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    Hi all!
    So, I have a pair of VFF Komodo Sports. I love them for hiking. My only gripe with them is that they are seriously hard to get on. My toes don't spread on command or that easily, but once on, my feet feel happy. My question is...are the Classics or Sprints any easier to get on? I would love to wear them out walking the dogs, or messing around in the garden and whatnot.
    Anyone have any experience with some other VFFs?
    Thanks
    D
    : )

  • #2
    I've had some KSO's for a year and I have less issues getting them on over time. I get my toes seated right then slip the heel on and can be going in about 20 seconds.
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    • #3
      I have a pair of Sprints and a pair of Trek Sports and I do find the Sprints easier to get on because I can actually reach the toes and help them into the pockets. With the Trek Sports I feel like it's either really easy, everything just lines up and on they go, or it just is not working at all and I'm better off just taking the whole shoe off and starting over and hoping for better results with the next try.

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      • #4
        I have Sprints and Flows, and the Sprints are 187,710,643x easier to get on.

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        • #5
          I've got the KSO's and once I started a technique where I step on the shoe and only slide the front of my foot forward while stepping on the heel, they became much easier to get on. It's really just my little toe on each foot that wants to buddy up in the next toe pocket but that is easily rectified by sticking my finger between the two toe pockets.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by denbro01 View Post
            Hi all!
            So, I have a pair of VFF Komodo Sports. I love them for hiking. My only gripe with them is that they are seriously hard to get on. My toes don't spread on command or that easily, but once on, my feet feel happy. My question is...are the Classics or Sprints any easier to get on? I would love to wear them out walking the dogs, or messing around in the garden and whatnot.
            Anyone have any experience with some other VFFs?
            Thanks
            D
            : )
            If you don't have perfect toes, forget about VFF's.

            If you have crooked toes, or hammer toes, forget it. VFF's are not for you.

            Grizz

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Grizz View Post
              If you don't have perfect toes, forget about VFF's.

              If you have crooked toes, or hammer toes, forget it. VFF's are not for you.

              Grizz
              That's not true at all. I have crooked piggy toes, and I have no issues getting my feet into them. Now if you have a longer second toe than first, you will have some trouble, but crooked toes are not an issue, and in fact that problem (especially piggy toes that want to curl under) is caused by wearing shoes, so wearing VFF or other minimalist shoes can help correct that problem. Even if you can't correct the problem, VFF's have toe pockets big enough to fit your toes into even if they curl a bit. From there it's just building callouses and learning to walk correctly.

              Now, if you have seriously crooked toes, or really oddly shaped toes, yes, VFF might be a bit of a problem, but I don't think it's fair to say you have to have "perfect" toes to own a pair. That kind of thing turns people off from even trying them on, which is a shame. Ultimately, you have to just try a pair on, and see how they fit your feet. They may work, they may not, but at least you've tried.


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              • #8
                I'm gonna get a pair of Sprints for just kicking around. My toes are funky, but it love my Komodos! So that's that!

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                • #9
                  As you start to develop body mind connection with the atrophied muscles in your feet this will get better. Hooray for muscle memory!
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                  • #10
                    Have you ever seen people that practice yoga a lot? They can spread their toes on command. Now that's cool!

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                    • #11
                      I have the longer second toe and a crooked baby toe and still happily wear VFFs. I just made sure to fit them to my longest toe, and over wearing, they seem to have shaped themselves to my feet a bit. I own three pairs (Treks, Sprints, and Performa Janes) and they all work fine for me even with my weird feet.

                      As for the toe thing, your feet will learn how to get into them better. It just takes practice.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by denbro01 View Post
                        Have you ever seen people that practice yoga a lot? They can spread their toes on command. Now that's cool!
                        This is how I know that eventually one can slip easily into vibrams. Especially once you can move ONE TOE at a time
                        Jillian
                        Strict Vegetarian going primal as of 3/2011. This is a tough row to hoe!

                        So far I am down:
                        • 6lbs
                        • 1% BMI
                        • 1" in my waist
                        • 2.5" at my belly button
                        • 1" in my hips

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by denbro01 View Post
                          Have you ever seen people that practice yoga a lot? They can spread their toes on command. Now that's cool!
                          I read this, turned to my husband and said "can you believe that some people can't spread their toes! I thought everyone could!" to which he replied, "No dear, it's just you. Because you're a weird monkey toed freak."

                          I honestly had no idea that some people can't spread their toes...


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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by CoyoteVick View Post
                            to which he replied, "No dear, it's just you. Because you're a weird monkey toed freak."
                            LOL!! I like your husband!

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                            • #15
                              Hooray for monkey-toed freaks!
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