Following in the footsteps of the original Vibram FiveFingers Bikila, the new Bikila LS offers a closed speed lace system to accommodate a wider foot or higher instep.
It shares the same revolutionary platform as the Bikila, featuring a Dri-Lex covered 3mm polyurethane insole (thickest under the ball) and a 4mm anatomical pod outsole design. This combination provides superior plating protection and distributes forefoot impact without compromising essential ground feedback.
The Bikila LS’ upper is constructed of Coconut Active Carbon for natural breathability.
An athletic padded collar and topline, 3M reflective surfaces, and abrasion resistant PU toe protection add to Bikila LS’ road worthy design. The defining feature of the Bikila LS’ is its closed quick lace system assuring a custom fit for a wider range of foot types.
The laces and tounge will benifit people with larger feet.
Vibram put speed laces in the Bikila LS, I'm not a big fan of speed laces but they do serve a purpose.
The upper of the Bikila LS is made of coconut active carbon fabric like the Trek Sport. I find this fabric is comfortably stretchy and soft.
The Speeds personally are the shoes that I will wear with a pair of jeans, and the ones I try to keep from smelling funky, but the Bikila LS are my running shoes that I hide on the deck to hide the smell because they work when I wear them.