polkadon


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mfheadcase wrote:Anyone have a size comparison chart?



http://www.vibramfivefingers.com/includes/sizingchart.cfm

kaguirre579


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What about smaller women's sizes?

andrewdisciple


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SolaraGuy wrote:For $4 more you can get 2 different colors from here: http://www.6pm.com/vibram-fivefingers-bikila-light-grey-red-grey



Thanks! I picked up another color from the other site!

qqwweerrttyy


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my feet are exactly 11 inches.. I'm thinking I should measure a quarter inch up to leave some wiggle room for socks?

jackie31337


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I bought a pair of the previous model the last time they were on Woot, and I love them. I had a little trouble getting my toes to go into the right places at first, but once I got them on, they were very comfortable. I usually go barefoot around the house, and used to dance a lot so I'm already used to walking the way you end up walking in these. With regular shoes, I always feel like I'm fighting my shoes to be able to walk in a way that feels natural to me. I don't get that with these.

jackie31337


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qqwweerrttyy wrote:my feet are exactly 11 inches.. I'm thinking I should measure a quarter inch up to leave some wiggle room for socks?



My measurements came out pretty close to my usual size, so that's what I bought. I tried them with the kind of socks that have a separate space for each toe. They were a little tighter than without socks, but still fit me comfortably.

qqwweerrttyy


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jackie31337 wrote:My measurements came out pretty close to my usual size, so that's what I bought. I tried them with the kind of socks that have a separate space for each toe. They were a little tighter than without socks, but still fit me comfortably.


I hear wearing socks helps people who get sweaty feet.. Would getting a size bigger to compensate for socks be advisable?

Pufferfishy


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I have a pair of TrekSports and a pair of the Sprints. The former are great for day-to-day and the latter are my fave in the gym (very open design - far more like being barefoot than these models with a full top).

In for a pair of these just because they are an awesome deal. I don't really care for the "peacock colors" - but people will notice them regardless. I get asked about mine all the time.

I do suggest measuring your foot and looking at the Vibram guide. My feet feel best in sz 12 shoes, but I wear a sz 11 equivalent in Vibrams.

I have not experienced any "funk" issues in either of my pairs even with getting pretty sweaty in the gym - but then I'm lucky in that my feet don't stank in general. YMMV.

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Pufferfishy


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qqwweerrttyy wrote:I hear wearing socks helps people who get sweaty feet.. Would getting a size bigger to compensate for socks be advisable?



This is a tough call. I have a pair of the Injinji toe socks (crazy expensive) and they are paper thin. So if your Vibrams have a tiny bit of room you're ok. But if your brand is thicker, or your Vibrams are already skin tight, you may not like the fit.

Personally - I'd think the socks would exacerbate sweat issues. It is, after all, another layer. As I stated above, I wear my Sprints to the gym - and I sweat like a rented mule. The socks just get soaked and then so do the shoes.

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whitcwa


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Do they make these for polydacts?

morninglark


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skyelogan816 wrote:My feet are smaller than the smallest women's size.



I have the opposite problem. I have to go up to the men's sizes and I am between sizes. With the skel-toes I went up and after a couple of hours my feet shrink and they are too loose so this time I am going down.

I wear the skele-toes on weekends building up to wearing them for walking. I just want to add the if you have arthitis in your toes, the dkele-yoes are great. I hear better things about these.

yeahbuddy


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sid3sg wrote:Reckon these are good for raves/dancing?



as long as no one steps on your feet with their spiked shoes.

electrichead


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My foot is, well, a foot long. They're sold out of the 47's of course, but I'm afraid that with feet these big, they'd just really, really look like clown shoes.

piercedgeek


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I own 3 pairs of Vibrams, KSOs, Classics, and the Bikila LS.

The Bikila LS is similar to the woot offer here, but different lace system that I personally found more comfortable. I love them, super comfy, great to walk or run in.
Washing method I use: When they start to smell a little meh, soak in a small tub of water with Oxyclean, put it in and on the shoe, then scrub the inside (including down the toe holes) with an old toothbrush. Rinse repeatedly, making sure all Oxy is washed out. Set to dry in front of a fan over night.
How often you must do this depends on use, but you can go a surprisingly long period of time, several weeks or months.

Normally I suggest people try these on in person before buying them, especially if you're fairly picky about your shoes already... I went through all the styles they offered at a local store, over a dozen, only a few felt comfortable for me... BUT, at this price? holy cow, grab a pair! You can easily cragislist them for a little over the price paid here to make your money back, just say "tried on once, wrong size for me"

piercedgeek


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You aren't getting them for looks, you're getting them for comfort. Even if you don't make the move to wearing them every day, at least use them for workout time, your body will thank you (and it will hook you on how great they feel over normal shoes, and you'll wear them all the time... all part of the evil plan!)


electrichead wrote:My foot is, well, a foot long. They're sold out of the 47's of course, but I'm afraid that with feet these big, they'd just really, really look like clown shoes.


teigyr


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I'm a runner and while I run in fairly minimalist shoes, I don't run in the Vibrams. Ditto on building up to activity in them because just about everyone is used to a fair amount of build-up in shoe heels.

I always thought Vibrams were goofy looking but was at a race expo and there was a special on them. I bought them and walked around all weekend wearing them with no problems. I now own 4 pairs...uh make that 5 now

They are excellent for working on posture/balance/form because you feel the ground much more than you would with "normal" shoes. I don't think they solve every single biomechanical problem there is but they are a fantastic help if you're working on it.

They would work for yoga. I don't know about this model but as a rule, yeah. It's barefoot but grippier. They are great for foot flexibility.

Re the color, I do have a black "girl" looking model and they are more subtle. For the most part though, you're wearing toe shoes. It's not like color is going to make a difference. At the very least at this price it's a good intro to see if they work for you.

(FWIW for runners, I'd say these are good for running in grass or for drills. I tend to debate the whole "barefoot running" phenom and the human body, esp the US model that tends not to be as light as it could be, isn't used to it. Even those who run barefoot tend to switch to shoes as their bodies age. These shoes are fantastic for what they are and they DO work for running for some, not for most I'd say.)

kalayna5282


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Anybody else unable to get *any* photos to load? I had the same issue last time around... which colors are they?

bdutton


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I love mine. I have them for about 18 months and only use them indoors on the tread mill so they still have plenty of tread life.

My left pinky toe doesn't fit easilly so it takes a little work to get the shoes on but its worth the price and comfort.

piercedgeek


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Just a warning, there's a HUGE market for fake vff shoes on the internet. I did some digging and it looks like 6pm.com is a legit seller.

Here's a list of known fake sellers:
http://birthdayshoes.com/these-are-not-vibram-five-fingers-spotting-fakes-counterfeits-knock-offs-and-other-pirated-black-market-five-toed-shoes

Here's a list of legit sellers (does not list ALL of the legit sellers though)
http://birthdayshoes.com/store/

SolaraGuy wrote:For $4 more you can get 2 different colors from here: http://www.6pm.com/vibram-fivefingers-bikila-light-grey-red-grey


justagigilo85


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chophouse wrote:How would they be for yoga?



I have a cheap yoga mat and Five Fingers has torn it up with ease. Stick with truly barefoot for yoga.

chillzatl


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been wearing five fingers for a few years and just picked up a few new pairs from the REI link someone posted earlier. Great shoes, but I recommend the socks. They WILL get funky. As for sizing, I recommend going one size above what the sizing chart says or go on the high side if you're somewhere in between. I went with 42's for my first pair years ago and that was based on in-store measuring. They ended up being like a centimeter short on my longest toe. My more recent pairs have been 43's and they fit great, with or without socks.

also, how about a good woot for toe socks? those things are sooo overpriced

kalayna5282


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piercedgeek wrote:Just a warning, there's a HUGE market for fake vff shoes on the internet. I did some digging and it looks like 6pm.com is a legit seller.

Here's a list of known fake sellers:
http://birthdayshoes.com/these-are-not-vibram-five-fingers-spotting-fakes-counterfeits-knock-offs-and-other-pirated-black-market-five-toed-shoes

Here's a list of legit sellers (does not list ALL of the legit sellers though)
http://birthdayshoes.com/store/



I can vouch for 6pm being ok. Beware their lack of exchange policy, but a friend was able to return the shoes and have the sale price honored w/her purchase of the proper size.

kgamon


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Sold out of size 47. Get some more and I'll buy a pair next time.

Ryukyu King

tcjoyce


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I plan to use this to distract people when I go out to take pictures with my iPad.

billthegunowner


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Vibram is a quality product, but personally I wouldn't be caught dead in those shoes

Bill

cosmictrucker


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If you've never tried on a pair of these, then I recommend you do so before wasting your $33.

A better use of you $ would be to donate it to the American Red Cross.

Red Cross

thammuz


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kgamon wrote:Sold out of size 47. Get some more and I'll buy a pair next time.



I am almost led to believe they don't get size 15s or 47s since they're always greyed out... Why do you tease me?

It is like going into a store and being let down since they only carry up to a size 13, maybe one or two 14s.

Zetabee


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Awww man. I've wanted a pair of these from woot forever but they never have them in Women's 37. Maybe the next time around, woot? Pleeeeease?

kgamon


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thammuz wrote:I am almost led to believe they don't get size 15s or 47s since they're always greyed out... Why do you tease me?

It is like going into a store and being let down since they only carry up to a size 13, maybe one or two 14s.


I'm a size 12 in Asics, and they say 46.5 on the tongue. I don't think 47s would fit you if you're a 15 anyway.

Ryukyu King

goblingirl


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Love, love, love these shoes! I already own two pairs of Five Fingers and at this price I couldn't pass it up. In for another pair.

As has been said, please ease your way into these shoes. Walk around in them. Then run short distances until your feet and legs get used to them and build up strength. I've seen plenty of people run long distances in them but I like them best for short to middle distance runs like 5-10k.

If it helps anyone I wear a women's 8.5 and wear a size 39 in these shoes.

amandamanfredo


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skyelogan816 wrote:My feet are smaller than the smallest women's size.



yeah. same here. And I don't have especially small feet. I wear an 8.

dan1sh


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Anybody got a size comparison on these? Thanks.

neploxo


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I HATE Vibram's sizing. REI NEVER has the smaller men's sizes, and according to Vibram's web sizing chart: "If your foot size measures below 9 1/2 inches, look at Women’s models.
If your foot size measures above 10 3/8 inches, look at Men’s Models." Mine are exactly 10", bigger than the largest women's size and smaller than the smallest men's size. What am *I* supposed to do? And they don't offer the same designs and materials in all their men's vs women's sizes. This has prevented me ever buying Vibram. Hope someone from their company is paying attention to these comments.

piercedgeek


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Oh that reminds me(not for you, but for some other people), don't forget, depending on your foot size you can go for mens or womens, the styles and colors are typically the same (and in the case of this woot, they are)
Two of mine are 41 womens, and one of mine, 40 mens.

amandamanfredo wrote:yeah. same here. And I don't have especially small feet. I wear an 8.



ubermac


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chillzatl wrote:how about a good woot for toe socks? those things are sooo overpriced



BWAHAHA they recently had a woot for 2 pairs of FILA toe socks for $9.99. White or Black. I bought 2 sets (four pairs) for $20. Best deal ever on toe socks.

winterc16


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ikeray wrote:I'm sure that depends, right? 75% of the day, I'm barefooted, and when I leave the house, I wear sandals.



Not really, I wear flats and flip flops but when I first started running in vibrams my legs were very sore (especially my calves). It also takes time to learn proper form when running in vibrams. I would check out reddit.com/r/barefootrunning

jtaclas


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I have these shoes, and I've enjoyed them. I don't mind how they look as far as the color scheme and pattern, because they are for running; I don't need them to look low-key. If my moisture-wicking shirt is bright blue, I figure, why not my toes?

For beginners, I believe the Vibram Five Fingers website has a series of stretches and exercises that it recommends you do for a few weeks before actually trying to run in these shoes, and it does recommend only starting off doing a fraction of your normal run in these, and incrementally increasing from there. (I think they actually tell you to bring your regular shoes with you on a run until you can manage with these.)

I don't think I will be buying these today, even though they are a great price. My current pair (in this same color) still has plenty of enough tread for me, and by the time it wears out, I think the current year's models will probably be on sale like this.

wraith808


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I've had them for years, and I will say this- the articulation of your little toe is going to make a difference in how they fit. In most cases, your little toe follows the toe next to it. This shoe separates those to a large extent. It took me a while to adjust to that, and if I'd gone slower in how much I wore them in the beginning, that experience would have been less painful.

KnickFanatic


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GRRRRRR!!!!! All the big boy sizes are gone?!

fightingpillow


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MOAR MEN'S!

Please!?? I could use a new pair.

BTW, as a lover of these shoes, if you're on the fence you should buy these.