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  • 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
    $85
  • Weight
    Women: 3oz

    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
    Women: 0mm
  • Width
    Women: Normal
  • Release date
    Unknown
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Updates to Vibram FiveFingers VI-S

  • Dainty doesn’t mean weak, especially when you’re wearing the Vibram FiveFingers VI-S. This trainer may look like a ballet shoe because of its delicately designed upper but the brand describes it as being as tough as the KSO EVO from Vibram.
  • The sole unit is made of the XS TREK rubber compound. It is manufactured to be hard-wearing and provide traction even on wet surfaces. For shock absorption, it features a 2-mm ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) foam sockliner lined with an anti-microbial Drilex fabric for odor-control.

Vibram FiveFingers VI-S size and fit

The Vibram FiveFingers VI-S caters to the unique shape of women’s feet: broad at the forefoot but tapered at the heel. It comes in EU sizes 35 to 43 which is equivalent to 5 to 10.5 in the US size chart. It uses two elastic straps that secure the trainer to the wearer’s foot.

Outsole

This minimalist footwear employs a 3.5-mm XS-TREK outsole. This innovative rubber compound has been crafted to be durable, withstanding walking on rough pavements and uneven terrains. Don’t be afraid to use it indoors as it will not leave scuff marks on polished floors. Another remarkable feature is its ability to deliver traction even on wet surfaces, making it an excellent companion for water-related activities.

Midsole

As expected of minimalist footwear, the Vibram FiveFingers VI-S lacks the typical thick midsole. Instead, this model uses a 2-mm EVA foam sockliner as a cushioning element. The Drilex fabric covers the footbed which helps to wick moisture away from the foot and has anti-microbial properties that keep odor at bay.

Upper

Uncommon to trainers, the Vibram FiveFingers VI-S sports a cut-out upper which means there are no quarters, just the vamp with the toe pockets and the heel cup. This construction ensures that it is lightweight, breathable, and very flexible.

A polyester fabric makes up the upper of the footwear. It features a design commonly found on lace fabrics, giving it an elegant and feminine touch.

Two thin elastic straps secure the foot to the shoe. It has a G-hook at the end of one strap that anchors to an adjustable metal buckle on the other strap.

Additional Info

  • The Vibram FiveFingers VI-S is vegan-friendly. It does not use materials from animals or animal by-products.
  • This pair is machine washable. As for drying, do not use any heat sources to maintain its structural integrity.

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