User Review: Vibram Men's FiveFingers KSO
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $70
Great minimalist shoe, most minimal Vibram Fiverfinger they offer.
- Awesome ground feel
- Easy to stub toes
I use these more as a training aid in my trail running than as an actual trail running shoe. I use them on hard packed and smooth trails, because they are definitely an injury waiting to happen if you're tearing down a technical trail at a sub 7 minute mile pace. I wear minimalist shoes, but a rock plate is a godsend on the rocks and cedar routes of the 'Dacks.
These shoes fit very well, if your feet are shaped the same as they are. I have no problems and I have pretty long toes, but I can see an "oddly" shaped foot having a hard time with them. If you have very short pinky toes, they may come out of the toe pocket.
These provide absolutely no support, you are essentially running on top of a very thin layer of rubber.
They are not water resistance, and your feet will get wet with the littlest bit of morning dew.
The traction is better than anticipated, especially on rock. Your feet form to the surface and provide better traction than most knobby trail shoes in my opinion.
My feet stay very cool in these, they breath very well.
The durability isn't bad, but it isn't great. They are basically a thin sock with a rubber sole. The construction is top notch as are all vibram products but the materials aren't the most sturdy in an attempt to keep comfort and lightness a priority.