Vibram FiveFingers Frequently Asked Questions
|Unlike conventional shoes that insulate you from your surroundings, FiveFingers footwear deepens your
connection to the earth and your surroundings. FiveFingers enhance your sense of touch and feel, while improving foot stre
ngth, balance, agility, and range of motion. Because wearing Vibram FiveFingers is so close to going barefoot, you'll enjo
y the health and performance benefits of barefooting without some of the risks.
WHAT MATERIALS ARE USED IN FIVEFINGERS?
The upper is made with a thin, abrasion-resistant stretch polyamide fabric. Our patented Vibram® sole is made from our TC1 performance rubber compound, it’s non-marking and provides excellent grip and ground feel in both wet and dry conditions.
CARE AND CLEANING
Vibram FiveFingers are machine washable. Use gentle, warm water cycle with liquid or powdered detergent. Hang to air dry.
HOW MUCH DO THEY WEIGH?
Men’s size 42:
Classic 5.3 oz. each, 10.6 oz. a pair
Sprint 5.6 oz. each, 11.2 oz. a pair
KSO 5.7 oz. each, 11.4 oz. a pair
Flow 6.6 oz. each, 13.2 oz. a pair
Women’s size 37:
Classic 4.25 oz. each, 8.5 oz.a pair
Sprint 4.4 oz. each, 8.8 oz.a pair
KSO 4.7 oz. each, 9.4 oz. a pair
Flow 5.6 oz. each, 11.2 oz.a pair
DO FIVEFINGERS COME IN WIDTHS?
FiveFingers use a stretch fabric upper that accommodates most medium and wide widths (up to EEE) comfortably, as our business grows we hope to offer more sizing options.
DO FIVEFINGERS FLOAT?
ARE VIBRAM FIVEFINGERS A GOOD CHOICE FOR VEGANS?
Only momentarily when dry, once thoroughly wet they lose their buoyancy and will sink.
CAN I USE FIVEFINGERS IN FAST MOVING WATER?
The Sprint, KSO and Flow offer secure hook and loop closures and can be used for a variety of water sports and activities. However, the original FiveFingers Classic should not be used in fast moving water. Because the Classic fits low on the foot, the water current or pressure can pull the product off of your heel.
Yes! Currently, every style and color of Vibram FiveFingers is made from vegan friendly materials.
I WEAR ORTHOTICS. CAN I STILL WEAR VIBRAM FIVEFINGERS?
FiveFingers footwear is designed to promote better foot mechanics— naturally. An orthotic is an assistive device to support your foot’s function and help you compensate for any biological aberrations. If you have an extremely flat foot, you will need to work into wearing your FiveFingers® gradually, as your muscles will need time to adapt and strengthen.
CAN I USE MY ORTHOTICS IN MY FIVEFINGERS?
FiveFingers are designed to be worn directly against the sole of your foot. Putting something between the two would defeat their purpose.
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CAN I WEAR FIVEFINGERS IF I HAVE WEBBED TOES OR SYNDACTYLY?
Unfortunately the design of FiveFingers does not accommodate webbed toes or Syndactyly. We are unable to make custom FiveFingers to fit specific foot needs.
DO FIVEFINGERS COME IN CHILDREN'S SIZES?
FiveFingers start at size 34 for women, which equates to an 8 & 1/8th inch foot length. This is too big for most children but many youth sizes can fit into our smaller women’s models. Select any model of FiveFingers to view our size conversion chart to see if your child’s foot can fit.