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    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.

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    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?)

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    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.
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    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wander View Post
    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.
    The strap would be nothing more than a walk around and a little play. I just want a pair that aren't specifically for exercise related activities so I don't have to worry about them smelling up all the time. And they are just so darn comfy.

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    What pair of vibrams is a good all-around pair that will also not offer too much cushion, especially lifting at the gym?

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    @ Sakura Girl, the Bikilas have been the Goldilocks shoe for me. Just enough cushion (and the EVA arch) I can trail run on rocks, roots, etc. Not enough cushion to interfere with lifting or to lose ground feel. Otherwise the KSO's would be my next favorite.

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    Komodos for the gym is my vote. They suck for running over textured surfaces (gravel, trail, etc), but they're great for smooth surfaces and any other activity.
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    Oh, btw, does anyone have any suggestions for minor sole repair? My Komodos are ready for retirement, me thinks, but I want to wear them for my half marathon in 2 weeks. They have developed a minor hole in the sole on the ball of the foot, about the size of my pinky fingernail. Will duct tape keep them together for 2 more weeks?
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