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post #136 of 254

Any opinions on the black bison boots vs. the kangaroos?

 

 

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The Kangaroos are used and cost a little more than 1/2 as much as the bisons, the bisons are new.

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post #137 of 254
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I would go with the kangs. I don't think black virgils look good, and pics of aged kangaroo always look great
post #138 of 254

Thanks, one more question, I'm looking at two identical kangaroos but with two different soles, both about the same price, what's the difference between the models if any? Looks like the first sole is in better condition but the second seems better for winter. The uppers seem to be in the same condition.

 

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post #139 of 254
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First soles are newer, second soles are from older models, I think 2011. They both perform equally shitty in icy/snowy conditions. I would not recommend it as a "winter" boot. Vibram gets pretty slippery
post #140 of 254
They are both vibram soles made for visvim, called the morflex. They were discontinued due to ease of ability to replicate and fast wear. Visvim now does a 4+ piece sole with multiple pieces composing the foam portion then a sheet of diamond pattern rubber as the base of the sole. They also stitch the sole toe to the welt now so it doesn't split. Imo if you want to resole just throw on a Christy. If you send in to visvim for like 180 bones not including shipping you can get it resoled the new way. It also takes 6+ months.
post #141 of 254

If I put christys on them will they be better on ice? Or are all morflex soles bad for winter? I have a pair of bean boots for when shit gets real, I just need these to last through ice and lots of slush.

post #142 of 254
The boots will last, you will probably slip and fall a lot.
post #143 of 254
Just got this in my e-mail, anyone in Tokyo? Thinking of heading out on Sunday to check this out, wanna get some cupcakes from the Magnolia bakery anyways

7/19(Sat) 14:00 - @F.I.L. TOKYO
7/20(Sun) 14:00 - @visvim
We will be holding an in-store demonstration of Goodyear welt techniques by the artisans who produce visvim footwear.
post #144 of 254
Thread Starter 
Ya, boots will be fine but vibram soles in general doesn't do well in icy conditions. Slush you may be OK, but they get extremely slippery on ice.
post #145 of 254
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That would be so cool NN. take pics if you go!
post #146 of 254
damn I am in Tokyo next weekend
post #147 of 254
PLEASE HELP I'm about to buy a pair of yucca moc boots but I'm worried they may not fit I'm a us9 in nike, and most other brands but my fbts are an 8 would I be able to wear a size 9 in the yucca'a or would they be too big?
post #148 of 254

I will definitely go see the demonstration if I'm in Tokyo. I'm jealous of all of you who can go.

post #149 of 254
Any one know the difference between Vibram Christy, Morflex and Evaflex?

Edit - Also because of my stride, the outer heel of my soles wear down much quicker than the other areas. Could someone suggest a solution to this? My soles always end up looking like shit after a handful of wears and I would like to get a longer usage out of them before having to resole. Would plastic heel taps be weird on a natural Vibram wedge sole?
Edited by ILikeBacon - 7/18/14 at 8:53am
post #150 of 254
2mnook6.jpgsmh couldn't help me with sizing bought them any way though
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