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Why Vibram FiveFingers Work for Wide Feet

Vibram FiveFingers work for wide feet by featuring a sole that can expand width-wise as needed due to the rubber wrapping the foot at the sides; stretchy uppers and toe pockets also work to add width when needed.

Guest post by Ted

In the fall of 2009 I donned my first pair of VFF, the KSO Trek. I did a long hike in them and one huge difference soon became apparent. My feet didn’t hurt!

On the typical ho…

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VIVOBAREFOOT Barefoot Running Technique Course

“I agree with you completely. After looking at what is involved, it looks like a money making scheme to profit on the barefoot movement.” This was the comment I posted on Jason Robillard’s Barefoot Running University website in reply to his blog post,…

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FiveFingers and Flat Feet? Shin Splints? Slippery Surfaces?

Got the following email in the mailbag last night and got a bit carried away with my response so I figured I’d share the exchange below in hopes of helping others — and also if I’m missing anything, please add a comment to help G out further!…

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How to Walk Barefoot [FAQ]

How do you walk barefoot? Given most of us have learned to walk in heeled shoes, learning to walk barefoot requires listening to your body and retraining your biomechanics to minimize impact and walk gently.

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Why Toe Shoes?

The benefits of toe separation for barefoot feel and shoe functionality

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Vibram Five Fingers Sole Repair Using Shoe Goo

Guest post by ChadIt was an unhappy day when I threw out my first pair of Vibram Five Fingers KSO shoes. I had gotten them for Christmas in 2008 and they served me faithfully throughout many miles of running in 2009, including the Hatfield & McC…

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Barefoot Running Shoes

Barefoot Running Shoes aren’t an oxymoron. What else could you call minimalist footwear that mimicks the biomechanics of barefoot running? We define barefoot running shoes by weight, flexibility, style, and more!

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Tips and Tricks on Barefoot or Vibram Five Fingers Running [Sound off!]

Many Vibram Five Fingers owners bought their Vibrams specifically for running. Others are incorporating straight-up barefoot running into their training. There are even a few of you who are running in other minimalist footwear like the Vivo Barefoot Ev…

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The Definitive Guide to Cleaning Vibram Five Fingers a.k.a. How to Get the Smell out of your Vibrams!

One of the first discussions on the Birthdayshoes.com forum was on perhaps the most widespread problem with Vibram Five Fingers — they can develop quite a stench, “VFF Stank,” or Vibram funk. It’s enough that VFF fans so afflicted with smelly Vibr…

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Got Morton’s Toe? Lengthen your Vibram Five Fingers’ Second Toe with this Mod

How to modify your Vibram Five Fingers to accomodate a long second toe — also known as Morton’s Toe. A permanent modification to your Vibrams that stretches the second toe!