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The 2017 Vibram FiveFingers Range – Sneak Peak #2

An Introduction to 2017’s Vibram FiveFingers – Part 2

In the final entry of our Vibram FiveFinger 2017 range sneak peak, we will be revealing the Vibram FiveFingers V-Trial and V-Train

The V-Trail

V-TRAIL_17M6901_BlackGrey_HERO._2000pxThe V-Trail is the next generation Spyridon MR/Elite. The Spyridon MR was a great shoe, and was very popular amongst trailer runners, and more specifically, mud runners (hence the MR). The Spyridon MR was a shoes that was directed at a very niche market, so we get the impression that they are renaming the shoe at the same time as the update in the design to appeal to a wider audience.

What Vibram Say:

New for 2017! Grab a pair early for the holidays! The V-Trail is the perfect technical trail runner for the adventure racer you know. This is our evolution of the very successful Spyridon MR / Elite product line!

  • Evolution of Spyridon MR / Elite

  • Vibram 3D Cocoon technology molded into the sole provides rock-stopping protection, now extended further into the ball area

  • Multi-directional lug design for grip all over!

What Feetus Think:

If it based on the Spyridon MR, then it looks to be a great shoe. The updated designs/colours are always a nice feature, but we are glad to see they are still using the MEGAGRIP sole. There is a new sole design however, using a new triangle design on the sole. The 3D Cacoon feature is still there, which is a definite plus when running off-road.

 

The V-Train

V-TRAIN_17W660-_BlackGreen _HERO 2000pxAs with the V-Trail, the V-Train is the next generation version of the KMD Sport LS. Aimed towards the indoor fitness market (although still great for outdoor), the V-Trail has been getting people really excited!

What Vibram Say:

New for 2017! Grab a pair early for the holidays! The V-Train is the perfect training and fitness shoe, for use in and out of the gym! Step into the next generation KMD Sport LS today!

  • Evolution of KMD Sport LS

  • Provides Flexibility of a barefoot shoe with a little more structure

  • Special Rope Traction Lugs in arch for rope climbing

  • Circular lug pattern for grip during lateral movements

 

What Feetus Think:

Looks like a fantastic shoe, multiple pivot points on the sole make it great for manoeuvring quickly. We think the addition of rope traction lugs on the arches is different, but it shows Vibram are really looking into the target market for these shoes. As with the KMD Sport LS, they use the XS-Trek sole which is excellent for indoor and outdoor activities. We have noticed they have replaced the speed laces that were seen on the KMDs with standard fasten laces and a Velcro strap. Not too sure how we feel about this as we love the speed and ease of the quick fasten laces. It does mean you can get them fastened nice and tight meaning no loosening of the shoes during all those lateral movements, plus the Velcro strip will keep them tucked away … we’ll see how they perform in practice.

 

All in all, we are very excited about the next generation releases of what was already a pair of great shoes. We will have these available for pre-order very soon! Make sure you are signed up to our newsletter, or follow us on social media to find out as soon as they are available.

We are expecting these to arrive towards the end of March 2017!

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