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?
asked byYoannah_offca (4896)
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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.
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.
on July 23, 2011
at 01:52 AM
That's fascinating. I've never had this problem with my KSOs.