Rated5out of5bySwirlfromFive fingers.I have been wearing Vibram Five Fingers for the past four years. I currently own 6 pairs and still wear my original KSO's. These shoes stand up to the test as I use them for every activity I participate in. I can not wear "regular" shoes without getting blisters on my toes as they have grown accustom to being able to spread. These shoes make such a difference in the way I walk and certainly have helped to eliminate knee and back pain. I am convinced that when you try them on, you will be sold on them for life! Absolutely amazing shoes and worth every penny!!!
Date published: 2013-05-31
Rated5out of5byNic WagnerfromBest shoes ever!These are my second pair of FiveFingers. They're the best, most comfortable shoes I've ever owned. I wear them almost every day. You'll want to go to the company's website and follow their sizing guide before purchasing. These shoes are meant to fit your feet snugly. Also, be sure to get a pair of toe socks to wear with them. Worn barefoot, they develop an intense funk.
Date published: 2013-05-23
Rated5out of5byAsa FoleyfromGreat shoe - FunHad one pair for years - purchased another to replace them - just also purchased a pair of the trekkers and like them very much also, but they are much thicker.
Date published: 2013-05-22
Rated5out of5byandrew the boy scoutfromawesome shoethis is the first type of toe shoe I have ever tried, I love them! They are amazing for running on grass, not so much pavement. the only problem that I have is that they do get pretty smelly if you don't wash them or wear them everyday. That and that they don't provide much cushion, but that doesn't matter to me. Still, they are perfect shoes for my lifestyle, I just try to avoid wearing them for long periods of time. and if they get smelly, you can just toss them in the wash and they look brand new.
Date published: 2013-04-02
Rated3out of5byImDayDreaminfromLove them, but didn't last longI bought these as a second pair to my Five Finger TrekSport shoes. I was wearing out the little grips on them on pavement. Since the TrekSport was more designed for hiking, I purchased the KSO's for walking, planning to keep the other pair just for hiking. Overall I loved them, except I just noticed that I was starting to wear through the sole. Oddly enough, on my pinky toe! These are only 9 months old. I figured I'd wear through the heel or big toe as I'm very heel heavy and use my big toes noticeably to grip. I'm not sure I'll buy another pair of these as I can't afford to replace them every 9 months. If you don't do a lot of walking on hard pavement, you may find these longer lasting.
Date published: 2013-03-17
Rated5out of5byRoadkingfromGreat shoesI wear these shoes all summer when the weather is warm. I also run extensively in them.
Date published: 2013-02-21
Rated5out of5by30 NorthfromExcellent water shoesThe next best thing to going barefoot for water sports (I use them for windsurfing) - similar to the original Aquasocks from the 80s. Excellent traction on wet rocks, slimy boat ramps, etc. The best feature is the strap that holds them on, most "water shoes" now don't have this but it will keep them from being sucked off your feet. They are also much lighter and less clunky than other water shoes, a bonus if you have to wear shoes but would rather not.
I haven't used them for anything else since they are too expensive to wear out just walking around.
Check size with the Vibram sizing gizmo in a store if you get a chance.
CONS: if you wear them in river water they will stink the next day, so bad you won't want them in the house. This has not been such an issue in salt water. Rinsing in very hot water helps a lot, but if you habitually dry them in the sun the UV will damage them pretty quick.
Mine lasted about 2 years, in for another pair.
Date published: 2013-02-01
Rated5out of5byGarnoldfrommy ultimate running pairBeen into minimalist running for about five years now. I'm on my sixth or seventh pair of KSOs. I've also owned a number of other VFF models in recent years, including TrekSport and Bikila. For me, nothing beats the combination of light weight, minimal/flexible sole, and snug grip of the KSO. Some other notes:
* Great for road running, although they do tend to wear out quickly due to the thin sole material. Other models (like the Bikila) have a reinforced sole, so they should last longer, but you'll be giving up flexibility/lightness in return.
* Great for trail running as well, though not so much in wet / muddy conditions, especially for those who run sock-less (like me).
* Recommend wearing socks (check out Injinji) or using band-aids on your first few runs; I tend to get bad blisters on my the back of my achilles and a specific point under my arch (probably hitting a seam).
* It's my first grey/green pair, and actually surprisingly good looking!
Date published: 2013-01-09
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