Dave from Illinois sent in the following commentary about his experience running in his Vibram Five Fingers KSOs:
I found one other runner on the course in a pair of KSO treks and gave a shout out to him. Lots of runners were aware of VFFs but hadn’t tried them yet and had a lot of questions. I’m a fairly introverted guy but I found out this is a subject that really gets me out of my shell and I had a lot of great conversations about running and minimalist running. I’m very much a believer in letting everyone find their own way so I’d only rave about what they’ve done for me and that their mileage may vary but I had no regrets. My favorite was two ladies who didn’t actually talk to me but I could just barely hear them talking about how I wasn’t heal striking and then spent the next mile complaining about their attempts at various shoes and stores.
Fans often tire of the constant looks and questions from strangers, but having a conversation piece on your feet is a great way to meet new people — and spread the good word about freeing your feet a la Vibram Five Fingers.
Also, for anyone who thinks black KSOs are somehow more incognito than other colors, seems to me Dave has demonstrated the opposite! I will say if you’re gonna rock the black KSO Vibrams, an all black ninja get-up is the way to go!
Thanks for sharing your story Dave.