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Vibram FiveFingers KSO Multisport Shoes - Women's

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The Vibram FiveFingers KSO women's multisport shoes provide the freedom of bare feet with the grip and protection of a Vibram sole.

  • 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
Specification
Description
Best use
Cross-training
Barefoot
Ankle
Rip-and-stick
No
Polyamide fabric/nylon mesh
EVA
Vibram rubber
9.4 ounces
Women's
Running shoe type
Footwear height
Footwear closure
Waterproof
Upper
Midsole
Outsole
Average footwear weight (pair)
Gender

Vibram FiveFingers KSO Multisport Shoes - Women's

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Vibram FiveFingers KSO Multisport Shoes - Women's is rated 4.1429 out of 5 by 14.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent if used properly I am a student massage therapist, and I both study and perform bodywork 5 days a week. I also try to go to yoga twice a week. I have found that these shoes are a lifesaver. They give my toes more space so they don't feel "squished" or pinched when I am in various positions with my body weight at unusual angles. They do NOT offer arch support in the usual sense. But they DO force your feet over time to re-develop the three proper arches on their own. (Yes, your feet really should have 3 different arches.) I have found that this particular model is best suited to indoor use, or very limited outdoor use, especially pavement, and they are fabulous in the water as long as it's not too rocky. This model doesn't have a whole lot of cushion, and while this is a huge bonus when you are inside and really want that nearly barefoot sensation, it's not at all pleasant jogging outdoors. I also have a condition called Murton's toe, where my second toe and other toes tend to be at length, or even a smidge longer than my first big toe. This can get a little uncomfortable as the toes on these shoes taper so that each toe is succesively shorter. But, I did find that after breaking them in a bit, the toes stretched just enough to be comfortable. I had to get a size larger than normal though, and sew the strap about 1/3" shorter so that I didn't slide out of the heel cup. Absolutely worth it in the long run, just be sure to READ the directions on how to break them in properly. Otherwise you are going to really be hurting and regretting what should otherwise be a smart purchase.
Date published: 2014-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Follow up review Please read my earlier reviews 4/16/10 and 1/2/11. After years of buying more and more expensive shoes with more and more support and then more and more expensive orthotics to go inside the expensive shoes, I finally decided to do something radical and go back to basics - VFF KSOs. I had to start slow and build up. There are muscles and tendons I didn't even know I had until I started wearing these. At first I just wore them for a mile on the treadmill two or three times a week. Then I started wearing them all weekend. The first time I did that, I had muscles and tendons that ached (they just hadn't been used in so long they were in shock). Gradually I wore them more and more until I was wearing them full time. Then after a couple of years, I discovered I could go barefoot all day with no discomfort. I hadn't been able to do that since I was in my twenties (I'm now 60). And I can run barefoot, too (hadn't done that since I was a kid). It didn't happen overnight, but finally, my feet don't hurt; my ankles don't hurt; my arches are stronger than ever; my knees don't hurt; and my toes don't hurt. A note about arches: If you analyze an arch from a physics/architecture standpoint, you realize that the fastest way to destroy an arch is to push UP in the center of it. Hmmm �?? and what do arch supports do? A note on hiking: These are fine except in slippery conditions like mud, algae covered rocks, dust covered rocks, snow. Then you'll want more traction. Buying at REI is great because sizing is tricky. You can take them home and wear them around the house for a day then bring them back for a different size if necessary. If you have long toes, or if your second toe is as long (or longer) than your first, you may prefer a larger size than the VFF sizing chart indicates. My son and I both have long toes and we both wear two sizes larger than the chart says we should. I find it more critical that the toes and forefoot fit well than whether the heel is snug.
Date published: 2014-03-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not bad...just needs a little more grip Product seems fairly well designed. Sizing was a little big compared to what I typically wear. Used in muddy terrain and shoes cleaned up well in washing machine without signs of wear. Only downfall... very little traction, especially when considered a multisport shoe.
Date published: 2014-03-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very hard to get on and off I have worn several styles of Vibrams over the last few years and these are the only ones I regret buying. The opening is very small and has no elasticity, making it hard to get them on/off and line up the toes. The heel/ back (just below the tab for pulling them on) is extremely stiff and is still causing blisters after a month.
Date published: 2014-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Never want to take them off I absolutely love these "shoes" simply because they feel like you are barely wearing any. I love to go barefoot as often as I can get away with it, so naturally when I tried these out, I was hooked. They really do mimic the barefoot feeling with a bit more protection. So far I have worn them trail running, hiking, and jogging around my local park. They work really well for me since the way I naturally run is landing mainly on the ball of my foot. Traditional running shoes tend to toss my foot off to the side due to the thick padding, causing pain and strain in my ankles. So since I've switched to these, no ankle pain. That alone was worth it. I wouldn't however reccommend these if you have sensitive feet because yes, you do feel quite a bit. If there is a lone rock in the middle of the road and you step on it, you'll feel it. If you don't walk brefoot often, I have heard that the first few weeks are painful because you are building the muscles to support barefoot walking, instead of relying on the shoe to support your feet. I however, had no adjustment period. They had a few days of breaking in as most shoes do, (rubber at front of toes and leather strip inside heel area needed a few days to soften up) but other than that I myself have not experienced pain. The cons I gave for myself were the lack of water resistance, which can be annoying but I wouldn't trade the breathability for a water resistant version, and the lack of traction on wet sloped surfaces. For example: hiking on wet sloped rocks; you have to choose your footing wisely or you may slip. Overall I give them 5 stars since the small cons are not a big deal to me. I wouldn't change anything about these shoes. They're perfect.
Date published: 2014-03-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Too slippery Too slippery
Date published: 2014-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth Every Penny Have several pair of these in different styles and colors. Great shoes.
Date published: 2014-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love these shoes! Love 'em!
Date published: 2014-03-21

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