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by 323 · May 21, 2014 at 11:19 AM

Hi peeps, Has anyone read the following in the Huffington Post regarding Vibram paying out $3.75 million? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/10/_n_5302213.html Just wondering what peoples thoughts/opinions were. I absolutely love... (more)

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Ninds 0 · May 21, 2014 at 11:19 AM

Marks Daily Apple Response: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/vibram-fivefingers-lawsuit "To win the case (or get the company to settle), the plaintiff doesn’t even have to prove that these claims are false and that the opposite is true (the... (more)

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by 589 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

I am looking into purchasing my first pair --I am female--shoes size 7.5-8. I will be using them for mostly walking --some times on trails. What style and size suggestions?

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PaleoJW 0 · July 09, 2013 at 6:08 PM

My suggestion would be to go to a store that sells them and try them on. The sizes are european. So it can be difficult to guesstimate online - plus they all fit differently. When you get a pair that fits correctly - ignore all opinions for a... (more)

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by 115 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

Most threads here seems to deal with American stores in which some doesn't ship internationally. What is the best place to buy Five-Fingers that ship to Sweden?

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Dan_56 0 · May 14, 2013 at 7:17 PM

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

So, I was thinking of getting some new shoes for badminton. While I know about the traditional badminton shoes, I was wondering how minimalist footwear - like Vibrams - would do. The best Vibrams for this appear to be the KMD LS -... (more)

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Mitch_C 0 · February 21, 2013 at 3:28 AM

I do all my exercising and recreational sports in my Vibrams. They are low to the ground and I don't experience any "rolling" like I do in a workout shoe with a higher sole.

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by 30 · September 16, 2014 at 7:57 PM

Which have you tried and particularly which ones are good all-purpose models (that I can use for road/trail-running, walking around, and going to the gym)? Any advice would be helpful. Thanks, all!

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JasonAC556 0 · November 03, 2012 at 12:13 AM

I have worn Bikila, KSO, Treksport, and Komodosport over the past three years. I run, train, and every day wear my Five fingers. Of the ones i have tried, i highly recommend the Bikila and Komodosort as the most versatile and user friendly shoes... (more)

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by 418 · September 16, 2014 at 7:48 PM

I just got my first pair of Vibrams and there is roughly an inch of room in the heel. It is driving me nuts. My toes fit well, there is no space in the toe. I pulled the heel straps back all the way but that did nothing. I ordered Mens 44, maybe I... (more)

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Crabbycakes 0 · July 01, 2012 at 5:50 PM

I would suggest getting a smaller size. There shouldn't be that much space in the back. Are you near a retailer that sells them? Go in and have some one fit you or talk to you about how they should fit.

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by 1186 · September 16, 2014 at 7:46 PM

I love my Vibrams: I use them for walking and at the gym. I am also a competitive lacrosse player, and was wondering if anyone had experience sprinting in them? I play both field and indoor lacrosse. I think they might not be ok for indoor,... (more)

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RJ_1 0 · June 05, 2012 at 1:46 AM

sprinting on concrete is pretty hard on your joints even with proper support...

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by 255 · September 16, 2014 at 7:40 PM

Hey friends. I currently wear minimalist, zero-drop Merrell running shoes with vibram soles for my workouts. I'm looking for a new pair of shoes, and am weighing the options between fivefingers and inov8's. Has anybody used either or both? Any... (more)

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Drew_2 0 · March 05, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Inov-8s are better for CrossFit simply because there are certain high impact things that are difficult to do with Vibrams (I've tried both). Take for instance high repetition box jumps, Vibrams aren't very good for this as they have very little... (more)

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by 4029 · September 16, 2014 at 7:38 PM

I'm not a runner, though I used to years and years ago. I have no interest in distance running, though I may add a sprint session once per week. I have zero exercise regimen except the home push-ups, squats, planks twice a week. My daily routine... (more)

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Caleb_the_Hobbit 0 · February 08, 2012 at 1:07 AM

Abso-freaking-lutely. Vibrams, and good old-fashioned barefooting, were part of what got me out of a wheelchair. No amount of therapy was building up leg musculature right, but barefoot walking let nature do its thing. And I'll certainly never... (more)

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by 1078 · September 16, 2014 at 7:33 PM

Summer's coming here in Australia. I wear my VFF Sprints everywhere, but sometimes the concrete underneath my feet can feel really hot. Not scorchingly hot, but enough to be uncomfortable. What shoes provide maximum insulation against heat while... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · February 28, 2012 at 11:23 PM

Check out Luna sandal company. http://lunasandals.com/ I don't own a pair yet, but I plan to get some this summer. It looks like there are a lot of combinations for sole thickness if you need more insulation from the ground. They seem like... (more)

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 7:33 PM

I wear a size 42 Vibram Five Fingers. What size Soft Star Run Amoc would that be?

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Chickenosaurus_Rex 0 · November 09, 2011 at 5:16 PM

Measure your feet precisely before ordering Softstar shoes. Watch the video. I'm thinking about ordering a pair too. The nice thing is they'll make custom shoes if you're like me and have very wide feet or other issues with fitting into the... (more)

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by 45 · September 16, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Hey guys, I just picked up a pair of Vibram KSOs yesterday but they seem to be giving me some trouble in the short time I've been wearing them. I've been getting chaffing on my left foot, right where my bunion would be if I had one...that little... (more)

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Stacy_3 0 · September 26, 2011 at 5:44 PM

Be wary: some knock offs are on the market and they do NOT fit as well.

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by 1138 · September 16, 2014 at 7:29 PM

I bought a new pair of VFF today.. the Jaya LR, in a size 39. I am worried about the fit. I have a pair of Sprints in size 40. I originally bought my Sprints in a 39 and they felt too tight, so I exchanged for 40. Because of the strap system, I... (more)

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Rockgrrl 0 · September 09, 2011 at 10:26 AM

When I first got my sprints they pressed a lot on the tip of my apparently freakishly oversized pinky toes, the way it sounds like all of your toes hit the end of your snugger-fitting size. I was able to use the strap to keep my foot as far back... (more)

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by 78417 · September 16, 2014 at 7:29 PM

So I bought my vibram shoes about 5 months ago and am amazed with how comfortable they have been to walk in. I seem to get alot more attention with those as a lot of people just look in amazement with how someone can wear a shoe that fits all... (more)

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Senneth 0 · September 02, 2011 at 4:28 PM

Just an FYI -Nothing ruins them faster than wearing them on a tennis court. It only took One time and I had holes in mine. Something about the surface and the movements, just eat them alive. Had my first pair a year and finally they just looked... (more)

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by 4276 · September 16, 2014 at 7:27 PM

A guy I know just got a pair of these. http://www.hokaoneone.com/en/technology.html He seems really excited, and is all about running now that he can do so without back or joint pain. I tried to get him on the Vibrams or Merrells but it was... (more)

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HeatherC 0 · July 29, 2011 at 2:36 AM

Because men feel left-out of the platform footwear revival.

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by 570 · September 16, 2014 at 7:23 PM

I've been wearing my Vibram KSO's for about three months now and have been running in them that entire time. However, I really have struggled being able to to run on cement with them for any long period of time. On the treadmill, I don't have any... (more)

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becker 0 · May 17, 2011 at 3:01 AM

Are you heel-striking? A lot of us do it while running simply because it's the kinesiology we learned as thick-soled-shoe-wearing infants. We were forced to adapt this awkward gait because of constrained anatomy. Evolutionarily, our feet were... (more)

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by 400 · September 16, 2014 at 7:19 PM

I hate wearing dress shoes, but I work for a fairly formal organization which has a strict "business casual" dress code policy. Anybody try to pass your Vibrams off as "business casual"? Or, has anybody tried to get a note from a doctor saying... (more)

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Jon_2 0 · February 24, 2011 at 6:41 PM

I wear Sanuk Boardrooms at work. They aren't as minimalist as VFFs, of course, but they are near-zero drop and comfy as hell. Plus, they look like dress shoes which is important. I highly recommend them. (more)

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by 2261 · September 16, 2014 at 7:19 PM

I have read the website and the posts on here about Vibram FiveFingers. I am curious if someone who stands all day for work (with no sitting at all) would benefit from wearing these? A friend of mine has a lot of pain in feet and back. I haven't... (more)

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WyldKard 0 · February 24, 2011 at 5:45 PM

Arguably, everyone who spends time on their feet can benefit from Five Fingers. They may initially complain about the lack of padding, but once their foot muscles begin to build up, they'll find minimalist shoes not as uncomfortable. Many people... (more)

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by 24523 · September 16, 2014 at 7:18 PM

This isn't really a hack. Sorry. It's just that Smartwool Vibrams are $30 off at REI.com. Since it's the lowest Vibram price I've ever seen, maybe some of you would be interested? Moderators: Feel free to delete this if it's not hack-ish enough. (more)

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Jayan 0 · February 13, 2011 at 5:09 AM

Bought these, and just have to go pick them up now :) Thanks for the tip!

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by 1510 · September 16, 2014 at 7:16 PM

One of the classic characteristics of Vibrams are their individual toe pockets. Yet other minimalist running shoes of the similar price, like the RunAmoc and the Evo, don't have individual toe pockets. I was originally thinking that the individual... (more)

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azazel 0 · November 06, 2010 at 8:00 PM

I like the toe pockets because they fit better, causing no collision/compression in the toe box. Personally, I also think they make proper foot striking easier. For the record, RunAmocs also have a wide toe box, but (at least for me) they don't... (more)

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by 1510 · September 16, 2014 at 7:16 PM

I haven't tried barefoot running yet, but I plan to try it out on treadmill over Thanksgiving, and if I like it, get some Vibrams and take it outside. So I was very surprised to read in this Facebook thread, that some runners only get 80 miles out... (more)

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azazel 0 · November 04, 2010 at 11:57 PM

I can't be precise, as I don't log miles, but an extremely conservative estimate would suggest that I've run over 250 miles in my pair. If you count hiking, the estimate is over 500 miles. They are worn for sure, but nowhere near "worn out." Some... (more)

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by 383 · September 16, 2014 at 7:14 PM

Hi guys, I sooo much want to purchase the VFF but I'm having a hard time finding retailers here in Canada that have them in stock. I was at the local MEC here, I looked at the MEC online site as well but everywhere it is out of stock. I know I... (more)

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Bradach 0 · January 14, 2013 at 3:27 AM

Little update, they sell them at Atmosphere which is the outdoor division of Sport Experts. (I'm in Quebec.)

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by 421 · September 16, 2014 at 7:14 PM

Hi all- I'm planning on purchasing a couple of vibrams in the very near future but wanted to shoot an few questions out first. First- I absolutely want a pair of the performa's for women- I feel like I could totally get away with wearing them in... (more)

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gilliebean 0 · August 27, 2010 at 9:21 AM

UPDATE: I just found these online at Sock Dreams! ... ORIGINAL ANSWER: Oooo! Lucky you to get two pairs! I love my sprints and wish I could get some classics. Re SECOND PAIR: For all your activities in one shoe, I think the TrekSport would... (more)

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by 56596 · September 16, 2014 at 7:14 PM

I have the classics and they get smelly soooooo easily. Does anyone have any experience with differences between models in this respect? I'm really curious about the smartwools... (more)

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Fearsclave 0 · August 10, 2010 at 12:25 PM

Get some nylon sockettes and some cedar shavings (the stuff they use for hamster bedding) from your local pet store. Stuff the sockettes with some cedar shavings, and simply insert into the VFFs when not in use. Just shake the VFFs out before... (more)

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by 22913 · September 16, 2014 at 7:13 PM

I'd like to get some VFFs at a more pocket friendly price I found cheap ones at discountvibramfivefingers.com but it looks very flybynight and foreign, it apparently opened in may so I don't know if anyone knows anything I'm very leery and it... (more)

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dzone 0 · May 19, 2010 at 6:23 PM

Gah, be VERY VERY careful where you get your VFFs from. Most of those "discount" places are NOT legit. Read this article for more VFFs are rare enough now that you simply will not get them cheaper from a store. Perhaps try some gear swapping... (more)