Walk barefoot on a carpeted floor for 1 or 2 minutes to give your feet and muscles time to adapt to the sensation
Place Vibram FiveFingers flat on the floor, unlace, and loosen upper
Keep the heel of the shoe down as your foot enters
Use your fingers to help guide toes into the correct toe compartments
Check to see that you have only one toe in each slot
Once you have all your toes in the correct place, pull up the heel, tighten the lacing device and secure to fit
Walk around and test out how they feel
Feet can move around inside the shoe, which may cause blisters/hot spots.
Toes are not able to fully extend— toes feel curled or slightly bent.
Longest toe slightly touches the end of the toe pocket or rests just before the end. Ideally, Vibram FiveFingers will fit just like a glove or second skin.
Now you are ready for training, fitness, running, walking, trekking and more!
It’s a matter of personal comfort! These minimalist shoes should fit like a second skin, a bit closer to your foot than your traditional shoe. Slight touching of the longest toe to the front of the material is okay. The fit of these shoes is personal preference, but we recommend starting with one’s standard size.