2016, 03:38:52 PM 
Started by zrunner - Last post by zrunner
emailed vibram about the lace issue they suggested yankz laces so I ordered a pair. I'll try them out see how they are and use them again on whatever shoe i might need to use them on.

sort of a frustrating problem since many other models in the same size are just fine so i'm not crazy.

 26 
 on: July 12, 2016, 03:16:50 PM 
Started by Piemaster - Last post by zrunner
nowster have you tried the el-x? with no strap or laces does it stay put on your foot pretty well? I like the ability to adjust tightness i find it can vary what i need from one day to the next but I think if the upper is just right i might not need that at all and that apeals to me.

the other issue with the skinners i see is i like a lot of room for my toes to spread i'm not sure I see that in the skinners.

 27 
 on: July 12, 2016, 11:46:51 AM 
Started by Piemaster - Last post by nowster
Wouldn't mind something like the Vibram EL-X but with a bit of waterproofing.

 28 
 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.

 29 
 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?

 30 
 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.

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