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- Stretch Polyamide/Polyester/Hypalon
- Rubber sole
- Abrasion resistant stretch upper
- Convenient single hook and loop Velcro closure
- Vibram XS Trek performance rubber sole
- 10th Anniversary Limited Edition
- Designed for a superb glove-like fit
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When you're scrambling up a Rocky bluff or bounding along a riverbank, the last thing you want is gravel and grit seeping into your Five Fingers. The KSO is and all-new design with thin, abrasion-resistant stretch polyamide and breathable stretch mesh that wraps your entire forefoot to keep stuff out. A single hook and loop closure helps secure the fit. Non-marking xs trek performance rubber soles are razor-siped for sure grip.
- Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B01AT3FA9I
- Item model number: KSO-M
- Date first available at Amazon.com: August 8, 2005
- Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Top Customer Reviews
It was only about 6 weeks ago that I heard about Chris McDougall's book, 'Born to Run'. Reading the book exposed me to barefoot running and these wonderful VFFs. I did some Internet research and since I had nothing to lose, I decided to give them a try. I must say, that from the very first time I put these on, I fell in love with them. I wore them on and off for a couple of days in the beginning and the more I wore them, the more I liked them. Then, after a week of trying them on and walking with them in my neighborhood park, I went for my first run and my feet along with all the unused muscles in my calf ached like hell. This went on for about a week. What I did notice right away, though, was that my running form improved dramatically. I was no longer pounding the pavement (or asphalt since that is surface where I run) and my stride was much, much shorter. Also, even though I had aches in my feet and legs, nothing really hurt. The sharp pains in the knees, in the soles of my feet and the heel were nowhere to be found.Read more ›
I have no doubt that some people can wear these shoes without worry. But I--a competitive athlete from the age of 10--can't. At least, not for running and hiking. My guess is, there are others out there like me. So I'd say--enjoy the shoes, but wear them with caution. If you can get a video treadmill analysis of your stride in the shoes beforehand, that would be ideal.
There is the argument that my stride has been "damaged" by years of shoe wear and running in high-heeled Nikes and the like. These folks argue that 5fingers will correct that stride.Read more ›
I'd just like to offer some advice for those who don't have the option of trying them on in person, and so must try to figure out the right size to order online. I really wanted to try these on in a store before buying, but every place nearby that had them was sold out of the sizes the sizing instructions suggested would fit me best. I ended up ordering three pairs online before finding a good fit, so I'll be glad if I can save anyone else the hassle I had to deal with.
First of all, when you go by the measuring instructions of using a ruler and your feet against a wall, make sure to stretch your toes out as far as you can, while still keeping your heel touching the wall, before taking the measurement. The first mistake I made was taking the measurement of my toes in a relaxed rather than stretched out position, leading to an inaccurate measurement.
As the official measuring instructions suggest, you'll want to go by the measurement of the longest toe on the biggest foot(if one of your feet is a bit bigger than the other). But be warned that the sizing typically runs small. Based on the sizing chart, a size 40 should have fit me perfectly, but I found it to be too small. I was worried that a size 41 would be too big, but once I tried it on I was afraid that it also felt too small. I stuck with 41, though, and after a little breaking in I've found it to actually be the perfect fit for me.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I use it for ddp yoga, It's perfect for it since the grip is really good. It's take a little getting use to when putting it on, but besides that so far so good!Published 8 hours ago by Amazon Customer
I'm a little disappointed with theses KSOs - the second pair I've owned (& I LOVED the first pair - I've had them for 5+ years & have almost worn out the soles, leading to this... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
I wear size 10.5 in women, which is 8.5 men. I ordered a size 40 first and the shoes were absolutely too small; couldn't fit my entire foot in them. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Tonia
I love love my kso water shoes!! I live by a beautiful river with very large rocks my kso's stick to them like glue, better then my bare foot.Published 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
I have worn 'Five Fingers' for about 5 years. I wear them when I walk on the park trails every day. I walk about 3 miles, or 5 K daily for exercise. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Patrick M.
The heel area wont necessarily fit for everyone. I experience a bit of rubbing on the back of foot/ankle area.Published 13 days ago by Amazon Customer
These are my fourth pair of VFF shoes, and I love them. I'm no runner, but I walk miles with no aches and pains, I guess because I'm a habitual barefooter and only wear shoes of... Read morePublished 15 days ago by Hoofprints
i think the title of my review pretty much says it ALL. very highly recommended.Published 15 days ago by chip bronson