Vibram FiveFinger Bikilas

I wanted to wait until after seeing the doctor and trying to run again a couple times, before buying a new pair of VFF’s.  Did my research online, hunted around for a deal at a brick-‘n-mortar, and found these at Atmosphere :

VFF Bikilas

VFF Bikilas

A debate when I selected them, as to size.  Color was no issue; I wanted the most ‘hideous’ color available, because it’s nice to get noticed in shoes like these.  The other option was a grey/black (read : “dirt magnet”) that wasn’t impressive.  And nowhere seemed to have the awesome Spider-Man Red style that I’d come across in Google Images.

Size was the question.  I seem to have one foot very slightly longer than the other.  Going with the larger size I have the bigger foot comfortable and the smaller foot loose; in the smaller size, the bigger foot is kinda tight and the smaller foot is comfortable.

I chose the smaller size; figured better to not have a slip-sliding loose shoe than a slightly tight shoe.

VFF Bikila sole

VFF Bikila sole

The fit is pretty much the same as the KSO’s.  The Bikilas have more of a rounded, cupping heel around the Achilles than the KSO’s did.  And there is definitely more “armor” on the sole.  Not getting away from the minimalist feet; more that it was 2-3mm more ‘ablative plating’ in key frictive surfaces that, when running, still feels minimalist but takes more bite off the road surface.

First run in these was the May 27th outing.  Happy to have them on board !





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