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    Vibram Five Fingers Fitting?

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    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?
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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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    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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    Quote 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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    Quote 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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    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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    Quote 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.
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    Quote 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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    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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    Quote 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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