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FiveFingers in heat.

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 22, 2011 at 9:14 PM

I just came back from a small walk around my neighborhood to hang fliers (I have a moving sale on Sunday). I put on my pair of classics and I actually was getting burn! I was avoiding any pavements, but even the hot ground I could feel with only limited protection. I had to do a second, shorter run, and I put my komodos, which gave me much better protection but I am not sure what it would be like after a longer walk.

When I was buying my Bikilas, a woman in the store told me that when she was on some 5k or such there was a woman in Bikilas which MELTED on the hot asphalt surface.

Any experience with heat protection? Anyone had such extreme, melting action?

Have you had other experiences when FiveFingers (all or a particular kind) where they gave not enough protection or even were risky to use?

100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

(18706)

on July 23, 2011
at 02:24 PM

I bought mine in Spring 2010, so I'm not sure which incarnation that is.

27e79ef3308bb5f2d7bd04ee7eea7b79

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on July 23, 2011
at 09:51 AM

When I tried on brand-new KSOs, I realized how thin mine were in comparison. Mine are an ancient brown-on-brown, worn down to the equivalent of rubber dishwashing gloves on the soles. They were already thin when new, thinner than the current incarnation of KSOs.

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A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

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on July 22, 2011
at 09:25 PM

I wore my Sprints all day on asphalt on a hot day in July in SoCal last year. By the middle of the day, I could tell it was a bad choice. I was overheating from the bottom up!!

I don't think there's much "protection" for this. Just wear thicker soles.

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27e79ef3308bb5f2d7bd04ee7eea7b79

(2038)

on July 22, 2011
at 10:05 PM

I wore my KSOs on a sandy part of the trail leading out of the Subway route near Zion National Park in Utah last September. The sand was incredibly hot, and I couldn't stand on the sand for more than two or three seconds without the soles of my feet burning. I ended up hopping from foot to foot and hurrying back to the car. When I came back the next day to do the full Subway route, you can bet the KSOs stayed in the hotel room.

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100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

(18706)

on July 23, 2011
at 01:52 AM

That's fascinating. I've never had this problem with my KSOs.

100fd85230060e754fc13394eee6d6f1

(18706)

on July 23, 2011
at 02:24 PM

I bought mine in Spring 2010, so I'm not sure which incarnation that is.

27e79ef3308bb5f2d7bd04ee7eea7b79

(2038)

on July 23, 2011
at 09:51 AM

When I tried on brand-new KSOs, I realized how thin mine were in comparison. Mine are an ancient brown-on-brown, worn down to the equivalent of rubber dishwashing gloves on the soles. They were already thin when new, thinner than the current incarnation of KSOs.

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8515be19faab037d37a788633e32b9f1

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on July 22, 2011
at 09:35 PM

I have Bikilas and have no problem at all. I run, walk and crossfit in 100 degrees in NC.

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