Monday, November 22, 2010

Vibram Bikilas After 1,000 Miles

They don't look too bad at all, actually.

4 comments:

  1. I'm debating on getting these for my road races..

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  2. I got a pair for road races, but no longer use them for that purpose. They have too much cushioning. I use them as trail shoes now. If you look closely at the pictures on daily mile, you'll see that most of the wear is on the heel: she's still heel striking a bit in those, due, IMHO, to the cushioning.

    I'm a big fan of the Speeds:

    http://yelling-stop.blogspot.com/2010/07/speed-work.html

    They have less cushioning underfoot, but the same smooth interior as the Bikilas. They're available from the UK, at the moment.

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  3. hmm heel striking.. BOO!!! Do you think maybe she's never run barefoot and hasn't learned how not to heel strike? Do you road race in KSO's?

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  4. I think she's a fine runner, but I think the Bikilas have enough cushioning so that you can heel strike and not be aware of it. I have this problem in the Treks. My heels start throbbing after I finish the run.

    I've run races in the KSOs, yes, and love them. I sort of prefer the KSOs, because they've got less cushioning than the Speeds, but the Speeds are more comfortable.

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