One of the most innovative and “best inventions” to come in years, the Vibram Five Fingers Barefoot Shoe was developed with comfort, balance and athletics in mind. The shoes give you the capability to be in motion in a more natural, flexible and FUN way. The Vibram Five Fingers is an innovative and ingenious creation that can actually help make the foot healthier, strengthen muscles in the feet and lower legs, improve range of motion and increase sensory reception important to balance and agility.
Bringing back the exceptional performance of Bikila, Vibram has introduced to the world of barefoot enthusiasts the Vibram Five Fingers Bikila LS Men! This time though, people with higher instep or wider feet can now easily fit in these outstanding running shoes with its speed lacing system. You can easily adjust the laces and voila! your feet are more comfortably encased and ready to spring into action.
The Vibram Bikila LS’ upper is made of coconut active carbon which makes it more breathable than its predecessor especially for an exhilarating yet comfortable run. Aside from this and the speed lacing system, Bikila LS still provides you the revolutionary features of Bikila that you have come to adore such as the 3mm polyurethane insole which is covered in Dri-Lex® which by the way is thickest under the ball of your feet to give you tremendous plating protection. Its outsole is the same 4mm anatomical pod that helps spread out the impact without keeping you from experiencing the utmost ground feedback. Top these off with a more padded and athletic topline and collar plus a reflective material that is strategically placed on the heel and strap for increased visibility in the dark and you’ve got the best running pal on the road!
Finding the Right Size Vibram Five Fingers
It’s important when ordering the Vibram Five Fingers Bikila LS that you get the right size shoe. Vibram uses the European shoe size system so you will need to measure your foot and use this conversion chart to find the right size for you.
|Foot Length (inches)||9 ½ “||9 ¾ “||10 “||10 ¼ “||10 ½ “||10 ¾ “||11 “||11 ¼ “||11 ½ “||11 ¾ “||12 “|
|Men’s Bikila LS Size||38||39||40||41||42||43||44||45||46||47||48|
Vibram Five Fingers recommends the following procedure for accurately measuring your feet:
- Stand with your heels flush against a flat vertical wall.
- Slide a ruler under each foot and measure the distance from the wall to the tip of the longest toe.
- Take the longer of the two foot measurements.
- If the the foot length varies more than 1/6 in. it will be difficult to get a precise fit for both feet.
- If your your second toe is more than 1/6 in. longer than your big toe it may be difficult to get a precise fit
Vibram Five Fingers Bikila LS Men Testimonials
|A. Jarvis||Still Easily 5 Stars
just got these yesterday from shoemart.com. i got the KSOs last november and thought that a shoe couldn’t get any more comfortable…i was wrong. these are 10x more comfy than the KSOs. feels like a perfect mix of typical running shoe and fivefingers. a little more padding to make your feet feel like they’re wrapped in clouds….i’m serious they’re way comfy. i didn’t run in them yet, tomorrow i will test them out on a 6-mile run and update the review if i have anything remotely negative to say.
update: run went great, a little harder to put on than the kso…..other than that still easily 5stars.
|billso||I love my Bikila LS
I love my Bikila LS. Got them in the mail 2 weeks ago and used them for the Great Aloha Run. I’ll keep wearing my Bikilas, but I alternate them with the LS. The LS are much easier to put on and fit, and they fit me very well. I did pass another man who was wearing LS during the GAR.
|I love everything else about the Bikila LS!
I purchased the Bikila LS several weeks ago, and have had a chance to run several five mile trail runs in them so far (I live in a winter climate, but we had a few days of high 40s, so I was able to get out in them before it snowed again). I have been running in the KSO’s for almost two years previous to getting the Bikila LS. I would have to say that people with high arched/high volume feet may still have difficulty getting into them. I have a fairly low volume foot and didn’t find them much easier to get into than my stretched out KSO’s. But I love the laces for micro-adjusting the fit. And I love everything else about the Bikila LS so far. I can’t wait for the ground to warm up so I can get more use out of them. I do wish they had some brighter color options. But I settled for the grey/green. Sizing is comparable to KSO’s, just like recommended.
Buy Vibram Five Fingers Bikila LS Shoes
Vibram Five Finger shoes have been pretty popular so finding a pair sometimes can be difficult. Below are some places you can check out in case you can’t find seem to find any.
Where to Buy FiveFingers in the United States
Where to Buy FiveFingers in Europe or the UK
Available FiveFingers Bikila LS Men’s Colors
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