50 (May 2009)
Comments – Jan 2010
These are definitely retired from running, but used very frequently for daily wear. The sole is totally inadequate for running, and wears out very easily. The Osma is definitely the Feelmax shoe for running. But I love these for just kicking around, and wear them alot in Spring and Fall. A friend wears them to work and loves them. So think about them as a lifestyle shoe, but not a running shoe.
Comments – May 2009
I got a prototype pair of these Niesa shoes in April 2009 from Feelmax for testing. These are new style of shoe coming out from Feelmax, and I don’t know a lot of details. I think they are meant to be general purpose shoes like the other Feelmax models, but a better option than other styles for things like running.
I have only done a few test runs so far – more coming soon. But these shoes are fantastic. They have an incredible barefoot feel – hardly any sole. Vibram FiveFingers feel like armor on my feet after kicking around in the Feelmax. The fit is very easy on the Feelmax, as they wear just like a shoe. There are 3 elastic non-adjustable laces and a single hook-and-loop closure for fitting them.I wear them with toe socks (Injinjis for now, which Feelmax is not happy about – I will be getting some Feelmax socks I promise!), and that has been very comfortable.
I am pleased to say that they did great on my initial trail run, but trails are something I want to try more with these to see how they perform on different terrain.
The shoe is insanely flexible:
This shoe will be an outstanding first choice for people wanting to go with a barefoot or minimal running style.
Disclosure: Feelmax provided me a comp pair of Feelmax shoes for testing.