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    Fitting vibrams

    So I went to REI and got fitted for vibrams, their chart had me at 43-45 or so. I tried on a couple pairs of KSO treks, but even when I went up to a 46 I was still getting pain across the first join of my big toe and the seams looked about to split.

    I moved to the komodoes and the stretchier top made it pain free, but I'm wondering if I just am not sizing right.

    Anyone had a similar problem with large feet and vibrams?

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    I have large, flat, duck feet. The sizes between the styles vary dramatically. Like in a ridiculous way. I take 40 in mens komodos, but, like, a 37 when I tried on the womens seeyas (normally I take a 42 or 44 in womens).
    Just try to find the style that works best for you. You will know it's "the one" when it fits like skin (you won't even feel it there)
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    I'm in the same position, but there is nowhere local to try them on. I'll have to order online from the US as they are over $120 here and I can't afford that. I have narrow ft with very high arches and hammer toes - which means the bump right up in the mile and are sort of fat and bulgy. I was going to order a pair of classics (I found some at $53 online) for everyday wear round the house and walking. Do you think they'll fit if I measure my foot as they instruct?
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    Try the laceup style rather than the velcro style. I can't wear velcro because of foot width and depth, but the laces work fine; it's a question of getting them to fit you with your toes all laid out naturally. The Velcro ones would kind of cause things to kink up as my feet went in ----> pain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Analog6 View Post
    I'm in the same position, but there is nowhere local to try them on. I'll have to order online from the US as they are over $120 here and I can't afford that. I have narrow ft with very high arches and hammer toes - which means the bump right up in the mile and are sort of fat and bulgy. I was going to order a pair of classics (I found some at $53 online) for everyday wear round the house and walking. Do you think they'll fit if I measure my foot as they instruct?
    I think the Vibram 5F Classics run a bit small. I wear a 38 Jaya, but a 38 Classic or Smartwool is too small. The Jayas are also easy to put on, if your little toes don't like to cooperate. Some styles have material that come up to the ankle. Keep that in mind if ordering. Try EBAY and watch for a bargain. It will give you an idea on sizing without spending a lot, if they don't fit. Sharon

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