My Evaluation of the Bakilas as Pose Running Shoes
How do they stack against my criteria for Pose Running shoes?
- Low heal rise - Check
- Thin soles - Check
- Flexible -Check
- Light weight -Check
I've been running in the Bakilas for about a week now, and I only have one complaint. The top edges of the shoes have a tendency cut in to my skin around the ankles and Achilles tendons. While this is annoying, it is not annoying to the point that I would stop wearing them. I'm sure that my skin will toughen up, and if not, I'll perform some minor corrective surgery on my Bakilas, and everything will be fine.
I've read that some people were very disappointed that the Bakilas were given a harder and slightly thinker sole than the previous versions of Vibrams FiveFingers shoes. However, for me the differences in the soles were not perceptible when I was running in them. However, I will say that the harder sole make the separated toes even more irrelevant. There is no advantage in separating the toes when they are not able grab at the running surface like they were designed to do when running barefoot. The separated toes are really just goofy looking fashion statement, and I wish the people at Vibrams would make shoes that do not have separate toes for people like me who do not need any help looking goofy.
I highly recommend the Vibram FiveFingers Bakilas as shoes for Pose Running.