Above we see Scott kicking his various pairsof KSO Vibram Five Fingers. Scott is hiking, kayaking, bodyboarding, and performing the P90X workouts in his VFFs — though they aren't pictured, Scott's first pair of VFFs were the now-discontinued Surge Vibram Five Fingers, which in accordance to their design, he frequently uses for water wear.
I asked Scott to share a bit about how he's been using his KSO and Surge Vibram Five Fingers—review how he likes them for P90X, and if he plans on picking any more pairs of (At present he has four KSO VFFs and one pair of the Surge!). Here's what he had to say:
There are a lot of balance postures that I do during P90X and by using the KSO's I can better balance myself. I feel it is a little more difficult without the casting of a regular shoe, but I feel that is better for me overall.
I got the Surge's first and use them with any water sports such as body boarding on the Pacific Ocean and Kayaking. I can run in sand all I want and hardly any gets in. As far as Keeping Stuff Out, the surge ones are so great!
I love these shoes and now have 5 pair! I will be getting my 6th pair soon. (KSO TREK)
With the high ankle coverage of Surge Vibram Five Fingers, it's no surprise they are the ultimate at keeping stuff out (and also keeping warmth and water in for that matter!). While the standard KSO Vibram Five Fingers keep larger debris out, the mesh coverage does have small holes in it, so smaller debris (fine sand or dirt) can tend to get in over time.
Good to hear you're putting your Vibrams through the ropes, Scott! If you do end up grabbing a pair of Vibram Five Fingers KSO Treks, I'm sure you'll enjoy them. They are style, comfort, and performance all wrapped up into one.