Vibram Five Fingers have finally released their newest shoe the Vibram Seeya into the wild. Designed for the most serious minimalist runner this is by far the Five Finger shoes makers most minimalist shoe to date.
Made with polyester stretch mesh the shoe is designed to be extremely flexible and is the first time Vibram has used this type of material in their shoes. The footbed is 3mm Polyurethane Insole Anti-Microbial Dri-LexSockliner. The sole is same Vibram TC-1 rubber, which was used in the Sprints, Bikilas and Speeds.
The official word on the Seeya from Vibram states:
“The ultra-streamlined Seeya is our newest performance option for serious minimalist runners. Designed to bring you even closer to the barefoot sensation, we’ve radically reduced overall weight and material with a more breathable mesh upper to deliver true, performance-driven footwear. Minimum rubber thickness in the outsole maximizes “foot feel” and flexibility, while a soft midsole further reduces thickness and weight for natural movement. A stitched-in insole protects skin and foot tissue during longer runs. For a snug fit, the lightweight, stretch mesh upper has a seamless collar and adjustable hook-and-loop closure.”
They are not currently being sold on Vibram’s website although I did find them in a variety of men’s and women’s sizes on [CitySports site here.]
If you get a pair be sure to let us know how they feel.