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Vibram Five Fingers KSO Photos (and comments) from reader Chris

A Vibram Five Fingers fan story from Chris in North Carolina who talks about his KSO Vibrams and his wife’s Sprints. Photo of Chris up a tree in his KSOs!

Reader Chris sent in photos snapped from the Outer Banks of North Carolina. In them, Chris is sporting grey/green VFF KSOs.

In his email, Chris noted:

Hey cool! a whole site dedicated to my favorite footwear!

Here are some pics of me in the Outer Banks of NC shortly after getting my KSO’s.

I love them! Tactile sensations and awareness are great, foot and ankle’s are much strengthened. I had them recommended to me by a posture correction specialist. Also you leave really cool footprints.

After much resistance my wife now has a pair of sprints and she loves them. I have a pair of Sprints as well, mostly to wear around the house. I will get some of the Flows this fall.

Every time I wear them out I get lots of questions … sometimes I feel like a spokesman for VFF.

I’m starting to feel like a Vibram spokesman, too!

I was curious as to how Chris persuaded his wife to pick up a pair, and here is what he said:

The tactics I used to convince my wife were

-it’s like being bare foot without dirty feet
-it will help with your ankle pain from heels
-just get some to wear around the yard, I think this was the best one

I might have to try these strategies out on my wife — though I’m sure if she finally does acquiesce it will be because I buy her a pair!

Here’s one more shot of Chris:

Chris in his green/gray KSO birthday shoes at the Outer Banks of NC

If you have photos of you in your birthday shoes, please send them in!

By Justin

Justin Owings is a deadlifting dad of three, working from Atlanta. When he's not chasing his three kids around, you'll find him trying to understand systems, risk, and human behavior.

2 replies on “Vibram Five Fingers KSO Photos (and comments) from reader Chris”

Hi there,

I am Chris’s wife. As he said it took me a while to convert to these shoes, but now I’m hooked. Just like most women I love cute shoes, even if they are not comfy. I walk atleast a mile a day in 3 inch heels, however when I get home the first thing I do is take off my shoes. I love to be barefoot and as a child spent most of the summer without shoes on.
I first agreed to just wear them around the yard, but became so enamored with them that I started wearing them in public. (With matching clothes of course:) People notice and comment on them. Most everyone thinks they are awesome!


That is great! So glad you’re enjoying them (And finding a way to make them at least somewhat stylish).

When I wear mine in public places I get tons of positive feedback from all different types of people (this is particularly exemplified when I wear them to the airpot!).

Thanks for the feedback!

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