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Vibram Soles

rated 5 of 5 stars There are hundreds of different Vibram soles. Some are better than others. So you need to be specific when you are talking about outer soles. The Vibram on my Saucony Xodus 4 is super long lasting. The one on my Merrell is quite different and not so long lasting. Both grip great on wet surfaces.  Full review

Vibram Soles

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Incredibly dangerous! SOOOOO slippery! Just pure dangerous. I do not now how the owners of this manufacturer can sleep at night. One has to wonder how many people have been seriously injured, or have died, as a direct result of wearing these soles. Full review

FiveFingers Spyridon LS

rated 4 of 5 stars Vibram’s Spyridon LS is a FiveFingers shoe intended for trail running. Design features that make these better for trails are a collar that helps keep stones out, a quick pull lacing system, a leather piece across the top that provides some lateral stability, and mesh built into the sole to blunt the impact of rocks underfoot. (note - the Spyridon MR effectively replaced these a few years ago - similar design, probably has some changes/upgrades). I view these as a day hiker best suited for less… Full review

Vibram Soles

rated 1 of 5 stars Vibram soles slip on wet surfaces and come away from the shoe in less than a year to allow water into the shoe/boot... Goretex or not. My first experience with the Vibram sole was when I bought Merrell hiking shoes. The shoes felt very comfortable and I was happy until I slipped over on damp sandstone rocks while hiking. Not only are they dangerous in the wet but my 100% waterproof shoes became water logged as the soles separated from the shoes after about 6 months of normal wear. I bought another… Full review

Vibram Soles

rated 5 of 5 stars #1276 Sierra soles, nitrile compound, made in MA, USA. I put these on my everyday walking shoes. Traction is good in snow and wet surfaces. Very durable soles. Been using it for a year or so in my everyday shoes. Have not gone hiking in the mountains with these. I have used it over snow, ice, wet pavements. Durability and traction is excellent. Of course, concerning ice, no soles are effective unless you have metal spikes or chains incorporated in it to break the ice. Full review

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Vibram Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

Swap Your Vibram Soles with Korkers OmniTrax
Not sure which boots to wear on your next winter hike, or rather, which soles? Swap out your Vibram soles mid-hike for just the right traction with the OmniTrax adaptable system from Korkers. Read more
January 26, 2013

Vibram's FiveFingers Lontra made for winter running
Cold-weather running can pose a challenge in minimalist footwear. The insulated, water-resistant FiveFingers Lontra is Vibram's answer to "running in wet, yucky conditions." Read more
January 30, 2012

Minimal Toe Shoes Banned by Army
Minimal toe shoes, like Vibram FiveFingers, have caught on among running and fitness buffs. But if you're in the Army, forget 'em. The funky toe shoes are now banned for official Army training, because they "detract from a professional military image." Read more
July 6, 2011

New Barefoot and Minimalist Trail Footwear
Barefoot and minimal footwear is growing in popularity, including among the outdoor set. Whether you’re interested in going all in (barefoot) or want to ease into the idea (minimalist or lightweight), here are the latest trail offerings for 2011. Read more
March 16, 2011

Vibram FiveFingers TrekSport Barefoot Review
As interest in minimal footwear builds, we assigned three reviewers to test the utility of barefoot shoes for backcountry adventures. So, how did the Vibram FiveFingers TrekSports fare for our outdoor trail enthusiasts? Read more
February 16, 2011

Outdoor Retailer: Ready for their close-ups
Snapshots from the opening day of Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2010. Read more
January 21, 2010


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