Who should buy the Vibram FiveFingers KSO EVO

For runners looking for a neutral running shoe that fits like gloves for their feet, they can’t go wrong with the Vibram FiveFingers KSO EVO. The minimalist design delivers a barefoot-like running experience on all types of terrains. This makes it perfect for anyone who wants a lightweight shoe for daily running that provides better traction, stability, and support.

Vibram FiveFingers KSO EVO logo

Updates to the Vibram FiveFingers KSO EVO

  • Made as lightweight and natural as possible without sacrificing quality protection and efficacy.
  • Speed lacing system permits fast adjustment to the fit, therefore keeping the coverage easy to manipulate.
  • Enhanced design for natural dexterity and versatility of the foot’s movements, and let the shoe adapt to the runner’s own biomechanics.
  • The outsole uses a high-quality compound to handle a variety of surfaces and trail adventures.

Vibram FiveFingers KSO EVO outsole

Enhanced traction over different surfaces

The Vibram XS Trek is a rubber material that is of high quality make. The durability of this section is reliable; it doesn’t easily wear off or lose its efficacy, even after many uses.

Vibram FiveFingers KSO EVO traction

Traction over the surfaces is very much afforded to the runner. This outsole material is also utilized in some Vibram FiveFingers running shoes.

FiveFingers KSO EVO is very flexible

The platform of the Vibram FiveFingers KSO EVO is very flexible. It allows the foot to move naturally through the gait cycle, making sure that the focus is given to the preference of the wearer, in terms of performance.

Vibram FiveFingers KSO EVO rubber

A 2mm Ethylene vinyl acetate foam is used as the underfoot cushioning system of this foot-shaped shoe. It is comfortable and it provides mild comfort that’ll make each ground contact easier and smoother.

The Drilex nylon covers the EVA foam. It features anti-microbial and anti-moisture capabilities, thus keeping the interior as clean and healthy as possible for the foot.

Snug and secure fit

Durable polyester makes up the main upper fabric of the FiveFingers KSO EVO. It covers the foot well, hugging it snugly and securely. It even allows air to enter the shoe in order to keep the foot cool and dry.

Vibram FiveFingers KSO EVO snug

The lining has polyester mesh, which is soft and smooth. The runner can even wear this without socks, as it doesn’t make the coverage feel irritating.

A speed lacing system makes it easier for runners to adjust the fit. Only one tug from the laces and the shoe will be able to feel adequately tight or loose. No knots are needed for this.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Road
Weight: Men 116g / Women 99g
Drop: 0mm
Arch support: Neutral
Forefoot height: Men 4mm / Women 3mm
Heel height: Men 4mm / Women 3mm
Pronation: Neutral Pronation / Supination / Underpronation

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