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Vibram FiveFingers EL-X

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Description

  • 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.
  • Fit Tips:
    1. Insert foot, slipping each toe into the individual toe pockets. It may work best to begin with the big toe.
    2. After each toe is in place, slip heel in and adjust until it is snuggly in place.
    3. Secure the strap, making sure it lies flat across top of foot. Wiggle toes and adjust strap until you find the ideal fit.
  • 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:

65% Felt true to size
  • 0% Full size too large
  • 8% Half size too Large
  • 65% True to size
  • 8% Half size too small
  • 19% Full size too small
96% Felt true to width
  • 96% Felt true to width
  • 4% Felt narrower than marked
  • 0% Felt wider than marked
58% No arch support
  • 12% Excellent arch support
  • 29% Moderate arch support
  • 58% 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.
  • Fit Tips:
    1. Insert foot, slipping each toe into the individual toe pockets. It may work best to begin with the big toe.
    2. After each toe is in place, slip heel in and adjust until it is snuggly in place.
    3. Secure the strap, making sure it lies flat across top of foot. Wiggle toes and adjust strap until you find the ideal fit.
  • 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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Customer Reviews

Vibram FiveFingers EL-X

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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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These shoes fit like a glove and are extremely comfortable, almost like wearing nothing at all. My only difficulty is getting them on my feet. Sometimes they slip right on. But if my toes are uncooperative, several minutes may be required. I suppose this has more to do with my toes than with the shoes.

Fit Survey

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Moderate arch support

  • from Columbus, Indiana
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I am not a runner, but when I drive long distances I prefer to drive without shoes. This is comfortable, but every time you stop and get out of the car, you have to put on shoes or sandals to walk about - which was a minor inconvenience. Recently at a wedding reception, one of the guests was leaving and had put on a pair of these shoes for the drive home! I thought this was a great idea. So although I am a bit leery of buying shoes online, I purchased these. Having never won something like this before, and knowing that they were for running, and stated they should be a fairly tight fit, the ones I received seemed uncomfortably tight. I thought they might require a break-in period, so I wore them around the house for about an hour or so for several days in a row. That did not help. I decided to go to a brick and mortar store and try on several sizes and made sure that I only had to go through one exchange versus several. Although the store did not have the exact same model, I tried on the next larger size (a 43) and it fit fine. Just for grins, I tried on the 42 or the same model, and it too was not as tight as the pair that I originally received. So I exchanged them for the next larger size (43). Zappos was great about doing the exchange, but it is not the easiest thing to find out how it is done. You basically have to contact a service representative and they happily take care of it for you. I recently drove with these shoes for about seven hours in one day and it was fantastic. They are comfortable to drive in. When you stop, you get out of the care without fumbling for shoes or sandals. Just be aware, however, that just because you have shoes on your feet, if you step on rocks, it is like stepping on rocks when you are barefoot. Bottom line: The shoes work great for the purpose they were purchased. The slip-ons made it easy to get in (or out), there were no straps or shoelaces that needed to be fastened, they were comfortable driving, and made it convenient to move around if one stopped along the way. Best of all, the service people were happy, friendly, and non-plussed about returns or exchanges. If you are considering these for athletic endeavors, your mileage may vary. And you may find the type with shoelaces or Velcro straps might provide a better fit.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a full size smaller than marked

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Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

No arch support

  • from Monterey, California
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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These Vibram are amazing! They are my first pair of the kind, so I started with this simplest version. It is a very nice option to play outside. I started using it and went out to play with my little son, and looked like I was a child again. It takes some time to get used to finding all the toes' pockets, and that is critical for comfort. Also, cut your nails: it can be uncomfortable to use it that way. The only downside is that it feels a like too warm, although my feet were not sweating. Overall, I highly recommend it!

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a half size larger than marked

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Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

No arch support

  • from Brazil
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!
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My husband loves these shoes. He wears them everywhere. They do tend to smell and require washing weekly.

I'd also recommend: Keen

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt a half size larger than marked

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

No arch support

  • from Alabama
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I've owned a few vibram models, and to me personally this model is the best one ever,it's easy to wear and very light and comfy...but for indoor movements only (gym).

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

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