For the last four years, the Vibram FiveFingers KMD (formerly Komodo) Sport has been the go-to shoe for gym-goers. In 2015, the KMD Sport LS remains, but has a little brother; the KMD Evo.
Introducing the KMD Evo
According to Vibram, “The new KMD EVO defies gravity (and conventional wisdom), allowing athletes extraordinary freedom for dynamic movement both in the air and on the ground. For fitness fanatics without boundaries, the KMD EVO transcends traditional sport, making it the ideal leaping, climbing, balancing shoe for those seeking a minimal shoe experience with maximum flight potential.”
Available for both men and women
- WEIGHT: M43 = 7.40oz W38=5.64oz
- MAX SOLE THICKNESS: 11.8mm (6mm EVA midsole + 2 mm insole + 3.8mm
- Rubber outsole)
- INSOLE: 2mm polyurethane insole + anti-microbial drilex sockliner
- UPPER MATERIAL: 100% low elastic polyester filament
- Machine Wash Cold/Air Dry
Whilst looking at the KMD Evo there is no doubt that this is an exceptionally high quality shoe. It looks as though it has taken inspiration from the Nike Flyknit, with the polyester filament upper, and is extremely comfortable and feels very breathable.
The shoe is noticeably heavier than other Vibrams, and the sole is the thickest ever seen on a pair of FiveFingers.
Vibram have definitely got the aesthetics right with this shoe. The KMD Evo looks so cool and features reflective print too.
The big turn-off is the price. These things ain’t cheap, and come with a hefty £180 RRP. As such, we believe the KMD Evo is a shoe for the purists only. Let’s hope they don’t make any more ridiculously priced shoes!!
Fans of Parkour, Urban gymnastics, break dancers and Free Runners will love the KMD EVO.