Comment from: Paul [Visitor]  
Paul

I am such a huge fan of the El-X! They have revamped the classic in a way that leaves me sort of sad. I love the classic, and this is better in a lot of ways that I don't want to even admit.

The slippage you mentioned does go away after a while and you just forget that you are wearing shoes, really. You just get to be naturally walking around, or running around, or CrossFitting. My favorite shoes for CrossFitting are the KomodoSport and the Sprint.

02/20/13 @ 12:27
Comment from: Solona [Visitor]
Solona

So how exactly is the Komodo Sport better for crossfit? Does it have much more lateral traction?

02/20/13 @ 12:38
Comment from: joe earnshaw [Visitor]
joe earnshaw

I couldn't agree more.I own 5 different pairs of fivefingers including two pairs of classics as I was afraid they would stop making them (I'm that guy that buys 5 of the exact same thing just incase it stops being produced!).I bought a pair of the EL-X's a week ago and they are right up there with the classics for me and quickly becoming my favorite pair! I was starting to worry about the future of fivefingers. They seem to have been focused on making really odd shoes with thicker and thicker soles that happened to have toes on them. Hopefully these will be around for awhile!

02/20/13 @ 13:17
Comment from: koffeekev [Visitor]
koffeekev

These are my new favorites with the SeeYa's a close second. These I can wear to work without a problem because of the all black color. They look and feel great and for some reason the SeeYa's and EL-X's keep my feet warmer for winter walking. It was 27f and I walked/ran 2 miles and my feet are warm without socks. I love them and can't stop looking at my feet, lmao

02/20/13 @ 18:50
Comment from: AlmostEuro [Visitor]
AlmostEuro

Love the look of the EL-X; however, the heel proved to be too sloppy for me. I wore them around the house for several hours and I just can't see myself getting used to it. Perhaps its just because I'm so used to the "stuctured" heel of my Bikila LS. Either way, the EL-X heel appears to be an issue for many people. I exchanged mine for the new light grey / black, Komodosport LS.

02/21/13 @ 07:05
Comment from: [Member]

@Solona - For my purposes, the sole works better for me plus having the elastic-style quick lacing really makes my foot feel more secure throughout than other models. Here's a good shot of the sole: http://www.rei.com/zoom/ff/bd955129-b9e9-4f1c-98db-63e41b563186.jpg/440

@joe earnshaw - I'm glad to see the EL-X, too. Even not having ever owned a pair of classics, the direction FiveFingers was going had been worrying me. It's nice to see them get back to basics.

@koffeekev - Interesting. I've yet to have a pair of FiveFingers that kept my feet truly warm in freezing weather, but then again I'm really tall and have terrible circulation in my feet. My toes are cold in wool socks in 40 degree weather.

@AlmostEuro - The heel has indeed gotten a lot of comments. Although my issue is the opposite: I feel like the SeeYa heel is even slimmer and less structured, which is what I'm used to. I'd like to see the EL-X get more of a barely-there SeeYa heel. But good choice ont he Komodo Sport LS. Love those.

02/21/13 @ 10:11
Comment from: Mike [Visitor]
Mike

When I saw these come out and read the reviews, I was very excited... That was until I realized that they fall into the same category as many new VFFs. The no longer carry the smaller sizes. The start at 40 and I wear a 38 - 39. Sadly there is no woman's alternative in this model.

02/21/13 @ 14:09
Comment from: Tim [Visitor]
Tim

I am new to Vibrams, but I've had my Komodo Sports for around 4 months and I absolutely love them. I wear them everyday at the gym, both running and lifting, but I'm nowhere near the fitness level of Crossfit. I enjoyed reading about the EL-X and will look into purchasing a pair once my Komodo's bite the dust.

03/05/13 @ 18:37
Comment from: Chirs [Visitor]
Chirs

I wonder if anyone has input on how well these would stay put for indoor bouldering (rock wall climbing w/o rope). I currently wear my KSOs which are falling apart (from running on the beach for several month) and I'm in desperate need of a new pair. My two main concerns for a new VFF: minimalist shoe and they'll stay on tight. I'd easily pick up a Ten if I was confident the slip-ons would stay-on.

I figured some of the movements of cross-fit can be a good barometer, but I wanted to ask directly.

01/27/14 @ 15:41
Comment from: Sarah [Visitor]
Sarah

I think Fivefingers may be good shoes for running, but you might as well do Crossfit propertly barefoot as its an indoor activity. I find this works best anyway.

01/27/17 @ 11:37


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