FiveFingers Frequently Asked Questions

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How should my FiveFingers fit?

I’m a man—can I wear women’s sizes? (Or, I’m a woman—can I wear men’s sizes?)

What materials are in Vibram FiveFingers?

I have a latex allergy, should I use Vibram FiveFingers?

Care and cleaning

How much do they weigh?

Do you make widths?

Will you make additional sizes?

Can you do anything to accommodate people with two different sized feet?

Can I use Vibram FiveFingers in fast-moving water?

Do Vibram FiveFingers come in children's sizes?

Are Vibram FiveFingers a good choice for vegans?

I want to run in Vibram FiveFingers - Where can I find more information?

 

 

How should my FiveFingers fit?

You want your toes and heel to fit into each pocket comfortably and snuggly, with your longest toe grazing the end of the toe pocket. You do not want the standard ½ inch of "wiggle" room as desired in traditional footwear.

Although it is perfectly fine for your toes to graze the end of the toe pockets, make sure that each toe can extend fully. If any of your toes are scrunched or curled due to lack of space, you need to go up in size. Alternately, if you wiggle your toes and they slip out of the toe pockets, you need to go down in size. Ultimately, you should find a pair that you are comfortable in and that allow you to perform activities freely and naturally—as if you are wearing no shoes at all!


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I’m a man—can I wear women’s sizes? (Or, I’m a woman—can I wear men’s sizes?)

Yes, we have made this recommendation many times with great success. The best fit for your individual needs is determined by your foot measurement in inches. The only difference between male and female Vibram FiveFingers is that male "lasts" (shoe forms) are slightly wider and longer than the female models. If your foot is smaller than the smallest male size, certainly try on a female size based on your measurement in inches—you may have much better luck! Alternately, if you are a woman and your foot is bigger than the largest female size, we encourage you to try one of our men's models. Your size chart only goes up to 12, and I'm a 13. Can i still wear Vibram FiveFingers? If you look closely at our sizing widget, you will notice that the numbers in the drop-down boxes refer to your foot's length in inches--not the US size. We found that, due to the precise nature of the Vibram FiveFingers fit, the most accurate size translation was in inches, not us shoe size (which varies across brands and styles).

Fivefingers can fit up to a 12.75 inch foot, which loosely translates to a size 16. In order to find the right size, please measure both feet from heel to longest toe with a ruler in inches and refer to our sizing widget for the correct size. 

 

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What materials are in Vibram FiveFingers?

Please refer to the "specifications" section on the footwear product page of your choice for a description of the materials used in that model's construction.


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I have a latex allergy, should I use Vibram FiveFingers?

Trace amounts of latex may be present in our bonding compound. Those with latex allergies should avoid wearing Vibram FiveFingers.


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Care and cleaning

Vibram FiveFingers® footwear is machine washable. Use gentle, cold water cycle with liquid or powdered detergent. Hang to air dry. Make sure to keep away from direct sunlight or heat source.


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How much do they weigh?

Please refer to the "specifications" section on the footwear product page of your choice for the weight of that model.


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Do you make widths?

Most Vibram FiveFingers footwear features a stretch fabric upper that accommodates most medium and wide widths (up to eee) comfortably.


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Will you make additional sizes?

All products are currently offered in sizes 40–47 for men and 36–42 for women. Smaller (sizes 38 & 39 for men; sizes 34 & 35 for women) or larger sizes (sizes 48-50 for men) are occasionally offered in selected colors/styles. Please contact us for details.


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Can you do anything to accommodate people with two different sized feet?

Unfortunately we are not able to sell mismatched pairs. If your feet are slightly different in size, we would recommend going with the larger size to accommodate the longer foot. If your feet are significantly different in size then your option would be two purchase two different sized pairs of Vibram FiveFingers.


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Can I use Vibram FiveFingers in fast-moving water?

Vibram FiveFingers that have secure hook-and-loop closure on the instep are appropriate for a variety of water sports and activities.

 

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Do Vibram FiveFingers come in children's sizes?

We do! You can find all children's products here.

 

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Are Vibram FiveFingers a good choice for vegans?

Yes! Currently, we have many styles and colors made from vegan-friendly materials. Please refer to the "specifications" section on the product pages for a description of the materials used in each model.


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I want to run in Vibram FiveFingers - Where can I find more information?

For more information on running in Vibram FiveFingers and making a safe transition to a forefoot strike running form, please refer to our Barefoot Running FAQ and Barefoot Running page.

 

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