Facts

  • Use

    Workout

    Shoes with optimum cushioning, lateral support, and flexibility for daily workouts and studio sessions. See workout shoes

    CrossFit

    Versatile, low-profile shoes for constantly varied exercises including plyometrics, sprinting, weightlifting, and rope climbing. See CrossFit shoes

    Weightlifting

    Heavy-duty shoes with a wedge and an elevated heel that create a sturdy platform and promote ankle mobility. See weightlifting shoes

    Walking

    Shoes for daily wear that ensure a smooth walking gait cycle. Check out walking shoes

  • Arch support

    Neutral

    For people with normal pronation. Also provide support for high-arched feet with underpronation (excessive outward rolling of the foot). See neutral training shoes

    Stability

    For people with low-arched or flat feet and moderate overpronation (excessive inward rolling of the foot). See stability training shoes

    Motion control

    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.

  • Price
    $90
  • Weight
    Men: 4.9oz
    Women: 3.9oz

    Weight

    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 to toe drop
    Men: 0mm
    Women: 0mm
  • Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: Normal
  • Release date
    Unknown
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80 / 100 based on 1 expert reviews

  • 80 / 100 | 50 Campfires

    Does a great job of providing extra protection while retaining a barefoot feel. The excellent drainage also makes for a quick-drying shoe. They're tricky to get on, but you'll get hang of it quickly.

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Updates to Vibram FiveFingers V-Aqua

  • Don’t settle for going barefoot when it's time to hit the water — the Vibram FiveFingers V-Aqua has got your back. This minimalist trainer is an amphibious tool ready for any adventure, be it on land or water. The upper is crafted from a lightweight and breathable material that is quick-drying and leaks water fast.
  • The sole unit is made of the Megagrip technology that is created to provide traction on both dry and wet surfaces. It has numerous perforations at the bottom to facilitate water drainage. The ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) insole provides cushioning, but it has been crafted to be porous to allow water to go out.

Vibram FiveFingers V-Aqua size and fit

The FiveFingers V-Aqua from Vibram caters to both male and female athletes. It comes in EU sizes 39 to 49 for men and 36 to 42 for women, which is the rough equivalent of US sizes 7.5 to 14 and 6.5 to 10, respectively. According to the brand, this model runs small, so shoppers are advised to get a size up. As for the width, it is only available in a medium profile, but the stretchy upper material allows it to accommodate a broader foot shape. There are straps on the midfoot and around the heel which help to deliver a locked-down feel.

Outsole

The Vibram FiveFingers V-Aqua is equipped with a 3.8-mm Megagrip sole technology. This innovative rubber compound is flexible which aids the foot in gripping uneven and wet surfaces. It is fitted with triangular lugs that provide superior traction and steadiness. The outsole also has multiple drainage ports that facilitate water seeping out and keep the inside aerated.

Midsole

Found inside the shoe is a 2-mm EVA insole. It cushions the underfoot and serves as another layer of protection against uneven and rough surfaces. It has been treated with silicon, preventing the foot from sliding during wet conditions. The footbed has perforations that assist in water drainage.

Upper

A textile fabric makes up the upper of the Vibram FiveFingers V-Aqua. This material is stretchy and delivers a sock-like fit. It is also breathable and quick-drying. Synthetic overlays reinforce the toe pockets and some areas of the midfoot to protect the underlying material against abrasion.

The trainer features a slip-on construction, but straps allow wearers to adjust the fit. One of the straps is found at the midfoot which delivers a locked-down fit, while the other is around the heel, helping to secure the rearfoot and keep it steady. There is also a fabric loop at the back of the collar that makes it quicker to pull the shoe up.

Additional Info

  • Vegan shoes may not come in abundance, but many of Vibram trainers are, including the FiveFingers V-Aqua. Vegans can rest assured that no animal products were used in the manufacturing of this model.
  • This footgear is intended for various indoor and outdoor activities which means it can get dirty very quickly. The good news is it can be machine washed so cleaning won’t be a hassle. After cleaning, let it air dry away from direct heat so the integrity of the footwear won’t be compromised.

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