Gear Review: Youth Vibram Five Fingers Speed

by Editor on June 7, 2012

For this review of the Youth Vibram Five Fingers Speed model, we interviewed the wearer. Andrew is nine years old and a very active boy! He loves to run around after school, bike ride and skateboard. He usually wears Nike sneakers.


BFR:  How was the fit?

A:  Overall, they felt a little skinny. The toes and heel felt good. The laces were easy to tie, unlike other shoes. Since they were a little skinny for my foot, they left a mark when I took them off.  They didn’t hurt though.

These shoes are cool! I’ll definitely keep wearing them.

BFR:  What did you think of the style?

A:  Some people said they look funny. I think they look cool and my friends think the shoes are cool and funny.  Some said they wanted a pair.

They look better with shorts than pants.  I think they’re more for casual wear. I like them with shorts and tee shirt best. I think black and red would be a good color combination.  I like the ties because it makes it unique from others.

BFR:  Where did you wear them and what activities did you do in them?

A:  I mostly wear them for playing, running and to go to school.

BFR:  Did you have to break them in?

A:  Yes, they were a little stiff at first but then they got comfortable.

BFR:  Did they get smelly or dirty?  

A:  They got a little dirty on the white part, but not smelly.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

kyle June 15, 2012 at 1:14 pm

My first pair smelled sooo bad.. I just got a second pair and have been running in them for about 2 weeks now.. and they do not smell bad.. but I really do love these shoes.

m@ June 15, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Since most people don’t wear socks in the VFF’s it’s best to wash them regularly. My wife and I throw ours in the washer with some baking soda rubbed into the sole or Oxi-clean if they are really bad, and they come out clean and smelling fresh!

Miles Kipper June 15, 2012 at 9:09 pm

My first pair of KSOs circa 2010 smelled terrible after afew days. I still have them and i dont know what changed but since they have broken in the hardly smell at all any mor even after extended periods of use.

finger exercise March 22, 2013 at 6:17 am

Good review on finger speed.

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