Volcanic ash and dirt looks good on kigo shoes. It coats them lightly, giving them a nice, worn-in look that says the person attached to them hikes through state parks in the desert frequently.
Perhaps they lie a little too well.
My kigo drives arrived in the mail in the morning about an hour before I headed out for nearly two weeks of nonstop travel. I pulled them out – light, flexible, laces that don’t need tying, awesome – slid them on, grabbed my backpack and bailed.