Comment from: Justin B [Visitor]
Justin B

Excellent write up. This actually just got me very interested in the style. I want my g/f to start going to Yoga with me and she is very self conscious about her feet, I think these would work fantastically.

11/14/11 @ 09:32
Comment from: PB Junkie [Visitor]
PB Junkie

I've ordered a pair but haven't received them yet. When you say "true to size," does that mean you wear a 37 in your komodos? I ordered a 41 and usually wear a 40 in KSO, Bikila and Treksports.

11/14/11 @ 10:16
Comment from: Lewis [Visitor]

Great review. I wish they made these in mens sizes. I would love a pair!

11/14/11 @ 10:48
Comment from: Eric [Visitor]  

heh I love these and even as a guy I've wanted a pair XD;

11/14/11 @ 12:15
Comment from: Stefanie [Visitor]

The black on black is so hot! I LOVE my Jaya's, especially the sleek look of the LR! (I own almond/copper LR and black/silver regular)

Why won't you wear them out/to the grocery store? They look GREAT on you.

Awesome review, great job!

11/14/11 @ 13:05
Comment from: Mary [Visitor]

I have both the Jaya and the Jaya LR and they are my favorite Fivefinger shoes. Absolutely love them! Great review.

11/14/11 @ 14:22
Comment from: mark [Visitor]

nice, reminds me of isotoner driving gloves. i wonder if they fit OJ....

11/14/11 @ 17:03
Comment from: Mandy [Visitor]

I have these and absolutely love them! I do a lot of indoor exercising, and they are perfect for that, or just go through on to go the mall or grocery store. I was skeptical at first, I never owned a pair of Vibrams before, but I would recommend these to everyone!

11/14/11 @ 17:04
Comment from: Beth [Visitor]

I originally bought these last spring for walk around shoes. Then one weekend I forgot my bikilas for a dog agility trial and wore these instead, the bikilas have been collecting dust ever since. We generally run on dirt, but also on artificial turf occasionally and they have excelled. I have never had a problem with them coming off and I have AA heels. I love the extra flexibility and they handle the quick changes of directions needed while competing. I've bought a second pair.

11/14/11 @ 17:06
Comment from: Keithlee [Visitor]

They Jaya LR are one of my favourite VFFs. They're incredibly comfortable and lightweight. This is definitely a fair review - they can't be used for everything, but they excel in comfort, flexibility (in relation to my komodosports), and fit (this model fits my feet better than my komodosports or sprints), plus I really like the style of the LR.

Thanks for the review!

11/14/11 @ 17:06
Comment from: Robert [Visitor]  

I'd buy a pair

(if they made 45's)

11/14/11 @ 17:09
Comment from: jb [Visitor]

i dont know if im the only guy who owned a jaya lr (and pretty soon a yellow jaya! haha), and a white/silver one at that :)
great review, leah! pretty much sums up what i think too. this pair just sits in my car and i put them on when i go to malls, watch a movie, or lounge in a coffeeshop. its a great aftersport thing to wear (i wouldnt want to really sweat in them) and it feels a lot breezier than the good ol classics.
vibram did a really good thing with the streaming leather strips on the top and it gives a really nice flair to what is already an eye-catching footwear. that being said, im still coveting for a regular jaya, particularly for its retro-ey big stripe thing at the sides, and that cushy ankle pillow at the rear. however, jaya lr still comes out on top!

11/14/11 @ 19:19
Comment from: seret [Visitor]

great review! I have the white/grey Jaya LR and they are so comfortable. I had the in my drop-bag to put on after the Marine Corps Marathon. It was like getting a massage on my feet while I walked around after the marathon!

11/14/11 @ 20:09
Comment from: Lorinc Del Motte [Visitor]
Lorinc Del Motte

Since the outsole is partly made of foam, won't they wear out easily?

11/15/11 @ 00:27
Comment from: mm [Visitor]

great review! If I sow right- those are dark blue jayas? Where did you find this colour?

11/15/11 @ 02:59
Comment from: Tom [Visitor]

These look awesome! Let me join in with the other guys who would buy a pair if they made them in mens sizes!

11/15/11 @ 14:21
Comment from: Jason [Visitor]

I love these, I agree, they should have some mens pairs, I love the design

11/16/11 @ 09:41
Comment from: [Member]

Thanks for reading, everyone! It looks like Vibram may need to start making a men's version of the Jaya LR since these are so popular!

@PB Junkie I wear a 38 in most VFF styles including the Komodos.

@Stefanie Thanks! So I broke down and wore them to the store the other day.. The grocery store floor is cold!

@Beth That's great! Nice to hear they help nicely with quick change of direction.

@Lorinc Del Motte They could have a tendency to wear a little faster than a VFF with a robust sole but it all depends on how you wear them. They were built for more casual wear and the EVA/rubber combo is perfect for light fitness activities.. you get lots of flexibility as well as great traction.

@mm The color I have is all black

11/18/11 @ 14:08
Comment from: Kelvin [Visitor]

if only there was a men's version cos damn that looks good!

11/21/11 @ 00:25
Comment from: Leonard [Visitor]

I'd buy them in 40 and go climb in them (works in M40 Mocs) if they weren't that expensive. 100 € for shoes that could fall apart quite easily because I'd use them for something they're not designed for ... not so good.

But hell, that would be nice for a few days.

Leah: I can't find your colour anywhere. Where did you get them from?

11/23/11 @ 08:39
Comment from: [Member]

@Leonard they are available directly on the VFF website

11/23/11 @ 11:48
Comment from: sara fred [Visitor]  
sara fred

I think i own around 10 pairs of vibrams now and hands down these jayas are my absolute favorites. i own them in every color! sizing is pretty much right on with the rest of my styles. the only time i consider one size larger is when i wear the socks, and with these i dont. ;) vibram fan for life here.

01/31/12 @ 13:11
Comment from: Kelly Williams [Visitor]
Kelly Williams

Jayas are my first venture into VFFs. The 2011 model (the red, blue and white) were pretty inexpensive at the local base PX (military base dept store). I waffled between the 39 and 40 for over a half hour. I'm a size 8 shoe. I bought the 40 and then as soon as I walked down the street in them I realized they were too big, but too late to return them. no biggie.. I wear them around the house- b/c they are too big, they are easy to slip on quickly. I ordered some socks to wear with them if I felt like it. I went to REI and bought the black jaya's in a 39 and they are perfect. I am using them for casual wear- out and about with my kids, shopping, etc. They are super comfortable! They feel like slipping on isotoner slippers with toes. I am worried that they might wear about in the soles, but I don't plan to run in them or do excessive outside activity in them besides walking around.

09/18/12 @ 07:02
Comment from: Shelby [Visitor]  

ARE THE COLRS SUPPOSED TO RUN?!?!?? I bought a pair of these before they were totally out. About a month and a half ago. I stepped in the shower with them on (oops!). Once I realized this, I set them in the path of the droplets cause they needed to be washed anyway. Well..... I noticed an odd tinge to the water welling up inside them.... The water was a disgusting almost black color. I didn't think they were THAT dirty! Well I dumped them out.... And the water kept turning BLUE after that!!!!! I would put them in the water stream and teal dye would gush out! I'm so scared I bought a fake! I ordered them from which has a total satisfaction guarantee policy so I didn't worry. Now i'm worried. Will this running of the colors go away after the first wash?????? Has it happened to anyone else??

11/11/12 @ 02:12
Comment from: Chelsey [Visitor]

This article was exactly what I was looking for when deciding on what Vibram shoes to pick. Thanks so much for the information and personal opinion. When I receive my shoes I will have to write about them on my website and I will link them to your site for all the great advice. If you want to check out my website it is

11/18/12 @ 18:53
Comment from: ejly [Visitor]

thanks for the write up, I just ordered my first pair of vibrams and was overwhelmed with the number of styles offered. Your write up helped me determine the Jayas were right for me.

12/09/12 @ 11:00

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