User Review: Vibram Men's FiveFingers KSO Trek
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $100 plus tax
I love these shoes so much I now have four pair in two colors and wear them almost all the time I need to have a shoe on.
- Love the Kangaroo leather, feels great!
- Feet stay cooler
- Color is neutral so I actually can and have worn these with regular clothes
- Had one pair over a year now and holding up great!
- Initially hard getting into until they loosen up a bit.
- Velcro sometimes catches stuff.
Man these shoes have been awesome and feel like they are part of my foot. I have done a 17-mile hike in them as well as walking for four days all over San Francisco with not a problem. Seems like a lot of lower back pain I used to get and sore heals when walking with standard running shoes has been alleviated.
I also have run up to 4 miles continuously in these outside on both concrete and dirt trails, but you really need to take your time and adjust to a different running style. They also work great as an all around gym shoe and I find I can feel more movement in my foot on cross trainer machines as well as any exercise.
I love the way I can feel road texture and unevenness through the shoe which makes it easier to maneuver, especially on rocky terrain.
Seem my feet never really feel hot in these in the summer although they don’t provide any cold weather protection.
I am surprised to see how well these are holding up over the past year. Even the tread is not excessively worn but I did initially buy a brown pair and black pair that I switched off regularly.
My first two pairs were purchased around April 2011 and still going strong, although the leather color is more varied over time. I bought a second two pair in June 2012 and comparing the old to new, the old have actually become more comfortable and I slip in them easier then the new. I am glad I bought them a little snug which initially worried me but worked out great.
I was able to get these in Brown at REI where I made my initial purchase and the salesman was extremely knowledgeable and then bought my second pair at RoadRunner Sports online in black.