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Vibram FiveFingers KSO Multisport Shoes - Women's

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  • Individual toe slots enhance dexterity, control and stability to deliver a natural walking motion
  • Thin, abrasion-resistant polyamide stretch fabric fits low on feet and offers quick-drying comfort; breathable stretch-mesh panels keep debris and grit out
  • Instep straps secure with rip-and-stick closures and are attached to thin webbing straps that wrap around heels to provide a secure, supportive fit
  • Footbeds feature AEGIS Microbe Shield® antibacterial treatment to help control odors
  • 2mm EVA midsoles help provide light cushioning underfoot
  • Vibram soles are designed to follow the contours of your feet and toes; made of nonmarking Vibram TC1 performance rubber
  • Razor siping on soles provides sure grip on wet and slippery surfaces
  • Recommended for light trekking, climbing, canyoneering, running, fitness training, travel and most water sports
  • May help you feel an increased sense of balance, expanded range of motion and improved posture
  • In order to allow your feet to adapt to using different muscles, gradually increase usage of these shoes
  • Machine washable in cold water; air dry only
  • To determine size, stand with heels against a wall and measure from the wall to the tip of the longest toe; use the longest toe length in conjunction with the size chart


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Vibram FiveFingers KSO Multisport Shoes - Women's Specs
Best use
Polyamide fabric/nylon mesh
Vibram rubber
9.4 ounces
Running shoe type
Footwear height
Footwear closure
Average footwear weight (pair)

Vibram FiveFingers KSO Multisport Shoes - Women's

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Rated 4.45/5 based on 80 reviews
Rated 1out of5
by fromKeeps Tearing I love these shoes for running but I've had to return 2 pairs in 2 months. They get tears very easily and the toes get holes. I'm super frustrated because I love these shoes but I can't keep getting a new pair every month.
Date published: 2011-10-25
Rated 3out of5
by fromEh? Not all they're cracked up to be I wanted to try these for running and was very careful about distances, time in shoes, etc per the advice of friends that have them. While walking and hiking in them was fine, running gave me massive blisters on my toes. I'll try different models, but these aren't for me. Also, I didn't have issues with my legs or calves but did notice my lower back would feel better after wearing them for an afternoon of running errands. I suppose this means I spend too much time in heels? Oh...they look FUNKY when you're wearing them.
Date published: 2010-07-11
Rated 3out of5
by fromNice shoes just not for running... I had heard such excellent things about the KSO Vibram Five Fingers shoes, in particular in reference to running, but I must admit I was disappointed in this respect. Theses shoes were really fun to wear, as you get to wiggle your toes a bit and you do feel as though you are walking barefoot with a little bit of protection. But for my feet, that little bit of protection wasn't enough to handle surfaces other than pavement, asphalt, cement, or smooth dirt. I tried hiking and running on basic trails, nothing too overly rocky or technical, but even small rocks really ended up hurting the bottom of my feet to the point where it just wasn't enjoyable anymore. I gave it a few weeks, as I'd heard it takes some getting used to the shoes, but I guess they just don't meet my needs for a versatile running shoe. I think they'd be great to just wear if you're out and about walking on smooth surfaces. And like I said, they are very fun to put on and wear, as maybe they make you feel like a kid again.
Date published: 2010-08-09
Rated 3out of5
by fromNot As Impressed as I Was Hoping to Be I am an avid runner with some pretty messed-up knees. I have been hearing about this barefoot running phenomenon for a while now, been hearing good things about the effects on knee pain, and so when the time came to replace my old running shoes, I got a pair of these KSOs. My first attempt at running in these involved me tripping over my own feet, falling face-first onto the concrete and as a result banging up my knee, knuckles and tearing a hole in the mesh on the top of the shoe. It's not as if I hit a rock or tree branch or ANYTHING that should result in torn mesh, I tripped on flat concrete. I cannot believe that such expensive shoes would tear so easily! Beware: these shoes are apparently NOT designed to be taken outdoors, despite all their marketing to outdoorsy folks.
Date published: 2011-02-27
Rated 3out of5
by fromGave me a blister I used the recommended sizing method and it seemed to work. At first, they felt a little odd, but I was excited about them. Unfortunately, there is no liner in the shoe, which is odd for something that most people will want to wear without socks. One of the several ridges and seams gave me a blister after just 1.5 miles. They were fun to wear otherwise. I'm disappointed that I can't wear them until I heal.
Date published: 2012-04-16
Rated 3out of5
by fromGreat shoes, have rub spots I've been running in kso's for about 2 years now. My dog decided to make a snack out of my last pair and I tried several other VFF models before buying these. I still love the kso for running on roads. The ground feel, flexibility, and protection offered by these shoes can't be beat when on pavement and grass. The only reason I've rated these so low is that there is a seam with loose fabric running along the inside of the shoes that has been ripping up my feet. A strategically placed bandaid on each foot has seemed to fix the problem. I don't have these on any other pair of VFFs and don't remember this issue on my last pair of kso's. It may just be this particular pair.
Date published: 2012-06-13
Rated 4out of5
by fromAwesome, but questionable durability I'm obsessed with these shoes and won't wear anything else until it gets too cold (and then hopefully I'll be able invest in a pair of one of the warmer styles). I would give them five starts, but I'm kind of skeptical about their durability. I haven't heard too many other complaints about this, so maybe I'm just hard on shoes or something. I love these shoes too much to give up on them, but it has been frustrating.I originally started out with a pair of Sprints, and one of the seams on the toe looked a little frayed right out of the box. I didn't think anything about it, but in a couple of weeks it had grown to a 1/4 inch tear in the seam. So I returned them and got a pair of KSO's, and after about a month there's now a small hole in the mesh along the seam. I'm just going to keep wearing them and see if it gets any bigger [...]
Date published: 2010-03-17
Rated 4out of5
by fromBest alternative to barefeet These shoes are great - if you use to going bare-foot. These are hard to put on at first, but after a couple of days, you will learn the trick. The key to get a great fit is to make sure you get one at the right size. There is a chart available, measure your feet and look for your size. The first pair I got is F40, which is a bit too long, but still very comfortable. Once I got the right size, it is perfect. I'm thinking about getting another pair. I have this for about 2 months and has been wearing indoor only (office, and at home.) They still looks great and still very comfortable. When people see them, they thought that these are just socks with toes. :)
Date published: 2010-04-11

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