Rated5out of5byMotobobfromExcellent ProductI use these 5 Finger Flow water shoes for kayaking, specifically Hobie kayaking where I pedal a kayak with my wife.
I love them as they are sturdy, have great traction, do not come off, dry quickly, and are minimalist in nature.
They dry so quickly that the last time I went kayaking, I had to dip my feet in the water while peddling on occasion to get them wet again to cool my feet off...95 degrees, hot sun, etc.
Great product that I would highly recomend for all type of water sports.
Date published: 2013-07-26
Rated4out of5byrollyfromComfortableWalking & jogging control, stability & balance for me, are great.
Date published: 2013-06-19
Rated3out of5byAzad the travelerfromToes too tightThese are great items to own, this is my second pair of fivefingers. I prefer the KSO over the Flow version because the toe compartments are very tight on this one making the overall feel very uncomfortable. I plan to return these and get another set of KSO's.
Date published: 2013-04-29
Rated4out of5byLives2kitefromOne size does not fit all...So, I bought this product because it was specifically designed for watersports activities. I'm a kiteboarder and was looking for something other than my booties for kiteboarding. Booties are okay, but I wanted something with more grip and felt like I was going barefoot. And grippy enough where I would be able to control the board more. They accomplished the desired goal! The special rubber they use is super grippy in water and out, especially when compared to the others they sell.
The only negative, for me is the fit. Specifically, with my toes. I will continue to use them, but this product is going to fit people that have more spacing between there toes, which will provide more comfort. Also, people that have longer toes will be more comfortable. My small toes (last 2 or 3), are very close to each other, which causes a little discomfort for me. Having worn them, I could easily look at someone else's feet and tell them if Five fingers would work for them.
Would I recommend them, Yes!
Date published: 2013-04-17
Rated3out of5byGhostingfromA little tight on the toesI've had three different pairs of vibram five-fingers over the last two-to-three years. I've liked these ones the least.
They are the same size as my other two pairs, but the neoprene makes them too tight around my toes, so I can't wear them for extended periods of time.
They are great for wearing if you're walking around in a rocky stream or shallow river, however I'm not sure if I'd wear them for extended periods of kayaking (because of the comfort).
I almost sent them back, but my teenage son wears them for playing in the river, so we held onto them. Over-all, I would be cautious about ordering these particular V5Fs. Other models seem to be more comfortable.
Date published: 2013-02-21
Rated5out of5byseaandfiedlfromdoes the shoe fitThese shoes break-in like a boot. They have to be worn a couple of times before the toes actually start setting in the shoe easily. It is really important to use the foot measuring device that they have at the store by vibram. Don't order these big.
Like I said before they have a break in period and they are going to be really tight on your toes.
Date published: 2013-02-06
Rated4out of5byTexasTumbleweedfromOnce the fit is right...This was my first foray into barefoot style shoes. I race a small single-handed scow. I would love to be barefoot, but it is generally a no-no on racing boats and good chance to cut feet and bang toes. I followed the sizing guidelines and got the 43. It was just downright uncomfortable. I stopped at my local REI and tried on other Vibram models and decided it might be the size. Returned at the store and reordered a 44. Too cold to sail, even here in Texas so I can't speak to how well it works on the boat but is much more comfortable.
Date published: 2013-01-02
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