Vibram FiveFingers Women’s Vi-b Fitness Shoes – Review

Vibram FiveFingers Women’s Vi-b Fitness Shoes – Product characteristics

  • 100% Fabric or Textile
  • Imported
  • Ethylene Vinyl Acetate sole
  • Shaft measures approximately low-top from arch
  • 100% Polyester Mesh
  • Imported
  • Rubber sole
  • Polyester mesh upper with PU printing reinforcement
  • Machine wash cold. Air dry

Vibram FiveFingers Women’s Vi-b Fitness Shoes – Reviews

Use European size for true fit

These fit like a glove and are true to size. I ordered euro 41. They require a few days of wear around the house to loosen up for best comfort. Do not size up. Your heel will slip out if you do. I’m a true 41 in Birkenstocks, Crocs, Merrell, Alegria, Converse, Clark’s, Uggs, Ariat, Jambu, and Skechers.

Reviewed in the United States on May 31, 2019

Does not fit true to size! Buyer beware!

Does not fit true to size. I own three other pairs of Vibrams and they all fit according to their size, so I ordered these in the size I always do expecting them to fit only to find that they didn’t. Disappointed but thought, no problem, Ill just return them because I’m a prime member only to find these are shipped from the UK and I have to pay the shipping costs to get them back there in order to receive a refund. The shipping costs are $95.00 to ship them back! Buyer beware make sure you pay the higher price for their shoes and not the sale prices because those are shipped from outside of the US. Now trying to figure out what to do next as I’m not rich by any means. Amazon, please make people more aware of this little BIG detail! Thank you!

Reviewed in the United States on September 8, 2020


I don’t know why amazon is deleting my reviews. This shoe is way off. I have this same shoe in 2 different colors. This shoes is way to big to be a 40. It is either a knockoff or it was unintentionally made irregular.Also there a tag that’s sewn to the outterpart of the shoe.

Reviewed in the United States on May 29, 2019

Love Your Feet! Five Fingers are Great! Happy, Healthy Feet!

I am a hiker, yogi, high school teacher, on my feet all the time. I even work at a stand-up desk! I first purchased Five Fingers Men’s V-Trek Trail Hiking Shoe when I started to get a bunion on one foot and the orthopedist said “nothing works but surgery,” and I purchased these Women’s Vi-B Shoes when I found myself wanting to war Five Finger Shoes as much as possible. As with a number of other injuries I’ve had in the past, I researched non-surgical approaches. I discovered that I needed to pay attention to what feet need to be healthy, and no surprise, strength, flexibility, and room to move were the answers. Also bunion self-physical therapy (Bob and Brad) helped a lot to bring more movement back into my toe joints. Having four knee surgeries has taught me that disciplined strength and flexibility activities are essential to long term well-being in joints and muscles. I hike 4-5 miles daily, am active most of every day, and Women’s Vi-B slip ons are the perfect answer to when I am at home, indoors or out. Note: the Five Fingers hiking shoes take a while to get used to, because your feet muscles are engaged much more than with regular hiking shoes (I wear low top roomy-toebox hiking shoes), so at first my feet were really quite sore each morning. Over time, however, this has gone away. Sometimes I wear regular shoes to rest my damaged knee, because the Five Finger shoes have less padding, but at home the less padding is not a problem, and actually makes me more aware of how I am walking. The muscles in my feet have become remarkably stronger (I can pick up a knotted theraband with ease), my toes have a much greater range of motion, and I have no more pain where the bunion was developing. Note: I took action on my foot condition before it was really bad. . . visible on an X-Ray but not hugely deformed, bunion location was red when I hiked in regular shoes but not super painful yet. The PT is really important too! Toe and foot exercises and stretches every day! Patience with the process is key, too. Note; The toe socks that were supposed to arrive with the Women’s Vi-B Shoes did not, so I purchased the ones pictured on this product review on Amazon. Sizing: I wear a 42 in the hiking shoe, but had to size up to a 43 for the Women’s Vi-B Shoes.

Reviewed in the United States on June 15, 2020

Buy based on your European size

This is my second pair of Five Fingers, and they’re definitely one of the most minimalist, lightweight options.My one complaint is that the size conversion between euro sizing and US sizing is off, and I’m glad I read the reviews or I would have ended up with shoes that were way too big. I’m a Euro size 39 in most shoes, which the size chart for the VI-B says is a 7.5-8 in US women’s sizing, not the standard 8.5 that most brands convert a 39 to. I went with my usual 39 despite the size chart saying that an 8.5 is a 41, and they fit perfectly like a glove. My other pair of Five Fingers is a size 40 that’s slightly on the large side, so these seem to be sized the same as their other models despite the difference in size charts.I don’t know why the sizing is off so much for this particular model, and for most Five Fingers styles the Euro to US conversions are correct, but with a shoe as minimalist as this one, you don’t want to go too big or it won’t stay on your foot.

Reviewed in the United States on January 15, 2021

Vibram FiveFingers Women’s Vi-b Fitness Shoes – FAQ

Has anyone tried to use orthotics in these?

I have been wearing a “Good Feet” orthotic in my Vibrams for about 1 year. The orthotic supports the arch and goes under the heel. The orthotic has really helped me and the Vibrams are perfect for it. In fact, I think my arch has improved over the year and wearing with the Vibrams has helped the improvement. My toes are stronger and straighter and my gait is more even. I broke my femur in 2018, and now I walk without any trace of a limp. Vibrams + Good Feet = Great Feet!

These shoes come in European sizes. What womens size corresponds to size 38? And 39?

I used a shoe conversion chart. When ordered through Vibrams, I’ve had no issue with exchanging. If you have never worn them, you might try a local retailer to try on. I am a 5Finger girl….love them! Length (inches) Length (centimeters) US Size UK Size European Size Japanese Size 9 1/16″ 23 cm 6.5 4.5 37 23.5 9 1/4″ 23.5 cm 7 5 37/38 24 9 3/8″ 23.8 cm 7.5 5.5 38 24.5 9 1/2″ 24.1 cm 8 6 38/39 25

Can this be exchanged if it doesn’t fit?

I had the option to when I purchased in the spring of 2017.

Can these be worn in water?

Yes, most definitely. I own 4 pair of this exact style yoga shoe. My only purpose of wearing this particular style is to wear them in the pool. There is some chlorine in the pool. Not much but some. They wear beautify in and out of the pool! They are durable, stay on very well and grip securely/perfectly while I’m walking or standing on the 3×8 foot ramp going in and out of the water. I train dogs to swim and dock dive compete. I’m on the ramp a lot and I’ve never slipped. These don’t even feel like your wearing a shoe. There isn’t support in this particular shoe so if that’s not a concern, you’ll be just fine. Outside of the pool, I always wear shoes/flip flops that have great support. It’s not a concern while I’m in the pool. I will say that my first pair started separating but that was after a season and a half of daily water use. Keep in mind that I put a lot of pressure on the shoes too when I’m standing on the ramp. I bought a shoe glue at Home Depot that is waterproof to repair them. Called Vibram and it’s the one they recommend. I wash frequently in cold water/machine and air dry. I highly recommend these!

Can these be worn outdoors?

I personally do not wear them out for errands and such, I do wear them in the yard. My friend who told me about them and has some serious foot issues wears them daily and everywhere, she swears by them! She has multiple pairs.

I wear a 38 in this style of vibram. Which size is that?

38 EU is equivilant to US size 7.5 or UK size 5.5

Can this be worn as water shoes?

I just have this ballet flat for yoga. I would think it might not be secure enough ,to be worn as a water shoe . You need a shoes that fit more around your ankle so it would not come off your feet.

can these stretch a half size?

I’m a size 8 1/2 on my right and 9 on my left. I got a size 8 1/2 and they fit fine.

What size

Vibram is an Italian shoe company and as such the sizes displayed will be european sizes, Be sure to select the size appropiate for you. They may seem snug at first but quickly become quite comfortable. If too snug at first try a little foot powder, it won’t take long.

I usually buy a size 10 in other brand shoes. but, i measured and the vibram chart says i should buy 9-9.5. do i follow the chart, or buy a 10-10.5?

My size is 6.5 and 7 normaly. I tried 6.5 this shoes but is too tight for me due to my index toenail is longer than others. It is suitable for me size 7.

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