User Review: Vibram Women's FiveFingers KSO
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $54
Rub blisters and HOT toes.
- Fabulous ground feel
- Unique idea
- Hot, uncomfortable toes
- Stiff toe pockets
- Blister makers
Not as comfortable as Stems (now Leming Footwear). I'm getting blisters, blisters, blisters from the women's KSO Fivefingers. I have blisters on both heels, and even my toes seem to be getting blisters, and I haven't even tried running in them yet, just been walking around.
They're also surprisingly hot — I live in Texas, and these shoes absolutely bake your toes! My Stems have a super-wide toe box in which I can freely wiggle my toes. The Vibrams actually kind of have stiff toes. The ground feel is better in Vibrams, but I'm not sure this makes up for the bound up, sweaty, hot toes. Stems (Lemings) have a pretty good ground feel.
I'll probably go ahead and keep one pair of Vibrams just for novelty and they might be fun to hike in (in the winter) because of the awsome ground feel — that is, if I can stand all the blisters.