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Vibram FiveFinger Bikila

Introduced in 2010, the FiveFingers Bikila are Vibram’s answer to the traditional racing flat. Promoted by Vibram as their “fist model created exclusively for a more natural running experience.” In other words everything you need in a “pure” running shoe without any extra where there doesn’t need to be. The pod outsole provides just enough protection at the midfoot to help distribute impact, without compromising ground feel.

Front/Top view of Bikilas in Light Grey / Red / Grey

Front angled view of Bikilas in Light Grey / Palm / Dark Grey

Side view of Bikila in Royal Blue / Black / Grey

Sole view of Bikila in Royal Blue / Black / Grey

What These FiveFingers Will Help You Do

If you were so inclined, you could wear them just because you like the way the look, but the FiveFingers Bikila were built with one purpose in mind:

  • Running

People Who Should Buy the Vibram FiveFingers Bikila

  • Runners

You Shouldn’t Buy These FiveFingers If

  • Some people are put off by the extra “padding” underneath the midfoot on the Bikila. Read one opinion on the Bikilas here, and view the comments for an exchange from people on both sides.
  • If your primary use for FiveFingers isn’t running, you may want to consider a different model.

Technical Specs

  • 4mm anatomical pod outsole
  • 3mm Polyurethane footbed
  • Dri-lex sockliner
  • TPU toe-caps for protection
  • 3M reflective surfaces for safety

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