Comment from: Leigh [Visitor]

These look like a solid shoe and a nice option. From the pictures, they seem at least as wide if not a little wider that the KSO EVO. I might give them a whirl. Thanks for the review Jarvis.

05/21/18 @ 11:29
Comment from: Jimms [Visitor]

Wonderful review Justin. As always. I caught that last bit - running in sandals is a hard act to follow ! Must REALLY be good !

05/22/18 @ 05:41
Comment from: [Member]


Jarvis is the man deserving props here! Both for his excellent review and running so much in sandals!

05/22/18 @ 07:39
Comment from: [Member]


Jarvis is the man deserving props here! Both for his excellent review and running so much in sandals!

05/22/18 @ 07:39
Comment from: Jimms [Visitor]

My apologies, Jarvis

05/22/18 @ 08:52
Comment from: Jack [Visitor]

Jarvis, great in depth review, as always. Thanks.
Any chance will you be testing and reviewing v-aqua?

05/24/18 @ 01:43
Comment from: Vincent [Visitor]

Excellent review, I've been looking for a good preview of the v-alpha for days! Mine should arrive on Monday, I can't wait :)

05/25/18 @ 18:36
Comment from: [Member]

No worries, Jimms!!
How dare you confuse our feet!! :)

You'll like them, Leigh!

There will be some V-Aqua action coming up!

05/26/18 @ 08:20
Comment from: DrGecko [Visitor]  

How is the sizing? I found that the KSOs ran large and the KSO-EVOs small (my normal VFF size is 42, but KSO 41 and KSO-EVO 43).

Also, I really wish Vibram would make a shoe that looked like bare feet or, even better, lizard feet. But maybe that's just me.

06/04/18 @ 18:51
Comment from: [Member]


Huge fan of lizards, I see!

I would say that the sizing is a bit more generous with the V-Alpha. Slightly roomier all around over the KSO EVO, which was based originally on the smaller EL-X.

I would say, if you found a good size for the KSO EVO, the Alpha will be slightly more comfortable, but the size difference would not justify a complete size change

06/05/18 @ 09:26
Comment from: DrGecko [Visitor]  

Thanks for the sizing info, Jarvis.

I call my VFFs "gecko feet" - at least some of my friend understand.

06/09/18 @ 21:01
Comment from: Patrick Holstad [Visitor]  
Patrick Holstad

Hey guys! I’m a long time reader and want to say thanks for all the reviews throughout the years. The -Alpha, like the KSO EVO, looks like a good direction as a lot of the options recently have been less minimal.

I posted this on another page and hope anyone knows about this.
I’ve been looking for a pair of the KMD EVO in yellow as they have been discontinued for awhile. I found this site:

Do y’all know anything about the legitimacy of this site? There was a time when Five Finger knockoffs were abundant. I’d rather not throw $100 out if it’s a scam site.


06/16/18 @ 12:01
Comment from: Frank [Visitor]  

Great review Jarvis, very thorough as always.
I am a huarache (summer) + V-RUN (winter) road runner. Would you recommend V-Alphas over KSO EVOs for road / gravel running in wet conditions ? Despite the better grip, Alphas don't seem to be as low cut as the EVOs (or V-RUNs , for that matter) and I wonder if that extra fabric around your ankle could cause some chafing or rubbing during an average 10KM run on asphalt ? Thanks buddy, stay minimal !

06/22/18 @ 17:53
Comment from: Nocona [Visitor]

First I have to thank this site for all the SoftStar shoe reviews. After purchasing 5 different pairs, it probably ruined me from trying out many other brands of minimalist footwear. Xero works well for me too!

Now, last month I gave away two pairs of my Five Fingers. They are so uncomfortable after wearing Softstars. The groundfeel doesn't come anywhere close to the Stars. They are a pain in the arse to put on and take off (especially if sweating and using Injinji socks). They are kind of ugly in a cute sort of way. They work pretty good in water, but I don't spend much time there. I kept one pair for protection, in the stingray infected waters of Baja. I think sandals and mocs are more comfortable, natural and Paleolithic. The thrill of the fivefinger is gone.

07/11/18 @ 15:23

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