I still stand behind every statement in my first review of the EL-X. Its a good piece of kit to have in your lineup. Even if you just use them as a secondary footwear source, such as in camp or river crossings. I found the tread to be superb for winter and/or slippery conditions.
|Vibram EL-X, with 3 months of heavy use. Complete upper failure on the inside forefoot. Plastic-like material, acting as a skeleton for the upper cracks in below freezing conditions. The same material is used in the Spyridon upper.|