Another change between the outgoing Ikoni and the incoming model is the heel counter—Karhu again used new data from fit id™ to make tweaks that improve the comfort and security. The heel counter on the Ikoni 2020 is slightly narrower than last year’s version, making it comfortably snug and very secure.
One tester says she didn’t have to worry about any slipping or chafing with the heel.
“It’s just the right height,” she says. “The cushy heel collar is comfortable and doesn’t put any pressure on my Achilles.”
Designers pumped up the comfort again by threading the shoe with an anatomical lacing design. The laces are angled slightly toward the lateral side of the shoe to better conform with the natural contours of the foot, which reduces the pressure the laces put on the top of the foot when it bends.
One tester says the shoe is simple and comfortable, making it ideal for longer runs.
“The Ikoni is comfortable all around,” he says. “There were no pain points or chafing. It is just an easy going running shoe.”