"Bare foot" shoe info please.
I'm debating on a pair of the bare foot shoes, have dug thru post but have'nt found anything about which brand mite carry wide sizes, I have Fred Flintstone feet & its hard to find any shoe to fit.
Also...some I have looked at are in metric sizes, what would a size 9 1/2 or 10 be converted into metric size ??
Thanks in advance.
Go try on some vibrams, they are great and seem to encourage foot wideness. My feet were widish before and are wider now after 6 months of mostly exclusive vibram wear. My regular shoes continue to get more uncomfortable to the point where I don't wear them anymore.
Last edited by Buffdv; 05-14-2012 at 08:42 AM.
I have Vibram's and I am flat footed, so I have very wide feet too. Give em a shot. I would also go try them on at a store if you could. You want to make sure that you order the size that is most comfortable. (If there is a store nearby).
You don't say whether you want wide toes or wide ankles. I have wide toes and narrow ankles, and have found the VivoBarefoot Neo to be the most comfortable shoe I have ever worn. But then, I can't afford Vibrams.
Originally Posted by Hunter-Gatherer
I echo everyone else, go try some one somewhere. If you have a REI anywhere near you, that would be a great place to go.... I have pretty wide feet and the Fivefingers work great for me...
I live in the sticks and had no place to shop, so I measured my feet (and received shoes too large). I had to return them, but then I knew my proper size. Found out that I'm a woman and had ordered men's shoes! LOL It doesn't matter -- the sizes for men and women are the same, but the colors/styles are different.
Everything you want to know is at the website and they sell every style.
Width of most shoes is adjusted with a velcro strap, so you should be able to find some that are a comfortable fit.
Vibram FiveFingers : Barefoot Sports Shoes : Toe Shoes & Minimalist Shoes
Thanks to everyone for the input & links.
Toes & ankles...I guess ther on the bigger size, width is one thing but my feet are thick also, I still have one of my baby shoes that my mother had bronzed & its split down the middle so it would fit, HA !!!
Thers a outdoor store not to far from me that carries a couple brands of the toe shoes & sevral shops within a 100 mile radius, be worth the drive just "test drive" a couple different pair.
Hey. I've never actually met anyone with feed as wide as mine (and I used to work fitting shoes so I had a fairly big sample) and they are also quite ... deep? they don't feel thick but they're big in an up-and-down dimension, so welcome to the club. Vibram LS (lace-up) models work great for me and Merrell Trail/Pace Glove lines have been mad in wide sizes too. Let us know hot it goes.
I went with vibrams. the pair I went with are awesome. You definately should go try them on though, because the ones that i originally wanted that i saw online were not for me trying them on in the store. Goodluck!!!