How do you choose Vibram Five Fingers?

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Should Vibram FiveFingers be tight?

When wearing your FiveFingers, your feet should be able to flex naturally, with each toe being able to extend fully. It is completely fine for your toes to graze the end of the toe pockets. If you find that when you wiggle your toes and they slip out of the toe pockets, you need to go down a size.

How do you know if vibrams fit?

Quote from video: The feel over the instep should be snug but not too tight we're not cutting off circulation. And the he'll fit should be also snug.

Are Vibram FiveFingers good for wide feet?

It’s ok if there is some space in the toe pockets for your smaller toes, that’s expected. The only difference between male and female models is that male models are slightly wider and longer than the female models. If you have wide feet, or narrow feet, vibram five fingers should fit well.

Can you run a marathon in Vibram FiveFingers?

Absolutely! I don’t think I’ll ever run a full marathon again (I’m happy with completing two), but I continue to run in Vibram FiveFingers and can’t wait for my next race. NOTE: If you do try Vibram FiveFingers, be sure to try them out very slowly. Don’t attempt a 5-miler right away.

Are you supposed to wear socks with Vibram?

Vibram Fivefingers Easy Sizing/Fit Guide 2019

What is the toughest Vibram sole?

Vibram MONT compound offers the highest reliability on the most difficult terrains at low temperatures. Its firm hardness value is a key factor for crampons compatibility for use on snowy and icy terrain. Due to its extreme durability Vibram MONT is also widely used for motorbike soles.

How many miles will vibrams last?

Runners have reported covering up to 1,700 miles on barefoot-style shoes like Vibram’s FiveFingers before the tread broke down on the soles, forcing a replacement purchase.

Is Vibram better than rubber?


The longevity of a sole has a lot to do with the rubber compound. In general, we can say: the harder the rubber compound, the more abrasion-resistant the sole is. Vibram manufactures extremely long-lasting soles that are made to withstand the wear and tear they’re constantly subjected to.

Why are Vibram soles the best?

Leather absorbs water while Vibram’s rubber soles are water-resistant, keeping your feet from getting wet and preventing water damage. Rubber is more flexible than leather, meaning your Vibram soles will take less time to break in and prevent the need for blister plasters.

Why are Vibram soles so slippery?

Basically, Vibram have only a few different compounds of rubber. The compound used on trekking boots has to be hardwearing but the compromise is that they won’t grip as much as the softer compounds (The softer compounds are used in rock shoes etc).

Do vibrams strengthen feet?

Minimalist shoes including the Vibram FiveFingers can be beneficial in strengthening your feet and legs IF you are willing to take the time to transition and be smart about your running.