User Review: Vibram Men's FiveFingers Classic
Price Paid: $70
I've only had these for a month, but I love them.
I have had chronic knee pain for years, and a doctor of physical therapy told me there was nothing more she could do, and I would be in pain the rest of my life.
After four weeks, while I still have pain, it is SIGNIFICANTLY reduced, and I've actually ran almost a half mile on the treadmill in these. That doesn't sound like much, but I hadn't run a step in years due to the knee pain. I work out in them, walk in them, and wear them every opportunity I can (they aren't right for dressing up).
Yes, they take some getting used to, and no, you can't just "throw them on." And you really need to be measured by someone who knows what they are doing to make sure you get a good fit. But they are worth the price of admission.
They are comfortable, tough, and easy to maintain. And for me, they have been a Godsend. No BS, just a good shoe.