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Thread: narrow feet - barefoot shoes out there for us?

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    narrow feet - barefoot shoes out there for us?

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    So my feet flop around in the vibram five-fingers, all merrell's, all sandals....basically everything. Does anyone know of a brand or shoe that is made for narrow feet? Right now I wear my rainbow's constantly, but I don't like the arch support they have.

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    You might try the Inov-8 shoes. They're pretty narrow and have some that are zero drop. The Sockwas are also pretty narrow.

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    Thanks, I will look into those some more, they look pretty standard though, I really probably need actual narrow shoes. You'd think manufacturers of barefoot shoes would realize different widths would be nice. what's the point of buying barefoot shoes if I have to buy inserts so they stay on my feet?

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    Soft star shoes do custom sizes, so you might have reasonable luck there, they are really good to talk to and deal with.

    And i think the shoes are fairly well priced given the product

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    And they have narrows! Those are some hippie-looking shoes. Which means I like them - thanks for the tip!

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    I'll second the Soft Stars, I love my runamocs! I think you can even trace your foot and show them what the dimensions are like.


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    libby, they are so comfortable it's unreal. I almost bought a second pair immediately after trying mine on for the first time.

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    Inov-8 f-lite 195's are great. I think my foot is pretty narrow too and they fit pretty snug.

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    I feel like the Merrells are really narrow, but maybe my feet are really wide.

    My feet have gotten wider since using minimalist shoes: I had a pair of boots from before, and about three years into minimalist shoes, I found my pinky toes were stretching the leather sideways, over the edge of the soles. It happened so gradually that I didn't notice, but when I went to buy new boots, nothing fit until I found the Mini-Mils.

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    They're pretty narrow and have some that are zero drop. The Sockwas are also pretty narrow.

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