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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 .
  • 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:

70% Felt true to size
  • 0% Full size too large
  • 4% Half size too Large
  • 70% True to size
  • 9% Half size too small
  • 17% Full size too small
95% Felt true to width
  • 95% Felt true to width
  • 5% Felt narrower than marked
  • 0% Felt wider than marked
57% No arch support
  • 14% Excellent arch support
  • 29% Moderate arch support
  • 57% 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: 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

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  • 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).

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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!
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I bought a pair of these things, just because I thought the concept was wild. Had no particular 'use' in mind. Didn't know if my toes would have any objection to having stitched material between them, possibly splaying them out a bit. Toes had no complaint. My plan is to use these around the house occasionally, in small boats/kayaks and mixed surface beaches. Not recommended for social events. These run a tad small as reported by others. I chose the next size-up and they fit fine. My sister took one look at these shoes on my feet and said they were good for birth control.

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Moderate arch support

  • from Wilds of Metaline Falls, Washington
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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No arch support

  • from Maine
Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!
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With all the buzz about the False Advertising Lawsuit against Vibrams (which I heard of a day after I ordered). I was hesitant to wear it when it came but after wearing it for almost a month now I'm pretty satisfied with this product. I don't really feel a difference health-wise (hence the lawsuit) but I like that barefoot feel at the gym and casual activities. The grip is also well made and non slip, I ran over a puddle of water (not paying attention) and still didn't even skid the slightest. The cons for me is the steep price (I bought them because I believed their health claims of better balance, ease on the back..etc). Had I known this claims were false I wouldn't have bought vibrams for the price. The quality is good just not for the price listed... and be prepared to get stared at by people when you walk into the gym with these on, people just like to stare when they see something out of the ordinary. As usual really fast processing and shipping times from Zappos alone!

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Runs Small

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Felt true to size

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Poor Support

Great Support

No arch support

  • from Honolulu, Hawaii
$75.00

Width: D - Medium

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