User Review: Vibram Men's FiveFingers KSO
Use: running, around town, hiking, swimming, sporting
Price Paid: $80 - ebay
I have used these shoes extensively over the past three weeks. Everything from running to swimming. I have yet to hike a long distance (10+ miles) in them but feel that I have an understanding for how they will do.
First off, let me tell you that they are indeed like walking barefoot. You feel the gravel under your feet as you walk. After running in them, my legs were burning like crazy for the next two days. I honestly viewed this as a good thing because I knew right away they were working the muscles in my leg in a more natural way. I can honestly say that I would prefer to wear these shoes over just about any shoe that I own.
The only reason for giving them a 4 star review is this. The fabric on the top of the shoe that is designed to keep stuff out is made up of two types of material. My shoes have repeatedly torn where the materials are stitched together. Nothing huge, nothing that I couldn't stitch back together in a few min. My friends however, use their shoes in the same way and have not experienced this problem.
Overall, I believe that you should try these out. I believe you will truly be satisfied. I never stop talking them up to my friends and those who ask me questions. And believe me, with shoes like this people will look and ask all day. When all else fails, I tell them they are my ninja shoes.
Get a pair today......never get lost....