Comment from: Dustin [Visitor]
Dustin

Those are some nice shoes. But at 190 they are priced way above my pay grade. Particularly if I destroy them as quickly as I destroy most Vibrams. Usually only last me a few months before they go. Whether they be the Leather ones or the Synthetic ones.

I just don't have faith in the FiveFingers actually lasting more than 6 months tops. As such 190 is too much. If I had confidence in Vibrams ability to make a durable shoe that would last for 2 or more years I would consider it worth wile. But 6 months is the longest any of their models have lasted. Most of the time I have worn them out in even less. And I don't even run much. I just wear them to work and for the occasional walk or dog agility trial.

06/30/14 @ 20:29
Comment from: philip [Member]  

Dustin - thanks for the comment. I definitely agree 190 is tough. Also sorry to hear you've had trouble with Vibrams wearing out. I guess I've been lucky as I haven't worn out any of mine. I don't wear them as often as I used to, but I've definitely put them through some things (like multiple tough mudders). Mine have all held up pretty well over the years. I hope you can find a pair that holds up long term for you.

07/01/14 @ 01:34
Comment from: Sammniamii [Visitor]
Sammniamii

Yeah, at $190 that's even pricey for me, who owns 9 pairs of Vibrams. I like the design, but I wonder how the stretch is - I can only wear the LS's and the classics.
I've only worn out 1 pair, and they are still wearable, but not as "walkers" - like running around the yard, heading up to the store. They have been repaired so many times, they hurt.

07/02/14 @ 13:19
Comment from: shopharim [Visitor]
shopharim

The 190 gives me pause, but I REALLY prefer leather, so I likely will snag a pair.

As to durability. I rotate three pair of Trek's on a daily basis and have been doing so for nearly two years. I have found that washing them, versus use, causes them to break down. for me, it is not that construction has given way, but that the fit has become loose.

07/02/14 @ 14:46
Comment from: Chris [Visitor]
Chris

Excellent review Philip! Thank you!

07/02/14 @ 18:52