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 51 
 on: October 25, 2014, 12:10:34 PM 
Started by dani - Last post by dani
I need help with transitioning!!!

I have been wearing my Alitzas as my everyday shoes for 5 months now. I'm in them for roughly 14+ a day. I have an office job, but I do take the stairs up and down 11 flights twice a day 4 days a week and I average about 8-10,000 steps a day. Other than bike riding, I haven't been doing any other sort of exercising and definitely no running.

I signed up for a 5K that's in just over 4 weeks. I really want to wear my Vibrams, but I'm trying to figure out if it's going to be possible or not. I ran 1.5 miles two days in a row in them and my calves are KILLING me. I've watched many videos and I'm confident that I'm running properly in them. I thought that because they've been my everyday shoe for some time now, I would transition easier. Maybe that's not the best thinking?

All advice welcome!!

 52 
 on: October 25, 2014, 11:58:37 AM 
Started by huaraz - Last post by huaraz
The youth size is confusing me.

Is the youth size the same sizing as women’s or men's sizes? Length/width.
Is there a difference between Youth Boys' and Youth Girls'?
Would the KSO EVO Youth be sized according to Youth Boys'?
So, what I want to know is the 36 Youth KSO EVO same size as the 36 women's KSO EVO.

Ref:

http://www.rei.com/product/877570/vibram-fivefingers-kso-evo-cross-training-shoes-kids-2013-closeout

On REI, there is some confusion as to which models are kids or youth/boy's/girl's, when you click on the size chart, for example, Y4-Y4.5 is mapped to 36 Youth Boys', 35 Youth Girls' and 35 Kid's size. Vibram's Spring/Summer 2014 brochure has a different size range on the KSO EVO Youth for boys/girls, Girls’ Sizes 33-37, Boys’ Sizes 33-42, implying there is a separate line for boys/girls, but the colours seems to be gender neutral.

Since Nov 2014 http://www.vibramfivefingers.com/ started to carry the youth models and the size chart is the same as the kids.

 53 
 on: October 25, 2014, 10:50:12 AM 
Started by Annie - Last post by Rex_Kwon_Do
Hello, guys! I've been out of the Vibrams loop for some time. I got my last pair a while back and haven't looked back since. I haven't been up-to-date with the latest models, so I need your help! I got a pair of Lems Primal shoes for everyday casual wear/work because my feet run a little wide. I haven't received them yet, but I expect they'll be a lot better than my old Nike Frees that I used for the same reason.

I actually wear an older generation of Bikila LS Vibrams for medium distance (5 miles) road running and other various activities (weightlifting, biking). So, I've done some paroling on the forums and reviews on the main site to look for some new Vibrams that would best fit my workout. I was going to get the new Bikila EVOs, but it looks like the amount of support/cover by the heel/ankle is not to my liking. So, I'm really lost on what to do now. Anyone have any suggestions? I really do like the lacing system that the Bikila LS has.

Does anyone know if any new models will be coming out in the near future? That way I can decide if I want to wait on getting a new pair. Thank you all for the help!

I would advise picking up another pair of Bikila LS.  They are still my favorite pair, so I bought two pairs.  The good news is that pricing is around $35-45 new.  I have yet to find a new pair that really interests me more than the Bikila LS.  Good luck

 54 
 on: October 24, 2014, 10:44:26 AM 
Started by Annie - Last post by Annie
Hello, guys! I've been out of the Vibrams loop for some time. I got my last pair a while back and haven't looked back since. I haven't been up-to-date with the latest models, so I need your help! I got a pair of Lems Primal shoes for everyday casual wear/work because my feet run a little wide. I haven't received them yet, but I expect they'll be a lot better than my old Nike Frees that I used for the same reason.

I actually wear an older generation of Bikila LS Vibrams for medium distance (5 miles) road running and other various activities (weightlifting, biking). So, I've done some paroling on the forums and reviews on the main site to look for some new Vibrams that would best fit my workout. I was going to get the new Bikila EVOs, but it looks like the amount of support/cover by the heel/ankle is not to my liking. So, I'm really lost on what to do now. Anyone have any suggestions? I really do like the lacing system that the Bikila LS has.

Does anyone know if any new models will be coming out in the near future? That way I can decide if I want to wait on getting a new pair. Thank you all for the help!

 55 
 on: October 22, 2014, 01:50:48 PM 
Started by cincodeos - Last post by smokiam
1 pair of KSOs
1 pair of Bikilas
1 pair of KSO Treks
1 pair of Spyridons (laceless)
1 pair of VivoBF Neo Trails
2 pairs of VivoBF Breatho Trails
1 pair of VivoBF Trail Freaks
1 pair of inov8 Bare-X lite 150s
1 pair of Pantagonia Loulu (my office shoes)
1 pair of Merrell Jungle Gloves
2 pairs of Teva Zilch (edited to include these)

Currently looking for a good winter boot for snowshoeing.  Thinking the VivoBF synthetic hikers may be a good option.

 56 
 on: October 20, 2014, 05:59:56 AM 
Started by ABMann - Last post by huub
Hi all,

So I've not seen a post discussing cold weather or wet weather running in the last few years.  with the newer models, what are folks using to run in rains, sleet or snow?  I'm making my first earnest attempt at winter running now that I have my asthma under control (cutting out 95% of my dairy intake was amazing).

Current considerations
Flows: I had a pair of these a number of years ago. I attempted to shovel snow in and they leaked like crazy and the neoprene did a great job keeping the cold water inside the shoe.
Bikila: I have a pair of these but it seems like the fabric would drink the rain or snow.  I did a 10 mile run in them and they just did not shed any moisture at all.

Other thoughts?  I suspect my KSOs and EL-Xs are a terrible idea when it gets cold.

i have used my KSO and KMD sport last winter for all the winter running ,
having said that your concept of winter might not be the same as mine.
over here temperature in winter rarely drops below minus 5 C
with the KSO you get wet feet withing the first couple of hundred meters , but as long as you are running, the cold isnt too bad.
The VFF do act like a wetsuit , keeping your feet wet , and moderately warm.


 57 
 on: October 19, 2014, 09:40:26 PM 
Started by vffjeeper04 - Last post by smokiam
10 mile run around Dusty lake and the Ancient Lakes in the Columbia Basin in my Vivo BF Trail Freaks.  I wanted to wear my new Spyridons but my initial run in them left me with a sore spot under my big toe.  The nubs on the Trail Freaks held up well to the scree slides and rocky trails.

 58 
 on: October 18, 2014, 03:26:23 PM 
Started by smokiam - Last post by justin
Welcome to the forums! And you are welcome Smiley

 59 
 on: October 18, 2014, 12:32:23 AM 
Started by ABMann - Last post by smokiam
I really like the Vivo Barefoot Neo Trail shoes, along with thin injinjis, thick wool socks and gaiters. I wore them for 32 miles in a trail race in the middle of January in SE Wisconsin.  My feet survived just fine. That race did them in though, although with some waterproofing I'm thinking I'll get another year out of them.  The shoes themselves are in pretty good condition, with some tread left.

I saw a blog online somewhere, where a guy in Colorado combines Luna sandals with Yak Traks and these to complete the winter running ensemble (looks awesome!):


 60 
 on: October 18, 2014, 12:20:23 AM 
Started by realitycheck - Last post by smokiam
I like the Patagonia Loulu.  I don't know if they are precisely zero drop but the toe box is super wide and they look great in the office.   The leather protects the feet and they are so comfortable.  Kind of pricey though, and I don't think they come with the cork footbed insert anymore.


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