Facts

Terrain
Road
Arch support
Neutral
Use
Competition
Minimalist
Price
$120
Weight
M: 122g | W: 99g
Heel to toe drop
M: 0.0mm | W: 0.0mm
Heel height
M: 10mm | W: 10mm
Forefoot height
M: 10mm | W: 10mm
Widths available
M: Normal - D | W: Normal - B
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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 5.1 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

The good

  • The upper unit is woven closely with a polyester mesh material, which is tight, but stretchable enough to accommodate a next-to-foot experience.

  • An anti-microbial sock liner keeps the interior environment of the Bikila Evo 2 healthy.

  • Though it doesn’t have a mid-sole unit in the traditional sense, it does have a 2mm layer that protects the foot from objects on the ground.

  • Runners greatly appreciated the Vibram outsole component, which is one of the most robust outer units on the market.

  • Barefoot and minimalist runners are the target consumers of this running shoe.

  • It is one of the most lightweight shoes out there.

The bad

  • The color tints on the Bikila Evo 2 were observed to fade easily and even stick to the foot of the wearer.

  • This shoe is only targeted at those who have a more neutral stance when running.

  • It has an expensive price.

Bottom line

The FiveFingers Bikila Evo 2 from Vibram is a unique-looking shoe that takes the shape of an actual foot. It offers robust components that assist the wearer through many activities, even when tackling the trails.



World wide, Bikila Evo 2 is in the top 50% most popular running shoes. The brand, Vibram FiveFingers, is the 20th most popular.

Map: Shows popularity per continent based on 914 shoes


Ratings

3.9 / 5 based on 171 ratings

5 star
47%
4 star
31%
3 star
3%
2 star
4%
1 star
15%

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Expert reviews

Experts are running shoe geeks, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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86 / 100 based on 3 expert reviews

  • 90
    Steve KalclashLevel 2 expert
    by Kalclash Fitness
    How are they holding in the desert? They are the only thing on me that aren't overheated.
  • 84
    Steve KalclashLevel 2 expert
    by Kalclash Fitness
    When I first put them on, they are much more comfortable than the original EVOs and that is saying something!
  • 83
    JarvisLevel 2 expert
    by Birthday Shoes
    The V-Run has many improvements over the Bikila EVO, which was a great shoe in its own right, but there are still some other nagging issues that prevent it from becoming THE road shoe in the Vibram lineup.
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Updates to Bikila Evo 2

A new rubber outsole called XS Run graces the underfoot of the Bikila EVO 2. This has 3 new rubber compounds that deliver maximum traction and durability. Wet or dry, road or light trail, the outsole makes runners more confident in their runs.

Vibram also introduces a new midsole called the V-Lite for a bit softer cushioning and better underfoot protection. This makes the intended purpose of this shoe-mid to long-distance running-less of a grinder.

The new upper mesh is a bit softer and tightly-woven, but stretches nicely to accommodate and support different foot shapes.

Bikila Evo 2 size and fit

Like the original Bikila EVO, this version has a narrow fit from the heel to the forefoot. This will be a caution to runners who have slightly wider feet or want more room in the toe box. Available widths are D for the men’s and B for the women’s. Sizing is regular with options of 6 to 14 for the men’s and 4 to 12 for the women’s.

Outsole

The hybrid midsole/outsole EVA gets a boost in the XS Run. This new technology uses different rubber compounds to increase by bounds the shoe’s traction on wet and dry surfaces. Vibram also promises the shoe’s durability to go up a notch with this outsole.

Midsole

The V-Lite midsole offers some sort of cushioning in a very minimalist shoe. There is also a 2mm footbed that adds a little bit of cushioning and shock-absorbing features.

Upper

A Stretch Polyamide upper that is sufficiently breathable and adapts to any kind of foot shape makes up a large portion of this part. Vibram continues the Drilex Sockliner for its anti-sweat and anti-microbial features. The toe box still has a bit of protection courtesy of a TPU overlay.


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