Comment from: Grok [Visitor]  
Grok

Oh man!

Do you need my forwarding address?

09/09/09 @ 19:05
Comment from: admin [Member]  

LOL. So you're a size 43? ;)

09/09/09 @ 19:10
Comment from: Chad R. [Visitor]  
Chad R.

Oh yeah, now I'm getting excited! Mine are on order from Kayakshed.com. Justin, the lugs look good; the siping is gone from my KSOs, so maybe these will last longer.

09/09/09 @ 20:15
Comment from: Josh [Visitor]
Josh

Wow, I am excited about these. My Christmas list has been filled out for months now: "TREK'S". They are the answer to my upcoming winter trail running challenges, and look incredibly comfortable.

PS: If they should accidentally send any size 44 testers your way, I can find a home for them. ;)

09/09/09 @ 23:17
Comment from: Robert [Visitor]  
Robert

Same here Chad. I've got some of the blacks on preorder. I'm hoping this means they will be sent out in early Oct instead of later.

Thanks Justin! waiting for your further reports on the new shoes.

09/10/09 @ 00:03
Comment from: Web [Visitor]
Web

Hi Justin,

How are the Treks running on stoney paths? Do they give better protection against stone bruises? I love my Sprints, but after 5 miles or so on my local gravel path my feet start getting a little beat up on the larger rocks.

Thanks,
Web

09/10/09 @ 11:04
Comment from: Robert A [Visitor]
Robert A

Very cool, thanks Justin. Still not sure whether I will be buying either of these newest VFFs - as a college student, I find that $$ for this sort of purchase is limited! On top of that, I sort of want to save up for the Bikila......

09/10/09 @ 16:10
Comment from: Noah [Visitor]
Noah

Fantastic!!!

Looking great. I am also waiting for the bikila but these looks pretty solid.

Can't wait to hear more about them and how you're enjoying them!

09/10/09 @ 21:19
Comment from: Michael [Visitor]
Michael

So there have always been complaints about odor control and cleaning of VFF's...wouldn't the leather make it even more bothersome odor wise? And do they pack in the box instructions on cleaning methods?

09/11/09 @ 00:59
Comment from: Ryan [Visitor]  
Ryan

How do you expect them to hold up in cold weather? A few on runnersworld were hoping these shoes would make good winter running shoes. What's your take?

09/12/09 @ 12:24
Comment from: admin [Member]  

@Michael,

I've always had *better* luck with odor control and leather than with synthetic materials. I'm not sure if this is because leather is tanned or is innately anti-microbial or what.

In any event, the leather used in the Treks is treated with some kind of anti-microbial process. Of course, sweat and dank feet tend to conquer technology over time ...

@Ryan,

I think they would do better than existing VFFs in winter, which is to say, if you wear socks, they will probably do better due to the thicker sole and bit of EVA used in the Treks -- I'm guessing both will provide insulation from the cold earth beneath your feet.

Just going to be a bit of an unknown though until it gets colder.

09/12/09 @ 12:29
Comment from: tombiggs [Visitor]
tombiggs

I just bought my regular KSOs 5 months ago and I love love love them! But now they've found a way to make me spend more money!

Seriously, kangaroo leather is the bomb. My motorcycle gloves (Held) are made from 'roo leather and it is soft, supple, strong, and lasts a good long time. Can't wait to have a pair of fivefingers made from the stuff.

09/25/09 @ 14:28
Comment from: John Greene [Visitor]
John Greene

Got 'em a week ago and love them. These are my 1st pair of Five Fingers and I couldn't say enough good things about them. These things are SO comfortable I don't care to take them off at the office where I used to go barefoot during the day.

I've warn them for daily use and trail running and am constantly amazed with the Treks.

Thanks to the Benchmark in Cincinnati for hooking me up with these! I'm still trying to figure out exactly how they had them, but regardless of how I feel lucky.

10/02/09 @ 12:26
Comment from: Barefoot Sal [Visitor]
Barefoot Sal

Hey Justin. I had the pleasure of trying these on at FrontRunners, a popular shoe store, in Brentwood, CA. Yes, I liked them. If I had an extra $100+ to throw around I would have bought them for novelty alone. They appear very well-made and durable. However, as a barefooter, and shoe minimalist, I found them everything but. As compared to the Classics, my feet felt smothered and suffocated. They just seemed to be headed in the other direction of "minimalism", in my opinion. That being said, if I were one to hit jagged and rugged terrain, I would much rather have these than a "traditional" hiking shoe. Long live Five Fingers! Now bring on Bikila!
Peace, out.
Barefoot Sal
North Hollywood, CA, USA

12/18/09 @ 00:52
Comment from: Iskate10 [Visitor]  
Iskate10

Hi Justin!

Just got my first pair of KSO's and love them! Ran one mile the first day with no problem. Ran 2.5 miles the second day. My achilles tendon and calves are sore but I am hoping this is to be expected.

What are your thoughts?

Thanks!


12/28/09 @ 10:18
Comment from: GiselaLee [Visitor]  
GiselaLee

So jealous of your shoe, Justin. I must buy Trek, currently sporting broken bones so good rehab shoes.

I've worn down 3 normal Fivefingers, I wish their product price can be lowered.

Great blogging by the way, bring on the change ~ everyone should know this gem

01/13/10 @ 09:03