Maryland — Today, I received my Vibram FiveFingers KSO. I don’t remember where or when I heard about the FiveFingers, but I knew the idea behind barefoot running made perfect sense. Rob, a close friend of mine, has been using them for a while and suggested the KSO model instead of the KSO Trek. KSO Trek has a crazy tread pattern and uses Kangaroo leather; soooo soft! Before I ordered a pair, I headed down to CitySports in Bethesda to get a feel for the size and fit. I’m a size 9.5, normally, and the European 40 fit perfectly. The build quality was excellent and look so much better in-person. I picked mine up at Rock/Creek for $84.95 w/ FREE SHIPPING and NO TAX since CitySports was out of stock.
As a former high school track sprinter/runner, I’m used to running on the balls of my feet. Unfortunately, those days are long gone and my joints and muscles aren’t like they used to be. After I get some miles on my KSOs, I may follow up on here or you can just email me if you’re interested in my thoughts and opinions. You can Google “barefoot running” since more qualified people on YouTube and various blogs have drawn-out discussions and analysis on the subject.
I took some shots of them before I jack them up on the street: