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« on: November 04, 2011, 07:36:39 PM »

Hi everyone, first time poster, but I have been getting advice from other posts for sometime now (started working out with Vibrams about a year ago). I am wanting to get a pair of Classics in castlesrock/verde/grey.  So far I have some black KSOs, komodosports and Trek LS all in M40. Do I need to size up or size down at all with the Classics? The official VIbram sizing chart says a M40 in all my current shoes translates to a M41, but I would much rather break in a shoe that is a little too tight, than have a floppy pair that is too big.

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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2011, 08:36:28 PM »

I got myself a pair of classics and I went with a 42.  I wear a size 42 or 43 depending on how I want the fit.  Casual or Fitness.  I found the size 43 classics to be loose in the heel.  I did not like that.  I did not notice much issue with toe cramping or foot pain.  I am not sure why they recommend everyone size up.  Your best bet is to try on a pair in the store in each size and see which one you like. 
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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2011, 09:17:08 PM »

yeah i ordered some of these exact classics in M44 as per recommended by vibram. i'm exactly an 11" foot which is M43 in all other sizes except classics, sprints and flows. we'll see next week if i need to exchange for M43.
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« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2011, 04:38:32 PM »

I have these (Castle rock/verde/grey) Classics in M41, they fit well but I recently tried a Sprint M42 and they where way too large in the heel, even after adjustment. The Sprint M41 were way too tight in the toes. For my Classic's, I leave the bunge cord open/loose or they push my big toe painfully into the cup (see below).

This is my first pair VFF and so far the fit is almost right. I have VERY wide feet and the ONLY issue I have with these are the Big Toe: it rests against the toe cup. If I tighten the bunge even alittle it pushes my big toe painfully into the cup and cuts into the top of my foot. Left open, no pain at all. All the other toes are fine, just the Big Toe. (I have a wide big toe ontop of the wide foot - curse me nine ways).

I highly recommend finding a local store that carries a good selection of styles & sizes. All of the Women's are too narrow (and I'm a female  Sad ) and I guessed right that all of the "higher" up the foot styles are too narrow for my Big Feet.

I'm seriously hoping the Classic Men's black/black don't run small. I just ordered a pair locally and would be very upset to have wasted their time (they carry all the other styles but CLASSIC in the store).
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« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2011, 12:20:35 AM »

Yeah, for most of my other Vibrams I went in and tried them on in store, but for some reason the two stores here in the burbs of KC only have the smartwool classics and all of them are 4 sizes too big. I went ahead and just ordered a M40 from theshoesmart.com (lots of good sales going on there lately). I guess I will find out what their return policy is if I have to size up. Anyone done business with the shoe mart?

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« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2011, 12:27:39 AM »

got my classics in today.  thought they were too big at first because the big toe wasn't as snug as i'm used to with my Komodos but the middle and ring toe pockets are a snug fit and any smaller and i'm pretty sure they would be cramped.  we'll just have to see! planning a jog in them on friday.  takes time to get used to after wearing only KomodoSports.
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« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2011, 08:58:47 PM »

Got mine in a few days ago... And they fit great! Going up a size (like Vibram's size conversion chart suggested) would have been a big mistake. I am really not a big fan of the bungee cord, and I am nervous to remove it until I am sure I won't need to use the warranty. Any advice on reducing the annoyance? Or is it something I will get used to. I plan on these sort of being my "flip-flops", so they will probably only be worn around the house in the winter. But still, very happy with the classics!
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« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2011, 09:41:35 PM »

what about the cord annoys you?

when i first got them, i didn't care for the cord either, especially since it was kinda long after cinching it up. half way through my run the other day i got tired of the tab slapping the sole as i ran so i tucked it underneath the part of the cord that goes into the shoe.  problem solved. now i like.
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« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2011, 02:46:40 PM »

Yeah, I didn't like the cord flopping around behind my foot, but I tucked it back like you said and now it's like there's no cord at all. Thanks for the tip!
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