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Five Finger Running Shoes

Updated on September 21, 2012

Vibram Five Fingers Running Shoes

Vibram Five Fingers running shoes are the only running shoe that allow you to experience the feel of barefoot running. Here you will find detailed information about Vibram Five Fingers, including the difference between the various models, how to measure your foot for a perfect fit, why Five Fingers shoes are so different that your standard cross trainers, and more.

My husband and I each have a pair of Vibram Five Fingers shoes. On this page I share our personal experience with these barefoot running shoes.

If you're on the fence about buying a pair of Five Fingers running shoes or you just want to learn more about these funny looking toe running shoes, then you will certainly find what you're looking for on this page.

*Image: Ladies KomodoSport Vibram FiveFingers shoe

Mens Vibram Five Finger Shoes

Vibram Five Finger shoes for men.

Vibram Classic Black FiveFingers
Vibram Classic Black FiveFingers

My Husband's Vibram Five Fingers Running Shoes

My husband's Vibram Five Fingers shoe review

I had never heard of barefoot running or seen a toe shoe before when my husband came home all excited raving about something called a Vibram FiveFingers shoe. He showed me pictures and gave me a brochure to read. My first reaction is I thought it was a joke. I thought the brochure was some sort of gag. I thought he had put together an elaborate prank. Then he told me to Google "Vibram FiveFingers" and I did and couldn't belive what I saw.

Now that I knew he wasn't kidding and he had my attention, he educated me about barefoot running and the science behind a minimalist shoe. It all seemed to make a lot of sense to me. He excitedly sat down at the computer and ordered his pair. Back then there weren't many styles or colors to choose from. He went with the classic black because at the time it was the only all purpose Vibram shoe. It can be worn for running, hiking, general sports, and even worn in the water.

My husband is an athlete. For nearly two decades running was his choice of exercise. As his job became more demanding, finding enough time for a long run grew more challenging. He needed a more intense form of exercise that he could pack into an hour to hour and a half. He started kickboxing. He was already kickboxing regularly, even competing in some organized matches, when he got his first pair of Five Fingers shoes. The classic, with its simple slipper design, was perfect for his kickboxing classes. He said it was easier to balance and kick the bag with proper form because being able to use his toes for balance provided him with a lot more stability.

My husband has had his same pair of Vibram shoes for over three years now. They are still in great shape and he's used them for running, kickboxing, running errands, and worn them as a water shoe at the lake. He says he loves his Vibrams as much today as the day he first got them in the mail.

Vibram Classic Black - Vibram Fivefingers classic black

The classic Vibram is the shoe that started the whole barefoot running revolution. Its sole provides a nonslip grip on a variety of types of terrain. The classic can be worn in the water, making it a very versatile shoe. The simple, low profile design makes it a great shoe for yoga and pilates.

Vibram Five Finger Shoes for Men - Mens Five Finger shoes

Mens FiveFingers shoes are perfect for all kinds of sports and activities, such as hiking, running, mixed martial arts, kickboxing, and more.

Five Finger Running Shoes for Men - All of the Vibram Five Fingers for Men

Mens FiveFinger Models
Mens FiveFinger Models

Ladies Vibram Five Finger Shoes

Vibram Five Finger shoes for women.

My Vibram Bikila LS
My Vibram Bikila LS

My Vibram Bikila LS Shoes

My review of Vibram Bikila LS FiveFingers shoes

After I was finally through with having babies and all my appendages returned to normal, I started shopping for my own pair of VIbram Five Fingers shoes. Since I didn't exercise any at the time and was just a busy mom that ran errands about town, I decided on the Jayla LR:

Aren't they pretty? They are leather and come in a variety of colors, but this almond/copper pair is what I wanted. I could picture me running to the store, dropping the kids off at school, and doing all of my daily tasks while wearing these comfortable Vibram FiveFinger shoes that double as a stylish flat. I found a local store that carried them and went to try them on and was disappointed. I have very tender ankles and this shoe hit my ankle in just the wrong spot.

The sales girl suggested I try on the Bikila LS because the shoe cuff is padded and fits just like a standard cross trainer. I tried it on and didn't want to take them off! In fact, as soon as I put them on I felt like working out. At the time, I had been flabby and out of shape since having my first baby which had been nearly 5 years. Needless to say, I bought the shoes and started exercising and couldn't be happier.

Vibram FiveFinger Bikila LS - Get your own pair of Bikila LS

This is the style of Vibram Five Fingers shoes that I own and I love them. The padded ankle cuff fits just like a standard cross trainer. I use them for running, walking, aerobics, pilates, and yoga. I even wear them around town. They are so comfortable that I wish they were the only shoe I ever had to wear.

This particular model fits me very well because I have long toes and the toe pockets in the Bikila LS are a bit longer than in some of Vibram's other models. Also, I have a very high arch and the thicker sole and the laces of this design fit my foot quite well.

Vibram Five Finger Running Shoes for Ladies - Ladies Five Finger running shoes

Vibram Five Finger shoes are great for a variety of activities from walking and hiking to yoga and pilates.

Five Finger Running Shoes for Women - All of the Vibram Five Fingers for women

Ladies FiveFingers
Ladies FiveFingers

What Do You Think About Five Finger Shoes?

What do you think about the Vibram FiveFingers?

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      You and your husband are more adventurous than I am. I am glad you enjoy your toe shoes!