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Old 10-24-2009, 07:26 PM
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i'de have to try on a pair i've made the mistake of buyin shoes n not trying em on first and really wish i had. but it'de give me a reason to buy some more toe socks that match lol
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Old 10-24-2009, 07:34 PM
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You would be incredibly surprised. They are very comfortable.
I did some trail running in arkansas this last weekend after getting out of a kayak, worked great for both. I set a personal best 5k time within 2 weeks of wearing them without training for close to 6 months. My wife ran 2 miles for the first time in her life, has no more knee pain while running. I'm on the minimalist bandwagon, but caution it takes a while to strengthen the feet to be able to handle long distances. I overdid it and tore my calves up so I couldn't run for over a week because they were so sore. Don't knock them until you try them.
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Old 10-24-2009, 07:39 PM
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I've been thinking about picking up a pair of these for a while. I hadnt seen these ones yet. They look way more rugged than the other ones they have. How are they during the winter months? Is there any sort of insulation, or waterproof barrier available with any of the models?

I have read a little about how walking and running barefoot or with minimalist shoes is great for the body in general. I would like to pick up a pair of these but with winter coming up I think I might wait until spring.
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Old 10-24-2009, 10:03 PM
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They are defininitly not waterproof, but they do dry quickly. Haven't had them during the winter so far. If you visit the minimalist shoe website mentioned previously they probably talk about winter running.
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Old 10-24-2009, 11:49 PM
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I have a pair of the KSO's also, they are great. I too am a big fan of minimal footwear. I use them for running mostly, but I will also occasionally just wear them out to the grocery store or the mall (if you do, be prepared to get some interesting looks and perhaps a few questions).

The KSO's are not very good in the winter. The upper is made of a thin mesh-like material and the sole is a thin (but durable) rubber sole, so you feet get pretty cold both from the cold air over the top of your feet, and from the cold ground under your feet. Vibram does make a model called the Flow which have a neoprene (wetsuit material) upper; these might be better for the cold.
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Old 10-25-2009, 01:19 AM
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I have (and highly recommend) the KSO's (keep stuff out!). I wear them all the time for disc golf but they are especially comfortable on grassy courses. Courses with gravel teepads (and gravel in general) are going to be your biggest nightmare. The vibram soles are strong enough to keep you safe from just about anything (glass, rocks, sticks) except a direct knife stab maybe but thin enough to give you great comfort and flexibility. One of my biggest qualms when trying them on in the store was that they would be too grippy on the concrete pads (they are super grippy) but this has not been an issue at all. Another great thing about these shoes is that they are machine washable and smell and look like new!

I shot my second highest round in these, a 998 after shooting a 931 rated round earlier in the day in my bite disc golf shoes (which I wear a lot as well).
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Old 10-25-2009, 02:03 AM
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lol those things just look weird. I don't think I could bring my self to wear them. I trip enough on the course I don't need to add extra places on the front of my shoe for things to catch me.
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as others have said, everyone i know that sports these swears by them. yet to try some myself.
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Old 10-25-2009, 09:11 AM
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I am super stoked to be reading all these good reviews.

I am definitely going to give them a try.

Even if I do not use them for disc golf I am an avid camper/backpacker and I would love these on the trail.
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Old 10-25-2009, 10:38 AM
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The Injinji toe socks work awesome with the shoes if you need a little more insulation as well.
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