Comment from: Zoe [Visitor]
Zoe

Our son (age 7) got his first pair back in March when they came out. We bought them one size big to alleviate the growing out of them so quickly. He has worn them for 6 months, almost daily, to school, outings, even to church. I have to say they have held up better than any tennis shoes (expensive or cheap) that we have purchased. We usually get 3 weeks to 3 months out of a pair of shoes before the sole falls off or they get holes in them. So in the long run, the Vibrams cost about the same or less depending on how many pair of shoes we have to buy our son in a 6 month time period. We just got him a new pair of Vibrams, b/c he had holes in the top of the toes of his Vibrams. His only complaint is blisters on the back of his heels for the first couple of weeks. We remedy this with Injini socks. Thanks for the review, I wish more parents would consider this footwear so that their children grow up with healthier feet.

10/03/11 @ 20:43
Comment from: Kelli [Visitor]  
Kelli

I bought a pair of them for my 4 year old, he has big feet lol, he absolutely loves them. He wants another pair for his birthday. He also wants a Vibram T-shirt, which is a problem. Anyway, we never had a problem with blisters, and when he wants, he can put them on himself. He wears them to school, and everywhere else. Now I need to find toe socks in his size.

10/04/11 @ 10:06
Comment from: Stefanie [Visitor]
Stefanie

So adorable! He is precious. Is this the first kid's VFF review?

10/04/11 @ 11:40
Comment from: michelle [Visitor]  
michelle

My son is 10 and an avid runner. He loves his VFFs and after a couple weeks he was running 5Ks in them. He recently ran 4.4 miles in the Klondike Road Relay and didn't miss a beat. I just ordered a pair of Merrell trail gloves for him to wear on a daily basis - to encourage the barefoot stride when he doesn't want to wear the toe shoes as the weather is turning cooler, but plans to continue running in his VFFs.
We had the same challenges initially putting them on, but he has worked past that and can slip them on with ease.

10/04/11 @ 15:23
Comment from: Tiffany [Visitor]
Tiffany

I got a pair of KSOs for my 5yr old. He calls them his "fast shoes". I had to modify them a little bit though as he has WIDE feet. LOVE them now, but I wish they had made with speed lace, laces or even just open like the classics so that you can get them on and off more easily.

10/06/11 @ 19:53
Comment from: Erin ~Visitor~ [Visitor]  
Erin ~Visitor~

HI, my son is 10 years old. I bought him the slip on lightweight vibrams () his feet were too big for the children's ones. :) He has been wearing them for almost 6 months, and he loves them! I need some feedback, and or "reassurance" and information to pass on to my former mother-in-law.. to be able to intellectually combat her unexperienced knowledge on children's feet and growth with Vibram's. This is the situation... Last time we saw my sons paternal Grandmother, recently, she has started pointing out that his big toe has a gap from the rest of his feet,that he didn't have that before he started wearing the Vibrams, and spoke that his feet have changed, and she is "concerned" because of the large gap between his big toe to the other toes. She does not "approve" of my choice in shoes. :).

10/07/11 @ 19:18
Comment from: Val N [Visitor]
Val N

I work at a minimalist running store that focuses on VFFs. A few notes:

1. I have found consistently that Kids KSO's run small, not true to size. On my 3 kids and on all other kids that come in we always have to size up from what the VFF sizing chart says they "should" be.

2. An awesome feature of the Kids KSO, that I don't even think was meant to happen but works out very well, is that the toes kind of curl up. This allows the kids to size up from what is fitting them and they won't trip or anything. This then makes the pair last longer with growth!

3. I always tell adults when they come in and are having trouble putting them on, about to give up, that if my 6 and 8 year old can do it then they sure can! It definitely makes them more apt to giving it a real try.

4. You were one of the lucky ones that got kids socks! Why isn't VFF making these anymore? Our store only has a couple larges left =(

5. If your child has outgrown the Kid KSO, just get them a small pair of women's. Our biggest sellers for older kids have been: Bikila LS, KSO, SPEED (and yes the blue ones for boys! they look awesome!), and KOMODO.

10/09/11 @ 12:02