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Protection underfoot that doesn't sacrifice ground feedback.
Your foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, and hundreds of muscles, tendons, and ligaments. The Vibram FiveFingers Men's Bikila LS Running Shoe gives every last piece of foot anatomy the opportunity to engage in the kinetic chain that is your lean and mean body. From the company that brought minimalist shoes into the mainstream, the Bilika is designed specifically to enhance gait efficiency while supporting a forefoot-striking posture. Whether you're starting the barefoot adventure or a long-time toe-shoe fanatic, this minimalist runner keeps you and your foot firmly anchored to the ground.
With a one-pull speed-lacing system, the stretch nylon upper conforms to the contours of your foot. The laces stay in place throughout your run with a simple hook-and-loop tab. Your heel feels the love from a low-profile padded collar and topline. The individual toe slots give each tootsie time to find it's place in your running world. TPU toe plates offer protection from potholes, crumbling concrete, and bits of broken glass as your route winds along city streets or suburban roads.
Most running shoes have laces and toe shields, but the Bikila LS is a breed unto itself. The Dri-Lex covering on the 3mm polyurethane insole helps transport moisture away from your foot for longer-wearing comfort. The insole focuses cushioning under the ball of your foot for maximum comfort. Anatomical pods provide protection from road debris and help distribute forefoot impact forces without dampening ground feedback. When the earth talks, your foot can still hear everything it has to say. EVA arch construction follows the natural lines of your instep, keeping the shoe whisper-light and providing some support for those with high arches.
If you're just beginning the barefoot evolution, go slowly at first. Too much too soon and your dogs will be barkin' for days on end.
- Stretch nylon upper
- Dri-Lex lining, antimicrobial
- 3mm polyurethane insole
- Speed lacing closure
- TPU toe cap
- 4mm TC-1 rubber sole
- Machine washable, air dry
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I intend to use a FiveFingers to canyoning,...
I intend to use a FiveFingers to canyoning, do you guys think I can use this to walk over wet rocks without getting too slippery? Thank you
I have had just about every pair of VFF's ever made, and absolutely love them! I would look for the VFF KSO's for anything slick, as the hard rubber-plate soles on these are really meant for flat, dry pavement. The softer, siped (think gecko-grip like scale in the sole) are much better for grip on anything slick. I have used the KSO's for everything from rafting to cliff jumping to climbing, and they are great everywhere. (Though I would much rather have the Bikila for road running)
A word of warning:
If you haven't used VFF's or other imitators, I would recommend you stick with a standard shoe for this trip. The adjustment can leave you sore if you over-use them getting started. After that initial adjustment though, you will never want to wear regular shoes again.
Hope this helps!
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
I've owned and ran in lots of different Vibram FiveFingers models. The KSOs are still my favorite on shorter runs < 3 miles. These have a thicker sole that I feel are better for longer runs or if you have to run over pointy things such as rocks.