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Saturday, July 18, 2009

FiveFingers KSO Trek – New for Fall ’09

BFT running with the new Treks in the Dalles

From the upcoming Vibram trade catalog:

The Men’s KSO Trek is a more rugged version of our popular KSO. The Kangaroo leather upper and sock liner are soft against the foot, yet strong and tear resistant, with outstanding breathability.

A 4mm EVA midsole offers plating protection from stone bruising, and a lightly cleated 4mm Vibram performance rubber outsole delivers improved traction on trails and over more rugged terrain.

KSO Trek is best for: Light Trekking, Trail Running, Fitness Walking, & Travel.

Vibram Five Finger Treks...trail running shoes...bitchen!!!

My experience:

When I first put these shoes on, I knew that I had finally felt the most comfortable VFF yet. The kangaroo skin's soft side is INSIDE the your foot is encased in smoothness. Under 6 ounces. Rugged. Breathable. Thank you Gawd!

These are the shoes that I am going to use for this year's Leadville 100 mile trail race. As many of you know, I have done trail ultras in FiveFinger Classics, Sprints and KSOs, but this seems destined to be my favorite 100 mile trail shoe. Thank you Vibram!

My favorite footwear for everyday running? My bare feet.

My new favorite footwear for 100 mile trail running? VFF Treks


NOTE: Two most asked questions in the comments section...answered:

From Tony Post, President of Vibram USA

To answer the questions for your website:

Suggested retail in the US is $125 for the KSO Trek. Premium Kangaroo hide is not cheap.

The shoes can be machine washed (be careful here as the leather can bleed, so wash alone or with dark colors on a gentle cycle). The shoes should be air dried out of direct sun and away from a heat source (strong sun or drying near a heater source could cause the leather to shrink and pull away from the bottom, causing sole separation or de-lamination).

Order Vibram FiveFingers from here and smile :-)

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