Comment from: Huib [Visitor]
Huib

Joey, do you also own the Zilch sandals? Can you tell me how the flexibility of the Nilch is compared to the flexibility of the Zilch?

07/06/11 @ 03:30
Comment from: Terry [Visitor]
Terry

Cool! Not too ugly looking

07/06/11 @ 06:37
Comment from: Joey [Visitor]
Joey

@Huib

Yes, I have worn the Zilch as well, and as I described above, this sole on the Nilch is similar in shape and layout, but it's much thinner, more flexible, and lighter weight. The flexibility is not ideal (in my opinion) for running, but more than good enough for a casual walking-around-town shoe. Does that help?

07/06/11 @ 10:03
Comment from: Josue Diaz [Visitor]  
Josue Diaz

Interesting. Great review.

This product definitely strikes me as a more of a casual shoe just based on looks alone. I can only imagine how difficult it was to crank out some Crossfit movements with these things on. Yikes!

07/07/11 @ 17:11
Comment from: TobeActive [Visitor]
TobeActive

Sounds interesting.
Maybe also for our product proposal in our online-shop in Freiburg, Germany.
I will propose it to our product management department.
Thanks.

07/08/11 @ 09:15
Comment from: Mo [Visitor]  
Mo

How wide are they? This has been my limiting factor... So far only VFF KSO, KSO trek, and custom-ordered (super extra wide) soft star moccasins fit my hobbit feet, ruling out most of these newcomer (and less freaky looking) options!

07/18/11 @ 09:17
Comment from: Joey [Visitor]
Joey

I would say the width is pretty average. If your feet are super-wide, my guess is this will not fit you. Sorry, I know how frustrating that answer probably is.

07/18/11 @ 12:17
Comment from: kevin [Visitor]
kevin

How would these hold up for walking around on trails or sidewalks? I'm trying to find something to take my dog for hikes in.

Also, if I'm a size 10.5 in most running shoes, should I get these in a 10 or 11?

08/07/11 @ 12:57
Comment from: Ohad.R [Visitor]
Ohad.R

loved this review. thanks.
CrossFit is great as well! (what was your time on the filthy 50? :-) )
and: what is your recommendation for the best show for CrossFit? (i also CrossFit myself!)

thanks
ohad

08/14/11 @ 16:58
Comment from: joey [Member]  

Haha. I don't remember exactly what I got that day, but it wasn't great. I was getting over a cold. I want to say it was 28 minutes and change? Don't remember.

Best shoe for CrossFit? Funny you should ask. Just today I started putting the final touches on a CrossFit Minimal Shoe Guide that Justin asked me to write... like 5 months ago. :-s Sorry Justin. haha.

08/14/11 @ 20:59
Comment from: joe [Visitor]  
joe

after reading the review I picked up a pair of these for knocking about..so far so good. They feel better than your average "water booty". the fit is snug its but not a bad snug, sort of like a sock...gonna put some more walking miles on them.

09/01/11 @ 08:27
Comment from: Bob [Visitor]
Bob

I use the Nilch as my regular running shoe and I love them. I can feel even the tiniest pebble. I've not noticed any issue with the flexibility. I normally wear an 11.5 shoe and I am wearing a size 11 Nilch. I wear a very thin sock and they fit fine. It wouldn't hurt if they were a tad longer but I have not had a problem and no blisters.

12/02/11 @ 18:31
Comment from: azmi [Visitor]
azmi

can Nilch use for jungle tracking?help me plz ^_^

02/16/12 @ 04:11
Comment from: Joey [Visitor]
Joey

Jungle tracking...? Wow. Part of me thinks that you're making a joke, but I will answer as if you were serious anyway. I am so sorry, but I have know way of knowing the answer to that. I live in Los Angeles and have never been in the jungle. Anybody else?

02/16/12 @ 12:25