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  • Use

    Workout

    Shoes with optimum cushioning, lateral support, and flexibility for daily workouts and studio sessions. See workout shoes

    CrossFit

    Versatile, low-profile shoes for constantly varied exercises including plyometrics, sprinting, weightlifting, and rope climbing. See CrossFit shoes

    Weightlifting

    Heavy-duty shoes with a wedge and an elevated heel that create a sturdy platform and promote ankle mobility. See weightlifting shoes

    Walking

    Shoes for daily wear that ensure a smooth walking gait cycle. Check out walking shoes

    Cross-training

    Multi-purpose training shoes which can be used for a wide variety of exercises. See *cross-training shoes*
  • Arch support

    Neutral

    For people with normal pronation. Also provide support for high-arched feet with underpronation (excessive outward rolling of the foot). See neutral training shoes

    Stability

    For people with low-arched or flat feet and moderate overpronation (excessive inward rolling of the foot). See stability training shoes

    Motion control

    Shoes feature stabilizing technologies for people with severe overpronation. See motion control training shoes

    Good to know

    Stability and motion control add-ons are uncommon for workout shoes and are never present in CrossFit or weightlifting footwear. They are mostly found in walking shoes where the gait is easier to correct.

  • Price
    $160
  • Weight
    Men: 7.1oz
    Women: 5.6oz

    Weight

    Training footwear typically weighs between 200g and 300g per shoe to accommodate agile workouts. Minimalist trainers go as low as 150g, while weightlifting shoes can go as high as 500g.

  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 0mm
    Women: 0mm
  • Heel height
    Men: 11mm
    Women: 11mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 11mm
    Women: 11mm
  • Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: Normal
  • Release date
    Jan 2015
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89 / 100 based on 3 expert reviews

  • 95 / 100 | RUN Forefoot | | Level 1 expert

    The KMD EVO aren't just for running, they're also great for cross training, like CrossFit, jumping exercises, burpees, weightlifting.

  • 96 / 100 | Barefoot Hosea | Level 1 expert

    This model is good for people who do different disciplines e.g. CrosFIT, usual gym work, road running, and even trail running.

  • 75 / 100 | Birthday Shoes | | Level 1 expert

    I really like the uppers of the KMD EVO....I also like the rubber outsole. Where things fall apart for me is in the overly plush midsole.

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  • The KMD EVO is one of the several updates to the Vibram Fivefingers’ Komodo line. It features the same XS Trek sole found in other KMD shoes. It is designed to be flexible while providing excellent traction on almost any terrain. It is also durable and protects the foot from sharp objects on the ground.
  • Inside, the Drilex sockliner serves as the midsole.  It adds comfort and keeps the foot from unpleasant odor.
  • It uses the speed-lace system that delivers a custom fit with one quick pull. Like other Vibram FiveFingers shoes, it is machine washable, and it dries quickly, ready for the next use.

The KMD EVO is available in both men’s and women’s versions and runs true to size. It comes in D – Medium and B – Medium width for men and women, respectively. Due to the tight construction of the shoe, some users may find the fit not suitable for their liking. It is recommended that consumers try the footwear in person to obtain an agreeable fit.

The Vibram’s XS TREK outsole is made of a rubber compound that’s designed to give an exceptional underfoot feel while still providing adequate protection. This material is abrasion resistant and responsive on different kinds of terrain. Its tread pattern is designed to enhance surface grip. Moreover, it extends to the front of the toes to add a layer of protection.

The midsole of the KMD EVO is a 2-mm ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) foam. It is lightweight, resilient and has shock absorption properties that protect the foot from impact. It is lined with the Drilex sockliner which has antimicrobial features that prevent the development of foul odor and keep the foot fresh.

The upper unit of the KMD EVO uses 100% low elastic polyester filament. Polyester is commonly used in clothing because it does not readily stretch or shrink. Also, it’s durable, washable, quick-drying, and able to withstand harsh climates. The knitted construction allows it to stretch and conform to the shape of the foot for a custom fit. Though breathable, the material is designed to keep debris out.

The trainer uses a speed lace system that can be adjusted with one quick pull. The toggle keeps the laces tight around the foot without being too constricting. It has a pull tab at the back of the shoe that makes it easier to put on.

Individual pockets separate each toe. This design aims to strengthen each toe by giving them more freedom to spread and move.

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