Rounding out the 2011 toe shoes line-up is the Vibram Five Fingers Bikila LS. You can read about the Bikila LS and a vs. to the Bikila Five Fingers. Looking to snag a pair? Buy the Bikila LS from a trusted FiveFingers retailer!
The Bikila LS' striking feature is it's off centered "speed" lacing system. Speaking of "speed," the first laced VFF was the Vibram Five Fingers Speed, but the Speed was not released in the United States. Thus, the Bikila LS is the first widely available laced VFF.
Bikila LS utilizes the same outsole and insole as the Spring 2010 Five Fingers Bikila
In short, a laced Five Fingers model makes an immense amount of sense because it allows for a better fit for individuals with larger, higher, and wider feet.
Designed on a revised platform specifically for running, this shoe has a 3 mm polyurethane insole that's thickest beneath the ball of your foot for improved shock absorption A 4 mm anatomical outsole, crafted with Vibram rubber, protects your foot with increased plating that distributes forefoot impact without compromising ground feedback Keep stink and sweat away with the Dri-Lex interior lining that actively wicks moisture and inhibits odors Get incredible breathability with the Coconut Active Carbon uppers that provide natural ventilation; padded athletic collar and topline provide comfort around the ankle Lace-up design accommodates wider feet and higher insteps Protect your toes with the tear-resistant TPU toe protection finish Added safety with 3M reflective surfaces that make you more visible to others in low-light situations Specifications: Upper: nylon Midsole: PU Lining: synthetic Outsole: Vibram rubber