How Should My Vibram FiveFingers Fit?
Vibram Five Fingers aren’t like any other normal footwear. These shoes are designed to fit like a glove, so you’ll have the freedom and comfort needed to nail whatever activity you have your sights set on. They’re ideal for running, workouts in the gym, sports including yoga, or pretty much any situation where you want your feet to feel like a million bucks!
Using your Vibram Five Fingers with the perfect fit is vital if you wanna get the best out of them, so here, we’re gonna explain exactly how to go about making sure these bad boys fit you flawlessly. Let’s get going:
Spacing – you want to avoid wiggle
When you wear any kind of typical shoe, be it trainers or smart work shoes, you no doubt aim to have a little bit of space between your toes and the end of the shoe. The is usually called “wiggle room”, and in most cases, it’ll be about half an inch of space. When wearing your FiveFingers, this space isn’t necessary. In fact, you want to avoid it.
Your feet should be able to move and flex naturally, with each toe being able to maneuver and wiggle independently. With FiveFingers, the ideal fit is where your toes just about graze the end of each toe pocket.
Feels too big?
Your FiveFingers are too big if you’re toes keep slipping out of the pockets. If your toes feel too scrunched up when you try to extend and flex them, you’ll need to try one size up to see if this gives you better freedom.
Plan on wearing socks with your FiveFingers?
You want the snuggest fit possible, so aim for a size that’s slightly too big and you should get a great fit with the extra layer.
The ultimate aim with FiveFingers is that you feel like you’re pretty much wearing nothing at all! Everyone’s toes are different, so your fit might not mean all of your toes are perfectly filling each pocket, but that’s fine. As long as your largest toes are pretty much fitting their pockets perfectly as described above and none of your other toes are falling out of their pockets at any time, the shoes will feel as good as they can on you.
“The breaking in period”
Please keep in mind that with your first pair of VFF’s, there will be a bit of a “breaking in period” as you allow your feet to get used to new experience.
VFF’s do require a little breaking in themselves, some designs need more than others. A little bit of tightness during the first couple of weeks is normal, as they should form to your shape more closely over time.
To sum up
If you want your FiveFingers to fit as well as possible, here’s what you need to aim for:
- All toes can extend fully
- NONE of your toes feel cramped inside any of the toe pockets
- NONE of your toes fall out of any toe pockets when you wiggle them
That’s that! We hope this guide has helped! By following the above pointers you can get out there and enjoy the comfort and complete freedom promised by your Vibram Five Finger shoes!
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