Barefoot running is an exploding new fad and people love Vibram Five Fingers shoes as a "transition" shoe. They are minimally padded, very minimally insulated, and very form fitting. In fact, I recently got my own pair of Vibram Five Finger KSO (Keep Stuff Out). So far, I love them! It's so nice to break the norm and have something new on your feet. It feels free.
The thin sole and minimal material present in the shoe make it very light and able to follow the curvature of the ground perfectly. I really like being able to feel the flow of what I'm standing on, that way there's no balance surprises. But this isn't a Vibram Five Fingers KSO review, that will come later, right now what I want to know is, why do you wear Vibram Five Fingers? Is it just because all the "cool" runners are doing it now, or do you have your own Vibram Five Fingers story? Here's my story, and I hope you'll post yours too if you have a pair. If not, leave a comment and tell us what you think about the Five Finger trend and the barefoot running revolution.
I bought the Vibram Five Fingers KSO because I like to break the norm. They look fun and new so naturally they caught my attention. With all of my outdoor work, I thought it would be worth my time to try them and see if they work for me. I'm most excited to try them on the slackline as soon as the weather warms up! The smooth sole and very grippy rubber on the KSO, along with its ability to form to the object one is standing on should make them great shoes for the line! I'll also be interested to try them for some spring and summer running to see if this hype is really worth it. Who knows, I bet they'll make good kayaking shoes, too! And you better believe I'll be taking them climbing at some point!
We want to hear your Vibram Five Fingers story!