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1  General Category / Vibram Five Fingers Sizing and Fit Discussion / Re: Best model for long/morton's toe? on: April 14, 2011, 02:06:55 AM
thanks for the reply.  i tried the morton's toe mod (as best as i could) on my KSOs as well.  i think it helped a little, but i'm not sure it didn't contribute to weakening the rubber and causing the holes.  damned second toe is 1/4 inch longer.  man, if they'd make a limited morton's toe KSO edition- it'd sell.  i'll have to try on the treks somewhere.
2  General Category / Vibram Five Fingers Sizing and Fit Discussion / Best model for long/morton's toe? on: April 04, 2011, 04:31:16 AM
I see there are a lot of new models now and I was wondering if any of the new ones offered a better fit for people with long toes, and especially Morton's toe?  I had some M43 black KSOs, but the 2nd toe still was too short even though the littlest toe barely made it into its toe pocket.  I believe in the 44 my little toe didn't make it at all. 

I tried the Morton's toe mod and i'm not sure it made much of a difference.  I also got holes in the soles conveniently just after my 90 day warranty expired.. which makes me hesitant to buy another pair,  but I did love wearing them and they definitely let me walk all over the city with no foot pain unlike in regular shoes. 
3  General Category / Vibram Five Fingers Mods and Repairs / Re: Rubber bottom wearing out? on: November 25, 2010, 03:55:53 PM
idk.  i'd have to look at them closely, but i sent them home since it is too cold to wear them where i live now.  but i dont remember the toes being super flexible... however, my toes (being somewhat crooked) didn't fit especially well into the toe pockets.
4  General Category / Vibram Five Fingers Mods and Repairs / Re: Rubber bottom wearing out? on: November 23, 2010, 05:38:10 PM
I realized that i had a hole in my toe rubber after about 100 days.  classic, post-warranty failure.  might have been a little earlier, but i didn't notice b/c i don't wear them all the time.  i barely ran in them, used them more for walking and not even that much at that.  i've continued to wear them and now have 2 other spots that are 'thin' and will be holes soon.  that is ridiculous.  you can't charge $80 for shoes and have the soles wear through in 3 months!  every time people ask me about them i tell them how much i love being barefoot, but with shoes.  or how i dont get foot pain after a lot of walking.  btu now i think i will have to tell them beware, barefoot is great, but these shoes fall apart. 

very, very disappointed.
5  General Category / Vibram Five Fingers Sizing and Fit Discussion / Re: Big toes is squeezed, all other toes barely fill the pockets on: August 04, 2010, 12:18:49 PM
same issue here.  and getting blisters when i run too.  someone could make a killing selling custom-fit vibrams....
6  General Category / Vibram Five Fingers Sizing and Fit Discussion / Re: toe blisters! on: August 04, 2010, 12:17:20 PM
actually i've already stretched out the 1st 2 pockets (a la morton's mod).  need to do it again tho.  but the toes that are already in too-large pockets get blisters too.  going bigger still doesn't seem like it will help that.
7  General Category / Vibram Five Fingers Sizing and Fit Discussion / toe blisters! on: August 03, 2010, 10:52:27 PM
i have morton's toe. my 42-sized KSOs arent long enough in the big toe and 2nd toe pockets, but are way too long in the 4th and 5th. i love them for walking and for the feel of the ground, but when i try running i get terrible blisters on the ends of all my toes.  this can't be normal?  i purchased some socks today to see if that drops the friction.
8  General Category / Vibram Five Fingers Mods and Repairs / Re: opposite of web toes - freakishly long toes? on: June 25, 2010, 01:34:31 PM
thanks anyway!  yeah i briefly thought about stretching the toes, but then in total they will be too long.  wish there was some sort of 'make at home' version, though i really think people would pay to have custom ones.  i know i'd pay up to 2x as much. 

is sad... no vibrams for this viking.
9  General Category / Vibram Five Fingers Mods and Repairs / Re: opposite of web toes - freakishly long toes? on: June 25, 2010, 07:30:14 AM
yeah.. never been able to wear women's shoes.  Smiley  is it commonly accepted that they stretch out? 

someone i think bootlegging my own pair from scratch is beyond my level of artsy craftiness.
10  General Category / Vibram Five Fingers Mods and Repairs / Re: opposite of web toes - freakishly long toes? on: June 24, 2010, 10:41:16 PM
i love being almost barefoot, so i am close to being able to overlook it, but not quite.  while it is true that i won't likely be trying to pick up rocks w/ my toes while in my vffs, it is sort of uncomfortable to have to bend the whole sole.  Smiley  but they also feel very cramped in the toes... the first 3 anyway.  the 4th toes curl so dramatically it only just barely gets in a slot and my pinkie toe is fairly useless, tho it is the best-fitting one.  they feel a little tight throughout, but the 44s were way too big.  but it really feels like my toes are stressing the fabric, b/c they are and it is pulling on me in an uncomfortable way. 

there is so much variety in foot shape and the vff is a shoe that needs to fit more uniquely than a regular shoe.  i sooo wish they offered more custom sizing options. 
11  General Category / Vibram Five Fingers Mods and Repairs / opposite of web toes - freakishly long toes? on: June 24, 2010, 02:59:22 PM
hello all,

i just got my vibrams in the mail today and i am kind of bummed about how they fit.  i had tried on the KSO 44s and they were far too long, and the 43 classics were too tight, so i went w/ a 43 in the kso. i saw the morton's toe mod and while i have morton's toe (pretty badly) this doesnt seem like the major problem for me.  i dont know the correct word, but i would almost describe my problem as the opposite of webbed toes.  i saw the mod for that and thought it was neat, even if it doesn't help me.  the overall length of the shoe is just right, but the toe splits occur 1/4-1/2 and inch from where my toes actually split.  actually if you flip the shoe over the 4th and 5th toe look every bit as long, if not longer, than the other toes.. which i think is crazy.  so when i go to curl my toes i have to bend the whole sole.  but i am thinking that if i try to mod them i would just destroy them.  anyone else have this trouble?  is there anything to be done about it?  has anyone ever tried making their own?  where the heck would you even begin?  i'd think there could be a pretty booming niche business for custom-made vibrams.  by their design to be gloves of the feet they almost 'need' to have more variation in sizes and shapes than is offered.  

le sigh.  i sooo wanted to  be 'barefoot'!  
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