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X-Rayed Vibram Five Fingers KSO Treks

Vibram Five Fingers Fan, Tyson, recently went in to have his foot checked and left with an x-ray of his foot. Oh, his foot was still in his KSOs! Tyson gives us the run down:I went in, because I’ve had pain on the outside of my right foot for some…

I went in because I’ve had pain on the outside of my right foot for some time from an old injury that may have involved parkour amongst other things. I’ve noticed since I’ve been using my KSO Treks that the pain has subsided and I wanted to see what was going on there. My main foot man, Rich said, “Well let’s take a look with an x-ray”. That was the point when he noticed them. He didn’t know what to think of the “gloves on my feet”. So, I asked if I could get an x-ray with my Five Fingers on. He said, “Sure, I’ll just burn it to a CD for you”. Whatever that is, lol. So, when he looked the x-ray, he noticed that the pain was from a small extra bone I have just right there. He thought it was maybe an on going fracture. but now it maybe tendinitis from this extra bone. I can’t help but give some credit to these shoes.

Glad to hear you are finding some relief in your KSO Treks and thanks for the cool pic!

By Britt

Hailing from College Station, Texas (Home to Texas A&M!), I grew up running cross country. Believe it or not, I gave Justin the name for this site back in early 2009 but I didn't jump on the toe shoes bandwagon until a year later. I am also really into quadcopters and drones and have a blog called

6 replies on “X-Rayed Vibram Five Fingers KSO Treks”

Awesome post! I like how the feet are resting more in a natural position rather than regular shoes where the toes would be all crammed. Thx for sharing!

I was wondering the same thing about the 1st metatarsal, so I checked in my anatomy book and it looks normal. The way that the phalanges on the fourth and fifth toes curve definitely isn’t normal, though. Boo tight shoes!

Ok I am pretty sure this is photoshop work. The pinky toe is extending past the fabric line and actually touching the toe next to it. Its a cool pic either way though.

Brandon, that isn’t a fabric line you are seeing, that’s the rubber to cap line. There is stretchy fabric between the toes on VFFs and the thin fabric doesn’t show in the x-ray…only the thicker denser shoe components do. I see no reason to think this image has been altered.

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