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Vibram FiveFinger Classics

The original “barefoot” shoe that started it all. Introduced in 2006 with a low-cut and open top design that makes the FiveFinger Classic arguably the most minimalist pair of the VFF lineup. With nothing more than a bungee cord to secure them, the Classics aren’t much more than a glove for your foot. These are the closest to barefoot you’re going to get while wearing shoes.

vibram fivefinger classics top view

Top/Front view of the Classics in Castle Rock / Verde / Gray

fivefinger classics side view

Side view of Black on Black Classics

Vibram fivefinger classics brown top/bottom view

Top-down view of Classics in Brown / Walnut / Walnut

What These FiveFingers Will Help You Do

Originally introduced as a boating shoe for yachters, FiveFingers have been adopted for just about any outdoor activity. Here’s a short list of what you can do in your Classics :

  • Walking and Running
  • Casual or Everyday wear
  • Fitness/Aerobics
  • Yoga
  • Light trekking/hiking
  • Some Climbing/Bouldering

People Who Should Buy the Vibram FiveFinger Classics

As a fantastic all-around shoe FiveFinger Classics are good for:

  • All-around athletes
  • Weightlifters
  • Runners
  • Anyone looking for a great minimalist casual shoe
  • Boaters
  • Hikers
  • Fitness enthusiasts

You Shouldn’t Buy These FiveFingers If…

Due to their extremely minimalist nature Classics aren’t necessarily good for:

  • If you plan on hiking rougher trails. You may opt for a model with more tread.
  • Running/rushing water: If you plan on wearing your FiveFingers in moving water, you may look for a model that secures with a strap or laces, as the water may pull your shoes off of your feet
  • People who live in extreme hot or cold climates: Due to the ultra-thin soles, extremely hot or cold surfaces may become uncomfortable during longer exposures.

Technical Specs

  • 3.5mm Vibram rubber sole
  • Razor-siped for traction
  • Abrasion resistant stretch-nylon upper
  • Approx. 10.6 oz per pair (Give or take, depending on size)
  • Antimicrobial microfiber footbed
  • Bungee cord to secure the shoe

You May Also Be Interested In…

These models are similar to the Classics, so you might want to check them out:

  • KSO
  • Sprint
  • Treksport