Am I able to become a stockist of Fivefingers?
Yes, please send an email to Mike Wiltshire
to receive further details of how you can become a part of the Fivefingers® phenomenon.
For which activities are Fivefingers particularly suitable?
Vibram Fivefingers are suitable for most leisure activities, for example: running, fitness training, yoga, pilates, travel, light trekking, climbing, canyoneering, sailing, boating, kayaking, canoeing, surfing, flats fishing, martial arts, bouldering. The versatility of the design means that the Fivefingers can be used for most activities for which your feet are used!
Step by Step Free Returns
If you want to return a item that's not a problem, we want you to be completely happy with your purchases from us. Follow the below steps for a seamless transaction.
1) Please wash your shoes before returning them
We are not robots, we are people just like you and handling muddy / smelly shoes is just not fun. A washcare guide for Vibram Fivefingers can be found here.
Failure to de-grossify your shoes will result in them being sent back to you in the condition that you sent to us.
2) It's in the details
Please provide a little note about why you are returning your shoes, a proof of purchase and any other relevant information. The more we know, the easier it is to help you.
3) Print off, stick on and post out
Package up your shoes ready for posting, print off our nifty NEW free returns label, clearly tape to parcel and you are ready to rock - at your nearest post office.
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Postal Returns Form
Are they machine washable?
Yes, Vibram Fivefingers can be machine washed with a normal 30 degree colour wash.
NOTE: Washing at higher temperatures may result in glue-failure, which will impair the function and look of your shoes and invalidates your warranty.
Is it safe to start running in my Fivefingers immediately, or should I strengthen my feet first?
If you are already athletic and/or have run barefoot on the odd occasion before, you should be fine to give the Fivefingers a “trial run”. We would recommend keeping the distances short, running mainly off-road and stopping to walk if you feel tired or sore at any point. Build up to full distance running based on our guide. Note: there are plenty of athletes who have run multiple marathons and ultra's both on- and off-road in Fivefingers.
Where can I buy Vibram Fivefingers?
Vibram Fivefingers are available from the Primal Lifestyle shop here
, or from our list of stockists found here
I’ve been wearing my new Vibram Fivefingers for a few days now and I’ve noticed that my feet have started to ache, what should I do?
If your feet have been used to the support of a conventional shoe for many years then there is a chance that a switch to wearing Fivefingers may result in some small degree of discomfort as the strength of your foot returns. If the pain feels muscular, there is probably no need to do anything other than to take it easy and take your time to allow your feet to become used to the shoe. If the discomfort continues for more than 14 days, or feels more like a joint problem, you may consider consulting a recommended physiotherapist, osteopath or chiropractor to ensure the pain is not because one of your foot joints has stiffened up after years of not being allowed to move in conventional shoes.
Will wearing Fivefingers get rid of my pain problem (back / hip / knee / ankle / foot)?
It may contribute to a decrease in many musculoskeletal symptoms because the Fivefingers help to move the body towards proper biomechanical function, which most footwear does not. It is likely, however, that you will need corrective treatment and exercise approaches to fully facilitate your recovery.
Are Fivefingers okay to wear if I’ve been told I pronate?
Absolutely – they’re most probably exactly what your feet are crying out for. However, if you want to get the benefits without any pain, you are likely to need to consult a corrective exercise specialist who can provide you with a customized program to help you work on correcting your pronation pattern. The Fivefingers are just a part of the solution.
Are Fivefingers okay for me to wear if I’ve been told I supinate?
Yes, but a supinated foot is a rigid foot. As such, it is advisable to make sure that your feet are mobile enough to wear Fivefingers without jarring your body. The Fivefingers will assist this increased mobility by activating more joints in the foot than any other footwear.
Are Fivefingers okay for me to wear if I’ve been told I have a neutral foot?
Fivefingers are perfect for anyone with a neutral foot to help them stay that way. This is the type of foot that is likely to adapt most quickly to going “barefoot”.