Summary

We spent 5.8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

6 reasons to buy

  • The Bikila Evo WP is completely waterproof.
  • It has nubby texture to prevent slippage.
  • It has an extra grip when use on ice.
  • It provides two fastening mechanisms which are the zipper and the lace.
  • Testers prefer the quality of Bikila Evo WP than the previous years.
  • It keeps your feet dry even if you wear thick toe socks.

5 reasons not to buy

  • The shoe has tighter toe pockets.
  • Bikila Evo WP is less flexible compared to the previous version.
  • Testers experience cold toes when wearing the shoe.
  • Some users complain that their middle toes were being slammed on the tips.
  • There are users who are disappointed with the zipper of the shoe.

Bottom line

The Bikila Evo WP is the right shoe for different seasons and conditions. It is flexible and waterproof from the toes up to the collar. You can have the maximum grip on ice and snow and runners are also amazed at the design of the shoe.

Facts

Update:
Terrain: Road
Arch support: Neutral
Weight: Men: 5.3oz | Women: 3.9oz
Heel to toe drop: Men: 0mm | Women: 0mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation
Arch type: High arch
Strike Pattern: Forefoot strike
Distance: Competition
Heel height: Men: 9mm | Women: 9mm
Forefoot height: Men: 9mm | Women: 9mm
Brand: Vibram FiveFingers
Type: Low drop | Zero drop | Barefoot
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Normal
Price: $150
Colorways: Black
Size
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Expert Reviews

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80 / 100 based on 4 expert reviews

  • 81 / 100 | Primal Lifestyle | Level 2 expert

    The grip on the sole is about as good as any as I have used in a Vibram.

  • 75 / 100 | Aaron Olson | Level 2 expert

    Really sticky rubber, but experienced fit issues and some rubbing.

  • 88 / 100 | Birthday Shoes | | Level 1 expert

    Overall, the Bikila EVO WP is a great addition to the Vibram lineup and is a wonderful shoe for wintery conditions.

  • 80 / 100 | Gilbertus | Level 1 expert

    They are really, really nice and good looking.

  • First look | We Cast Productions |

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  • The Vibram FiveFingers Bikila EVO WP is a reliable waterproof shoe with a superior design. It is really designed for winter running. The upper is made up of comfortable waterproof fabric that keeps foot dry on snowy conditions. The seams and gaiter are also waterproof.
  • Added to the waterproof construction of the upper is the insole that is also made from waterproof fabric. It is a thin layer fabric that gives added cushioning while keeping the foot drier all throughout the run.
  • Specifically designed for snowy and icy condition, the Bikila EVO WP features a reliable outsole unit that delivers durable grip on icy surfaces. It utilizes the Vibram ICETREK rubber pods that provides the necessary grip while running on snow or ice.

The Bikila EVO WP is available in standard running shoe length. The fit is just right. It is not too tight but it delivers a snug fit for a comfortable running experience.


The outer sole of the Bikila EVO WP features the Vibram ICETREK rubber pods that are designed to deliver superior grip on wet and icy conditions. It is specifically designed for low temperature, perfect for winter running. The rubber compound is versatile enough for indoor and outdoor use.


The midsole of the shoe is made with EVA foam that delivers reasonable amount of cushioning for protection and comfortable running experience. There is also a 2mm waterproof fabric serves as an insole that gives added cushioning and water-resistant capacity.


The upper of the Vibram FiveFingers Bikila EVO WP features the Tri-Layer Stretch Waterproof Fabric that is engineered to keep the foot dry while running on rainy or snowy conditions. The seams are taped and the gaiter is also waterproof, delivering an overall dry environment for the foot for an enhanced running performance.

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