I'm not sure how I feel about these
By chr4900296 September 17, 2011
I'm a crossfitter and I've been wearing Vibrams for a long time and I love them. But I wanted a shoe with a whole toe box for things such as box jumps and lunges, I also don't like sprinting in my VFFs. I got these and they had pros and cons. I really liked running with them but had a few problems with them for Crossfit Wods.
Flat sole (no heel raise)
Still more sole than the VFFs
The rubber on the upper part of the shoe rubbed my skin raw on my right foot although I was wearing socks (may be due to size or just a fluke, didnt' happen in my left foot)
I believe they ran a little big (size charts often contradict each other on different sites)
I thought they were a very good shoe. I think if I got a smaller size they might fit better. I wear an 11.5 and I got 45's in VIVOs, a little too big if ya ask me. Other than the size, the sole thickness, and especially the rubbing on my toe, I liked them. I think I'm gonna try a smaller size before I write them off. I like the VFFs for things like dead lifts/cleans because I am tall and like to be closer to the ground for these. I think if I take the insole out of the VIVOs they will be within .5 mm sole thickness of the VFFs and then I'll be good to go.
I only bring up the VFFs in this so much because typically if your looking for a barefoot shoe, the VFFs are the best to compare a shoe with. If you're a Crossfitter who has been lifting in anything but VFFs then you will not be disappointed in these. And if you do wear VFFs, order a size small and take the insole out and I THINK you'll be good to go.
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