Who should buy the Vibram FiveFingers V-Trail

  • Ideal choice for barefoot/minimalist runners and hikers for their next off-road adventures.
  • Great option for those who are more inclined to barefoot running without going completely barefoot.

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Deliver a level of traction that excels

Similar to a similar shoe, the Spyridon, the outsole of the V-Trail makes use of the Megagrip compound, but it now has a new sole pattern. It aims to deliver a level of traction that excels no matter the trail condition.

Vibram FiveFingers V-Trail traction

With a multidirectional lug design, the shoe intends to provide all-around traction, even on the most aggressive trails.d

Cocoon technology provides protection on the trails
Featuring the Vibram 3D Cocoon technology, the outsole also employs a molded mesh that extends to the forefoot. This serves as a protection against rocks and other potentially damaging objects on the trail.

FiveFingers V-Trail offers enough cushioning

Technically, the V-Trail does not consist of a traditional midsole construction. It consists of a 2-mm EVA that acts as the insole for some cushioning and protection.

Vibram FiveFingers V-Trail midsole

It doesn’t hinder the wearer’s capacity to feel the ground. There is also an antimicrobial sock liner that aims to reduce odor and buildup of bacteria.

Vibram FiveFingers V-Trail is stretchy and breathable

Made from polyester and Lycra, the upper is made to be stretchy and breathable at the same time. The material and structure of the upper encourage the natural movement of the foot. The Lycra is durable and elastic so it protects the structure of the shoe while encouraging natural flexibility.

Vibram FiveFingers V-Trail stretchy and breathable

There is a slightly padded heel cuff to support the heel while providing comfort, especially on uphill or downhill runs. The shoe employs a quick-lace system for an easy wear and a snug fit around the arch.

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Trail
Weight: 181g
Drop: 0mm
Arch support: Neutral
Update: Vibram FiveFingers V-Trail 2.0
Forefoot height: 7mm
Heel height: 7mm

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