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  • Vibram Five Fingers Fitting?

    I measured my feet and bought a pair of Vibram Five Fingers according to their system. I couldn't get my bare feet into them so bought toed socks to make the feet slide in easier. Nope!

    Anybody any ideas about how I can get my feet into the little blighters?
    Why use a sledge hammer to crack a nut when a steam roller is even more effective, and, is fun to drive.

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    It takes practice getting into them at first. But the key is to have them on the floor, stick your foot in and then seperate your toes. I had to help guide my two little toes in with my hands at first.... Now I can slip them on without thinking....
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    • #3
      One thing I noticed..measuring without the Vibram Foot is not accurate. I used several methods to measure before I actually tried any on, and only the Vibram foot was accurate.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by droidsteve View Post
        One thing I noticed..measuring without the Vibram Foot is not accurate. I used several methods to measure before I actually tried any on, and only the Vibram foot was accurate.
        The best way to measure, go to a store and try them on. Just my opinion. Using their method, I should be wearing 47's, but trying on 47's I found them too big and went with 46's. Also, if your second toe is longer than your big tow, VFF's are NOT for you.... Actually if each toe is not shorter than the next, VFF's are not for you....
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        • #5
          Originally posted by TorMag View Post
          T Also, if your second toe is longer than your big tow, VFF's are NOT for you....
          THAT could be my problem. Second toe is longer than "big."
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          • #6
            Clothing is usually one thing you shouldn't buy online, footwear included. It's always better to find a local retailer and try them on first. If you don't have a retailer, start begging for them to carry the product you want. Until then, don't buy.
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              Originally posted by Dr. Bork Bork View Post
              Clothing is usually one thing you shouldn't buy online, footwear included. It's always better to find a local retailer and try them on first. If you don't have a retailer, start begging for them to carry the product you want. Until then, don't buy.
              I understand what you're saying but I have had success with clothing, walking shoes and boots buying on line previously. I suppose almost unbelievably this is the first such problem I've had.
              Why use a sledge hammer to crack a nut when a steam roller is even more effective, and, is fun to drive.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Nigel View Post
                THAT could be my problem. Second toe is longer than "big."
                Hey, just found this in another thread under the PrimalCon seciont.

                For those with "funny toes", you can modify VFF's if you're brave. Thinner models like the KSO work better. It basically involves heating the sole of the toe which needs to elongate, then stretching it. I use a pair of vicegrips because you can get a nice solid grasp. I stretch the big and pinky toes; many people need the second toe longer.
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                • #9
                  I never felt like I had a disability until I tried a pair of these things on. Was so excited to buy a pair and then I tried them on. My "index" toe is longer than my big toe, and my pinky toe is set further back than other toes. the pinky toe of the Vibram was almost completely empty.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by TorMag View Post
                    The best way to measure, go to a store and try them on. Just my opinion. Using their method, I should be wearing 47's, but trying on 47's I found them too big and went with 46's. Also, if your second toe is longer than your big tow, VFF's are NOT for you.... Actually if each toe is not shorter than the next, VFF's are not for you....
                    I have toes like that and wear Vibrams quite happily. I simply buy them to fit the longest toe and then use the heel adjustment to snug them in if necessary. I have four pairs now--Sprints, the leather Treks, Performa Janes, and Smartwool Classics--and wear them regularly with no issues. (Well, except for the looks and comments!)
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                    • #11
                      I ordered from their website, measured like instructed, they fit perfectly, little toes needed guiding at first.
                      I chose Jaya LR in copper and they're gorgeous, have gotten dozens of compliments even from strangers.

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                      • #12
                        Almond/copper.. Wow, they're on sale now, $20. cheaper than when I bought in Apr.

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                        • #13
                          A running store up north a bit is having a 50% off sale. I'll be going back before the 24th to snag my 4th pair
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by TorMag View Post
                            Hey, just found this in another thread under the PrimalCon seciont.
                            Thanks for that. I'll give it a go.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Owly View Post
                              I have toes like that and wear Vibrams quite happily. I simply buy them to fit the longest toe and then use the heel adjustment to snug them in if necessary.
                              Points to note! Thanks.
                              Why use a sledge hammer to crack a nut when a steam roller is even more effective, and, is fun to drive.

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