Comment from: Gerald C. [Visitor]
Gerald C.

Thanks for the great review, Leah! And, mentioning not only what works with this new line, but also what can be cause for concern. I'd love to eventually get a pair of the men's SeeYa's for road-running here in Napa. How have the soles been holding up so far?

02/07/12 @ 11:42
Comment from: Weston [Visitor]
Weston

Has anyone gotten the chance to review the Seeya LS?

02/07/12 @ 13:04
Comment from: Rich [Visitor]
Rich

I don't get this line:
"We do not recommend using this as an everyday trainer but rather a race shoe since it is so thin."

That would seem to imply that the thicker models (KSO, Bikila, what have you) have some kind of cushioning, and further, that said cushioning is necessary for healthy/safe training. I realize they don't actually say that, but why else wouldn't they recommend the SeeYa for everyday training? I fully understand (and like) the thicker models, and I think they have their purpose, but this seems antithetical to what VFFs and minimal running are all about.

02/07/12 @ 13:58
Comment from: admin [Member]  

@Weston,

There is no SeeYa LS (not yet anyway -- and probably not until 2013 at the earliest based on what's been spotted coming Fall 2012).

02/07/12 @ 14:58
Comment from: tak555 [Visitor]
tak555

the blister comment is disconcerting... it's the whole reason i went away from KSO's, and love my bikila's. i may just go with bik's or speeds again.

02/07/12 @ 15:28
Comment from: leah [Member]  

@Gerald C. Thanks! Soles are holding up great so far!

@Rich The thin upper doesn't provide much protection to the top of the foot and the sole isn't as robust as some other models... They're definitely one of the most flexible and lightweight VFFs which makes them awesome for racing.

@tak555 If you're on the fence, you might want to test them out in the store first. Tim didn't mention in his review about having the blister problem that I did, so it could just boil down to fit.

02/07/12 @ 17:10
Comment from: Vitor [Visitor]
Vitor

I've given up Vibram, they are good, but they always have some hot spot or some toe that doesn't feel good.

Its design has a huge tendency of have those issues, no matter how good they are.

02/08/12 @ 11:52
Comment from: Rachel [Visitor]
Rachel

Thanks for the great review Leah! I was on the fence myself about these, but we got them into the store I work at and when I first put them on it was heavenly. I've yet to take them on their first run, but I'm excited! They feel ultra thin and comfortable. I am noticing that little bit of room in the heel, just enough that it moves when I move, but so far I haven't had a problem with it.

02/22/12 @ 23:01
Comment from: leah [Member]  

@Vitor Bummer! I hope you find one that suits you best soon.

@Rachel Aren't they super comfortable? Super light and airy...Hopefully you won't have the blister prob that I had while wearing them.

03/04/12 @ 19:02
Comment from: Kirsten [Visitor]  
Kirsten

I've had my SeeYa's for a month now and logged a few hundred pavement miles in them. I just have to say they are AWESOME! Better than the Classics and KSO's. They are so lightweight and flexible, from the upper to the sole, they conform to my foot perfectly. I don't even have to fasten the strap at all if I don't want to. No problems with blisters or rubs. I feel like Vibram has really hit the minimalist mark with these!!

03/20/12 @ 13:46
Comment from: Rachel [Visitor]
Rachel

Just an update on my Seeya's, I did wind up having that blister problem due to the suede strip in the heel, not where the strap is, and some moleskine on the inside of both heels solved the problem. :) I love these shoes!! They feel way more flexible than my Komodosports, so I've definitely switched to these for pavement running.

03/29/12 @ 02:59
Comment from: David [Visitor]  
David

Great review. I found this site from a Google search "Vibram FiveFingers +blister".

I, too, was very excited to see Vibram finally got back to a true minmal shoe and I have to say, after running in FiveFingers for 2.5 years, these are my favorite... I love these shoes! Then, there is the exception: Blisters on my instep just as you have described in your review. I tried using a Tegaderm transparent dressings which lasted about 2 seconds (I've had good results with this product in the past when where traditional running shoes and a sock), so I'll try taping, today.

This is definitely a design flaw since I wear 45's and ended up with little hot spots on the insteps of each foot. I should have just pulled them off to finish my run. This seriously has me questioning Vibram's product testing.

Thanks again for the review and verifying that it's not just my pair of Seeyas. Rats.

05/26/12 @ 09:49
Comment from: Darlene [Visitor]
Darlene

I bought a pair of See Ya's and had the some of the same issues. When I first put them on, I was so excited they felt great. But, when I went for a run, I got blisters on the side of my foot and I felt like they were going to slip off. I had to take them off and run barefoot the rest of the way home after about a mile and a half of running. I have had he trek sport, kso, bikila, bikila LS and the speed before the See Ya's. I prefer the Bikila, Bikila LS and the speed for running.

03/02/13 @ 09:59
Comment from: Linda Kastelic [Visitor]  
Linda Kastelic

Hey, the See Ya's seem like a new "Bikila". I am interested in purchasing them, but am concerned about the blister thing, and I wonder if anyone out there has any info on sizing - I have 5 pair, including the incredibly lightweight Entrada. But my feet are small. A 35 in Classics and Entradas. I have ordered the Jayas L in a 36 as people reviewed it and mentioned that for some people, it ran small. So, does the See Ya run small as well? The new fabric from Vibram is very thin and stretchy, lovely feel! Any info will be appreciated. Thanks!

05/26/13 @ 23:17