Rated5out of5byPony galfromPerfect partnerI love these boots! I love my Merrill pace gloves but could not use them in the snow. The frost glove works beautifully in the cold, wet and snow. They are a good antidote to my snowshoe boots that are stiffer and have a raised heel. I put on my frost gloves after snowshoeing and they allow my feet to relax and still be warm. I wear a smart wool sock with them as my feet sweat too much in them barefoot. They are also hard to get on if your bare feet are damp as in trying to put them on in the locker room. Or if your socks are heavy hiking socks you won't get them on. As long as your feet are dry they will go on no problem. They are a blast to run or walk in any where and in any conditions. Keep on truckin
Date published: 2013-02-13
Rated5out of5byMuzkirazedfromMy new Favorites!They may not be much to look at, but these boots are amazing! They are so comfortable and have a very minimal feeling against the ground with the vibram soles. The waterproofing is great, and the insulation keeps my feet warm in the rain, wind, whatever! I have worn them much more than I thought I would originally.
Date published: 2013-02-06
Rated5out of5byG. PainterfromWonderful!I had been bemoaning the cold, wet Seattle winter that had made me put away my FiveFingers...until these! If you are looking for a cold weather "barefoot" shoe, these are it!
- Zero toe-heel drop
- Thin sole, but a little insulation to keep your feet warm. Very flexible, and so far very good traction (as one would expect from a Vibram sole)
- Very warm puffy insulation over the rest of the boot (keeps my feet warm down into the 40's...not sure if they could be a true snow boot)
- A tiny bit of arch support (not enough to ruin the flexibility of the sole in my mind)
- Very light! They weigh next to nothing (especially compared to my other winter boots)
Compared to my hiking boots, I feel like I'm dancing on air rather than clomping around! I love them, I love them, I love them. So far (two rainy day outings) they have been waterproof as well.
Sizing: I normally wear a 7.5 in most shoes, sizing up to an 8 with no trouble in Teva and Keen (I'm a 38 in the FiveFingers). In these, I was very solidly a 7 (the arch on the 7.5's told me very clearly that they were too big). Also, one review on the Merrell site said that someone with high arches had a little trouble putting them on... my arches are high enough I can't wear the non-lace FiveFingers, and I had no problem with these. My feet tend towards slightly wide, and I notice that these are a little on the narrowish side, but not nearly enough to crowd my feet.
Date published: 2012-12-16
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