FiveFingers are the most unique footwear product on the market, and therefore purchasing FiveFingers is a unique experience. The uniqueness of FiveFingers has left many asking, "Where Should I Buy FiveFingers?". Whether you purchase your FiveFingers online or at a local retailer, there are a few things to consider.
FiveFingers are a new and unique product and therefore we recommend buying at a local retailer, if possible. The main issue with buying FiveFingers is sizing. Without trying a pair on it can be difficult to choose the right size for your feet. If you go to a store you can try on different sizes and use the assistance of a sales associate to get the right fit (See our FiveFinger Sizing Guide). Sales associates can also help you choose the right FiveFingers model for your intended use. Any other questions or concerns can be answered by a helpful salesperson. Use Vibram's Store Locator to find a local retailer near you.
While we do recommend that you purchase your FiveFingers at a local store, it may simply not be possible. The high demand for Vibram FiveFingers have left many stores with empty stock. Further complicating the problem, is that retailers are not able to order specific models, colors, or sizes of FiveFingers. Vibram simply gives them whatever models are available.
If you can't find the model you want at a local retailer or there is no FiveFingers retailer in your area then buying online is your next option. By looking online, you will have access to numerous retailers and therefore a much wider selection of models, colors and sizes. Here are some good online retailers that carry a wide selection of Vibram FiveFingers.
Vibram's FiveFingers Product Page - If you want to buy FiveFingers online, go to the original source first. They have competitive pricing and a good selection of styles.
REI.com - A reputable outdoors retailer that offers a good selection at reasonale pricing. Also, there may be a REI located near you.
RockCreek.com -Quality outdoors retailer. They offer specialty products for all kinds of outdoors activities and sports. You will always find a good selection of FiveFingers here.
CitySports.com - Another great local retailer that offers competitive online pricing and selection.