Vibram Five Fingers Sprint [Barefoot] Toe Shoes

The Vibram Five Fingers Sprint is one of the first "barefoot" toe shoes produced by Vibram (Jump to posts on the Sprint below!). The Sprint features an open-topped design with a velcro-strap over the top of the foot and two small straps on either side of the heel to secure the shoes to the foot. This mechanism allows the user to dial-in the attachment of the Sprint to provide an exceedingly latched-on fit. The Sprint has the standard Vibram Five Fingers sole.

Like all Vibram Five Fingers models, the Sprint has five separated toe compartments that allow the foot to splay on contact with the ground. Sprint Five Fingers have no arch support and no cushioning or padding. The Sprint is a favorite for running (and sprinting!) and fitness.

The standout features of the Sprint include:

  • Open top makes the Sprint airy and relatively easy to put on or take off (Though the velcro straps present a bit of a learning curve to the new wearer).
  • The on-skin top strap provides a locked on feel — and actually doesn't cause blistering or irritation.
  • The Sprint, like the Classic, features Vibram's most minimal sole approved for outdoor use. If you want Vibrams with the most barefoot feel, like the Classic, the Sprint is a great choice. What sets it apart from the Classic is that it can be used in just about any application — no matter the intensity!

Sizing and fit

If you've never sized your foot for Vibram Five Fingers, you need to consult the Vibram Five Fingers sizing chart (image) and measure the length of your feet as presecribed. Vibram sizing does not correspond to standard shoe sizes!

If you've sized in Vibrams before, note that Sprints size slightly smaller than the same size in the KSO (and other closed-top models). So a 43 Sprint will fit smaller than a 43 KSO. For this reason, Vibram prescribes you size up in the Sprint compared to the KSO. Generally, it is better to size up if you're in between sizes — you don't want your toes bending out of lack of room! Also, the Sprint's open top design makes it easier to fit "high feet" as compared to KSOs.

Read (and see!) more about the Five Fingers Sprint via these reviews:

Okay, I want some Sprints. How much are they? Where can I get them?

The Sprint retails for around $80 and can often be purchased with free shipping from most online retailers. Find the Vibram Five Fingers Sprint in stock via the Store or subscribe by email to inventory alerts.

Looking for something else? Try one of these other Vibram Five Fingers models:

Of course, there are other barefoot shoes worth checking out!

More Vibram Five Fingers Sprint posts below —

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Hiking, Traveling New Zealand with KSO Trek FiveFingers (and Sprints)

Hiking, Traveling New Zealand with KSO Trek FiveFingers (and Sprints)
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Hiking through the Andes of Peru in Vibram Five Fingers Sprints

Scott in his Sprints
Scott hiking through the Andes in his Vibram Five Fingers Sprints.
Professional photographer and Vibram Five Fingers fan, Scott Gold, recently visited Peru with his girlfriend. Read what Scott had to say about their trip and see some amazing photos after the jump!My girlfriend and I wore our Sprints in Peru and lo… more »

Vibram Five Fingers Help with Plantar Fasciitis

Vibram Five Fingers Help with Plantar Fasciitis
John running in a local Turkey Trot and trail running in the Coronado Mtns, AZ.
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Vibram Five Fingers Sprints Take On the Sierre-Zinal

Stéphane Running the Sierre-Zinal
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Traveling Light to Greece with a Collection of Vibrams

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Hiking around the Acropolis. (Parthenon-Athens, Greece)
Steve took along his Vibram Five Fingers Classics, Sprints and Bikilas on a recent trip to Greece. That's about 2 pounds. Not bad for three pairs of shoes. After the jump, read what Steve had to say about his travels, see some more great pics and learn t… more »

Relaxing in Vibram Five Fingers Bahamas Style

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In the photo above, Paul and Janette enjoy some beach time in their Vibram Five Fingers while on vacation in the Bahamas. Paul sent us this message:My wife and I, took a trip to the Bahamas this July and of course we brought our VFF's (SPRINT and KS… more »

Women's Vibram Five Fingers Bikila Review

Women's Vibram Five Fingers Bikila Review
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Fantastic Father-in-law Favors Five Fingers!

Mike and his father-in-law
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Mike is a lucky guy to have a hip father-in-law who encouraged him to try running in Vibram Five Fingers. He shared his story with us:I started running this spring due to my Father in Law's influence and it's been a great experience. He introduced me… more »

A Family Who Wears Five Fingers Together, Stays Together

Emily crossing the finish line
Emily crossing the finish line in her Vibram Sprints - this was a 5k "CdA Race" in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
Emily, her husband Gary, and their 9 year old daughter are a family who all wear Vibram Five Fingers. Emily sent us these photos of their active lifestyle:Here's one of me "CdA Race" crossing the finish line in my VibramSprints - this was a… more »

Competitive Runner Trains in Vibram Five Fingers

Sean training
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Vibram Five Fingers fan, Sean, is a competitive runner from Canada. He runs for the Phoenix Athletics track club and has competed in the Canadian Championships. Read what Sean had to say about discovering and later training in Vibram Five Fingers:I… more »

Cruising and Climbing in Bermuda with Vibram Five Fingers

Joe and his girlfriend in Bermuda
Joe and his girlfriend enjoying their time on a cruise to Bermuda in their Vibram Fiver Fingers KSOs and Sprints.
Vibram Five Fingers KSOs and Sprints provided sure footing for Joe and his girlfriend on their recent cruise to Bermuda. Joe comments on their adventure:So I have been doing pretty much everything in these Vibram KSOs ever since I bought them about… more »

Interview with Patrick Sweeney, Winner of the Palos Verdes Marathon

Ultra Marathoner Patrick Sweeney
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An Interview with Irish Mountain Running Champion Moire O’Sullivan

Moire in Nepal
Moire on a work field trip to the Mid-West region of Nepal which was only reachable from Kathmandu after 1 plane ride, 14 hours of driving and 2 days of hiking. Though she hiked in traditional shoes, her vibram five fingers sprints were perfect for relieving the heaviness of walking shoes.
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An interview with TJ, President of The Barefoot Runners Society

Check out the bling!
Taken after the 2009 Omaha Marathon, from left to right are Benny, TJ, Barefoot Rick, and Aaron. Omaha was the first event in the US to have a Barefoot Runners Division.
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Tyre changing in Vibram Five Finger Blue Camo Sprints

Lionel gettin' it done!
Lionel changes a friend's flat tire with amazing enthusiasm.
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