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Old 12-04-2012, 02:00 PM
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Ummmm.... I'm getting the feeling that I should probably be ashamed of this...

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Old 12-04-2012, 02:10 PM
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Aaaaah I hate you - you have Lontras!! >.<

If you're sick, I'm sick too: I have 2 pairs of Komodosports, Komodosport LS, KSO, and my old Treksports.
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:10 PM
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Lol everyone has a fun stuff addiction.. feel no shame!

I recently tried out a pair of minimalist sneakers (the sole/bottom part were designed by VFF) not my style at all.. I like more structure in a running shoe but I certainly see the allure.It does feel like running barefoot..which for some reason disturbed rather than enthused me lol

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Old 12-04-2012, 02:11 PM
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How do you feel about the ones with laces? Zip ties?

Edit: OOOOOH, I didn't see you had Lontras, how do you feel about THOSE? Would they stand up to a real upper midwest winter?
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:13 PM
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How do you feel about the ones with laces? Zip ties?
I honestly only like the laces on the Speeds. I wish my Spyridons were the laceless version, I was SO grumpy when they released the velcro Spyridons les than a month after I bought my laced ones.
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:14 PM
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I actually just got the Lontras today, and haven't even tried them on yet. I'm going to try them on after lunch.... I've heard horror stories that they're a bitch to get on. Kinda scared.
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:26 PM
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I would like to know how you find the Lontras - really eying them for schutzhund and hiking in the winter but the price tag has me a bit hesitant.
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:35 PM
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OKAY, Lontras are on! They weren't as hard to get on as I thought they would be, but still not as easy as others. I's say on a, ease-of-putting-on scale of 1 to 10, 1 being Classics and 10 being KSOs, these are about an 8.

They fit different than my other VFFs. Honestly, they feel more like shoes - less ground feel and you definitely can feel the sole. Whereas the other VFFs don't feel like there's anything between your toes... with Lontras, it does kind of feel like your toes are wrapped in gauze. However, they're still pretty comfortable. Only part that is less-than-comfortable is the X point on the strap, it rests on kind of a sensitive part of the top of my foot.... but I may just have them strapped on too tight.

They're definitely water resistant - I just sprayed them with the kitchen sink nozzle and my feet are still dry! On the downside, they don't breathe very well.... though that's probably good for holding in heat.

The neoprene cuff is apparently really tight on some people... not me. I guess I'm one of the lucky ones.

I don't foresee me hating Lontras, especially when it gets cold. Of course, today it's sunny and mid-fifties, so I have no use for them right now.
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:38 PM
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PS - they're really ugly. It's like the early 1990's vomited all over. Blech.
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Old 12-04-2012, 04:30 PM
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LOL that is quite the collection! I have a slightly toned version of your addiction

I was torn about the Lontra's vs the Vivobarefoot hiking shoe I was looking at and I'm glad I went Vivo. I despise when I can constantly feel the shoes between my toes. And yes, they are hideous LOL
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