Xero Shoes has once again demonstrated their innovative approach to minimalist footwear with the Kelso retro “court style” shoe. In this review, we will highlight the features of the Kelso and what makes it stand out from other barefoot shoes.
Xero shoes kelso review
Design & Aesthetics
The Kelso from Xero Shoes is a cross between an active and lifestyle shoe designed to appeal to a broad range of customers. It comes in pink for women, and both men’s and women’s sizes have white and black options. The shoe has a suede toe cap that adds a touch of creativity to make the wide foot shape less noticeable. The inside of the shoe feels plush, with padding around the ankle and a more cushioned sole than most barefoot shoes, enhancing its comfort level.
The Xero Shoes Kelso has a simple design that attracts people who love wide-toed minimalist sneakers. It features a leather upper that adds durability and style to the shoe. The leather does not wrinkle quickly, making it a good option for those looking for long-lasting sneakers.
The Xero Shoes Kelso offers excellent surface traction, allowing wearers to maneuver confidently on most surfaces. The sneaker provides a good grip, making it great for using at the tennis court and at the fitness center.
The Xero Shoes Kelso has a unique style that attracts sneaker fans. Many comments praise the Kelso’s style, calling it “sharp,” “sweet,” and “kool kid design.”
Comfort & Sizing
The Kelso is an incredibly comfortable shoe, and there is no break-in period required. Their cushioned sole makes them a great option for a beginner looking to transition to barefoot shoes. Although our reviewer prefers extra-thin shoes, removing the insole was not a feasible option, as the inside felt uncomfortable without it. They, therefore, replaced it with a thinner one from Naboso, which vastly improved the level of comfort.
The Kelso shoe fits wide, with a spacious midfoot and extra space above the toes. These shoes are ideal for people who require additional space in their shoes or people who have wide feet.
Our reviewer found the suede toe cap got dirty very quickly, and that it required a lot of maintenance compared to the rest of the shoe. Although the suede is easy to clean, over time, the light-colored suede stain quickly, and it can be hard to get rid of the dirt. We recommend spraying the shoes with a protective layer, such as Carbon Pro, before wearing them to help protect the suede.
One of the best features of Xero Shoes is that they are affordable despite their high-quality materials and innovative design. The Kelso retro “court style” shoe is well-priced and provides good value for money.
Overall, the Xero Shoes Kelso retro “court style” shoe is a nice balance between a casual and an active minimalist shoe. The Xero Shoes Kelso is a great minimalist sneaker for those who prioritize mobility and comfort. Its leather upper adds durability and style, while its unique design makes it stand out from the crowd. The suede toe cap adds a creative touch to the shoe, but we recommend taking extra care to maintain it. The shoes fit with spacious midfoot and toes, making them an excellent option for those with wide feet. The cushioned sole adds a level of comfort that makes them easy to wear, making them an excellent first barefoot shoe for beginners.