Vibram FiveFingers are the innovative minimalistic footwear product that gives users a barefoot flexibility and feel with the sole protection of a traditional shoe. Watch the Video Review done by the creator of FourHourWorkWeek.com - Tim Ferriss
A pair of FiveFingers Classics will cost $75 at a retail store. Other models cost up to $125. Read Buying FiveFingers for the First Time for more information.
The Vibram FiveFingers take advantage of using our feet the way nature intended. Walking or running barefoot is better for your body and with Vibram FiveFingers, you can simulate the barefoot experience while still have the protection of a shoe. Watch Daniel Lieberman's video about Barefoot Running and How it Affects Foot Strike or read our article on Walking In FiveFingers.
Yes, despite the popularity of traditional shoes with lots of arch support and heel padding, your barefeet (with the protection of FiveFingers) is the best way to promote a healthy running stride that makes your body stronger. Read our article on the Health Benifits of Running with Vibram FiveFingers.
With lots of training and practice, anybody could learn to run and walk barefoot on any surface. However, traveling barefoot can be dangerous depending on the landscape. Cities or campuses often have lots of concrete and dangerous objects like glass or rocks can cause serious injuries. Wearing VibramFiveFingers allows us to enjoy and benefit from the barefoot feel while having the rubber sole protection of a traditional shoe or boot.
Yes, FiveFingers can be bought online from many retailers including Vibram's own website and REI.com. Sizing is more reliable if done at an actual store, but many people easily find their size online by using the Vibram Sizing guide.
Yes, people with Morton's Toe (or "Long Toe") can fit into Vibram FiveFingers. When measuring your foot, be sure to measure the distance from your heel to your longest toe. Mild cases of Morton's Toe should not affect sizing difficulty, however more extreme cases should go to a local retailer to be sized in-store.
You will probably be wearing your FiveFingers barefoot which means you will want to wash them at some point. Simply throw them in a warm wash cycle, hang to dry, and they will be good as new!