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« on: August 27, 2011, 09:18:59 PM »

Hello All,

I just received my first pair of Vibram Five Fingers.  I ordered them through roadrunnersports online without trying them on.  I followed the measuring and sizing instructions on Vibram's site, however I think they might be too small.  On Vibram's site under the FAQ's they say,

"Although it is perfectly fine for your toes to graze the end of the toe pockets, make sure that each toe can extend fully. If any of your toes are scrunched or curled due to lack of space, you need to go up in size."

My big toes are right against the end of the toe pockets and when I take them off the ends of my big toes are red.  The toes are fully extended and not curled.  The next two toes feel like they fit just fine and the last two toes feel loose.  I'm afraid that if I go up a size for my big toes that the others will be swimming in the shoes.

Do Vibram Five Fingers break in and loosen up like my "normal" shoes?  Should I just find a place to try on the next size up? 

Thanks in advance.
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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2011, 09:58:53 PM »

I do not own nor have tried on KomodoSport LS, but you can see what I do own in my signature.

The best advice if you are unsure is go ahead and order your next size up (if you can't try them on in person), and just wear them (compare) around indoors until you decide which size you are most comfortable in.
I have some marks on the ends of my toes when I wear my tighter VFF styles (jaya LR and kso trek fit like a glove), but they don't cause any pain or discomfort even wearing them for long periods and I do enjoy the snug feeling. I have a little extra toe space in my Bikila LS and on my KSO treks I feel like the toe pockets are definitely shorter.
It's all going to depend on your foot and the style of VFFs.   

It would definitely be best if you could go somewhere to try them on in person, try different sizes and styles. But if you can't then you may have to to some trial and error getting them sent to you/returning. As long as you are buying from places with free shipping it shouldn't be too much of a pain in the butt. IMO, they are worth it.

Hope I could be of some help.... (FYI.. I originally wrote this post after overlooking that you had the style you were asking about in the header  Roll Eyes and then went back and tried to fix it so I didn't sound totally off, but you get the idea)
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« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2011, 11:35:33 PM »

It might be worth it to wear them for a little while, especially if they are your first barefoot shoe (don't know if they are).  I am in my first pair and I can tell you my toes are sore but I think it is mostly because I have never worn minimalist shoes before.
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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2011, 01:50:55 AM »

If its just your big toe that doesn't fit, I say give it some time it should stretch out. But if you're impatient like me  Grin, you can do the Morton's toe mod.
http://birthdayshoes.com/got-morton-s-toe-lengthen-your-vibram-five-fingers-second-toe-with-this-mod

I have a bad case of Morton's toe, so I had to do that to my KSOs. I got a size 42, and my 2nd toe just wouldn't fit. Everything else felt fine... So I just put a long screwdriver in the 2nd toe pocket, with some napkins for protection, then just used a hair dryer to stretch the rubber out some. You can do this yourself with just the big toe.

I would def. suggest this for you, because you said the other toes are already loose. If you go one size up, they might be pretty bad. If you do do this, you wont be able to return them. So just be cautious when you decide.

Hope this helps....
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