Comment from: reddesilets [Visitor]
reddesilets

These look awesome!

09/25/12 @ 11:44
Comment from: Mr. Leigh [Visitor]
Mr. Leigh

I am excited about these, but blew my VFF budget on an old colorway of Classics from overseas. I can't really justify these now, but would love to win a pair. I do not use Twitter, but have entered in the other possible means.

These look okay aesthetic wise and I am sad to hear that they are less comfortable barefoot and almost require socks to be worn. I am typically sock-less in all my VFFs. I still would love to give a pair a try because I really want to experience the See-Ya sole and I detest Velcro closures. I think these would be great for knocking around in. I prefer the traditional lacing systems like the Speeds over the elasticized cord on the other LS models. I think these will be a good product and can't wait to get my hands on them, or should I say feet in them.

09/25/12 @ 12:23
Comment from: Jim Bowman [Visitor]  
Jim Bowman

Good review!

Side note, is it just me, or does it seem like the toe pockets could be a bit longer? I may have long toes, not sure, but for me it seems like the toe pockets could be 50% longer

09/25/12 @ 12:25
Comment from: Spencer [Visitor]
Spencer

Yay for another awesome pair of vibrams that I won't be getting because vibram apparently doesn't like men with small feet.

09/25/12 @ 13:02
Comment from: Rachel [Visitor]
Rachel

As soon as I saw the initial announcement that these were coming out, I've been looking forward to them, especially since my Seeya's have been for me what the sprints and classics were to almost everyone else. Thanks for keeping us updated, Justin!

09/25/12 @ 13:08
Comment from: Jeremy [Visitor]
Jeremy

Hope to win a pair! These look great and I like the black and grey color scheme. Can't wait to hear about how they hold up for running.

09/25/12 @ 14:30
Comment from: Vitor [Visitor]
Vitor

How does it feel under the arch?

09/25/12 @ 20:36
Comment from: jewel++ [Visitor]
jewel++

i would just take the KSO's sole
and mix it with the SEE-YA's upper.
vibram keep coming with all these new
advnced soles but it all gets more and more "plastic" (yeah, i know it's rubber).
it may sound weird but these new soles
seem "digital".
true- it's accurate and durable but to me,one single layered sole is the way to glory.
sure, look at your
OWN BARE FEET-your sole's skin is one
ORGANIC PART.(connected to the rest of you, ofcourse.)
i sense big miss here-seperate parts of
the sole will lead to pressure points on your feet over time--where one organic sole will spread the shocks all all around, and above.
that's only MY opinion-i love vibram's
ksos and the trek sports-classic models
that are a must for barefoot adventurers!

09/26/12 @ 06:18
Comment from: widmerpool [Visitor]
widmerpool

When are the Speed XC coming?

09/26/12 @ 07:06
Comment from: Jeremy [Visitor]
Jeremy

I agree with jewel++. The ground feel/overall performance I get from the KSOs is better than the SeeYa's because it evenly distributes pressure throughout the 1 piece sole.

I think a lot of people would be content in seeing the classic sole on new and lighter uppers.

09/26/12 @ 12:50
Comment from: Dana Roueche [Visitor]
Dana Roueche

Justin, thanks for the great review. While reading, I kept thinking about the KSO's then read the comments only to find others were also thinking about the KSO's. If you need to wear socks with the SeeYa LS, you will lose the weight advantage over the KSO. As for the SeeYa, if it doesn't fit right, the slight weight advantage it has really doesn't matter. In running, fit always comes first then weight. There is a lot going for the basic brilliance of the KSO. I understand vibram needs to keep it's product line fresh but in the case of the KSO, I think they got it right the first time.

09/28/12 @ 18:24
Comment from: Thien [Visitor]  
Thien

is 40 the smallest size for see ya or bikila? My feet size are almost 10 inches, like 9 3/4 on one and 10 on the other. see ya or bikila 40 is 10 1/4 inches. Will 40 work?

10/02/12 @ 10:24
Comment from: A C C [Visitor]
A C C

Jeremy, the only issue about having a one piece sole is there is no real "tread".

Then you have the extreme tread that doesn't touch the ground fully on pavement, such as the Trek sole.

10/03/12 @ 12:01
Comment from: Jacob [Visitor]
Jacob

Got my pair, so far I'm thinking these are by far my favorite pair of fivefingers out of the 2 dozen or so I own. The fit is dead on and they dont squezze my toes as the others do,so comfortabe that I could wear these all day. Gonna order a 2nd pair in another color!

10/23/12 @ 22:28
Comment from: Angel [Visitor]  
Angel

Has anyone used this without socks?

11/05/12 @ 19:12
Comment from: Andy [Visitor]
Andy

Can't wait for these and the Lontra to arrive in the UK

11/20/12 @ 09:25
Comment from: Steve [Visitor]
Steve

Justin,

What is the feel at the location of the heel? Are the ls fixe the heel slippage feeling in the Seeya ?

12/16/12 @ 14:56
Comment from: James (Jim) Bowman [Visitor]
James (Jim) Bowman

I picked up a pair and love.
So very very light weight.
It's too cold right now, but I can already tell that these will be even cooler than KSOs due to the 'see through' upper!
Arch feels a little more supportive than the KSO, as the new material is just a little more rigid. However, still gives freely to motion.

I think the shoe overall has more ground feel, and can we rolled up a little more easily than KSOs

The tread seems about the same as KSOs

12/17/12 @ 11:57
Comment from: Jim [Visitor]
Jim

Questions for "older" feet. I have some moderate out of line toes like from bunions? Will Vibrams work for me? If so, which would be best for my first pair? I like what I've read on the See Ya LS.

01/27/13 @ 19:04
Comment from: Phil [Visitor]
Phil

any idea when the seeya ls will be available in the UK?

02/18/13 @ 15:08
Comment from: Mr. Leigh [Visitor]
Mr. Leigh

— this could make them not such a good candidate for folks with wide feet.

I can concur with Justin that these are indeed not a good option for folks with wide feet. I finally got a chance to try them on yesterday, and after quite a struggle to even get into them, there just was not enough flexibility in the upper and also not enough fabric, to cover my entire foot. I had bare skin showing on either side of the tongue. I had high hopes for these, and unfortunately they are not for me. None of my local retailers carry the non-LS version, so I have not had a chance to try those for comparison.

02/28/13 @ 13:15
Comment from: Nick [Visitor]
Nick

I've had the Seeya LS for about 2 years now (still wear them here and there even though they're completely worn out a year ago). I really liked the fit and even the feel of the stretch fabric. At first they were a little chaffy, but I found after a while of breaking them in, this translated to more 'feeling' and actually desiring the net-like feel of the fabric. I don't know how to describe it but it feels like it stimulates the skin and the underlying nerves in a good way, especially after the stiffness goes away. What I really enjoy is how airy they are, great ventilation for sweaty feet, along with the insole fabric that helps the skin on the bottom of my feet feel comfy. The heel feels great, perfect fit design there. The laces can be a little inconvenient as they like to untie themselves but this area where the tongue is and the 'frame' of suede that goes to the heel helps it feel more secure on my foot while feeling very light at the same time.

However, what I hate is how the fabric just doesn't hold up for very long before becoming frayed and making holes around the edge of the sole (particularly around the side of the big toe and little toe on the other side, where all the foot bending occurs). I've had to glue them with shoe goo and that only works for so long before rupturing again. Also, the fabric between the toes is satin-like and not very durable whatsoever. It is the fabric between the toes on almost all of the VFF's that I find to be their 'achilles heel', they just don't hold up and are almost impossible to repair. I would love another pair of these, but only if the upper fabric wasn't so easily worn out and damaged...and it seems there are none left with dark/subtle color schemes anymore anyway.

04/02/15 @ 10:38