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Bikila LS Shoe - Men's by Vibram Fivefingers


Price: $59.64 - $194.08
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  • rubber
  • rubber sole
  • Claimed Weight: [size 42, single] 6.0 oz
  • Lining: polyurethane
  • Closure: speed lace
  • Support Type: minimal
  • Upper Material: stretch nylon, TPU toe cap
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Product Description

Your foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, and hundreds of muscles, tendons, and ligaments. The Vibram FiveFingers Men's Bikila LS Running Shoe gives every last piece of foot anatomy the opportunity to engage in the kinetic chain that is your lean and mean body. From the company that brought minimalist shoes into the mainstream, the Bilika is designed specifically to enhance gait efficiency while supporting a forefoot-striking posture. Whether you're starting the barefoot adventure or a long-time toe-shoe fanatic, this minimalist runner keeps you and your foot firmly anchored to the ground. With a one-pull speed-lacing system, the stretch nylon upper conforms to the contours of your foot. The laces stay in place throughout your run with a simple hook-and-loop tab. Your heel feels the love from a low-profile padded collar and topline. The individual toe slots give each tootsie time to find it's place in your running world. TPU toe plates offer protection from potholes, crumbling concrete, and bits of broken glass as your route winds along city streets or suburban roads. Most running shoes have laces and toe shields, but the Bikila LS is a breed unto itself. The Dri-Lex covering on the 3mm polyurethane insole helps transport moisture away from your foot for longer-wearing comfort. The insole focuses cushioning under the ball of your foot for maximum comfort. Anatomical pods provide protection from road debris and help distribute forefoot impact forces without dampening ground feedback. When the earth talks, your foot can still hear everything it has to say. EVA arch construction follows the natural lines of your instep, keeping the shoe whisper-light and providing some support for those with high arches. If you're just beginning the barefoot evolution, go slowly at first. Too much too soon and your dogs will be barkin' for days on end.

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    I wear Injinji toe socks with the shoes.
    pianobenjjamin
    There is a lot of good information available online about barefoot running, which you are essentially doing with these types of shoes.
    J. W. Mullins
    It took a few days for my feet to get used to them, now they feel great.
    John

    Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    97 of 98 people found the following review helpful By J. W. Mullins VINE VOICE on June 16, 2011
    As some background I was once a very high mile runner with a number of marathons under my belt. As I got older the miles started to cause more pain on my knees and shins and I couldn't just run through it like I used to. My doctor recommended I try these. I was a bit weary at first but after some exhaustive research I decided to take the plunge and I am glad I did. My knee and shin pains is gone. I have friends who have experienced the same relief of pain they had dealt with all their lives, knee, shin, and back pain.

    Now this isn't some magic shoe, but what the shoe does is helps us, as humans, run they way we are supposed to. The way we had run for tens of thousands of years. Keep in mind that footware of all kinds are relatively recent. Long before trainers came about we were running, barefoot or in flimsy sandals and doing just fine. What these shoes do, and similar minimalist shoes like them from New Balance, Merrell and Reebox, is help the body run in a more natural manner. The heal strike that is so common today has come about as we added thicker and thicker cushioning to our shoes. When barefoot it is not natural to strike the ground with your entire weight on the heel of your foot. A good example of natural running is to go watch kids run barefoot, before they are taught the 'correct' way to run they run the natural way. Which is to land more gently on the forward part of your foot and role the foot front to back, instead of hammering your heel into the ground.

    With that in mind wearing these shoes takes some time to retrain the foot so start building up slowly. I found that just having my toes separated felt very odd but after a few days of wearing them around the house I had gotten used to it.
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    22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Allhooligan on June 17, 2011
    Color Name: Black/GreySize Name: 43 EU Verified Purchase
    It took awhile to get used to putting on the shoes, and I've learned that wearing toed socks restricts the blood flow in my toes to the point of numbness, but bare foot these things are great. I use them lifting weights and without adding leg exercises my calves and ankles have grown from my toes being engaged in my stablity. Running is a whole new experience. And they take up so much less room in my luggage when I travel. Love 'em.
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    43 of 51 people found the following review helpful By Mike on July 18, 2011
    Color Name: Black/GreySize Name: 44 EU
    I have heard so much about the benefits of barefoot running but wasn't willing to run barefoot so I decided that the next best thing would be a shoe that gave me that barefoot feel. The VFF bikila did that. It fits real well, it looks cool (at least I think so), and it was like running barefoot. Like any other shoe, you first must get them to fit you. I did this by wearing them and running in them for short distances. After owning this pair for a little over a month and wearing them maybe every other day or so, I noticed that parts of the sole that runs up the toes were coming off. I began looking further at the sole and saw that it was being worn down pretty quickly. They looked as if I had had them for six months and wore them every day.

    I really like my Bikila LS' but would not buy anymore Vibrams Five Finger shoes. They cost too much for too little of a shoe that wears out too quickly.

    Also, this shoe is very slippery when wet and does not dry quickly.
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    9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Fluffy1221 on June 20, 2011
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    I received my bikila ls today and put them on and they felt great. I own the classics and Kso's as well. the only thing i was dissapointed with was the quick lace system. I put the first on with no issues and the second one i put on and tightened the lace and the one side came out of the tab. i really dont feel like sending back so ill fix myself but not happy about this
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    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By E. Saggese on July 12, 2011
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    I have started running many times in my life and always gave up after a short while due to pain in my knees and lack of air.
    After watching some Animal Planet videos I started thinking on why did humans run on their heels while every other running animal ran on their toes (if you haven't noticed what a dog, cat or horse has at half their height is their heels, not their knees, it's just that they don't touch the floor with them).
    So I started trying to run on my forefoot on a threadmill and it felt WAY better than running with a flat foot or, even more so, compared to falling on my heels as it was inevitable with those wedges Nike got us used to.
    So I decided to start running on my toes on the road, to see how it feel, but "normal" shoes got in the way, so after a little bit of research I found the Vibram Fivefingers. They looked awful, yes, and I wouldn't like to be seen on them in a public place, but I assumed that in the woods no one would be checking my feet. So I got them.
    Wow, what a difference! In my first run (first run in fifteen years of not running or even walking over one block) I ran four miles. That night my legs hurt a lot, but they hurt in a good way. No knee or joint pain, just muscle pain. I had minor pain in my second toe, I have Morton's feet so my second toe is much longer than my first toe, which makes most shoes a bad fit. I thought this would be a problem but by my third run that finger socket had streched and I didn't feel any discomfort anymore.
    So I dialed it down a notch for the next few runs. On my fourth run I was already going five miles with no pain and lots of air to spare. For comparison, after three months of running fifteen years ago when I was in much better shape, after the same discance I would feel miserable.
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