FiveFingers KSO Men

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Product Description

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…

VFF Time Best 07

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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) 9 ¾ “ 10 “ 10 ¼ “ 10 ½ “ 10 ¾ “ 11 “ 11 ¼ “ 11 ½ “ 11 ¾ “ 12 “ 12 ¼ “
Men’s KSO Size 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48

Vibram FiveFingers recommends the following procedure for accurately measuring your feet:

  1. Stand with your heels flush against a flat vertical wall.
  2. Slide a ruler under each foot and measure the distance from the wall to the tip of the longest toe.
  3. Take the longer of the two foot measurements.
  4. If the the foot length varies more than 1/6 in. it will be difficult to get a precise fit for both feet.
  5. 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 Men Testimonials

Kevin,

Seattle, WA

My VFF Favorite

I am a VFF fanatic and started with the “Classic”. I still use the Classic for casual walking and workouts, but when I go hiking, 10K and marathon runs, I use the KSO. It’s design is simple and helps keep objects out of my shoe. I highly recommend this model for people that go long distance running.

Shawn,

Newport Beach, CA

Oddly Stylish

Needless to say, the sleek and unique design of this shoe makes you stand out. It’s not only effective in assisting in my cardio workouts, but in my humble opinion, it is a positive fashion statement.

Buy Vibram FiveFingers KSO Men Shoes

Vibram FiveFingers KSO Men 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

Available FiveFingers KSO Men’s Colors

  • Grey/Palm Upper, Grey Bottom
  • Black/Grey Upper, Camo Bottom
  • Black Upper, Black Bottom
  • Black/Orange Upper, Black Bottom
  • Red Upper, Black Bottom
  • Blue/Grey Upper, Camo Bottom

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Larry September 2, 2009 at 5:43 am

The toes didn’t fit right for me! I’m used to it now but initially they didn’t fit too well.. which is weird because I thought I had normal sized toes!!

harve September 5, 2009 at 5:38 am

very comfortable, the toe fitting took some time to get used to but after that it’s hard for me to think about using other regular shoes.

ironmanjay September 29, 2009 at 4:41 pm

I got these 2 months ago and I’m looking forward to getting more information on the new KSO Treks when they do come out. I did see some people review it online, but most stores don’t seem to carry it yet. I love the KSO, I use them for hiking and running around 8 miles a day.

so far they have been durable and easy to wash. All I do is hose them down. I am currently training for a marathon in these although im not sure if i’ll be running the actual marathon barefoot or using vibrams.

Love to hear any of your opinions on this.

howardb September 29, 2009 at 4:47 pm

I first looked into these shoes after reading “Born to Run”, it was recommended by my co worker who used to pester the hell out of me every day about joining every 5 k and 10 k out there, i gotta say it was annoying as hell.

But I do like to read so when she recommended this book and I looked up some information on amazon and found out it got hundreds of excellent reviews I decided to pick one up.

This inspired to buy the vibram shoes, so after further research I decided to get the KSO’s (seems to be the most popular). although I look like I have gorilla feet… i can’t go back to regular running shoes or basketball shoes when I jog for exercise. they’re so comfortable, easy to clean and store and light…. I highly recommend them. I decided to just give 4 stars because how hard it was to get one after a while of waiting!

baltamorez October 8, 2009 at 4:10 pm

I just received my kso’s last week after looking at information about vibrams here (finally i found it in my size) and I thought I’d share some feedback. First of all, they don’t charge for shipping which is great, although many stores now don’t if you purchase something greater than 50 bucks or so.

When I first tried them on, i thought it was a bit tight, im not sure if I got the right size or not, maybe I should have gotten a larger size. After wearing it for a couple days though i got used to it. but I was a bit sore. I heard this is common so I was ok with it. I do use them for running but at first i only could do a couple miles at a time before my achilles area and calves got too sore. It’s still a bit sore now bu i think with regular use it it will heal just fine and stronger than before.

it might just be the cool factor but Im actually excited to venture off and hike and run around the neighborhood in these shoes!! i dont know if they’re life changing like some of your posts on your blog state, but its’ definitely inspired me to be more active.. I just hope it lasts!!

I saw some of the newer models that might be coming out like the moc, trek and the speeds and got excited too. Good experience with rockcreek too (I think thats what the buy now links bring you too) as they shipped immediately!

nowayjose October 8, 2009 at 4:12 pm

dude these shoes are ugly!!! seriously gorilla feet!

barefootie October 8, 2009 at 4:14 pm

@baltamorz – Glad you like the information we had out on the site, we try to get the latest info out there on these shoes as well as other barefoot running shoes!

@nowayjose – I’m willing to bet you a pair that if you wear it for a couple weeks you’ll be a convert as well, especially if you’re an outdoorsie type person!

firemanprice October 26, 2009 at 2:46 pm

After doing a lot of research and speaking with friends who own a pair. I decided to buy my own, and I must say I love them. I’ve decided to take mines off rode shall we say. I took mines with me to Jamaica. If any of you been there than you will understand. I did the Dunes River Falls. This is where you go up a falls in the water. The water is moving rocks are what you are step on @ times. The KSO handled this terrain like a champ. I was able to move freely and slipping was not a issue at all. This shoes certainly deserves a 10 for the way they feel and handle terrain.

bootyman2 October 26, 2009 at 11:55 pm

kso’s are my favorites out of the vibrams.. i highly highly recommend getting five finger socks as well though.

Mark January 28, 2010 at 8:45 pm

I really love these shoes. I have huge feet. I wear a size 15 in Nikies. Do they come in my size?

Adam February 4, 2010 at 11:34 pm

I love these shoes, but one of them is falling apart after only two months of on-and-off wear. I think it might be a manufacturing defect since it’s only the one shoe, so I’m looking to see if there’s a warranty that can get me a replacement.

barefootie February 5, 2010 at 10:21 pm

I’m not too sure about the warranty situation, let me know if you do find out. The ones that I have seem to be quite durable.

JS April 14, 2010 at 2:26 pm

I recently tore my calf and took about 3 months off running. Yes, it sucked! I did endless research on the best way to strengthen and stretching my calves. It took me a while to get over the look of the FOOT GLOVE but I am sold. I have been running in my KSO’s for about 3 weeks, in the transition is extremely important not to rush it and be sure to stretch. If you are looking buy this shoe as a fashion statement people will look for sure. However, if you are serious about strengthening your legs and improving your running, this is a great way to do it. Even if you only do it part time. They are worth the money.

socko August 5, 2010 at 6:19 pm

I only have itty bitty tiny feet! Ya’ll better start makin those in an 8 or 8 1/2 and we’ll be able to talk some bidness!! I’ll be usin those to run and catch my cattle out in the open farmlands of my hometown, ya’ll! Good day.

Michael D August 10, 2010 at 1:34 pm

I don’t care how ugly they look, I care about function. I want to be a better runner, I can never find the shoes I need. How do I know which of these that I need for my feet?

Nic Laplante August 12, 2010 at 5:49 am

Not happy at alll with the new Bikilas. I bought 2 pair and both have started to fall apart within 10 miles of running. My running partner has exchanged 3 pair due to the same reason. I really hope this is just a production error and vibram isn’t going downhillon their quality.

Adrian August 17, 2010 at 12:33 pm

I will emphatically praise my KSO Treks and their functionality. I feel so much stronger and healthier running in them, unlike regular running shoes. However, after almost two months of wearing them, the stitching around both big toes is starting to come off and is developing into a whole. I really hope it’s just a defective pair, because I really enjoy these.

Nic Laplante August 19, 2010 at 6:49 pm

Well I have to revise my statement. I found that there was a error in production but only in one batch of the teal and yellow bikilas. I have two other pairs that have held up perfectly well and have taken about 50 miles on the trails and pavement.

barefootie August 19, 2010 at 8:33 pm

@nic, glad to hear that the problem wasn’t widespread! Wishing you another 50 miles with hopefully no problems!

m. wright August 20, 2010 at 12:10 am

I bought a pair of Bikila’s and after the first 8 hours they were falling apart on the side of the big toe. This is ridiculas. My other pair have not done this but dont know where to send them back to. I have worn the Bikila’s maybe 3 times and now it looks like the whole instep is coming apart.

Jason Griesemer August 20, 2010 at 8:35 pm

I’m very interested in the Vibram barefoot shoes. But,I am one of those above average people who wear size 15. Do the barefoot shoes go to sizes that are that big?

barefootie August 21, 2010 at 3:53 am

well on the vibram website it does mention

“FiveFingers can fit up to a 12 inch foot which roughly translates to a size 15. In order to find the right size, please measure both feet from heel to longest toe with a ruler in inches and refer to our size chart for the right size.”

but whether this will be co mfortable for you is hard to tell, you should definitely go to a store to try them out before hand to see if the fivefingers shoe fits well.

JB August 24, 2010 at 6:24 am

I broke my ankle about 2 years ago and just went on my first run since the accident yesterday! I’ll probably pick up a pair really soon.

My friend says she can’t get a pair of these because her second toe is longer than her big toe. Any suggestions?

John August 25, 2010 at 5:16 am

JB: Suggestion: run barefoot on grass if she can. Or contact the manufacturer to see if they are willing to make a special pair.

Jan August 26, 2010 at 1:02 pm

I just got the VIBRAM KSO’s (blue and white coloring) and I am excited to go running in them! Since its my first time, how much is too much to run? I typically run 40 min in my regualr New Balance running sneakers. Please help! Thank you,
-Jan

crazyfrazee September 2, 2010 at 10:22 pm

Ok I’m thinking about buying a pair of these because I would like to up my running game and the recommendation of a friend who owns the classic but recommended the KSO. I have a really wide foot, like a double E. How do I allow for this when ordering it.

Ben September 17, 2010 at 9:01 am

JB: Vibram’s website says to take the measurement from the back of the HEEL to the tip of the LONGEST toe. They even make mention in the video “Which may or may not be your big toe”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tuuzpz7q0LU

Tim Pritchard December 16, 2010 at 12:53 pm

Ive just got some five finger shoes and my toes won’t fit in, they feel like the right length and width but my toes are too fat. Now, I’m a bloke, and the shoes have W39 on the base, are these the Womens version?

Aung Myo Oo January 1, 2011 at 3:32 am

Well Well ,The most comfortable foot wear.I love that I want to buy that.How can I get
them.

barefootie January 2, 2011 at 3:30 am

it depends where you’re located but you can usually get them delivered to you even internationally with additional costs.

blake February 25, 2011 at 2:12 pm

they are cool they look real cool but how are the running shoes

IB2STONE July 26, 2011 at 6:04 pm

Just picked some up today. Went running with the crew from my ship and we did a race between everyone of one 1/2 mile lap. Most of them are early 20′s and i’m in my 30′s. Smoked em’ all. Had to stay on the grass though. The concrete hurt really badly. Maybe it’s just something to get used to. Felt really good running in that grass though without fear of a sticker, rock, or twig ruining the run and puttin me in some hurt. Wanna try it on the beach. Don’t know if I will ever take it on serious runs where asphalt or concrete are involved.

FitFighter August 24, 2011 at 9:48 am

I have been reading up on these and they sound really good, but I’m intending on using them for more fighting training which invloves lots of kicking, jumping ect. Has anyone tried them out in this situation and if so how did they fair?

Dave June 12, 2012 at 4:17 pm

I am trying to find out if they have a mens size 15 fivefinger shoe. ive been looking around with no luck. I would very much lke to own a pair.

dean chan June 19, 2012 at 9:29 am

hello, i live here in riyadh and i realy love to have a pair. problem is i dont have any credit card can i pay it cash on delivery?

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