Rated5out of5byrozybhindfromGreat first pair!I've heard good things about Five Fingers for a while now, so I decided to get a starter pair with my dividend. These are awesome! I was careful to only wear them a couple hours at a time to start, but I never had any problems with leg or back pain like some people have. I like to stretch out my toes when I walk and these are a great alternative to flip-flops. Plus they're better protection when I lose a toenail to sports. I haven't run in them yet, but I use them while weightlifting and I feel like it really helps me get good form and keep my balance.
Date published: 2013-05-22
Rated5out of5byHippy HeatherfromFiveFingers Keep Getting BetterI wear FiveFingers daily at work and am on my feet all day. These shoes have never failed me and I keep trying different styles and each one has amazed me. I hate wearing shoes, and I don't wear shoes that require socks unless they are hiking boots and these are perfect.
The Jaya has more traction than some of the other styles of FiveFingers and the extended covering over the top of the foot actually provides more support for your toes than the classic style.
I wear these for pretty much everything, hiking, climbing, working out etc.
Date published: 2013-05-21
Rated5out of5byArtist ErinfromLove themThese are my everyday shoes now. Super comfortable.
Date published: 2013-04-25
Rated3out of5byPantherosefromVery comfortable, Very sweaty and smellyI have been looking forward to dividend time just to get vibrams. I'm glad I went into the store and tried them on. I was originally going to get the smaller ballet slipper type ones, but they were not all that comfortable. These feel like you are walking around in socks. I wore them to work for a few weeks, but they smell really bad. I've washed them a few times and line dried them in the shade, but no help. I wear a lot of ballet flats without socks and none of them smell, but these are just gross.
I've taken them out hiking a few times. I love that they weigh nothing. I can hike farther without my legs getting tired like they do with hiking boots or even sneakers. The toes are wearing out quickly though. I wish the rubber bottom came up around the toes a little more. They are definitely not made for rocky new England trails. They do dry quickly. These will be used for hiking easy trails with the kids and as water shoes in the future.
I may purchase one of their more substantial fivefingers and try them with toe socks for hiking.
Date published: 2013-04-25
Rated5out of5byRyfromJust what I was hoping for!These are my second pair of Vibram Fivefingers. I chose these for more day to day use and they are perfect. They still work for a light workout day or a walk on even ground but don't have the support that my other pair have because they lack the band across the top of the foot. Still a great pair of shoes though and they look cute and sporty, perfect for summer!
Date published: 2013-04-24
Rated5out of5byJmayfield40fromLove these!I wear these shoes daily, everywhere! When I run and when I teach. They are the only shoes I can be on my feet all day and my feet and back don't ache at the end of it. I first tried a different style (and wore them out BTW) but I was never really happy with them. When I went to a different REI location to get another pair, I tried these on and fell in love. Just ordered another pair! Throw them in the wash once a week and let them air dry. I have worn them in snow, on ice, hardwood floors, grass, sidewalks...everywhere. The only thing I can compare them to is a handmade pair of fine moccasins.
Date published: 2013-02-28
Rated5out of5bycee deefromlife saveri have bunions arthritic feet. these shoes correct crooked toes comfy and better than bunion sox cuz toes arent exposed/cold. i use dress orthotics for arch support in jaya toe shoes cuz i have flat feet. i wear these at home as slippers and to bed and in hotel layover (i am flight attnt). i tried 5 diff prs these r easiest on/off/most comfy and easy to wear to bed to help as toe regulator/help stretch/strengthen/correct arthritic feet. loooove my jaya toe shoes. thanx vibram/rei :) fits in luggage easily/compact.
Date published: 2013-02-11
Rated5out of5bylenelsonfromBest shoe ever for meVFF's have solved my problem of sore knees and feet after long hikes. After messing up my meniscus in well cushioned running shoes, I quit running but continued hiking. It gradually got so that my knee would ache after only a few miles of hiking; running was out of the question. Within a half hour or so after hiking, if I sat still, my feet would also stiffen up so much that I could hardly walk.
I have done 10-mile hikes in these and no pain. (See below for the modification I make on the cushioning.) I'm tempted to try running again.
I tried these after wearing Classics for a year or so. Vastly better; just getting rid of the heel elastic was worth it, and these have a bit more material between my feet and the rocks and gravel. They are, however, still a bit undercushioned if you hit that piece of gravel that's just the right size.
There are 2 solutions to that, both of which involve going up one size:
1. Wear Injinji toe socks, which add just a tiny bit more material (and some warmth in colder weather).
2. Get disposable insoles and cut off the toe area (or there are insoles meant for women's high heels that are already minus the toes).
My one beef, but not enough to downrate them, is that they are not great in cold wet weather. VFF has come out with a model that is supposed to be water resistant; I'm going to try those for this winter. But for other seasons, these are great.
Date published: 2012-12-03
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