- Hey, Barbara, My Solomons weigh approx. 18.5 oz/pr. My Injinjis flap on my toes if I don t work them down onto them. Doesn t take but a minute, but theMessage 1 of 7 , Jul 16, 2010View Source
My Solomons weigh approx. 18.5 oz/pr. My Injinjis flap on my toes if I don't work them down onto them. Doesn't take but a minute, but the material finally does snug up around my toes. I'm wearing a small. I also got a pair of liners, but I don't like them as well as the others. They're good in the HOT weather, tho.
--- On Thu, 7/15/10, Barbara Karagosian <barbara@...> wrote:
From: Barbara Karagosian <barbara@...>
Subject: Re: [John Muir Trail] Vibram Five Fingers & injinji bamboo socks
To: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
Date: Thursday, July 15, 2010, 11:22 PMI saw the bamboo ones in A 16 today but I don't think you have that store ip north CA do you? I bought their last 3 liners and ordered more from online REI; they're hard to come by. Do your Ininji sock toes fit yr toes? Mine flap!And how much do yr Salomen's weigh? I have some old ones from when we riverrafted the Grand Canyon cos we did a lot of hiking up canyon streams and they were great.
On Jul 15, 2010, at 10:11 PM, Karpani <karpanilove@ yahoo.com> wrote:
I wore my Vibram Five Fingers KSOs from HI to Red's last summer. Yes, that little toe thing, on both feet, repeatedly . . . I can relate! But I doooo love them!
Where did you find Injinji bamboo socks? I love mine, but they are made of CoolMax 70%, Nylon 25% and Lycra 5%. I'd love to try bamboo. And I intend to bring mine on-trail too, but probably not the 5fingers this time (my daughter and I dubbed them "Frodos"). I got Solomon Tech Amphibians for the stream crossing/camp shoe this trip.
--- On Thu, 7/15/10, Bronco <dawgbronco@yahoo. com> wrote:
From: Bronco <dawgbronco@yahoo. com>
Subject: [John Muir Trail] Vibram Five Fingers & injinji bamboo socks
To: johnmuirtrail@ yahoogroups. com
Date: Thursday, July 15, 2010, 9:36 PM
I bought a pair of Vibram Five Fingers today and hiked 3-miles in them. Stubbed my left little toe twice. Banged it into my pole twice. I have a toe that's cried "Wee, wee, wee" all the way home. But beyond the occasional rock or root I stepped on, they did OK. Not a trail shoe, however. Stream crossings? No ankle support, like bare feet with tough soles. Weigh 12 oz. a pair. I liked walking in them. I changed into some trail runners on a long, muddy, downhill trek and didn't regret it, I didn't change back for the return trip either.
Maybe I got the Limited Vista model; I had to keep my eyes on the trail all the time with an occasional peek around.
I tried some injinji socks made of bamboo with the trail runners and am very, very impressed with them. They were dry when I pulled them off, no slip in the shoe, and were most comfortable. They are going in the backpack!