Comment from: JPortions [Visitor]
JPortions

My wife and I both have a pair of these. Some pluses and some minuses. In brief: love the tread and the KSO-like material; hate the KSO-like strap and the fact that my heels tend to slide around. Have done some 5ks in them, but I am going to work up to longer distances soon. Will let you know how they hold up.

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06/19/12 @ 22:45
Comment from: Vitor [Visitor]
Vitor

Does it pressure the arch like the KSO? Because I could never feel comfortable with the way my KSOs felt on my arch.

06/19/12 @ 23:11
Comment from: Kevin [Visitor]
Kevin

As someone with the LS model, I can vouch for the great traction of these shoes. Personally I think the LS upper looks much better and mine have survived a lot of tear, but I'd be interested to see which holds up better.

06/20/12 @ 00:04
Comment from: dirk verelst [Visitor]
dirk verelst

I like the looks of these, orange is a great VFF color if you ask me. These certainly beat the LS version which looks ugly to me. Of course, when going for a mud run, these considerations are of lesser importance.

06/20/12 @ 04:48
Comment from: Rich [Visitor]
Rich

Based on looks alone, I prefer the classy and timeless KSO trek (I still have a barely worn pair!). Haven't tried the new sole though, so I'll keep an open mind.

06/20/12 @ 10:02
Comment from: Frog Foot Rob [Visitor]
Frog Foot Rob

I bought mine from a retailer in UK because I couldn't wait. I got the green soled version. I love them espeically with Ij socks. They are pretty seamy in the toes barefoot. But the color scheme on these is awesome.

Ground feel is not going to be the appealing factor here with the tread design.

Out on a very rocky trail I got poked kind of hard where the toes and foot meet, but other then that they did mute other impacts well.

However, they are currently my favorite pair [I've own KSO's, Komodos and Bikila's]

06/20/12 @ 11:27
Comment from: Jammy [Visitor]
Jammy

I own a pair of Spyridon LS, my girlfriend has the Spyridon without laces, and we love them. It was my first pair of VFF, for use at dog agility (grass) and the sole is great, never slipped, not even during rain. Yesterday it was dry weather, so I decided to train at my KomodoSports, and I slipped when I had to stop, never happened on the Spyridons! :-)

06/20/12 @ 11:32
Comment from: Gerhard [Visitor]
Gerhard

How does the fit compare to the LS model? I love the KSO Treks for trail running and just got a pair of the Spyridon LS's. After a longer run yesterday I found that the VFF's were to "narrow" and was feeling like my feet we're pinched in the shoes. do you notice a difference between the two?

06/20/12 @ 12:07
Comment from: Dante [Visitor]
Dante

I'm digging the Popeye shirt :p

06/20/12 @ 14:44
Comment from: Johnny [Visitor]
Johnny

Well, I tried on the Spyridon and the KomodoSport LS at an REI retailer in NJ, but felt the Spyridons were a little to built up. I love the outsole's traction but ended up with the Komodo because it was lighter (both in weight and price). I was being helped by a sales associate that could not say "Spyridon" no matter how many times I corrected her. She kept saying "Spay-Drone"...seriously, are the robots reproducing so much we have to spay them???

On a lighter note, I eventually ended up with a pair of SeeYas and have forgotten my Komodos...

06/20/12 @ 20:29
Comment from: MJ [Visitor]
MJ

I’m in agreement with Grim, Spencer and Rachel, vibram continues to make bad marketing decisions for guys with smaller feet that are forced to buy a shoe color more female then male. Because of that decision I have wanted, but refused to buy speed, trek ls, spyridon now and the soon to be released lontra, which I really want as a person in the north east that has to transition to and from my fives and traditional shoes. I believe Vibram hears there customers, but does not listen to them much.

06/20/12 @ 21:37
Comment from: Andrew [Visitor]
Andrew

I'm uk based and have had a pair of these for a while now having previously owned bikila's and trecksports. they are generally more sturdy rockplate is overall a plus point for sure, despite a reduction in ground feel. My slight issue with them is that in order to make them sturdy and protective enough for the trails, they are heavier and I feel quite aware of the fact that I am wearing them when running to a greater extent than with my other vibrams. When it comes down to it, they still aren't the right choice for truely technical rocky terrain and they cost like £130 over here so if i had the choice now, i'd buy a pair of teh feather light new balance trail zero's for non technical stuff and some MT110's for teh mountains and then have some money left over for a beer or two.

06/21/12 @ 12:30
Comment from: A C C [Visitor]
A C C

@Johnny : You're missing the point. The Spyridon sole has fantastic grip on smooth rocks and can blunt rocks in general. The Komodosports are more for Crossfire and activities not requiring tread. The grip is for different surfaces.

These make Treksports more or less obsolete.

06/21/12 @ 21:40
Comment from: Ted_S [Visitor]
Ted_S

I got excited when I read this, thinking that I might be able to get a pair in time for a trip to the Canadian Rockies. But REI only has the version shown here, with orange webbing between the toes. I really dislike having a contrasting color for the webbing, especially a color that calls atention to itself. I'm holding out for the black with slime green trim. The tops of the toes and the webbing between them appear to be the same shade of black.

06/22/12 @ 20:21
Comment from: Johnny [Visitor]
Johnny

Not missing the point. I know what the intent of the Spyridon was from the outset. Weighing the options of lightness and price, the KomodoSport won out. I live in a suburban area that has some rolling farmlands in south central PA, and although the Spyridon would be a wonderful shoe for the muddier farm areas, the extra $35 was too much to accept...especially with the wife present.

06/22/12 @ 20:41
Comment from: DangerDan [Visitor]  
DangerDan

I love the LS's I have, although had to clip the original LS system since for whatever silly reason they decided to make it shorter than the Bikiala LS but after all that they still fit fine, I'm looking forward to checking them out if they are at my local stores and see if I can try on a pair

PS I want the orange pair really badly

06/25/12 @ 00:52
Comment from: Robbie [Visitor]
Robbie

My mom scored a pair before me! I'm VERY jealous!

07/03/12 @ 16:03
Comment from: Tang Runner [Visitor]
Tang Runner

Used already a spyridon and a spyridon ls for trail running. Wrap around strap system supports rear foot (spyridon) while ls fits through persons having large or high arch's. But in my experience lacing system functions better in slushy and muddy trails. Spyridon holds a amount of mud (get's stocked between the round strap) causing additional weight.

07/10/12 @ 08:58
Comment from: Bill Boyd [Visitor]
Bill Boyd

The laceless 'green' Spyridon is available here in the Philippines. We got it last April.

07/10/12 @ 11:55
Comment from: Bill Boyd [Visitor]
Bill Boyd

The laceless 'green' Spyridon is available here in the Philippines. We got it last April.

07/10/12 @ 11:55
Comment from: sammniamii [Visitor]  
sammniamii

Ok, ordered these and although I love the way they look - I could NOT get them on. I have "tall" feel and just couldn't fit my foot into the opening. Very sad, but thankfully CitySports does have a return policy. SO, lessoned learned - if your feet are "tall" - which is different than wide, tall is the height of your foot from top to bottom - these aren't a good fit for you.

07/25/12 @ 10:07
Comment from: alketas [Visitor]
alketas

When is the full review going to posted?

08/10/12 @ 14:16
Comment from: Tom [Visitor]
Tom

While I run paved roads in Komodo Sports, running rocky trails or gravel roads, even in shoes with rock plates like Merrell Trail Gloves, hurt my feet. However, with the Spyridon, while I feel the gravel clearly and perhaps a little louder than I might prefer, the gravel didn't hurt. Well done, Vibram.

11/15/12 @ 21:31
Comment from: Zach Yang [Visitor]  
Zach Yang

I have pair of KSO and I ran with them a lot. The problem is that I felt my arc is higher that I used to be, I think it has something to do with barefoot running style. and the pressure KSO put on my arch is become more and more obvious. So I am wondering if this model has the same issue?

11/30/12 @ 00:58
Comment from: Ben [Visitor]  
Ben

Does anyone know if the "rock block" mid-sole is just in the main body of the foot, or does it extend all the way to the end of the heel and the toes?

01/20/13 @ 13:29
Comment from: joe [Visitor]
joe

I had a pair of treksport and slip on my butt in water wearing them which wouldbe the best overall ones for water and everything else?

01/22/13 @ 19:53
Comment from: tristan [Visitor]
tristan

I have been running in Spyridons since January and it has changed my running life forever in my view. My ankles, calves and achilles are stronger, my peroneal muscles/tendons (which caused constant problems from scar tissue) have become more defined and the pain has disappeared.

My only one problem is blisters caused by the seam that runs across the bottom of the big toe inside the shoe. Defies logic as to why it was designed that way. Poor manufacturing.

In my experiance the grip is good to go on all surfaces. I have also found my feet occasionally slip inside the shoe once sweat forms when on sharp turns or when running around cones.

Despite this I highly recommend the spyridon

05/13/13 @ 06:57
Comment from: miles [Visitor]
miles

firt ever vibrams ive run in, bought them since i run cross country around the yorkshire landscape (UK).

Really fun and certainly work well in transition form grass/mud to more rocky terrain.

If your a cross country type an want to go barefoot these rock

11/25/13 @ 09:48