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.

-It's 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.

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 with 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.


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.


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. 


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

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

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 6.5oz / Women 4.9oz
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Lightweight / Minimalist / Breathable
Width: Narrow, Normal
BRAND Brand: Vibram FiveFingers
Construction: Minimalist / Barefoot

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyses every detail of the shoes that you might buy.