Do I need to size-up in Vibram FiveFingers to accommodate toe-socks?

If you wear Vibram FiveFingers, or are thinking about buying a pair of Vibrams, this can be a common issue. First of all, you need to decide whether you want to wear toe socks under your FiveFingers – and then – if you did use toe socks – would you need to get a bigger shoe size to accommodate the extra bulk from the sock?

Should I Wear Toe Socks Under My Vibram FiveFingers?

This all comes down to personal preference. At Feetus, we find that around 30% of our customers wear toe socks in the summer, but in winter, this percentage increases to around 90%. As you can expect, the colder months prompt barefooters to reach for socks to add an extra degree of warmth.

Personally, I wore Vibrams for years before I started to wear toe socks. My first pair of FiveFingers was the original KSO. I wanted to try toe socks, but was always put-off by the price (£10+ for one pair!). I eventually took the plunge and found that the quality just didn’t meet the price tag. This, HOWEVER, was back in 2011 – and Injinji have drastically improved the quality of their toe socks.

Now, I know that their range of toe socks are WORTH £10+, given their very high quality, longevity, and performance benefits. At Feetus, we like to offer discounts on toe socks too, so you can always pick up toe socks for less than £10, and we always have a toe sock ‘special offer’ for you to get extra value.

Nowadays, I very rarely wear Vibram FiveFingers WITHOUT socks.

Do I Need To Get A Bigger Size Vibram FiveFingers To Wear Toe Socks?

No.

There is a common misconception that in order to wear socks under your Vibrams, you need to get a larger shoe size. This is not the case.

Think about the conventional shoes you’ve been wearing over the years. How many times have you thought ‘I need to wear socks today – these shoes are going to be too small’? The answer is probably ‘Never’ – and the same applies to your Vibrams.

Toe socks come in a variety of different styles, with the common factor between each being the weight. Using the original performance toesock brand Injinji as an example, they offer Lightweight, Original Weight, Run MidWeight, Trail MidWeight, NuWool Original Weight, and the range is constantly growing and evolving.

Side Note – Please be aware that MidWeight socks (both in the RUN and TRAIL series’) may be a little too thick to wear in your Vibram FiveFingers. Injinji’s Yoga Socks are also not recommended for use in shoes. 

 

What Other Toe Sock Brands Are There?

Injinji are definitely the pioneers. They’re the original creator of the performance toesock, however, we’re proud to offer GOTENA and V-Toes.

GOTENA make fabulous-quality toe socks. Their Merino Wool sock is fantastic quality, and they have also filled the gap by offering their GHOST sock, which is very similar to the (now-unavailable-in-the-UK) Injinji PED.

V-Toes offer an all-black toe sock, similar to Injinji’s Original Weight Mini Crew.

 

Check out the full range of Toe Socks here

Injinji Trainer Sock Blog

INJINJI EXCLUSIVE: The New Injinji Trainer Sock – Available Exclusively From Feetus.co.uk

Well, this is some really, really exciting news that we have sat on for a little while, mainly due to the fact that we didn’t know exactly when they would land with us. However, we have been told they are due in port soon, and should be with us early May, or even before. So, drum roll please …..

The all new Injinji Trainer toe sock will be available exclusively from Feetus.

Injinji Trainer Toe Socks - Wide Image

As the UK’s leading Injinji stockist, we were excited just to hear about a new range from Injinji, but when we were offered exclusivity in the UK on this range, we had to take it! We are extremely passionate about Injinji toe socks and the benefits that they can offer, so being able to bring you all the best products available along with excellent customer service is what Feetus has been built on, and this is testament to that.

The new Injinji Trainer range is designed for when you are training off the trails, and away from the road. We see these as been perfect for those strength and conditioning sessions at the gym, or some HIIT training, plyometrics and more. We can’t wait to get our feet in a pair of these and do a full review on them. For now, here is the Injinji blurb on the new range…

When preparing for a race, time in the gym fortifies your ability to push it to the finish line. Injinji’s new Trainer series is made for ambitious runners, giving your feet optimum support for active days off the trail. Featuring a precise fit that hugs the contours of the foot, your arch and ankle will be supported through all dynamic jumps and movements. The five-toe design minimizes skin-on-skin friction and allows for total foot utilization, making connection with the ground more intuitive and comfortable. The five-toe design and Injinji’s Original Weight thin cushioning promotes natural, restriction-free movement and gives the perfect amount of support to handle burpees, box-jumps, and everything in between.

Designed for runners’ cross-training, strength, circuit, and HIIT workouts, our new Trainer Mini-Crew will help you meet (or exceed) all of your performance goals. Made with our Original Weight thin cushioning, the seamless five-toe sleeve design eliminates blister-causing friction and promotes natural, restriction-free movement. A breathable mesh top keeps you cool and dry, and a precise fit hugs the contours of your foot to move in sync with you, allowing a greater feel for the ground. Technical ribbed knit provides enhanced support to the arch and ankle, allowing the perfect amount of cushion for your next workout.

Injinji Trainer Toe SocksThey will be landing with us in early May (maybe sooner), and will be available for pre-order towards the end of this month. Keep an eye on our social media, and newsletters to find out when this will be.

They are a unisex sock, available in 2 colours; Orange and Lime, and will be available in Small, Medium and Large.

Injinji Trainer Original Weight Mini-Crew Toe Socks (Lime) - Feetus Exclusive

Injinji Trainer Original Weight Mini-Crew Toe Socks (Lime) – Feetus Exclusive

Designed for runners’ cross-training, strength, circuit, and HIIT workouts, our new Injinji Trainer Toe Socks in Mini-Crew will help you meet (or exceed) all of your performance goals. Made with our Original Weight thin cushioning, the seamless five-toe sleeve design eliminates blister-causing friction and promotes natural, restriction-free movement. A breathable mesh top keeps you cool and dry, and a precise fit hugs the contours of your foot to move in sync with you, allowing a greater feel for the ground. Technical ribbed knit provides enhanced support to the arch and ankle, allowing the perfect amount of cushion for your next workout.

The Injinji Trainer Toe Socks are sold Exclusively by Feetus in the UK.

The mini-crew length rests just above the ankle, fully covering and protecting the heel.

Check out the full Injinji range here.

Injinji Trainer Original Weight Mini-Crew Toe Socks (Orange) - Feetus Exclusive

Injinji Trainer Original Weight Mini-Crew Toe Socks (Orange) – Feetus Exclusive

Designed for runners’ cross-training, strength, circuit, and HIIT workouts, our new Injinji Trainer Toe Socks in Mini-Crew will help you meet (or exceed) all of your performance goals. Made with our Original Weight thin cushioning, the seamless five-toe sleeve design eliminates blister-causing friction and promotes natural, restriction-free movement. A breathable mesh top keeps you cool and dry, and a precise fit hugs the contours of your foot to move in sync with you, allowing a greater feel for the ground. Technical ribbed knit provides enhanced support to the arch and ankle, allowing the perfect amount of cushion for your next workout.

The Injinji Trainer Toe Socks are sold Exclusively by Feetus in the UK.

The mini-crew length rests just above the ankle, fully covering and protecting the heel.

Check out the full Injinji range here.

Injinji Trail Midweight Mini-Crew Running Toe Socks (Herb)

Injinji Trail Midweight Mini-Crew Running Toe Socks (Herb)

Moving with speed on uneven, shifting terrain requires your whole foot to perform naturally. The Injinji Trail Midweight socks’ five-toe design minimises friction between the toes to help eliminate blisters, gives your foot the freedom to splay on impact, and lets you utilise your entire foot on narrow, uneven trails. Mini and traditional crew lengths seal out debris, performance materials wick moisture and provide durability, and midweight cushioning delivers protection and comfort without bulk. These socks handle any distance – ultra runners love them – and are a Team Injinji favourite.

Engineered and cushioned for moving fast across shifting, uneven terrain, the Injinji Trail Midweight Mini-Crew delivers comfort and protection with agility and support. Snug, but not binding, the double-cuffed mini-crew height seals out grit and debris. COOLMAX® fibres wick away moisture, nylon adds durability, and Lycra® holds the fit. Arch support is built in, mesh at the top adds breathability, and our unique design wraps fabric around each toe to minimise blisters, more effectively wick moisture, and give you the freedom to utilise your whole foot on narrow, gnarly trails during training runs and ultra marathons.

The Trail series is engineered for the uneven and unpredictable terrain of the trail to offer the best fit, feel and protection in any shoe. Trail socks are built to handle the impact of dirt paths and rocky trails, while the double elastic cuff keep dirt and debris out.

The mini-crew length rests just above the ankle, fully covering and protecting the heel.

Check out the full Injinji range here.

Injinji Trail Mini-Crew Toe Socks Features & Benefits

Blister Prevention from Injinji Toe SocksBlister Prevention

With each toe protected, skin-on-skin friction is completely eliminated protecting your foot from blisters and hot spots.

Moisture Management

Each toe is wrapped in sweat-wicking material so your foot will be drier and therefore more comfortable than in traditional socks.

Total Foot Utilisation

When your toes are separated and properly aligned, this allows your entire foot to be engaged in any athletic activity.

Mesh Top

Provides maximum breathability and ventilation on the top of foot.

Protective Cushion

Extra cushioning on the footbed to increase foot comfort.

Fibre  Content

Fiber content: 66% CoolMax® 28% Nylon, 6% Lycra®

Double Cuff

A thicker cuff to hold the sock comfortably in place while reducing chafing.

Injinji Womens Trail Midweight Mini-Crew Running Toe Socks (Twinkle)

Injinji Womens Trail Midweight Mini-Crew Running Toe Socks (Twinkle)

Injinji Womens Trail – engineered and cushioned for women who run far and hike fast on shifting, uneven trails, this midweight toe sock delivers comfort and protection with agility and support. Snug, but not binding, the double-cuffed mini-crew height seals out dirt, sand, and debris. COOLMAX® wicks away moisture, nylon adds durability, and the narrower profile with increased stretch is specifically designed to fit women’s feet and toes. Arch support is built in, mesh at the top improves breathability, and our unique design wraps fabric around each toe to minimise blisters, allow a natural splay, and more effectively wick moisture.

Moving with speed on uneven, shifting terrain requires your whole foot to perform naturally. The Injinji Womens Trail socks’ five-toe design minimises friction between the toes to help eliminate blisters, gives your foot the freedom to splay on impact, and lets you utilise your entire foot on narrow, uneven trails. Mini and traditional crew lengths seal out debris, performance materials wick moisture and provide durability, and midweight cushioning delivers protection and comfort without bulk. These socks handle any distance – ultra runners love them – and are a Team Injinji favourite.

Check out the full Injinji Women’s Range.

Injinji Trail Mini-Crew Toe Socks Features & Benefits

Blister Prevention from Injinji Toe SocksBlister Prevention

With each toe protected, skin-on-skin friction is completely eliminated protecting your foot from blisters and hot spots.

Moisture Management

Each toe is wrapped in sweat-wicking material so your foot will be drier and therefore more comfortable than in traditional socks.

Total Foot Utilisation

When your toes are separated and properly aligned, this allows your entire foot to be engaged in any athletic activity.

Blister Prevention

Provides maximum breathability and ventilation on the top of foot.

Protective Cushion

Extra cushioning on the footbed to increase foot comfort.

Fibre  Content

Fiber content: 66% CoolMax® 28% Nylon, 6% Lycra®

Double Cuff

A thicker cuff to hold the sock comfortably in place while reducing chafing.

Injinji RUN Lightweight No-Show Running Toe Socks (Popsicle)

Injinji RUN Lightweight No-Show Running Toe Socks (Popsicle)

Pavement or trail, training or race day – the Injinji RUN Lightweight versatile running toe socks leverage our patented five-toe technology to keep each toe separate, eliminating the friction that can cause blisters while freeing them to splay and align naturally for better comfort and feel. Moisture-wicking materials, integrated ventilation, ergonomic fit, and focused cushioning keep you dry, supported, and comfortable on any run. Recovery day? Après race? These super-comfy socks are perfect with your flip-flops, too.

Say goodbye to blisters with Injinji Run toesocks. The the Injinji RUN Lightweight series offers innovative, restriction-free movement and eliminates skin on skin friction, which is one of the primary causes of blisters. The five-toe sleeve design and superior fibre construction keep feet dry and protected while running on any surface, at any distance. From training runs to race day, Injinji running socks will go the distance by keeping your feet protected in any shoe.

Our lightest weight running mini-crew provides maximum comfort with minimal bulk. The design puts fabric around each toe, eliminating skin-on-skin friction that can cause blisters. And it gives your toes freedom to splay, align naturally, and work independently for improved comfort, balance and grip. COOLMAX® fibres and a breathable mesh top keep your feet cool and dry, and the seamless ergonomic construction and integrated arch support provide a secure, slip-free fit. The mini-crew length sits just below the ankle for debris protection and cool comfort.

The no-show length rests below the ankle and features a heel tab to protect against chafing and keep the sock from sliding into the shoe.

Check out the full Injinji range here.

Injinji RUN Lightweight No-Show Toe Socks Features & Benefits

Blister Prevention from Injinji Toe SocksBlister Prevention

With each toe protected, skin-on-skin friction is completely eliminated protecting your foot from blisters and hot spots.

Moisture Management

Each toe is wrapped in sweat-wicking material so your foot will be drier and therefore more comfortable than in traditional socks.

Total Foot Utilisation

When your toes are separated and properly aligned, this allows your entire foot to be engaged in any athletic activity.

Arch Support

Supportive band that offers a secure and stable fit.

200 Needle Count

Extra cushioning on the footbed to increase foot comfort.

Fibre  Content

Fiber content: 28% CoolMax® 67% Nylon, 5% Lycra®

Injinji Womens RUN Lightweight No-Show Running Toe Socks (Paradise)

Injinji Womens RUN Lightweight No-Show Running Toe Socks (Paradise)

The Injinji Womens RUN Lightweight No-Show is specifically designed – heel to toe – to fit a women’s foot, our lowest-bulk sock is built for all types of runs. A narrower profile, increased stretch, and redesigned toes create a better fit with improved compression and support. Our unique five-toe design eliminates the friction that can cause blisters and keeps your toes free for a natural splay and better feel on uneven terrain. A mesh top and COOLMAX® fibres help keep feet dry and cool, and the no-show cuff rests below the ankle and features a heel tab to minimise slipping and chafing.

The Injinji Womens RUN Lightweight No-Show toe sock is a part of Injinji’s existing Run Series designed to maximise a runner’s performance without sacrificing personal comfort. Recognising that all feet are not the same, the Women’s toe sock is designed to better accommodate a female foot, which is typically narrower than a male’s foot, with an increased heel to toe stretch. The increased two-way stretch will enable the material to better stretch across a female’s foot arch providing compression throughout the foot. The fit of the individual toe-sleeves were redesigned for a better, snugger fit throughout the toes for female wearers without any excess material.

The no-show length rests below the ankle and features a heel tab to protect against chafing and keep the sock from sliding into the shoe.

Check out the full Injinji Womens range here.

Injinji Womens RUN Toe Socks Features & Benefits

Blister Prevention from Injinji Toe SocksBlister Prevention

With each toe protected, skin-on-skin friction is completely eliminated protecting your foot from blisters and hot spots.

Moisture Management

Each toe is wrapped in sweat-wicking material so your foot will be drier and therefore more comfortable than in traditional socks.

Total Foot Utilisation

When your toes are separated and properly aligned, this allows your entire foot to be engaged in any athletic activity.

Women’s Specific

Designed specifically to accommodate a female foot.

Fibre  Content

Fiber content: 28% CoolMax® 67% Nylon, 5% Lycra®

Injinji Womens Ultra Run Crew Toe Running Socks (Jam)

Injinji Womens Ultra Run Crew Toe Running Socks (Jam)

Constructed to provide comfort and support even after miles of wear, the Injinji Womens Ultra Run Crew features cushioned terry throughout the entire foot and toes, to help soften the impact of tough runs and workouts on feet. The narrower profile is designed specifically for the contours of a women’s foot—the five-toe design prevents blisters, splays toes naturally and wicks away moisture. The Women’s Ultra Run Crew, hitting at mid-calf, also features a ribbed knit throughout the leg for a tighter, more ergonomic fit.

Ultra marathons demand performance that handles hours of running on varied terrain. Our Injinji Womens Ultra Run series features our midweight cushioned terry underfoot and around each toe. It’s a unique approach that creates truly comprehensive cushioning – toe sleeves included – to soften the repeated impact encountered during ultras. Our patented five-toe design eliminates skin-on-skin friction between your toes, promotes a natural splay on impact, and frees you to utilise your entire foot on shifting terrain. Our Ultra Run socks are available in crew and no-show heights and feature gender-specific designs.

Check out the full Injinji Womens range here.

Injinji Women's Ultra Run Toe Socks Features & Benefits

Blister Prevention from Injinji Toe SocksBlister Prevention

With each toe protected, skin-on-skin friction is completely eliminated protecting your foot from blisters and hot spots.

Moisture Management

Each toe is wrapped in sweat-wicking material so your foot will be drier and therefore more comfortable than in traditional socks.

Total Foot Utilisation

When your toes are separated and properly aligned, this allows your entire foot to be engaged in any athletic activity.

Mesh Top

Provides maximum breathability and ventilation on the top of foot.

Women’s Specific

Designed specifically to accommodate a female foot.

Fibre  Content

Fibre content: 29% CoolMax®, 67% Nylon, 4% Lycra®

Protective Cushion

Extra cushioning on the footbed to increase foot comfort.

Padded Toes

Extra cushion throughout the toes with midweight terry throughout the toes.

Injinji Womens Ultra Run Mini Crew Toe Running Socks (Empire)

Injinji Womens Ultra Run Mini Crew Toe Running Socks (Empire)

Constructed to provide comfort and support even after miles of wear, the Injinji Womens Ultra Run Mini-Crew features cushioned terry throughout the foot and toes, to help soften the impact of tough runs and workouts on feet. The narrower profile is designed specifically for the contours of a women’s foot—the five-toe design prevents blisters, splays toes naturally and wicks away moisture. The Mini-Crew length rests just above the ankle and seals out dirt and debris.

Ultra marathons demand performance that handles hours of running on varied terrain. Our Injinji Womens Ultra Run series features our midweight cushioned terry underfoot and around each toe. It’s a unique approach that creates truly comprehensive cushioning – toe sleeves included – to soften the repeated impact encountered during ultras. Our patented five-toe design eliminates skin-on-skin friction between your toes, promotes a natural splay on impact, and frees you to utilise your entire foot on shifting terrain. Our Ultra Run socks are available in crew and no-show heights and feature gender-specific designs.

Check out the full Injinji Womens range here.

Injinji Women's Ultra Run Toe Socks Features & Benefits

Blister Prevention from Injinji Toe SocksBlister Prevention

With each toe protected, skin-on-skin friction is completely eliminated protecting your foot from blisters and hot spots.

Moisture Management

Each toe is wrapped in sweat-wicking material so your foot will be drier and therefore more comfortable than in traditional socks.

Total Foot Utilisation

When your toes are separated and properly aligned, this allows your entire foot to be engaged in any athletic activity.

Mesh Top

Provides maximum breathability and ventilation on the top of foot.

Women’s Specific

Designed specifically to accommodate a female foot.

Fibre  Content

Fibre content: 29% CoolMax®, 67% Nylon, 4% Lycra®

Protective Cushion

Extra cushioning on the footbed to increase foot comfort.

Padded Toes

Extra cushion throughout the toes with midweight terry throughout the toes.