Who should buy the Vibram Fivefingers V-Trek

The Vibram Fivefingers V-Trek is a revolutionary hiking shoe designed for barefoot hikers. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a hiking shoe that is suitable for both dry and wet surfaces.
  • Prefer a hiking shoe that offers a cushiony and durable platform for the foot.
  • Prefer a hiking shoe that offers a good amount of breathability and protection.

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Vibram Fivefingers V-Trek notable features

  • The V-Trek is powered by the Vibram Megagrip outsole technology that is suitable for both dry and wet surfaces. It features aggressive, wide-contact lugs for grip on slippery trails. Meanwhile, the polyurethane (PU) midsole offers a cushiony and durable platform for the foot.
  • Its upper is made of a blend of wool and synthetic fabric that offers a good amount of breathability and protection. It's moisture-wicking as well.

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Size and fit

The Vibram Fivefingers V-Trek men's and women's hikers are five-toed shoes constructed to fit like a "glove". Thus, each toe is snuggled in its own little pocket, creating a snug fit and enhancing ground feedback. Bearing a similar design to the V-Trail, this model features a higher shaft for ankle support and protection. The fabric upper is soft for a sock-like feel but the midsole is somehow thick. Like a typical hiking shoe, it features a lace-up closure so the wearer can further adjust the tightness whenever needed.

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Vibram Fivefingers V-Trek offers good traction on wet or  dry surfaces

This boot features a flexible outsole with 4mm lugs that offer good traction on varying surfaces - wet or dry. The sole is made of a durable rubber compound that is highly resistant to abrasion. Nonetheless, it is soft and pliable, which is a must-have for a minimalist shoe.

Vibram Fivefingers V-Trek outsole

Vibram Fivefingers V-Trek long-lasting cushioning

Sandwiched between the upper and the sole is the heavy-duty polyurethane foam. Compared with EVA, it's heavier but offers long-lasting cushioning. It is also more durable. PU is the same material used in other high-end performance footwear and rugged hiking boots. 

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Durable and protective home for the foot

The shoe upper is made of 50% wool and 50% synthetic fabric. Together, these materials create a durable and protective home for the foot without sacrificing comfort.

Vibram Fivefingers V-Trek upper

Vibram Fivefingers V-Trek's quick-dry features

The V-Trek isn't waterproof. However, the upper dries easily when wet. On cold days, it gets a little warm, thanks to the wool fabric.

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Vibram Fivefingers V-Trek's lacing system

This boot features a traditional lacing system for that casual, sporty look.

Vibram Fivefingers V-Trek lacing system

Nice to know

  • The Vibram Fivefingers is a minimalist shoe that was released in the market in 2005. It was originally targeted to yacht racers to deal with slippery decks without compromising the barefoot experience. -This innovative hiking footwear now comes in several models to accommodate the different needs of avid hikers.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 185g / Women 139g
Use: Day Hiking, Water hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Lightweight / Minimalist / Breathable
Width: Narrow, Normal, Wide
BRAND Brand: Vibram FiveFingers
Construction: Minimalist / Barefoot

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