A List of the manufacturers FAQs:
WHAT MATERIALS ARE IN FIVEFINGERS?
The upper is made with a thin, abrasion-resistant stretch polyamide fabric. Our patented Vibram® sole is made from our TC1 performance rubber compound, it’s non-marking and provides excellent grip and ground feel in both wet and dry conditions.
CARE AND CLEANING
Vibram FiveFingers are machine washable. Use gentle, warm water cycle with liquid or powdered detergent. Hang to air dry.
HOW MUCH DO THEY WEIGH?
Men’s size 42:
Classic 5.3 oz. each, 10.6 oz. a pair
Sprint 5.6 oz. each, 11.2 oz. a pair
KSO 5.7 oz. each, 11.4 oz. a pair
Flow 6.6 oz. each, 13.2 oz. a pair
Women’s size 37:
Classic 4.25 oz. each, 8.5 oz.a pair
Sprint 4.4 oz. each, 8.8 oz.a pair
KSO 4.7 oz. each, 9.4 oz. a pair
Flow 5.6 oz. each, 11.2 oz.a pair
DO YOU MAKE WIDTHS?
FiveFingers use a stretch fabric upper that accommodates most medium and wide widths (up to EEE) comfortably, as our business grows we hope to offer more sizing options.
DO FIVEFINGERS FLOAT?
Only momentarily when dry, once thoroughly wet they lose their buoyancy and will sink.
CAN I USE FIVEFINGERS IN FAST MOVING WATER?
The Sprint, KSO and Flow offer secure hook and loop closures and can be used for a variety of water sports and activities. However, the original FiveFingers Classic should not be used in fast moving water. Because the Classic fits low on the foot, the water current or pressure can pull the product off of your heel.
WILL YOU MAKE ADDITIONAL SIZES?
All products are currently offered in sizes 40-47 for men and 36-42 for women. Smaller or larger sizes are occasionally offered in selected colors/styles.
ARE VIBRAM FIVEFINGERS A GOOD CHOICE FOR VEGANS?
Yes! Currently, every style and color of Vibram FiveFingers is made from vegan friendly materials. By the way, we also make dog toys for My Good Dog and we provide soles for Ruff Wear dog booties.
I WEAR ORTHOTICS. CAN I STILL WEAR VIBRAM FIVEFINGERS?
FiveFingers footwear is designed to promote better foot mechanicsâ€” naturally. An orthotic is an assistive device to support your foot’s function and help you compensate for any biological aberrations. If you have an extremely flat foot, you will need to work into wearing your FiveFingers® gradually, as your muscles will need time to adapt and strengthen.
CAN I USE MY ORTHOTICS IN MY FIVEFINGERS?
FiveFingers are designed to be worn directly against the sole of your foot. Putting something between the two would defeat their purpose.
CAN I WEAR FIVEFINGERS IF I HAVE WEBBED TOES OR SYNDACTYLY?
Unfortunately the design of FiveFingers does not accommodate webbed toes or Syndactyly. We are unable to make custom FiveFingers to fit specific foot needs.
DO FIVEFINGERS COME IN CHILDREN’S SIZES?
FiveFingers start at size 34 for women, which equates to an 8 & 1/8th inch foot length. This is too big for most children but many youth sizes can fit into our smaller women’s models. Select any model of FiveFingers to view our size conversion chart to see if your child’s foot can fit.