Arch support
M: 136g | W: 136g
Heel to toe drop
M: 0.0mm | W: 0.0mm
Widths available
M: Normal - D | W: Normal - B
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Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.


Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.


Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.


We spent 6.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what runners think:

5 reasons to buy

  • Many runners applauded the lightweight construction of the Vibram FiveFingers V-Run.

  • This shoe is highly breathable as mentioned in some reviews.

  • The V-Run is available in different color options.

  • It gives an impressive fit.

  • This shoe is reliable when used on extremely low conditions.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The sole wears out quickly based on some reviews.

  • This shoe is slightly expensive.

Bottom line

The Vibram FiveFingers V-Run has a softer upper and more breathable upper. It provides a combination of support, durability and better ground contact. This shoe was equipped with the necessary technologies to perform even on extremely low temperatures.

World wide, V-Run is in the top 50% most popular running shoes. The brand, Vibram FiveFingers, is the 20th most popular.

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Expert reviews

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86 / 100 based on 5 expert reviews

  • 87
    Joey GreenLevel 1 expert
    by Joey Green
    These things are just great!
  • 90
    JarvisLevel 2 expert
    by Birthday Shoes
    Overall, Vibram improved the Bikila EVO about 80%, but the importance of that last 20% will vary depending on your foot shape, toes, and heel.
  • 83
    Bretta RichesLevel 2 expert
    by Run Forefoot
    The only major difference is that the V-Run has a more durable outsole, and the midsole has slightly more padding.
  • 90
    Daniel WeissLevel 1 expert
    by RunRepeat
    The Vibram Fivefingers V-Run is an excellent addition to VFF series, especially good for daily training and high volume running on paved roads. They provide excellent breathability while being usable all year round if the winter is neither too cold and wet. I recommend these shoes for any minimalist runner or people who want to transition into minimalist running.
  • 82
    FeetusLevel 1 expert
    by FeetUs Born To Run
    Although the new V-RUN name is less imaginable, the shoe itself is still worthy of a gold medal.
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  • Sarah Shop Zappos
    This incredibly advanced shoe from Vibram is perfect and ideal for those who want to run minimally and slowly make the transition to minimalist shoe.

Updates to V-Run

The Vibram FiveFingers V-Run features the Vibram Vi-Lite technology that is designed to deliver a lightweight yet responsive cushioning. It absorbs shock during landing and releases energy efficiently for a solid rebound.

The shoe also features the brand’s XS RUN outsole compound that delivers maximum stable hardness on different surfaces. It also enhances ground contact for an improved running experience and it delivers an impressive grip on soft surfaces.

It also features the Vibram Mont compound that is formulated to trekking, mountaineering and motorbike racing. It delivers highest reliability while running on different terrain at relatively low temperatures.

V-Run size and fit

When it comes to the sizing, the Vibram FiveFingers runs large. You need to purchase one size smaller than the actual running size. It has snug fit in the heel and midfoot. For an improve fitting, the shoe has a single-pull lace for the footwear closure.


The outsole of Vibram FiveFingers V-Run is made up of Vibram Run rubber. It also has Xs Run technology that delivers impressive grip on varied surfaces. It is also designed to deliver improved ground contact.


The midsole of Vibram FiveFingers V-Run is made of EVA material for excellent cushioning and durability. The Vi-Lite midsole technology delivers a lightweight cushioning. It absorbs shock efficiently and maximum energy release for a more powerful toe-off.


The upper of the Vibram FiveFingers V-Run is made up of Polyester Lycra Stretch Mesh + Polyester Microfiber. It provides maximum breathability. It keeps foot well-ventilated, keeping it cool and dry all throughout the run.


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