One of the most innovative and “best inventions” to come in years, the Vibram Five Fingers Barefoot Shoe was developed with comfort, balance and athletics in mind. The shoes gives you the capability to be in motion in a more natural, flexible and FUN way.
The KSO, named for its new feature is designed simply to “Keep Stuff Out”. The stretch mesh added to the top of the shoes prevents gravel, rocks and other substances from entering your shoe and potentially irritating or injuring your foot. The hoop and loop closure mechanism secures your foot and provides you with a flexible fit.
The KSO is ideal for activities where if you could you would want to go barefoot–kayaking, yoga, pilates, martial arts, fitness training, running, canoeing, etc…
Finding the Right Size Vibram FiveFingers
It’s important when ordering the Vibram FiveFingers KSO that you get the right size shoe. Vibram uses the European shoe size system so you will need to measure your foot and use this conversion chart to find the right size for you.
|Foot Length (inches)||81â„8 “||83â„8 “||85â„8 “||87â„8 “||91â„8 “||93â„8 “||95â„8 “||97â„8 “||101â„8 “||103â„8 “|
|Women’s KSO Size||NA||34||35||36||37||38||39||40||41||42|
Vibram FiveFingers recommends the following procedure for accurately measuring your feet:
- Stand with your heels flush against a flat vertical wall.
- Slide a ruler under each foot and measure the distance from the wall to the tip of the longest toe.
- Take the longer of the two foot measurements.
- If the the foot length varies more than 1/6 in. it will be difficult to get a precise fit for both feet.
- If your your second toe is more than 1/6 in. longer than your big toe it may be difficult to get a precise fit
Vibram FiveFingers KSO Women Testimonials
St Louis, MO
|Difficult Going Back to Regular “Shoes”
After trying the KSO, it became very difficult to go back to regular shoes. They just seemed extremely heavy in comparison. I really enjoy using these shoe even for every day activities like going shopping.
By just looking at the pictures and reviews of these shoes, they seem cool, unique and comfortable. But they do look like a rock or even bumpy pavement would scratch up or damage the shoe easily, forcing an frequent runner to replace them every couple weeks or months. I was pleasantly suprised at how well these shoes held up after a couple weeks of my daily 7 mile run on the bumpy trails and pavements.
Buy Vibram FiveFingers KSO Women Shoes
Vibram FiveFingers KSO Women shoes have been pretty popular so finding a pair sometimes can be difficult. Below are some places you can check out in case you can’t find seem to find any.
Where to Buy FiveFingers in the United States
Where to Buy FiveFingers in Europe or the UK
- Pure Footwear (Free Shipping, 365 day return)
- Fitness Footwear (Free Shipping in UK, Open 24 Hours)
Available FiveFingers KSO Women’s Colors
- Grey/Fuscia Upper, Grey Bottom
- Grey/Palm Upper, Grey Bottom
- Black Upper, Black Bottom
- Blue/Grey Upper, Camo Bottom
- Agate/Grey, Camo Bottom
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3 thoughts on “FiveFingers KSO Women”
Pretty comfortable. I use these for hiking even though people said they don’t work well for those.. I found them to be pretty effective for my level of hiking.
Not for me. I am a natural forefoot striker, always have been… numerous people always tried to “correct” my running stride. Then the barefoot revolution and the research– I was vindicated! So I thought I’d try the Vibram KSOs… simply not for me. I am fairly certain it is not a sizing issue, as I tried 36, 37, and 38 (the in-store sizing “chart”– the floppy foot thing) sized me as a 37, and that’s what felt like the best fit and that’s what I bought. I was more than a little frustrated at the amount of time I had to spend getting my toes in properly. Oh well, I thought– small price to pay for what is boasted to be so beneficial for your feet and I could actually run “barefoot” over terrain!?! Well, they felt fine when I wore them around the neighborhood and running errands. Next day I went on a short (1.75 mile) jog around the neighborhood– lots of pressure on the outer edge of both of my big toes, but I thought okay, maybe they need an adjustment period. Two days later, big toes fully “recovered,” I took them out for a 3.5 mile run– ugh! LOTS of pressure on the same outer edges of both big toes, and to boot, ONE misstep created a “run” in the fabric on the upper toe area! These are NOT counterfeits– bought them from a local reputable authorized dealer! I was left with near-blister tender spots on both big toes– now I have to check on the return policy. Great idea, but I just think these are not meant for forefoot strikers (maybe midfoot or those who are very used to heel striking) or for out-and-about wear, but not real running. I generally run 5-6 miles daily, but there is no way I would do that distance in these. Minimal cushioning, yea, light construction, yea, but separating your toes– nay. I will be looking into Nike Free or other similarly-constructed shoes instead.
i have flat feet, will these support my arches?