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  • Looks like Adidas is throwing its hat in the 5 finger ring

    I came across the new Adidas adipure trainers in the paper on Sunday. I wonder how they will compare with Vibrams. At $90 dollars they are not cheap. Has anyone seen them at a store yet?


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    probably get sued by vibrams for copying their shoe so closely...
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    • #3
      shit man, this is like wearing extra expensive condoms for that "close to nothing" feel, just go for cheaper alternatives. I bought a pair of $22 scuba shoes that kick THE SHIT out of all VFFs I've tried.
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      • #4
        I have been wearing a 49 dollar pair of the Fila Skeletoes since February and they have been just fine. I have been toying with getting either the Vibram classic or the Vibram Sprint (or a different one if anyone has any suggestion) this Christmas but these Adidas seem tempting.
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        • #5
          These look like all the "tricked out" five fingers I've seen lately.

          I'm a huge fan of my KSO's... I wore one pair into the ground after about a year and a half a serious use. When I went to get a replacement I tried some of the newer styles (Bikila, Komodo, Sport)... they all felt like they had a ton of crap on the bottom... it almost seems like they are moving away from a minimalist type of footwear. All those treads and junk on the bottom also makes the sole seem much more stiff.

          I ended up getting another pair of the simple old KSOs.
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          • #6
            It'd be hard to be worse than the Fila version- I only wear mine to work out, and they just fall apart...
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            • #7
              I love my KSO's as well. They have a good groundfeel and I use them for lifting, sprinting, hikes and wading into water while fishing, it would be hard to find a more flexible and perfect barefoot shoe.
              I looked at a pair of those FILA skelatoes this weekend and they are vastly inferior and stiff. Looking at the adidas link they look really heavy and reinforced. There could be some heel lift to them. I's hard to judge from photos .
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              • #8
                Idk if they are or if they are not, but it's a market waiting to blow up. The five fingers, we can have a very strong and affordable version for 35$. Let's get there.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by PrimalClay View Post
                  I came across the new Adidas adipure trainers in the paper on Sunday. I wonder how they will compare with Vibrams. At $90 dollars they are not cheap. Has anyone seen them at a store yet?


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                  I saw them yesterday at Academy Sports. The bottom was totally inflexible, almost rigid, but they were shaped like a normal bottom of a foot. I did not want to even try them on. In hindsight I should have.

                  (I wound up in a river this weekend wearing my Komodos rescuing my dog. They performed beautifully on slippery rocks in a swift current, giving me the grip I needed to haul my 80# dog out of danger. I hiked for aother 2 hours in them without a blister or any discomfort.)
                  Last edited by Adrianag; 11-14-2011, 02:48 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Did you guys have the plain KSO pair or the KSO trek? Also has anyone tried the classic or sprint? Classic looks very minimalist.
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                    Lost 105 pounds in 5 months
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by PrimalClay View Post
                      Did you guys have the plain KSO pair or the KSO trek? Also has anyone tried the classic or sprint? Classic looks very minimalist.
                      I have both the KSOs and the classics but the classics get the daily wear. Next to nothing on the feet and easier to get your toes into than the KSO until you get your toe splay worked out. But if you are in the grass, dirt, etc, you will get a lot more crap in the classics than the KSOs. The classics have an elastic draw string to tighten them up but I rarely use it, cuts into the skin on the top of my feet too much. I'm about 50/50 between going barefoot and wearing the classics.
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                      • #12
                        Personally, I'd rather see more minimalist shoes that don't separate the toes, like the Merrell Barefoot, or NB Minimus. I have no desire to wear any kind of separated shoe like that.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by jfreaksho View Post
                          Merrell Barefoot
                          I have a pair of those too... so that I could have a minimalist shoe that was work friendly. They are nice... but I still feel like I have on shoes when I'm in them.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Goldsmith View Post
                            I have a pair of those too... so that I could have a minimalist shoe that was work friendly. They are nice... but I still feel like I have on shoes when I'm in them.
                            I felt the same when I tried them on.

                            I'd like more true minimalist shoes, everyone seems to get going thicker, all the new vibrams are 5,6,7mm thick, thats why I'm gettig another pair of KSO's, they're only 4mm. I'd really like to try vivobarefoots they look not bad.
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                            • #15
                              Go on Amazon search for Feiyue. Rejoice.
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