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Vibram Five Fingers A-Z

The Vibram FiveFingers Glossary

We understand that it can be a daunting task choosing the right pair of Vibram FiveFingers, so we have pulled together a fairly minimalist overview of the current Vibram FiveFingers, in a bid to educate enough to pick the style that is right for you. 

Running in alphabetical order, from Alitza to VI-B. We have also created a nifty table (toward bottom of page) to illustrate which styles are best for each activity. 

Alitza (main uses: Indoor training, yoga, pilates, leisure)

Available for women only

The Alitza is a beautifully crafted ladies’ shoe that is built on Vibram’s Maxi-Feel sole. This ‘barefoot’ shoe is great for indoor training, and is so light, it is a perfect travel companion.

 

BIKILA EVO (main uses: Road running, treadmill, gym & fitness classes)

Available for Men and Women.

New-for-2014, the Bikila Evo is an evolution of the hugely popular Bikila. 

The Bikila Evo features an Eva midsole making it a great shoe for those looking to transition from conventional running shoes into minimalist running shoes. This cushioning also suits those that plan on running long distances, helping to reduce fatigue and be more forgiving when you running form dips during the latter stages of racing. 


BIKILA EVO WP (main uses: Snow, Ice, Road Running, Wet conditions)

Released late 2014, the Bikila Evo WP has proved to be a huge hit. For years we minimalist runners yearned for a waterproof pair of Vibrams and the Bikila Evo WP does not disappoint. Fully waterproof with taped seams, the Bikila Evo WP is great for wet weather running. The patented ICETREK sole is extremely durable and offers unbeatable grip on snow and ice. There is no better winter 'barefoot' shoe than the Bikila Evo WP!

See our full review of the Vibram FiveFingers Bikila Evo WP here. 


EL-X (main uses: Gym, treadmill, road running, indoor training)

Available for men only

Released in 2013, the EL-X has been a massive hit, mainly due to being the thinnest Vibram sole to date. The EL-X is very versatile, and will cope with almost anything. Ideal for running, for the gym, and for leisure purposes. There is no fastening mechanism (the lace-up version is called the KSO-Evo), so the upper fabric hugs your foot like a glove to keep the shoe firmly on your feet.


 

KMD Sport aka Komodo Sport (main uses: Gym, treadmill running, Indoor training such as CrossFit, Zumba, DVDs)

Available for Men and Women.

Vibram's premium gym shoe, the KMD Sport features several features that make to the ultimate indoor training shoe. The multidirectional sole pattern aids movement on the spot and keeps you stable during your weight drills. The upper fabric is reinforced in places whee is otherwise may get scuffed, worn and damaged when doing exercises such as rope climbing in CrossFit, or when your feet are strapped in to a rowing machine or static bike. 


KSO Evo (main uses: Road running, treadmill, gym, leisure and casual)

Available for Men and Women.

New-for-2014, and built on the same sole as the super-popular EL-X, the KSO Evo is a versatile, lightweight minimalist shoe that forms part of vibrams Maxi Feel range. You can use the KSO Evo for all sorts of activities from running and gym use, to slack-lining and general leisure / everyday.


Lontra (main uses: WINTER, trail running, walking, hiking, trekking, mud obstacle events)

Available for Men and Women.

Vibrams water-resistant model. The Lontra features a neoprene cuff to keep water from entering through the top, and the upper fabric is water resistant. The Lontra has the same sole as the Trek Sport, but it feels a little oversized, as if to accommodate toe socks during the colder months. Use the Lontra for your winter trail running. 

 

 

Spyridon MR (main uses: Mud obstacle events, trail running)

Available for Men and Women.

The MR stands for mud runner. Built for the trails, the Spyridon MR has been designed with mud obstacles races in mind. If you're looking for a barefoot shoe that can handle all terrains then the Spyridon MR may be your perfect partner. 

Trek Sport (main uses: Off-road running and walking, hiking, trekking, mud obstacle events)

Available for Men and Women.

Extremely popular and very reliable. Built on Vibram’s Trek sole, the Trek Sport is a perfect balance between minimalism and stability. The trek sport features a hook and loop Velcro fastening system, and the upper fabric completely covers the foot. This helps keep the shoe nice and close to your feet preventing dirt and debris from getting inside while you thrash your way through the trails.


VI-B (main uses: light gym work, leisure)

Available for women only

Inspired by ballet flats, the VI-B is new for 2014. Built on the maxi-feel sole, the VI-B is very minimalist and nimble, providing great ground feel that will serve you well in the gym and for leisure use.

 

 

Running

Road

Gym

Off-road, trails (including mud obstacle events)

Bikila Evo

Seeya LS

KSO Evo

EL-X (men)

 

KMD Sport (LS)

Bikila Evo

Seeya LS

KSO Evo

EL-X (men)

 

Spyridon MR

Trek Sport

Trek Sport Sandal

Lontra (in winter)

 

Walking

Road

Off-road, trails

Bikila Evo

KSO Evo

EL-X (men)

CVT LS

 

Trek Sport

Spyridon MR

Trek Sport Sandal

Lontra (in winter)

 

 

Fitness Classes (ie Circuit Training, Yoga, Pilates)

Men

Women

KMD Sport (LS)

KSO Evo

EL-X (men)

 

KMD Sport (LS)

KSO Evo

Alitza

VI-B

 

 

 

Casual and Leisure

Men

Women

CVT LS

KSO Evo

EL-X (men)

KMD Sport (LS)

Trek Sport Sandal

CVT LS

KSO Evo

Alitza

KMD Sport (LS)

VI-B

Trek Sport Sandal