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Vibram FiveFingers EL-X

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Vibram FiveFingers EL-X
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  • FiveFingers are designed around the foot's measurement in inches. There is no real 100% translation between your US size and FiveFingers size. In order to find the right size, please measure both feet from heel to tip of longest toe with a ruler in inches. Take the longest measurement for your longest foot and refer to our women's size chart or men's size chart .
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  • Enjoy the feeling of nothing but the earth underfoot with the EL-X from Vibram FiveFingers®.
  • Built specifically to promote a barefoot-like experience.
  • Ideal for fitness and casual wear.
  • Breathable polyester mesh upper.
  • Coconut Active Carbon fabric and PU overlays heighten durability without sacrificing flexibility.
  • Upper envelopes the foot to help keep debris out.
  • 2mm, microfiber footbed with Dri-Lex® antimicrobial technology for a great in-shoe environment.
  • 2mm EVA midsole offers light underfoot protection.
  • 2.7mm Vibram® TC-1 Performance rubber provides exceptional underfoot feel without compromising abrasion resistance.
  • Serrated blade tread pattern delivers flexibility and reliable traction on wet surfaces.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 4 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 43 (US Men's 11-11.5), width D - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

63% Felt true to size
  • 0% Full size too large
  • 5% Half size too Large
  • 62% True to size
  • 15% Half size too small
  • 18% Full size too small
93% Felt true to width
  • 92% Felt true to width
  • 8% Felt narrower than marked
  • 0% Felt wider than marked
67% No arch support
  • 8% Excellent arch support
  • 25% Moderate arch support
  • 67% No arch support

Item Information

  • FiveFingers are designed around the foot's measurement in inches. There is no real 100% translation between your US size and FiveFingers size. In order to find the right size, please measure both feet from heel to tip of longest toe with a ruler in inches. Take the longest measurement for your longest foot and refer to our women's size chart or men's size chart .
  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • Please click here for a video about how Vibram shoes should fit.
  • Enjoy the feeling of nothing but the earth underfoot with the EL-X from Vibram FiveFingers®.
  • Built specifically to promote a barefoot-like experience.
  • Ideal for fitness and casual wear.
  • Breathable polyester mesh upper.
  • Coconut Active Carbon fabric and PU overlays heighten durability without sacrificing flexibility.
  • Upper envelopes the foot to help keep debris out.
  • 2mm, microfiber footbed with Dri-Lex® antimicrobial technology for a great in-shoe environment.
  • 2mm EVA midsole offers light underfoot protection.
  • 2.7mm Vibram® TC-1 Performance rubber provides exceptional underfoot feel without compromising abrasion resistance.
  • Serrated blade tread pattern delivers flexibility and reliable traction on wet surfaces.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 4 oz
  • Product measurements were taken using size 43 (US Men's 11-11.5), width D - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Vibram FiveFingers EL-X

EL-X
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2 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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I was upgrading from a more than five year old pair of five fingers which had finally worn through on the bottom. I loved those, put a lot of miles on them running, and using them as gym shoes, Krav Maga, etc. When I saw these I was excited about a strapless design even though it seemed a bit dubious. So far though, I love these as well. Even though they lack a proper strap, the rubber reinforced mesh seems to keep them on my feet fairly well in light terrain. In anything a bit heavier, where they were being twisted around a lot more, I might worry that they'd slip or come off, but in that situation you are probably using one of the trail running models. Even though these are not open on the top of the foot, like my old pair, the ventilation is still pretty good. There is obviously a balancing act going on between keeping them on your feet and keeping them breathable and it seems like vibram are pretty close to the sweet spot with these. My feet which are always sweaty in footwear never feel like they were swimming. The siping in the sole seems like a good addition as well. It feels lighter, more flexible, and I daresay even slightly springier. It remains to be seen whether all this comfort negatively affects durability, but so far I am very pleased. Your results may vary though; my feet are slightly on the narrow side and I can see problems arising with narrower or much wider feet. In that situation you might want to check out another model or the Merrell Vapor Gloves. I actually purchased those as well, but ended up sending them back. They come big and even though I knew that and attempted to take it into account, they were still too big. They are a good product though and I can see a lot of people being happy with them if you have larger or smaller feet or just prefer a bit more shoe. I prefer more minimalist, so I went with these and I'm glad I did.

I'd also recommend: Merrell

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  • from Santa Barbara, Ca
1 person found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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These are one of the most awesome shoes ever made! Slip these on and you can't help but answer everyone's questions about them. Everyone else seems to want a pair but just can't commit. If you like walking barefoot then these are the most comfortable shoes around, feels like going about in socks. Just don't wear them in rain...nothing feels you yuckier than these when they are wet. Take them off if it rains, you're all but barefoot already anyway. Also be very careful if wearing them on wet rocks or grass...you will slide. The sole is not made for wet grip. These have to be one of the best shoes for driving...you can feel the pedals perfectly, they can't slip around or fall off or get stuck like flip flops. Bonus they give your toes better protection vs driving with bare soles, especially if you like to engage the clutch toes first. Not great for really cold days as you will soon feel the cold. Just for kicks I tested them on freshly laid asphalt. I could walk on it for almost 5 minutes before the soles got too hot to keep on my feet any longer. The workers thought I was nuts. Overall great, fun shoes that will get noticed.

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1 person found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I was looking for a pair of Vibrams I could wear out casually, almost like a sandal. These EL-X's fit the bill well. Easy to put on and well ventilated. You will want to make sure these fit properly, however, given that there are no straps to tighten things up. The stretchy material that goes over the top of the foot holds the shoe in place, but I imagine if you have high feet that they would be very tight. I've worn size 41 Vibrams for a while now and the size 41 EL-X fits me like a glove. These may be the best, most form-fitting Fivefingers I've ever worn. Perfect for beginners and experienced "barefooters" alike.

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  • - customer
  • from Maine
1 person found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!
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These are my new favorite Vibrams. They are the lightest, thinnest ones I've tried. Not great for intense activity, but they stay on surprisingly well.

I'd also recommend: Merrell

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  • - customer
  • from United States
1 person found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I love these. Everything I heard about this type of shoe is right, I never pound the pavement many more; I strictly go on grass, dirt, sand and I love the "barefoot" experience. The shoes fits pretty darn well, and I'm a tough fit, so I'm thrilled all the way around.

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  • from Hawaii; doesn't everyone?
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