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(based on 11 ratings)
Brand: Vibram
Located in: Footwear, Men's Shoes, Men's Running Shoes
Remember going barefoot as a child? It’s the way you first discovered and conquered your world—without the constraint of shoes. Or the sense of duty you acquired later on. Now you can experience that same physical and visceral sensation in Vibram FiveFingers—the only footwear to offer the exhilarating joy of going barefoot with the protection and sure-footed grip of a Vibram® sole. In just over a year, the FiveFingers KSO has become the most popular model for men. Featuring a thin, abrasion-resistant stretch nylon and breathable mesh upper that wraps your entire forefoot to "Keep Stuff Out." A single hook-and-loop closure helps secure the fit. A non-marking 3.5mm Vibram TC1 performance rubber sole is razor-siped for a sure grip, and a 2mm EVA midsole enhances plating protection and comfort. KSO IS BEST FOR: Running, Fitness Training, CrossFit, Light Trekking, Bouldering, Water Sports & Travel
Review Snapshot®
Avg. Customer Rating:
 
4.6 stars
(based on 11 reviews)
100% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Arch Type:
Average arch(4), Low arch(3)
Pros:
Breathable(10), Comfortable(10), Durable(5), Fast(6), Good traction(8)
Best Uses:
Distance / endurance(3), Gym(3), Trail running(5), Wet / rain(3)
Describe Yourself:
Enthusiast(6)
 
Free your feet
By Robert LVerified Purchaser from Austin, TX on 5/8/2010
Sizing:
Feels half size too big
Width:
Feels true to width
Arch Type:
Low Arch
Pros:
Breathable, Comfortable, Flexible, Good Traction, Lightweight
Cons:
Poor Arch Support, Poor Cushioning
Best Uses:
Endurance Training
Describe Yourself:
Avid Athlete
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Vibram Vibram Men's FiveFingers KSO:

Your feet are already outfitted with complex landing gear. The Five-Fingers allow you to build and strengthen that gear, and reinforce more bio-mechanically correct form. The soles are extremely thin, and there is no padding.

 
Glorious Shoes!!!
By robert the runnerVerified Purchaser from Pittsburgh, PA on 5/7/2010
Sizing:
Feels true to size
Width:
Feels true to width
Arch Type:
Average Arch
Pros:
Breathable, Comfortable, Durable, Fast, Lightweight, Pronation Control
Best Uses:
Road Running
Describe Yourself:
Casual/ Recreational
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Vibram Vibram Men's FiveFingers KSO:

I recently started training for a marathon. I haven't been a runner, so I started unable to run a mile. I gradually increased my distance until suffering knee pains. I was told that I had IT band syndrome and runner's knee. The recommendations were stretching and orthotics. I bought 3 types of sneakers and insoles with arch support. They were of no help at all. A friend recommended I run barefoot. I read a book about it. I tried it, and it worked. No knee pains! The Vibram FiveFingers allow me to continue running 'barefoot' without having to worry about stepping on glass, etc. I can continue running thanks to these shoes!

 
awesome
By joshVerified Purchaser from Fort Bragg NC on 5/5/2010
Sizing:
Feels half size too big
Width:
Feels true to width
Arch Type:
High Arch
Pros:
Breathable, Comfortable, Good Traction, Lightweight
Cons:
Too tight on pinky toe
Best Uses:
Endurance Training
Describe Yourself:
Avid Athlete
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Vibram Vibram Men's FiveFingers KSO:

I've only run on pavement so far but I love them. the first run was only about 1 mile but my calves were sore for a week. It's been 3 weeks of running in them and my run is faster and my calves have gained noticable definition

 
Great Shoes
By BruceIIVerified Purchaser from Alaska on 5/1/2010
Sizing:
Feels true to size
Width:
Feels true to width
Pros:
Breathable, Comfortable, Durable, Fast, Good Traction, Lightweight
Best Uses:
Wet Conditions
Describe Yourself:
Gym Rat
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Vibram Vibram Men's FiveFingers KSO:

I wear them to the gym. I wear them running on and off road. Well, basicly, I just wear them all the time.

 
kSO size 42
By HunterpumpkinVerified Purchaser from South Bend on 4/29/2010
Sizing:
Feels true to size
Width:
Feels true to width
Arch Type:
Low Arch
Pros:
Breathable, Comfortable, Lightweight
Best Uses:
Gym
Describe Yourself:
Avid Athlete
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Vibram Vibram Men's FiveFingers KSO:

I use this for GS kettlebell, running and Cross Fit type workouts. I'm concerned because i have gone w/o socks in the past. I am curious how the shoe holds up to going w/o socks (smell wise)
Feels good doing deadlifts in too!

 
I would buy this product again and again
By andreaVerified Purchaser from nj on 4/28/2010
Sizing:
Feels true to size
Width:
Feels true to width
Arch Type:
High Arch
Pros:
Lightweight
Cons:
Wears Out Quickly
Best Uses:
Trail Running
Describe Yourself:
Professional Athlete
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Vibram Vibram Men's FiveFingers KSO:

great

 
Nifty
By Jumper not runnerVerified Purchaser from Utah on 4/26/2010
Sizing:
Feels true to size
Width:
Feels true to width
Pros:
Breathable, Comfortable, Fast, Good Traction, Lightweight
Best Uses:
Trail Running
Describe Yourself:
Casual/ Recreational
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Vibram Vibram Men's FiveFingers KSO:

I use them for everyday getting about and running. they take a bit to get used to (especially running) but feel great after a short time.

I don't know how long they will last because they have such a thin sole but they seeming to be wearing nicely so far.

Definitely comfortable

Not so good on sharp gravel.

 
The future of running
By Mike of IllinoisVerified Purchaser from Chicago, IL on 4/12/2010
Sizing:
Feels true to size
Width:
Feels true to width
Arch Type:
Low Arch
Pros:
Breathable, Comfortable, Durable, Good Traction, Lightweight
Best Uses:
Road Running
Describe Yourself:
Avid Athlete
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Vibram Vibram Men's FiveFingers KSO:

If you're into barefoot running these will protect your soles. I've run in these twice. Truth be told my shoe-spoiled feet need some callousing before I'm completely comfortable in these. Also, my midfoot plant needs work, and my lower legs need strengthening.

And be clear: the point of these is NOT to give cushion and protection, but to allow the feel of bare feet. The sensory information you get from the ground is really amazing.

Today my calves are sore, but I'm going to keep at it.

 
People Can't Stop Looking at My Feet
By JoeVerified Purchaser from Seattle, WA on 4/8/2010
Sizing:
Feels true to size
Width:
Feels true to width
Arch Type:
Average Arch
Pros:
Breathable, Comfortable, Durable, Fast, Good Traction, Lightweight
Cons:
Poor Cushioning
Best Uses:
Trail Running
Describe Yourself:
Avid Athlete
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Vibram Vibram Men's FiveFingers KSO:

This seriously handles everything I throw at it. From running to lifting weights or just hanging out, the shoe is comfortable, breathable, and feels great on the feet.

I say poor cushioning only because you have to be conscientious about where you step, or else that lone sharp rock might make you a little uncomfortable.

Beyond anything else, the shoes look great. Almost everyone you see will be asking about your cool shoes!

 
Joys of barefoot without the drawbacks!
By AndrejVerified Purchaser from Mason, OH on 3/18/2010
Sizing:
Feels true to size
Width:
Feels true to width
Arch Type:
Average Arch
Pros:
Breathable, Comfortable, Fast, Good Traction, Lightweight
Best Uses:
Endurance Training, Gym, Trail Running, Wet Conditions
Describe Yourself:
Gym Rat
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Vibram Vibram Men's FiveFingers KSO:

I was plauged with foot injuries over the years and decided to try barefoot activities to build more strength in my feet. I have had the VFFs for two weeks now and LOVE them. I bought them mostly for running, but I also started using that the gym for weight lifting, cardio classes, etc--everything except cycling! I have used them on several outdoor runs, ramping up my milage slowly as my feet get stronger.

When you read up online about 'going barefoot' there's lots of talk about how fun it is. After a couple weeks using the VFFs, I get it now. Even just running errands or around the house, given a choice, I wear my VFFs. Sometimes I get a strange look or questions, but I don't mind.

For drawbacks, there isn't much to say. They fit closely on the foot so a bit of work to get on. But about the same amount of time it takes to put on shoes, socks and tie laces.

For care, I throw them in the washer once a week, or more if they start to smell. That usually isn't a problem unless I put them on after wearing regular shoes all day.

Follow Vibram's recommendations on measuring your feet instead of relying on your normal shoe size. I had my doubts on the size recommended but it worked out just right.

 
A shoe revolution!
By Combat KopaszVerified Purchaser from Iwakuni, Japan on 3/15/2010
Sizing:
Feels true to size
Width:
Feels true to width
Arch Type:
Average Arch
Pros:
Breathable, Comfortable, Cushions Impact, Durable, Fast, Good Arch Support, Good Traction, Lightweight
Cons:
Poor Cushioning On Top
Best Uses:
Gym, Surfing, Trail Running, Trekking, Walking, Wet Conditions
Describe Yourself:
Avid Athlete
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Vibram Vibram Men's FiveFingers KSO:

I am currently an active duty marine stationed in japan so i use the shoes almost daily for pt which is everything from running and conditioning courses, to team sports and swimming. I also do a lot of exploring and mountain climbing out here and the shoes are perfect for both! They have an amazing grip and are the closest thing you can get to being barefoot with protection from rocks and such. I will be buying the FiveFingers Classics soon and I definitely recommend these shoes to anyone that enjoys the outdoors!

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Near the top of Miyajima Mountain, Japan

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Near 3 Falls in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan

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