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« on: September 17, 2010, 04:36:38 PM »

I just purchased a pair of these and it is nearly impossible for me to align my toes properly to fit into these shoes.
It is taking me nearly 20 minutes to get the pair on.
The shoes are properly sized - should they fit like a glove.
This is my firt pair of the Vibram's.

I really hate to give up on the five fingers. Any suggestions or help.

I am an age 65 male - walk a lot.

Thanks !!
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« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2010, 10:06:32 PM »

Did they show you any tips at the store for putting them on?  I find that it works best if I fold the heel in flat under my foot and slide my foot in until my toes are just at the openings of the toe holes, then use my fingers to get the in between parts in the right spots, then slide my foot in the rest of the way, walking my toes forwards, then pull up the heel.  Hope that helps!
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« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2010, 02:00:16 AM »

Classics and sprints are easier to put on than the KSo variants.
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« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2010, 02:22:38 AM »

Classics and sprints are easier to put on than the KSo variants.

this is true...

but, i found that after just a little while, i figured out how to quickly put the kso's on quickly.  it honestly takes me a couple moments to get them on now.  just bend the heels down so that you just get the fronts of your feet in, and then try wiggling your toes a little.  after that, slip the back part of the shoes over your heels. 



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« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2010, 03:38:49 AM »

So, here is what I do, I am a large man, and dont bend over well, but once I got the trick I can get them on in less time then I get regular shoes on and tied.

First I fold over the heal and slip them 1/2 way down my foot.
I pull up on the front of the opening and slide that towards my ankle, bringing my pinky toe to the edge of its spot.
I think check each toe to make sure they fit and push gently on the pinky toe putting it in place
I then pull from the top by my ankle towards my foot putting my toes in place
I grab the pull on the back of the shoe and bring it down and then back towards the back of my foot, sliding it up my ankle
I finally ensure that the front of the opening is pulled completely up my foot.

it sounds like a bunch of steps, but it works each time, and I have found if I have my pinky toe lined up, all the other toes seem to line up each time. 

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« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2010, 06:01:37 AM »

I had the same problem until I found this method.
I only own Speeds but I've tried this on the bikila and kso.

Slip your foot in so your toes are just before the toe pockets. With the VFF on the ground hold the ff with your hands and use your foot to get your toes into the toe pockets (not your hands). Kinda like bunching up a towel you slowly use your toes to move your foot forward and toes into the correct pockets. If your toes don't go in shift your foot to one side before trying again. Once your toes are in slide the heel over your heel and you should be in.

Hope that helps.
Trying to get each toe in one at a time was such a pain for me but I find this method much easier. Let us know how it goes.


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« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2010, 06:25:56 AM »

http://birthdayshoes.com/forum/fivefingers-sizing-and-fit-discussion/ummm-how-do-you-get-your-pinkies-in-the-toe-pockets-when-wearing-ksos/

Check out these postings as well!
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« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2010, 03:12:32 PM »

Thanks folks for all of the suggestions.
The KSO's were purchased on the internet from Vibram - no instructions provided.
I do have a pair of the Classics coming from "Half Moon Outfitters".

I guess, where's there's a will, there's a way !!!

Thanks Again !
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« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2010, 06:36:39 AM »

I had to be patient with my first pair of KSO's.  It used to take about 5 minutes per foot.  Just the other day though, I slipped my feet into them as if they were flip flops and just had to pull up the heel.  It helps too if your feet are clean and dry.
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« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2010, 09:52:32 AM »

I just got my first KSOs the other day. Been rocking Bikilas up to this point. There's definitely a difference in the way you put them on. My KSOs are a little more "involved", but I think some of that is that I just haven't formed them to my feet yet plus the ankle collar is a little snugger than on the Bikila.
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« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2011, 11:14:27 PM »

I tried the KSo's on at the store. The guy said to get the toes ion first then put the heel in. Before he could tell me it took me less than 30 sec. I guess eveyones different.
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« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2011, 10:30:39 AM »

If you become an avid wearer your toes will learn what to do.  I can put my KSO's and Treks on hands free except for pulling up the heel.  Injinji socks have become just as easy and no longer require toe fiddle'in.  My daugter is almost to the same point but we wear ours exclusively.  My wife and son take a little longer but are getting the hang of it.  Hold in there, in time it will come. 
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« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2011, 02:49:53 AM »

I tried the KSO's on in the store and bypassed them. I finally got one foot on after struggling for 5 min and it cut against my arch so badly it was too uncomfortable. The other foot, I couldn't even get on. My arches are so high, there just wasn't enough stretch to get the heel on after I got the toes in. The Treksports have a tongue on the ankle which made them a breeze to pull on and off. I've heard the Classics are easier too so I have a pair of those coming in the mail Smiley Good luck with your KSOs, I hear they loosen up over time.
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« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2011, 11:49:35 PM »

At least you are willing to give VFF a shot! Salute!

I brought my mum-in-law who's 60+ to try out VFF, she tried putting on for 10min and gave up! Later on we realized that she has been wearing "normal" shoes for so long such that her toes are almost "stuck" together and rather inflexible already.

Guess more to unlearn and learn as the time of wearing shoes increases. Keep it up man.
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