User Review: Vibram Men's FiveFingers KSO
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $69-110
From an oldish dude with two scoped knees...two thumbs up!
- They improve your balance
- They strengthen your feet
- They force you to walk and run correctly
- Help with back and knee pain (see above)
- You have to learn how to put them on!
I'm 65, had both my knees scoped in the '80s...I can tell you something about knee pain believe me.
I've been wearing 5 Fingers for years...must have 7 or 8 pairs around, Classics, KSOs and Treks. I've worn them to concerts, backpacked in them miles and miles (40 lb pack)...they are my footwear of choice.
They were originally designed as deck shoes btw...explaining the razor cut soles...and yes they're great for that as well.
After reading Chris McDougall's "Born To Run" I had to try the 'barefoot' way of life...and I've never looked back.
I do a 100-200 miles a year in the Sierras and unless I know we're headed into a lot of that fist sized granite I'll be wearing my 5 Fingers.
Check out "Wired; 5 Fingers" on YouTube...food for thought!