Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Vibram FiveFingers Spyridon LS

Ever since I started running in my Bikila almost exclusively, I always wanted something more rugged that I can go hiking or trail running with. When Vibram announced the Spyridon LS, I was surfing their website almost daily waiting for them to be in stock.


Compared to the Salomon Fell Cross, the Spyridon’s sole is nothing. But then again, pound for pound, it’s not really a fair comparison.


At 209g per shoe, this is as rugged as it gets.


Here’s an extract from their website -

“Our first trail running–specific model, the Spyridon LS provides the perfect balance of “foot feel” and protection on rugged surfaces. A minimalist 3.5mm Vibram rubber sole provides impact protection from stones and debris, while better allowing proper barefoot dynamics. The aggressive tread design delivers sure-footed grip in all directions, molded nylon mesh in midsole adds a “rock block” effect, dispersing impact over a wider area. The Coconut Active Carbon upper offers natural breathability and an adjustable hook-and-loop closure ensures a secure fit. 3M reflective applications for safety after dark. Machine Washable. Air Dry.”


I think the white portion is the “molded nylon mesh” that gives you protection without impacting ‘minimalism’.


This should be the '”adjustable hook-and-loop closure ensures a secure fit”. The Spyridon fits my feet perfectly so I don’t really rely on the lace.


Even your toes are given some rugged traction.


Just like the SeeYa, you can see '”Vibram” all over the Spyridon LS.


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