Shoes with optimum cushioning, lateral support, and flexibility for daily workouts and studio sessions. See workout shoes
Versatile, low-profile shoes for constantly varied exercises including plyometrics, sprinting, weightlifting, and rope climbing. See CrossFit shoes
Shoes for daily wear that ensure a smooth walking gait cycle. Check out walking shoes
For people with normal pronation. Also provide support for high-arched feet with underpronation (excessive outward rolling of the foot). See neutral training shoes
For people with low-arched or flat feet and moderate overpronation (excessive inward rolling of the foot). See stability training shoes
Shoes feature stabilizing technologies for people with severe overpronation. See motion control training shoes
Good to know
Stability and motion control add-ons are uncommon for workout shoes and are never present in CrossFit or weightlifting footwear. They are mostly found in walking shoes where the gait is easier to correct.
Training footwear typically weighs between 200g and 300g per shoe to accommodate agile workouts. Minimalist trainers go as low as 150g, while weightlifting shoes can go as high as 500g.
Heel heightWomen: 5mm
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Updates to Vibram Five Fingers V-Soul
- The Vibram V-Soul has the same minimalist footwear style that fans of the brand have grown to love. This model is made for indoor training activities, such as Pilates, yoga, plyometrics, and functional fitness. The upper is made of a shiny polyester textile for flexibility. It is secured by a hook-and-loop closure for an easily adjustable fit. Its design is very similar to the acclaimed Vibram Alitza Loop model.
- The 2 mm footbed is made of polyurethane (PU) foam to cushion the foot with comfort and warmth. It is topped by a wool-poly blend fabric for a pleasant underfoot feel.
- It employs the proprietary Vibram XS Trek in the outsole. It is a compound that is designed to enhance performance through the traction and flexibility that it provides. It has non-marking properties that allow it to keep up with both slippery and uneven outdoor surfaces as well as smooth gym floors. It also displays optimal support and responsiveness during workouts. It has a 3-mm height to promote a barefoot sensation.
- The tread features a serrated blade pattern which grants it the ability to keep up with dynamic movements. It is also meant to enhance traction on wet ground.
Vibram Five Fingers V-Soul size and fit
The Vibram V-Soul is made to accommodate the foot shape and biomechanics of women. It typically runs true to size. It only comes in one width option, B - Medium.
Due to its unorthodox structure, Vibram FiveFingers has its own sizing system. It should fit like a glove with the longest toe almost grazing the end of the toe pocket.
Like most Vibram FiveFingers shoes, it utilizes the XS Trek technology. This compound contributes to the wearer’s performance through its wet traction and flexibility features. It is durable to withstand the harsh elements of the environment and rigorous dailiy use. It also serves as a stable and responsive platform that steadies the foot during training sessions.
Its height of 3 mm gives off a barefoot experience. It allows the user to have better proprioception of the ground. It also helps in strengthening the leg and foot muscles.
A serrated blade pattern has been etched on the tread. It aims to improve flexibility and traction on slippery ground.
A PU foam insole is installed in the interiors of the Vibram V-Soul to serve as cushioning. This material is designed to be denser and more durable than the EVA foam, which is typically used for training shoes. It has a height of 2 mm to maintain the minimalist structure of the footwear.
A wool-poly blend fabric makes up the sockliner. It is durable and breathable to keep the foot cool.
A shiny polyester textile wraps around the top part of the Vibram V-Soul. It is meant to be long-lasting despite the extreme stress that strenuous workouts usually put it through. It also moves with the foot in order to promote natural foot flexion.
The toe box has individual toe pockets for each digit. It is engineered to take the barefoot feel up a notch.
A hook-and-loop closure system is used to lock down the foot. It can be adjusted according to the user’s preferences.