Travel Country Blog Reviews New Vibram FiveFingers Treksports

From my recent forays into barefoot/minimalist running, I know that there is a lot of interest out there amongst readers on the Vibram FiveFinger “shoes” and the barefoot running craze in general. I’ve had my pair of Bikila’s for a couple of months now, and already Vibram is shipping new designs, most notably the new Treksports, which are designed for use on trails. The Travel Country Blog recently got their hands on a pair of these new shoes, and have posted their review.

In the review we learn that the new Treksports combine some of the best elements of previous FiveFingers shoes, namely the KSO’s, KSO Treks, and same Bikilas that I’ve been running in. The results, we’re told, are a more versatile shoe that can be used for trail running, trekking, water sports, and more.

And in even better news, the Treksports also combine 4mm of EVA foam in the midsole with another 4mm Vibram Performance Rubber Outsole to make this the most well padded FiveFinger shoe ever. Good news for those who are still a bit tentative about jumping into the minimalist running arena.

I’ll let you read the rest of the review, but I can tell you that it is a positive one. These new shoes seem to be evolving the design in a new and logical way, that is offering a more comfortable and protective shoe for those who are looking to dump the standard running shoes, and style, that we’ve all become accustomed to.

As for my own progress in running with the FiveFingers, I can say that I am continuing to enjoy it more and more each time. My milage has continued to increase at a slow, but steady, pace. I’m up to 3-3.5 miles on the days that I run “barefoot”, and for the most part it feels really good. I have, however, developed a bit of sore ankle, but I’m unsure if it is related to these shoes or some other activity.

Most days I’m still running 5-6+ miles in regular running shoes, and I’m mixing in road and mountain biking a couple of times a week as well, so I’ve been staying plenty busy. It is tough to say where I caused the minor injury, but it seems to be exasperated someone by barefoot running. For now, I’m taking it fairly easy on the ankle when I can, but as a testament to how much I enjoy this style of running, I haven’t stopped and I’m always looking forward to the next day that I run in my FiveFingers.

Kraig Becker

7 thoughts on “Travel Country Blog Reviews New Vibram FiveFingers Treksports”

  1. Totaly love them. we have had them for three years. e go canyoneering, bouldering, trail runs ( rocky ground can hurt tho if you are not careful)

    I'd suggest you break into wearing them over a bit of time. walking, then light jogging. maybe using them at the climbing gym for short periods of time.

    WHY? you might ask? It is the Plantar Fasctia. The tendons in the bottom of your foot. If you run too much on the balls of your feet. and you have to in these, then you can have a painful and slow to heal injury . strain there. Believe me, I know.

    Work your run distance in over a couple months.

  2. Thanks for your comments and advice Eden. That's exactly what I've been doing, slowly adding mileage and building up over time. For the most part, so far so good, and I really enjoy the experience so far.

  3. I also have that Vibram Fivefingers Treksports. I recommend it to all. It is the best shoe for trekking. It will not let you down. It has the best quality ever.

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