Now, I am going to be honest, they are not cheap. I believe I paid about $85 for my Vibrams, which is why I had to wait quite awhile to get them as I needed to save up. But so glad I took the time to research and find that they were worth the wait. Yes, my feet still sweat, but I now can come out of kickboxing class or a run without bleeding and blistered feet. One thing I wish they would include is some sort of odor eaters for the shoes as they do stink after a few sweaty uses, but I just throw them in the wash and am good to go on my next workout.
These shoes certainly do get looks when I wear them. They are the perfect conversation starters if you need help in that area! But, I can't begin to tell you how comfortable they are. They even make socks you can wear with them on colder days to keep your feet warmer. Every time I put them on, I am still in shock on how comfortable they are!
If you do decide to get a pair, make sure to get fitted at a local reputable retailer or buy directly from Vibram online. As there are many fakes out there and the poor quality just makes the real ones look bad. Plus, I found out each style sizes differently from the guys that sold me my shoes from Berkeley Running Company.
I must say it is nice going into a store and finding knowledgeable people that know their shoes and what will work for each person that walks in. You don't find that, that often now-a-days anymore.
The weather is just starting to warm up again here in Wisconsin and I can't wait to get outside running in them as it has been a super snow and long winter here.