I really wanted to like this, and would’ve exchanged it for a size bigger because it was a little bit snug, but the Velcro strapping is a full 2 inches too short and I could not even secure it to my foot. I have moderately high arches and in steps, but this is an adjustable Velcro strap and that should be accommodated for.
Zappos Reviewer on August 07, 2020
I already have another pair of five fingers, but this ones for some reason are a little tight. I going to see if I can break them in; other than that I am very happy
Carlos from San Antonio, TX on August 06, 2020
I absolutely LOVE these shoes. Please make sure you measure your feet. The chart is spot on. I would of ordered a pair that would of been to big.
Warren from Orlando, FL on August 05, 2020
Second pair of Vibram Five Fingers. Love the color. Extra gripping soles. Good for my outdoor walking. Felt a little more generous than my other pair but the fabric is different on these, more stretchy so that could be why. I tried a size down and ouch! No! Those were too small for my toes. So I kept the original size ordered and they feel good.
Kate from Louisville, KY on August 05, 2020
My first ever pair of Vibram Five Fingers and I love them. Cute color, fabric feels comfortable and flexible. Yes it takes some getting used to having so little between the sole of the foot and the ground but now I look forward to using these over my old style padded cushiony sneakers! I believe that my feet are stronger (which is the goal) and I have better balance using these shoes.
Kate on August 05, 2020
I have worn Vibram FiveFinger type shoes for over 10 years and my most recent pair was a good as any that I have bought in the past.
Zappos Reviewer on August 04, 2020
Nonabsorbent lumpy Vibram label in heel of foot is a deal breaker for me.
Zappos Reviewer on August 01, 2020
Admittedly these shoes have an odd look to them which is the reason it took me so long to actually invest in a pair but I am glad I finally did. For me the lack of arch support is a great thing as walking barefoot really helps my back. With these shoes it feels like I am walking barefoot minus the discomfort of rocks and rougher street surfaces which we have a lot of here. I have already put about 50 km on them walking on cement and rocks and the soles and stitching have held up well thus far showing little if any wear. The style is subtle and not flashy so it doesn’t attract extra attention to your feet which is good because once people notice you have toe shoes it tends to invite conversation from anyone who notices them . They also stay surprisingly cool even in hotter temps (high 80’s F) which surprised me as I expected them to make my feet hot and sweaty like aqua socks . I honestly have no complaints about these shoes. I thought they might be a little uncomfortable on my left foot as my 2nd and 3rd toes on that foot are joined at the base but the pockets for the toes actually end just before that so it was a non issues. Great Shoe ! I highly recommend these for anyone who enjoys walking barefoot and is not concerned with support .
Chad from Michigan on August 01, 2020
This is my third pair of FiveFingers but my first V-Trail. The others are KSO and EVO. This is important because unlike the others, the construction of the V-trail leaves a hard, inflexible band across the fore foot. There is simply no give there. This is distinctly different from the other pairs, and for those with wide feet (like myself) or high arch, this is a problem. The length is perfect for me, and I prefer these shoes snug, but after a few minutes running/walking, a pressure point builds along the top of the foot, and it becomes too painful to continue. Unfortunately it took me several runs to figure this out since the fit was good everywhere else, and I was hopeful they would break in, but no joy. The V-Trail 2.0 are now relegated to my closet. Simply uncomfortable. Regretful purchase and wouldn't buy again. Important to say: my KSO and EVO are fantastic, but now reluctant to purchase another FiveFingers. BOTTON LINE: wide feet, high arches beware.
Zappos Reviewer on July 03, 2020
Almost worked. There is a seam that irritates 2nd toe on left foot and too short on the right.? Not sure who are making these now, because I haven’t been able to find a pair to fit for over a year. Sad..
Zappos Reviewer on June 23, 2020
Wore a 39 in VFF V-Train 1.0 and clearly will need to be a 40 for the 2.0 version. Lacing and velcro strap hugely improved - shoe much easier to get foot into. Going to order in 40
Zappos Reviewer on June 17, 2020
The opening for my foot to get into the shoe was way too small and even at the maximum extension of laces I couldn't fit my foot into the shoe. Could not even "try it on" (the size is my size in VFF and I've been wearing them for ten years.)
Zappos Reviewer on June 17, 2020
I've been hiking in fivefingers for years now. I love the Trek models, but thought I'd try out this shoes for trail running. This shoe is unfortunately too painful to wear. The stitching that runs around the shoe toes causes awful pressure points. The toe-jam many have complained about is real and the discomfort is immediate. My two other fivefingers have never caused pain like this. These are a big disappointment. They need to be re-engineered.
T from Arizona on June 17, 2020
These fit my feet well. I can’t compare them to other Vibram styles because this is my first pair, but I have worn other similar shoes (Fila Skeletoes) and these are much more comfortable. It’s definitely a good idea to wear them for short periods if you aren’t used to toe shoes, but they are very comfortable if/once you’re used to having your toes separated in shoes.
RAR from Louisville on June 14, 2020
I usually wear an 8 1/2 - 9 in most shoes/boots. And I have a pair of 5 fingers in size 40, which fit well and I LOVE. I just rec'd a size 40 in this style, which says its equivalent to a size 8. That is TOO big, as in too long. The heel is slipping, and nearly sliding off. Feels sloppy. I'm going to return these and try a smaller size.
Carole on June 12, 2020
They fit just like my old KMD Sports. I actually struggle to find real differences. I’m excited to have a new pair without a hole in the toe!!
Zappos Reviewer on June 10, 2020
The V-Trail 2.0 has quite a change from the 1.0. There is stitching that goes on either side of your second toe. This is extremely uncomfortable. It creates extra material between the toes and it is ROUGH. I do not know if it would soften over time, but I don't think I could wear these once without getting sores on my feet. I cannot wear toe socks in these shoes because my toes feel very cramped (and I do not have big toes, I haven't found any fivefingers I can wear toe socks with though). No other Vibram I have tried has had this vertical seaming that extends from the shoe upper into the toes. The size felt appropriate. I am a 39 in V-Run, although I measure a 40 on the size chart. I bought these in the 39, but had to return them due to the stitching.
Zappos Reviewer on May 29, 2020
The main issue with the V-Alpha is the side cut at the ankle on the outside of each foot is too HIGH. It rubs horribly on my ankle. No other fivefinger shoe I have tried on has had this problem. Otherwise - The V-Alpha in a 39 fit pretty close, slightly too snug. I am a 39 in the V-Run's and they fit perfectly. I measure a 40 on Vibram's size chart, but all the 40's I have tried are way too big. The V-Alpha's might have worked in a size 40 length wise, but would not have in the outside ankle part. I liked the material, the green/blue color. It felt very breathable. I wish they fit my ankle!
Zappos Reviewer on May 29, 2020
I’m a fivefingers wearing gal, and have been in these types of shoes for 12 yrs or so. This is my first attempt at the hemp shoe, and I’m diggin it! Not as stylish as I’d like, but very comfy and fits like a glove. Highly recommended indeed.
JMC from Herndon, VA on May 17, 2020
Perfect, I typically wear a 7 in flats, 7.5 in athletics and the 7 fit like a glove
Jordan from West Haven, CT on May 12, 2020
I like the velcro strap that supports the arch. There is nothing about this shoe that binds or rubs.
Zappos Reviewer on May 12, 2020
The current size chart (5/7/20) seems accurate to me. I am a 7.5 to 8 and the size 40 was a half to a whole size too long on my longest foot. (The chart marks a 40 as 8 to 8.5.) Shame I can’t keep them because they’re gorgeous. I am suspicious about how the fabric on the tops would wear, though.
Morgan from Philly on May 08, 2020
Fit was good. Felt good to get back into FiveFingers. There is no arch support in such shoes, and that is a good thing. Keeps me dry in the mud and small streams, not made for deeper water if you want to keep your feet dry.
Dave from Washington state on April 26, 2020
Good fit my little toes are a little short but my big toes fit just fine. I wear 10 1/2 to 11 and they feel good. Sometime I need a wide width but these mediums width fit good. I like the lacing and the sole pattern. These are much nicer than my gen 1 five fingers.
Linearscar76 from Michigan on April 24, 2020
Viabram need to bring back the Bikila version. These viabrams have a cheap plastic underneath with very little padding. As soon as I tried them on I went straight to the computer to print my return slip
Zappos Reviewer on April 18, 2020