As most of you know there can be different styles of Vibram FiveFingers released around the world. Sometimes the styles don't make it to your neck of the woods. This is especially true when it comes to some of the European styles. It seems like the European market sees more unique styles then we do in America. Today we thought we would take a moment to feature some of the more elusive styles available on the market.
Read all about these hard-to-find FiveFingers styles and find out where to order them from after the break.
The Carezza is a kangaroo leather boot designed for women. It features a warm and natural fur lining that should help keep your legs warm in colder climates. The Carezza utilizes the Trek bottom for the sole which should provide more insulation from the ground cold then other VFF soles. This boot looks to be an excellent option for the fashion forward FiveFingers wearer. The Carezza was designed for women and is available in women's sizes only. The Carezza costs €291.51 (pre VAT) which is around $400 USD.
Reports show that only about 300 of these boots were produced. You can find them on the Italian FiveFingers website Keep in mind they do not ship to America so you need to know someone in Europe who can forward the shoe to your address.
The second shoe we are going to look at is the Classic Paillettes. Interestingly enough the word Paillette means: a small shiny object applied in clusters as a decorative trimming. The Classic Paillettes lives up to it's name. This is a new version of the regular Classic style that features the edition of sequins along the upper of the shoe. This model also appears to be made in women's sizes only. It could be the perfect casual yet elegant edition to your collection for only €81.80 (pre VAT) or roughly $112 USD.
You can find them on the Italian FiveFingers website Keep in mind they do not ship to America so you need to know someone in Europe who can forward the shoe to your address. There is also a chance that you can find them on the Italian eBay site and some of those sellers will ship to America.
Unfortunately only American men get to bask in the joy and comfort of the Bormio boot. Vibram did not release a women's version to the American market. This means women with smaller feet can not wear the Bormio. After a little research though it looks like they produced a limited quality of women's sizes in the Bomrio in black. From personal experience I will tell you the Bormio is a fantastically comfortable boot. The Bormio features all leather toe pockets which help keep you dryer in wet environments. The Bormio is also lined with a soft felt fabric that helps keep your feet warm in colder climates. If you feel left out that you can't wear the Bormio you can pick them up for 1.999,00 DKK (Danish Krone) or roughly $371 USD.
You can find them on this website Keep in mind they do not ship to America so you need to know someone in Europe who can forward the shoe to your address.
KSO Trek Soft Leather
Lastly we have the KSO Trek Soft Leather. This shoe features the body styling of the KSO Trek but with a different leather for the upper. This version of the KSO Trek uses the same kangaroo leather that is in the Bormio and the Trek LS for the upper. This should provide a even softer feel and expensive look to the KSO Trek styling. I can't tell for sure but it also looks like it features an all leather toe pocket similar to the Bormio and Trek LS. That could be a big bonus when it comes to the ability to wear these shoes in wet environments. This version of the KSO Trek was designed for men only and looks to be unavailable in women's sizes. If you are looking for a more elegant version of the KSO Trek then this is your shoe. You can pick one up for €131.50 (pre VAT) or roughly $180 USD
You can find them on the Italian FiveFingers website Keep in mind they do not ship to America so you need to know someone in Europe who can forward the shoe to your address.
These are just a few of the styles that are available in the European market but not available here in America (Another - the Flow Trek). Remember that the European site will not ship to American customers. They will however ship to someone in Europe. If you have a relative or friend that lives in Europe you could send the shoes to them and they could forward them on to you. Keep in mind shipping from Europe to America will start at around $40 USD and go up from there depending on the type/speed of shipping you pick. It could end up being a pricy transaction when you consider the price, plus tax, plus shipping to your European connection, and shipping from your connection in Europe to America. For some of us though it might be worth the investment.