The V-Alpha is the essential outdoor minimal training tool, and is 100% true our original philosophy: a protective tool for the foot which allows ground sensory perception, performance and dexterity. The flexible rubber outsole features our most versatile compound, Vibram Megagrip. This compound provides both grip and durability over time in both wet and dry conditions.Read more
Vibram Megagrip offers excellent grip properties on both dry and wet terrain while maintaining a high level of durability. Developed for the user who frequently encounters slippery surfaces, Megagrip offers an incomparable combination of grip and durability.
VIBRAM creates innovative performance products that inspire people to experience the world. VIBRAM has a great vision: maintaining and strengthening its market leadership by offering reliable, high quality and high performance products for people who lead active lives. This mission has stayed the same over the years – Innovation, performance and quality – so that the company always lives up to its brand tradition. VIBRAM creates the best soles in the world.Read more
I've been wearing 5 fingers exclusively for the last few years. I'm a mechanic and am on my feet all day every day on a concrete floor. I use to suffer from crippling headaches daily since childhood.
* Update: It seems like the new 2020 models are wider and softer. Great improvement! (see photo, the blue is the 2020 model)
Let me start out by saying, I have in no way been compensated to give this review. It may feel like it by the time you get to the end, but it is my own 100% candid opinion.
Let's start with the bad: I can't condemn this product because 90% of my issue is user error but please let this be a warning to those of you looking to do barefoot jogging, if you ramp up too fast you will fracture your foot. Not a break, but a hairline fracture just above your toes that will take you off your feet for weeks. I'm paying the price for that right now big time. While I wish there was a disclaimer that warns users about this injury, had I done a little research on my own I probably could have avoided it.
Initially I was unconvinced this shoe would fit. I have an odd shoe size (13 6E), even if I find something that size it's usually uncomfortable and causes joint problems, I often resort to getting shoes custom made, often $300 or so. I've been looking at five fingers since they debuted, I love minimalist footwear, but I always assumed that they would be much to narrow. At the coaxing of my wife I finally decided to try a pair at size 49. I feel absolutely ridiculous having not tried them out years ago. They are very flexible and contoured to my foot for a comfortable fit. I mostly use them for road running and run about 30 miles a week or so with them. It's a plus and not a problem for me, but I would add that the sole is quite thin. If you're running on the hot asphalt or rough gravel you'll feel it in your feet, something to keep in mind. Overall, these are great shoes and I will definitely be purchasing more.
I have arthritis, so my toes are a bit twisted up. It takes a bit of effort to get my into the right "box." But once that's done, the shoes are perfect for keeping my toes from rubbing each other raw. I was amazed at how easily I could walk around with them. No discomfort, no chaffing. They are worth every penny and I highly recommend these toed shoes.
These are great shoes. I can't count how many Vibrams I have had over the years, but these are fastly becoming my favorite. Great grip on the rocks when hiking and yet still allows you to feel everything on the ground with your feet. Easy to clean, and they are really comfy. Keep up the great job Vibram!!
Fit is a bit off but I normally where a 12 and the 44s fit me best. The big toe is tight but the other toes are only about halfway in the slots. Still, they feel great when walking, running, and hiking. Excellent product.
Das sind meine neuen Lieblingsschuhe.
Comodissime, non posso più vivere senza! Le ho da un mese e le indosso sempre, è diventata la mia scarpa quotidiana, dato che stavano andando a ruba ho preso il secondo paio da usare in palestra.
Tolle Idee und gute Passform. Benutze die Schuhe hauptsächlich für kürzere Spaziergänge in der Stadt und in der Natur (d. h. 1-2mal die Woche), wobei ich jedoch steinigen oder harten Untergrund meide. Oben lösen sich jedoch bereits (nach 3 Monaten) trotz moderater Nutzung an mehreren Stellen die Nähte, was bei einem Produkt dieser Preisklasse doch etwas überrascht. Ansonsten fünf Sterne.
Sehen so Hammer aus die Schuhe, topp.