Comment from: jarvis [Member]  

I was concerned that Vibram was going to "EVO" the popular KMD LS a bit too far away from its first generation iteration.

Nearly 12mm of stack height is a bit much for a model that was most popularly used as a gym shoe.

For me, 12mm would be too much for a winter boot or a trail shoe!

BUT, that's just one kind of consumer. I'm sure this will be a great first vibram shoe for those that would like to transition into minimalism. It's still thinner than typical running shoes and provides a zero drop platform to move away from heel striking.

The sole looks super grippy though, much more suited for quick movements, jumping around, and--I suppose--parkour over the Bikila EVO.

Awesome recommendation on the Jabras!

For a lightweight bluetooth headset for running that you wouldn't be afraid to toss around, I would recommend the Motorola S305. It weighs 50 grams, is comfortable for trail and road running, and has very good sound--for its price (30 bucks).

-Jarvis

03/21/15 @ 11:11
Comment from: Corinna [Visitor]
Corinna

When I read the title I was so thrilled! The KMD LS were my first Vibrams and wonderfully comfortable. And now they made a new version - hurra... Wait a second... 12mm stack height? Are they insane!? It's a step backwards!
The original KMDs had that (unintentionally) removable insole. And the other EVOs came with a wonderful MaxFeel sole. Why did they feel the need to make these more cushioned? I am aghast!
I love the look of the upper, but that sole is a no-go!

03/28/15 @ 12:55
Comment from: Cross [Visitor]
Cross

I love this shoe. Mainly for gym and high impact sport of racquetball. I've had a lot of versions of VFFs and this pair are most forgiving for hard stops while moving about the court.

The upper is so comfortable. I wear socks and love how it stretches around the foot.

04/04/15 @ 22:57
Comment from: Kamikaze Ice [Visitor]  
Kamikaze Ice

I just received my pairs of KMD EVO and KSO EVO today.
Could you, or anyone else, go into a little detail on how the heel feels and/or should fit?

I wear a size 42 KSO Trek, and a 44 Trek LS, and the place that I got them from no longer carry any FiveFingers. Springfield, MO went from having 5-8 retailers down to one. The employees here are "salesmen", they don't have the knowledge or experience that employees at a more specialized store (fitness/athletics/sports) would have. So I'm stuck with mail delivery so I can only go by what other people on the internet have to share for specific models.

I'm trying to decide if I need to exchange my size 43 KMD EVOs for the next size (44).
I have slight Morton's Toe (10 13/16ths inches) when my toes are under pressure from stepping or pressing my toes flat. My longest toe barely touches the end when under pressure, so I believe my KMD EVO size is correct for shoe length. My toes don't touch the end of my previous models unless I force my foot forward, so I have wiggle room but I think this means they are one size too large? This is why I got size 43 first.

My question is, how should the heel feel? Compared to my previous models, it feels like the heel cup/sole area of the KMD EVO is more of a "loose" fit, and I think they may not be wide enough for my heel. Like I might loose balance and twist my ankle or roll my feet on their side/edge.

Could this feeling be intended with the soft foam (mid?) sole?
Everything else feels right, snug like a glove, but not tight.

The heel area of the KSO EVOs I got, same size (43), feels identical to the KMD EVOs, but the KSO EVOS are definitely one size too small.

Thoughts?

04/22/15 @ 21:27
Comment from: markus gerat [Visitor]
markus gerat

the time comes up i cant wear any fivefingers anymore: this yellow inner material which is included in nearly all newer models is worn through after a few km. my old kmd works over 800 miles. this new stuff starts peeling off after less than 50 miles. this is a mix of reduced quality and to make costumers buy more shows to increase profit.

06/21/15 @ 06:19
Comment from: corey [Visitor]  
corey

I know they have the Spyridon MR (and now MR Elite), but how do you think these would stack up for an OCR/mud run? I really like the possibilities of these outside mud runs. I really like my old KSO's and KSO Evo's but I'm looking for something a little different from my Vibrams.

The thing I would be worried about is the upper being cloth as you said it is a "knitted" material. Would this be washable and would it actually hold up to the mud and water of mud runs? Also, the thicker sole might hold water if they get wet as well.

What are your opinions on this?

05/10/16 @ 20:57