• Terrain


    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.

  • Arch support
    Arch support

    Neutral / cushion / high arch

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

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

    Motion control / severe overpronation / 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.

  • Use

    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.

  • Price
  • Weight
    Men: 4.8oz
    Women: 4.8oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Heel to toe drop
    Men: 0mm
    Women: 0mm

    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.

  • Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Release date
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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.


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Updates to Vibram FiveFingers 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.

Vibram FiveFingers 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.