Air Jordan 15s keep stuff out
It’s a bit of a fight but it’s worth it. I purchased the Vibram Five Finger KSO (keep stuff out) model because I really hate getting Air Jordan 15s little bits of gravel in my shoes. The KSO’s are quite effective at keeping most stuff out, but at first it seems that they are constructed in a way to exclude your feet as well.
I think mine are quite a tight fit and the next pair I get I will get one size bigger but meanwhile once they get on they are so tight there’s nothing to rub so they don’t cause any problems. My best friends for getting them on are some food powder, some dance music, and a big screwdriver.
Medicated antifungal foot powder will help your toes slide in a little better because it will dry up any moisture that may be on your feet. It has the added benefit of fighting the athlete’s foot fungus, which otherwise might flourish in the bit that goes between your toes.
My real breakthrough came, though, when I started using a screwdriver instead of my finger in those heel loops. The screwdriver has two advantages: (a) it doesn’t hurt like your finger does when you pull really hard, and (b) it leaves both hands free to wiggle the opening ever closer to your ankle.
Now I know, I know, there is a Youtube video where a guy puts his KSO on his left foot using only his right foot. I rather suspect his shoes aren’t as tight as mine. There is no way I could do that. Then there’s another Youtube video of somebody putting a Vibram classic on with no hands! Well duh. The classic is open like a ballet flat. I haven’t tried that (not owning a pair of classics) but I can’t imagine it would be difficult.
Anyway, to summarize: powder for easy slippage and the screwdriver to spare your poor finger. Short and sweet. They’ll go on every time! It ain’t rocket science but once I figured out the screwdriver I stopped dreading putting my KSO’s on. I love running in them in the forest, though I’ve moved to true barefoot running on the track where there is not likely to be anything nasty to step on.
ReuVera 4 years ago from USA
Yes, it does look like a lot of effort. I have Vibram Sprint and Classic, they are much more open than KSO, so I get into them easily. I am not a runner, I just love to walk barefoot and these shoes protect my feet. I just love them! Can’t wait for summer to start wearing them Air Jordan 2010 again. I was warned. They do what’s advertised though, with the open ones my friends have told me that gravel gets in, and I HATE that!
Pamela99 3 years ago from United States Level 5 Commenter
My son and daughter in law do barefoot running some of the time. My son uses KSO’s and likes them. He has had less problems with shin splints running this way. Interesting information.
marcel9 3 years ago
Yes, these are tough to get on. The first time I tried them on in the store, it took 10 minutes. I think the second point of view is wrong because in order to look like an a$$hole you would have to be all puckered up and these shoes really don’t do that.
tu hermana 2 years ago
noooo loko! ss un k’po . si te presentas como presidente ganas x BOLUDO! gil. I didn’t have foot powder or a screw driver obviously being in the store . One problem I had was that I couldn’t get the pinky toe in the pocket of the shoe. So I never bothered with paying for them plus I have no idea what those would do to my feet after so much daily wearing. For all I know stress fractures would occur and I don’t wanna risk an injury. Oh well at least I tried them on in the store first before thinking of buying them. I’ll stick with my Keen shoes that are comfortable on the feet. Sometimes traditional is best because you don’t worry about injury as easily. My feet are shaped like those shoes are but not everyone’s are. Once they are on they are a comfortable fit but I do not wear them all day Air Jordan 20s because they make my feet sweaty. I wear them to run on a surfaced track. They are not IMHO suitable for trails. As with any change of habit, it is best to get used to them little by little. People who just go out and do a 10K in these first time will get sore calves. And to assist with the sweaty feet problem you can get Injinji pocket socks to absorb some of Air Jordan 12s the sweat but I think I’d want a size larger to accommodate the socks.
Paola 19 months ago
Hi! I recently purchased a black KSO pair online. It took me a lot of time to put them on, but what puzzled me, is that I could barely get inside the shoe once I put the toes in their pockets. I really had to pull hard to make the part behind slide, I was actually afraid I would break the shoe. Is that normal? In the videos I saw (like you said), people get in them pretty quick and without trouble.
After finally being able to put Air Jordan 1s the shoes on, I feel the size is exact, which I guess that’s how it should be for these shoes. At the beginning they felt weird, but then they felt just good. However, after an hour or two, the started to feel strange again, too tight. I decided to take them off, and saw my feet full of red marks. Does that also happens to you?