A few days ago, I got my first pair of VFFs. While they are very interesting to run in, and I feel like I am getting a better workout in them than shoes - I am not a fan of the fit...
After reading through all the numerous guides out there - I decided to go with the pair that would fit my larger foot. While the larger foot fits great - the other foot kinda has some slack and is annoying!
After remeasuring my feet throughout the week I have found the difference in my feet length is constantly more than 1/6" - the maximum difference that suggests when buying fivefingers. My difference is 1/4" - a whole fivefinger size. - the only solution appears to be getting another pair in the smaller size....
Researching more about this phenomenon - I find that 60% of the people out there have one foot noticeably bigger than the other.
Long story short - I was thinking I could start a venture where I could offer Vibram Five Fingers by the foot - you could order one size for one foot and one size for another. In the end, they would cost 35-50% more but thats better than paying 100% more.
I am just seeing if this idea would pan out - and see if there would be any interest?
It makes some sense, but I'm fortunate to not have this problem. Maybe there would be enough interest over the interwebs.
When I wore VFFs, I didn't have this problem either (I don't wear them any longer--loved them to death, but road running annihilated the sole way too fast).
One thing to watch for is that Vibram only allows resellers who have official brick-and-mortar stores. From what I understand, then can be a little aggressive with their policies sometimes, too.
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