Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

VFF Bikilas or...?

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • VFF Bikilas or...?

    So I'm training for my first marathon, with 2 half marathons coming up this summer. I've been in Vibram Komodos since late September and I never want to go back to lace up shoes. I've scorched off the tread on the ball of the foot of them and I'm thinking I should probably get a new pair to train & race in soon. I tried on the new SeeYa's but they seemed really cheap. I wasn't impressed. What other pairs would you recommend for racing? I've heard good things about Bikilas, but wanted some personal experiences. I'm not interested in pace gloves or anything like that, just V's. Open to hearing about all VFF styles in regards to running.
    Thanks!
    --Trish (Bork)
    TROPICAL TRADITIONS REFERRAL # 7625207
    http://pregnantdiabetic.blogspot.com
    FOOD PORN BLOG! http://theprimaljunkfoodie.blogspot.com

  • #2
    I don't like my bikilas as much as my KSOs, trek sports are good too

    Comment


    • #3
      +1 for the KSOs! It amazes me the amount of road grime that would have been on the top of my feet.
      Primal Journal of a Filipino Cherokee Grok
      http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread53103.html

      SAD weight: 250
      Current Primal weight: 183.2

      Comment


      • #4
        Originally posted by Dr. Bork Bork View Post
        So I'm training for my first marathon, with 2 half marathons coming up this summer. I've been in Vibram Komodos since late September and I never want to go back to lace up shoes. I've scorched off the tread on the ball of the foot of them and I'm thinking I should probably get a new pair to train & race in soon. I tried on the new SeeYa's but they seemed really cheap. I wasn't impressed. What other pairs would you recommend for racing? I've heard good things about Bikilas, but wanted some personal experiences. I'm not interested in pace gloves or anything like that, just V's. Open to hearing about all VFF styles in regards to running.
        Thanks!
        girlfriend has classics, sprints, bikilas, and komodo sport ls
        I have classic, classic smartwool, flow, and komodo sport ls

        We both wholeheartedly recommend komodo sport ls over everything else by a mile. Just our 4 cents.
        The Champagne of Beards

        Comment


        • #5
          see my gleeful thread on Bikila and Komodos lasting well. I have them both as laces, but that's to accommodate my tremendous flippers. I'd totally trust either pair to see me through some half marathons and a full one. Plus, I'd be hard pressed to spot any comfort differences between the two; it's all visual (with the Komodos looking substantially cooler, but I don't blame my Bikilas for being born grey!). Good luck.

          Comment


          • #6
            Looks like I might be investing in some more komodos.
            Power of the dragon, yo!
            --Trish (Bork)
            TROPICAL TRADITIONS REFERRAL # 7625207
            http://pregnantdiabetic.blogspot.com
            FOOD PORN BLOG! http://theprimaljunkfoodie.blogspot.com

            Comment


            • #7
              I love my Bikilas! I'm torn between buying another pair, or picking of a pair of Speeds.

              Comment


              • #8
                Originally posted by rccrsphil View Post
                +1 for the KSOs! It amazes me the amount of road grime that would have been on the top of my feet.
                +2, on the KSO.
                If you have a problem with what you read: 1. Get a dictionary 2. Don't read it 3. Grow up 4. After 3, go back to 1/ or 2. -- Dennis Blue. | "I don't care about your opinion, only your analysis"- Professor Calabrese. | "Life is more important than _______" - Drew | I eat animals that eat vegetables -- Matt Millen, former NFL Linebacker. | "This country is built on sugar & shit that comes in a box marinated in gluten - abc123

                Comment


                • #9
                  my wife and i have been wearing vibrams forever, and have tried just about every style. if you are using them specifically for running, then i recommend the bikilas. they are designed for road running, plain and simple. my wife recently got a new pair of Bikila LS. she loves them. she had been wearing komodos recently, but for her road specific running (training for a half marathon) the bikilas are the ones.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Yeah, I've been training & racing in my komodos since I got them in Sept. The ball of the Vibram is scorched (see picture below). I did that in less than 6 mos. I showed the people at the running store and got a big pat on the back "GOOD JOB!!"

                    --Trish (Bork)
                    TROPICAL TRADITIONS REFERRAL # 7625207
                    http://pregnantdiabetic.blogspot.com
                    FOOD PORN BLOG! http://theprimaljunkfoodie.blogspot.com

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      I live on a gravel road and like my bikilas. I can't compare to others though because they're the only pair I have.

                      I won't run in anything else anymore though. In fact, my bikilas have pretty much become my constant shoe of choice.

                      I like that my toes don't rub or get bunched together. It's just nice.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Hey Trish,
                        just wanted to weigh in with my own personal development -
                        I've now sewn up the uppers on my Komodos twice, and my Bikilas not at all.
                        I put the Komodos in Glasgow and the Bikilas in St Andrews; I split my time 50/50 between the two towns so they should wear at the same pace.
                        Verdict: soles are equal; uppers on Bikilas are sewn such that if you're going to abuse them with vegetation, choose Bikilas.

                        (but I'm still drooling over Spyridons. Have you tried them yet?)

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Have not tried the spydies yet. I tried on the new SeeYa's though. They seemed really cheap (manufactured). I was not impressed.

                          If anyone has a rubbing problem, try Sprinkling Anti Lady Monkey Butt powder in your V's, then slick your toes up with blister block. Worked like a dream for me today on my 7 mile hilly run. Absolutely no pain.
                          --Trish (Bork)
                          TROPICAL TRADITIONS REFERRAL # 7625207
                          http://pregnantdiabetic.blogspot.com
                          FOOD PORN BLOG! http://theprimaljunkfoodie.blogspot.com

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Bringing back an older thread... I own a pair of Bikila LSs that i use to sprint/run/workout/hangout in, but I was thinking of getting a pair of the regular Bikilas (REI.com has them on sale for $60. Not sure if its the same in the store), and I was wondering how they differ from the LSs or anyone's experience with them. They would be play shoes, basically. I have an old pair of over-sized (thanks salesperson...) Brooks and a pair of Asics that have been turned into yard work shoes. If I can help it I don't touch real shoes outside of work. I love my LSs and if the basic Bikilas are good, I want to order them.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              I have run in every type of VFF up to the Komodo... My favorite and only pair that I will buy at this point is the Bikila LS (I prefer the LS version to the strapped one - I've had both). The strapped version used to rub a little which was why I tried the LS.

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X