Vibram FiveFingers Spyridon LS

Jun 1, 2012
Outside Magazine

BEST FOR: Barefoot runners who want to go off-road. THE TEST: With a layer of thick, scaly rubber on the bottom that extends up around the toes, Vibram’s beefiest five-finger model held its own on gnarly singletrack and pebbly gravel paths. Testers appreciated the ease of the single-pull lace system, which stayed secure with a tough piece of Velcro. Still, they said the outsole could have gripped better on muddy days, and, with no cushioning, most ended up avoiding rough terrain. “They work best on mellow trails,” was a common refrain. Like all Five Fingers, they’re a project to put on. THE VERDICT: A dedicated trail shoe for committed minimalists, from the people who liberated your toes. 7.4 oz


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