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Price $88.74 at Amazon$104.99 at Amazon$55.73 at REI
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Pros Lightweight, nimble, extremely minimal, moderate priceLightweight, supple, breathable, excellent ground feel, 2mm removable insole, great valueLightweight, precise, nimble, great foot strengtheningInexpensive, good traction on smooth and slippery surfaces, simple, durableSoft and supple uppers, simple design, thin sole, durable materials
Cons Permeable to water and dust, some may experience frictionLess durable, not water resistantLess durable, too thin for rocky trailsDifficult to fit comfortably, uneven sole underfoot, some friction and pressure pointsLess secure fit for aggressive or uneven terrain
Bottom Line Vibram continues to dominate the minimal shoe industry with this novel and exceptional shoeThis is a performance racing flat that's great for so much more than just racingExcellent ground feel, nimbleness, and low weight combine under a very fair price priceThis legendary model is not our favorite due to a lack of versatility, though it is great for water sportsA casual kick that performs like a purist minimalist shoe
Rating Categories FiveFingers KSO EVO Speed Force Vapor Glove 4 FiveFingers KSO Softstar Adult DASH...
Performance (30%)
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Barefoot Accuracy (25%)
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Weight (15%)  
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Traction (15%)
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Versatility (10%)
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Durability (5%)
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Specs FiveFingers KSO EVO Speed Force Vapor Glove 4 FiveFingers KSO Softstar Adult...
Style Barefoot road Barefoot performance Barefoot trail Barefoot trail Barefoot road
Weight (per pair) 8.5 oz (size 41 EU) 12 oz (size 10) 11 oz (size 10) 11.5 oz (size 41 EU) 12.5 oz (size 9U)
Stack Height (mm) 5 mm 4.5 mm (2 mm removable insole) 6.5 mm 3.5 mm 5 mm
Heel to Toe drop (mm) 0 mm 0 mm 0 mm 0 mm 0 mm
Outsole 3 mm 4.5 mm FeelTrue 1.5 mm web, 2 mm lugs Vibram XS Trek 5 mm Vibram OmniFlex
Midsole 2 mm Removable 2 mm insole 3 mm 3.5 mm rubber N/A
Upper Material Polyester fabric Mesh Mesh and TPU Stretch Polyamide, Polyester Leather
Best For Running, gym Running, gym casual Running, hiking Running, gym Running, gym, casual
Width Options Regular Regular, wide Regular Regular Narrow, Regular, Wide
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