One of the most innovative and “best inventions” to come in years, the Vibram Five Fingers Barefoot Shoe was developed with comfort, balance and athletics in mind. The shoes gives you the capability to be in motion in a more natural, flexible and FUN way.
If you are looking for casual, comfortable shoes for men with the same Vibram barefoot feel, then you would love the FiveFingers Trek LS men’s shoes!
Made for fashion-forward individuals, the VFF Trek LS is similar to the VFF Speed in that it sports an old fashioned upper cut with traditional lacing system for customized fit. The difference though lies in the material that it is made of which is distressed kangaroo leather making it ideal for casual wear. The leather uppers feel splendid against your bare feet and are durable and highly breathable. It has also undergone antimicrobial treatment to help deter odors.
The Vibram “Trek” thin rubber sole allows your feet to function and move naturally. The Trek LS’ 4mm lightly cleated Trek outsole offers traction on most surfaces. The 4mm EVA midsole on the other hand provides you with light cushioning for additional comfort. Unlike the more minimally soled VFFs however, the Trek LS’ outsole and midsole combined reduces overall sole flexibility as well as minimizes some ground feel.
A non-heeled, zero-drop shoes with no arch support, the FiveFingers Trek LS is the first ever casual men’s shoes from Vibram that you can wear for a more active and fashionable look.
Finding the Right Size Vibram Five Fingers
It’s important when ordering the Vibram Five Fingers Trek LS that you get the right size shoe. Vibram uses the European shoe size system so you will need to measure your foot and use this conversion chart to find the right size for you.
|Foot Length (inches)||9 ½ “||9 ¾ “||10 “||10 ¼ “||10 ½ “||10 ¾ “||11 “||11 ¼ “||11 ½ “||11 ¾ “||12 “|
|Men’s Trek LS Size||38||39||40||41||42||43||44||45||46||47||48|
Vibram Five Fingers recommends the following procedure for accurately measuring your feet:
- Stand with your heels flush against a flat vertical wall.
- Slide a ruler under each foot and measure the distance from the wall to the tip of the longest toe.
- Take the longer of the two foot measurements.
- If the the foot length varies more than 1/6 in. it will be difficult to get a precise fit for both feet.
- If your your second toe is more than 1/6 in. longer than your big toe it may be difficult to get a precise fit
Vibram Five Fingers Trek LS Men Testimonials
|Tyler is Tall,|
|Perfect Vibrams for the wet and cold|
My rainy-day review of the Vibram FiveFingers Trek LS.
I wear FiveFingers every day. Before receiving the Trek LS’s my Vibram collection included KSOs and Sprints. I loved both of them in all conditions but the rain and cold. So, I was very hopeful that the Trek LS model would fill the void. They do. There is enough room in the LS’s to wear toe socks, but they still feel great without socks. I have not worn these in very cold weather, but I imagine that they will keep your feet warm with the appropriate socks. They EXCEED my expectations in wet conditions. I wore them today, hiking in the rain for two hours. My feet stayed dry. Completely dry. After this, I decided to test them out in puddles. I know that the shoes aren’t waterproof, but the Kangaroo leather that they are made of is incredibly water resistant, and the seams hold up well to wet weather. I walked through puddles of various depth, and my feet stayed dry while walking through puddles of about an inch deep. Later in the day I decided to go further. I walked through a puddle that was about two inches deep, and completely expected to have wet feet afterward. To my surprise, my feet didn’t feel wet afterward. But, when I took my shoes off, my socks were slightly wet in a few places, including the bottom.
In summary, the Vibram FiveFingers Trek LS model is awesome. I wear the same size in the LS’ as I do in the KSOs and Sprints, but they leave a little room for toe socks to be worn comfortably. They’ll keep your feet warm and dry. Oh, and they look darn good too.
|DThakur||Great shoes.. You have to try them!|
Ever since I purchased my first pair of Vibram Fivefingers, I fell in love with the product. The way the shoes allow you to have a natural feel the ground really connects you with your surroundings, while keeping what you don’t want to connect with (i.e. glass, nails, scorching hot pavement, etc) out! The benefits for walking barefoot are clear; a simple search on the web will provide you with plenty of fun facts and testimonials about back and joint pain clearing up, plantar fasciitis disappearing…. Not to mention it makes you stronger and feel healthier! When walking in any Vibram fivefinger product, essentially you ARE walking barefoot, with just 2-4mm of rubber sole between you and the Earth.
Now onto this product more specifically; The Men’s Vibram FiveFingers Trek LS. This quickly became my favorite pair of Vibram FiveFingers to wear on a daily basis. The laces and leather designing give the shoes an appearance of a casual pair of shoes with the feel and attention of FiveFingers. I love the combination of the durability and softness one can expect from kangaroo leather (Yes, this is real treated kangaroo hide!). The shoe is leather throughout the entirety of the shoe, minus the rubber tred at the bottom. The tred itself, compared to other FiveFingers, is thicker (~4mm, whereas the average FiveFingers is ~2mm). What this means is that you will have less of a feel for the ground, and less of the illusion of “barefooting” while wearing these- but believe me… if these are your first pair, you will still notice the difference from regular shoes! The tred would be great for trekking over more unforgiving terrain. The slight rubber cleating gives the wearer the extra traction that would be essential for traversing large rock piles, slight rock faces, etc.
Buy Vibram Five Fingers Trek LS Shoes
Vibram Five Finger shoes have been pretty popular so finding a pair sometimes can be difficult. Below are some places you can check out in case you can’t find seem to find any.
Where to Buy FiveFingers in the United States
Available FiveFingers Trek LS Men’s Colors
- Tan / Brown (Whiskey Crazyhorse)
- Black / Black (Black Crazyhorse)
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