Should you size up in Vivobarefoot?
If you are new to Vivobarefoot we recommend you size the same as you would with your existing shoes. Our shoes fit big deliberately – there should be a thumb width of space around the toe box separating your toes from the shoe. If you’re in-between sizes, we recommend you size up.
Do Vivobarefoot shoes run small or large?
Our shoes fit ‘big’ deliberately – we call this ‘the rule of thumb’. Your toes need wiggle room!
How are barefoot shoes supposed to fit?
Fit tips: The heels and toes of barefoot shoes should fit like a glove. (A snug fit is especially important in the toes of “five-finger” style barefoot shoes in order to prevent chafing.)
Does Vivobarefoot do half sizes?
We don’t currently have that kind of capacity! Thanks to the nature of our shoes however, we find that everyone is generally able to find a size that works for them.
Do you wear socks with barefoot shoes?
A frequently-asked question: do you have to wear the shoes barefooted, without socks? The short answer is: socks are allowed! When they hear the term ‘barefoot shoe’, lots of people immediately think of conspicuous toe shoes.
Are barefoot shoes too small?
Therapist’s tip: Put on your barefoot shoes, slide your toes all the way to the front. No more than your pinkie finger should now fit between your heel and the heel cap of the shoe. If you need force to squeeze in your pinkie, the shoe is too small.
How accurate is the Vivobarefoot sizing?
A: The same size! Our shoes fit true to size, so we advise that you stick to your normal size. A general rule: If you have enough space around your toes (about the width of your thumb) and you don’t slide in or out of your shoes, it’s perfect!
Are you supposed to wear socks with Vivobarefoot shoes?
We recommend lightweight, non-restrictive socks, but they aren’t required if you’re sock averse. We believe that the ideal barefoot experience is insole free, but no one’s watching, so the decision is yours!
Can you put insoles in Vivobarefoot?
Vivobarefoot shoes almost always come with a removable insole (exception being their dressy flats), which I really appreciate since I use my Vivobarefoot insoles in a lot of other shoes. Several barefoot brands make their own insoles that you can add on for an extra cost.