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 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.

 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

 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.

 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

 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.

 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?

 on: July 25, 2016, 04:37:27 PM 
Started by zrunner - Last post by zrunner
for what its worth i ran in those KMD LS's relaced today was great just did 3.25 miles went really well. I think they are a hair small to be honest but I dunno they felt great while i ran in them so maybe they just need a bit of break in time. I got another pair in a diff color gonna relace those too! i got lucky scored this pair for 40 bucks Smiley

 on: July 24, 2016, 01:26:32 PM 
Started by zrunner - Last post by zrunner
yeah well i dunno that i coulda figured it out without being able to ask folks here. My biggest issues where essentially over striding with a forefoot string and those bikilias being too tight on the top of my foot. sure lots of other issues popped up along the way as my feet adapted and such.

I got a fun one going now my left foot seems to be rubbing the seem of the shoe a bit too much. its not a huge issue yet.

tommorrow I'm going to run in a pair of KMD Ls's that I relaced so they would give me the room i need on the top of my foot i'm super eager to see how that goes going to try it out on a short run to be safe and see how it goes. tho i've run in them before with the laces tigher and had minimal issues so I thnk having the extra room will just sweeten the deal with these.

 on: July 24, 2016, 12:25:39 PM 
Started by zrunner - Last post by Rex_Kwon_Do
Congratulations on your progress, zrunner. 

 on: July 23, 2016, 09:03:00 AM 
Started by dirkverelst - Last post by zrunner
random kid

Kid: "i like your shoes"
me: "thanks"
kid: "you must have to have really peftect feet to be able to fit in those"
me: "lol yep"

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