Facts

  • Terrain
    Terrain

    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.

  • Arch support
    Arch support

    Neutral / cushion / high arch

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

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

    Motion control / severe overpronation / 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.

  • Use
    Use

    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.

  • Price
    Price
    $120
  • Weight
    Weight
    Men: 7.4oz
    Women: 5.6oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Heel to toe drop
    Men: 0mm
    Women: 0mm

    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.

  • Width
    Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Release date
    Unknown
  • Special editions
    Special editions
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Summary

We spent 8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

5 reasons to buy

  • The Vibram FiveFingers Spyridon MR is a lightweight minimalist shoe.
  • Some runners took note that this shoe has an impressive grip on trail.
  • This shoe is great for soft and hard surfaces based on some reviews.
  • The sole is thicker but maintains ground contact.
  • Many applauded the design of the Spyridon MR.

4 reasons not to buy

  • Size runs small and feels to tight for some runners
  • The fabric is not durable.
  • Upper built is ineffective since it does not prevent dirt from entering the shoe.
  • Some runners note that this shoe is not as comfortable as other Vibram shoe models.

Bottom line

The Vibram FiveFingers Spyridon MR is minimalist running shoe designed for off-road running. It is equipped with the necessary technologies to survive the toughest terrain. It is delvers a good combination of durability, comfort and traction.

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Expert Reviews

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84 / 100 based on 9 expert reviews

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Updates to Vibram FiveFingers Spyridon MR

  • The Vibram FiveFingers presents the Spyridon MR with a new and improved sole unit. This shoe comes with a wider fitting to accommodate a wide variety of shapes and sizes of foot. It is also made to last quite a long period of mud running, while keeping the grip of the rubber in excellent condition. Even after machine wash or hand wash, the rubber lugs still remain grip and exceptional on muds.
  • The upper is now made from stretchy Polyester, which is a big update for a more rugged look and secure fit. Its sturdy construction allows the shoe to last longer and efficient.
  • The lacing system is also changed from the usual Velcro straps to the new speed lacing system. It allows personalized fit while keeping it easier to have end security with just a single pull.
  • The 360 degree lug pattern added into the sole offers excellent grip and maximum movement on all directions. With this design, running on any mud obstacle course or competing in trail race is excellently possible.
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Vibram FiveFingers Spyridon MR size and fit

The Spyridon MR has a very accommodating size and fitting for a wide variety of runner’s feet. With the new design, the toe box and the mid-foot area is quite wider. The speed lacing system also enhances the fitting as it provides a custom fit tightness that suits the foot.

Outsole

The outsole features the usual Vibram FiveFingers sole unit, but there is a big difference in the lug pattern as this shoe comes with a 360 degree lug pattern that allows runners to control movement on all directions.

Midsole

This shoe features a set of midsole just designed for trail running. It has the 3D Cocoon Technology that is molded into the sole to provide lightweight protection against trails, especially on muds. Combined with this is the MEGAGRIP Vibram Rubber of 4mm thickness and the Polyurethane insole with Antimicrobial Drilex Sock liner of 3mm.

Upper

The upper of Spyridon MR is made of a set of tougher materials for mud running. The Polyester upper is enhanced with the Polyester mesh lining and a quick-lace closure system. Runners are offered with a more secured fitting as the locking toggle allows a personalized fit in one pull. The inner part of the upper has the 3 mm polyurethane antimicrobial Drilex nylon that absorbs and wicks moisture away from foot. This technology provides the comfort and cushioning, plus the needed protection on mud running.