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Vibram five fingers- where?

Any body seen them in a physical store?

Iíd like to try and would like to just generally see the styles.. Iím near Locarno right now, around there would be ideal.

I wonít seriously run in them, just general use, a whim..
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Any body seen them in a physical store?

Iíd like to try and would like to just generally see the styles.. Iím near Locarno right now, around there would be ideal.

I wonít seriously run in them, just general use, a whim..
yes. There is a sport shop in Locarno at the end of the Piazza Grande. I think its that one https://de-de.facebook.com/camesi.sport

They had them last year
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Re: Vibram five fingers- where?

Unable and possibly unwilling to help, those things freak me out!
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Old 07.07.2021, 10:33
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yes. There is a sport shop in Locarno at the end of the Piazza Grande. I think its that one https://de-de.facebook.com/camesi.sport

They had them last year
I was in a a few sport stores there yesterday actually, I donít recall the names but around that big square, manor, globus etc and around the backstreets. Didnít see any :-(
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Old 07.07.2021, 10:48
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Re: Vibram five fingers- where?

If these things are so good, and not were not just a fad - why aren't they on sale everywhere and why isn't everyone wearing them?
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Old 07.07.2021, 10:59
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Unable and possibly unwilling to help, those things freak me out!
Agrťe they are an acquired taste!!

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If these things are so good, and not were not just a fad - why aren't they on sale everywhere and why isn't everyone wearing them?
I donít think they would change anything in me for better or worse except how my feet look.. my main use case other than walking around the campsite would be on the paddle board.. I hate flip flops and sandals, can tolerate some Birkenstockís.. prefer bare feet but sometimes itís too hot or stoney..

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Re: Vibram five fingers- where?

Pair of boat shoes? Easy on and off and casual looking.
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Unable and possibly unwilling to help, those things freak me out!
I remember an office girl wearing these and yes, she did look freaky!

I don't blame OP wanting to try them out though, hope he reports back.
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Re: Vibram five fingers- where?

I love my Vibrams and wear them all the time. I suffered from pes cavus, very high arches and tight plantar; my toes never touched the ground. Wearing Vibrams changed everything, our feet don't get the natural mobilization they need. There are so many bones that we are not moving and articulating. Vibrams are amazing, i love walking in them and my feet feel everything, but are protected by a thin, responsive and tough sole. My toes and metatarsals can work independently. You're connected when wearing Vibrams.

My arches have lowered and I now have normal, much happier feet. They've even grown a size. Vibrams are like medicine for the feet.

I buy mine online. There's a very specific Vibrams sizing guide here
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I was in a a few sport stores there yesterday actually, I donít recall the names but around that big square, manor, globus etc and around the backstreets. Didnít see any :-(
They were a big trend ten years ago, several people that I know who used to love them have now moved on to other products. I have not seen any in a physical shop for a very long time. Good luck with your search.
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Old 07.07.2021, 14:02
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I love my Vibrams and wear them all the time. I suffered from pes cavus, very high arches and tight plantar; my toes never touched the ground. Wearing Vibrams changed everything, our feet don't get the natural mobilization they need. There are so many bones that we are not moving and articulating. Vibrams are amazing, i love walking in them and my feet feel everything, but are protected by a thin, responsive and tough sole. My toes and metatarsals can work independently. You're connected when wearing Vibrams.

My arches have lowered and I now have normal, much happier feet. They've even grown a size. Vibrams are like medicine for the feet.

I buy mine online. There's a very specific Vibrams sizing guide here
Wouldn't walking barefoot have the same effect?
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I was in a a few sport stores there yesterday actually, I donít recall the names but around that big square, manor, globus etc and around the backstreets. Didnít see any :-(
According to Facebook they are still in business. If you enter the Piazza grande from the lake they are on the left side so not the side with Manor and Globus and to the end of the Piazza entering a small side street. Maybe you can call and ask.
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They were a big trend ten years ago, several people that I know who used to love them have now moved on to other products. I have not seen any in a physical shop for a very long time. Good luck with your search.
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Wouldn't walking barefoot have the same effect?
Ten years ago, I was doing chemo and radiation. I had balloon feet, and nothing was comfortable. I could not walk barefoot into hospitals, but I wished I could. These things were wonderful and I used them for about a year. The also eased the stress on my knees which were starting to deteriorate and hurt. They were sort of fun, comfy and novel. I needed something with more support later, and I stopped using them. But I think they were good for me at the time.
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Re: Vibram five fingers- where?

I had to look them up via a Google image search to find out what they are.

My imagination was doing strange things there, at first...

I could see how those would also be useful for people who like to open beers with their feet.
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Old 07.07.2021, 16:22
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I had to look them up via a Google image search to find out what they are.

My imagination was doing strange things there, at first...

I could see how those would also be useful for people who like to open beers with their feet.
They are a bit much, visually.
The idea sounds good though - I found a compromise. They seem to give the toes special space but don't look all THAT wild.
I gave them a try, at the same time I can check out how amazon.de does with deliveries to Switzerland (only ever tried with books before switching to ebooks, that worked fine as I remember).
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According to Facebook they are still in business. If you enter the Piazza grande from the lake they are on the left side so not the side with Manor and Globus and to the end of the Piazza entering a small side street. Maybe you can call and ask.
Well it was the shop I was in already.. but after your post I just popped back in and asked..

They had them indeed!! Behind a rack of sale stuff..

So the eagle has landed, I have my first pair of fivefingers.. ThankYou!!
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Well it was the shop I was in already.. but after your post I just popped back in and asked..

They had them indeed!! Behind a rack of sale stuff..

So the eagle has landed, I have my first pair of fivefingers.. ThankYou!!
And now give us all the details.
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And now give us all the details.
Only had them on for a little while.. itís truly biblical rain here today in Locarno area.. comfort yes, dry feet no!!

I think theyíll suit me just fine. Iím used to very flat shoes for gym and Iím barefoot whenever possible.. but anatomical changes Iíll wait and see


Like them?
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Only had them on for a little while.. itís truly biblical rain here today in Locarno area.. comfort yes, dry feet no!!

I think theyíll suit me just fine. Iím used to very flat shoes for gym and Iím barefoot whenever possible.. but anatomical changes Iíll wait and see

You mean like an amazing ability to climb trees and go "ooh ooh ooh!"
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Only had them on for a little while.. itís truly biblical rain here today in Locarno area.. comfort yes, dry feet no!!

I think theyíll suit me just fine. Iím used to very flat shoes for gym and Iím barefoot whenever possible.. but anatomical changes Iíll wait and see


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I wonder about the skin when walking in them longer, after all there are loads of seams which one obviously would feel?
And due to the additional material/seams the toes are again not in their natural state (like barefoot) this time further spread instead of squeezed together.

So once you can really try them out I'll be curious what you report.
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