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Where to get Discount Vibram Five Fingers?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created May 19, 2010 at 5:52 PM

I'd like to get some VFFs at a more pocket friendly price

I found cheap ones at discountvibramfivefingers.com but it looks very flybynight and foreign, it apparently opened in may so I don't know if anyone knows anything I'm very leery and it looks TOO good to be true

ideas?

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

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on July 17, 2011
at 02:41 PM

Really old question, but this is exactly what I did for my bikila LS, and found a pair of Treksports at a scratch and dent($17) REI rocks!

89e238284ccb95b439edcff9e123671e

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on August 19, 2010
at 06:36 AM

Can I add a little question: Discount, or cheap VFF in Europe. Because here, they are really expensive. I want the KSO treks, but they are a freaking €190, which at present means $243.50. The VFF USA website only asks $125. And there in not one online shop in the US that is allowed to ship them to Europe.

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

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on July 03, 2010
at 11:10 PM

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A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

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on May 20, 2010
at 05:15 PM

I bought my first pair from Craiglist; but it was a good transaction. They were just as described - "barely used" - and only $40. I was glad to take them off the hands of the guy for who's feet they were too small! My husband's KSO's we were going to buy at REI, but they didn't have his size in the colour he wanted so we went to Sports Chalet (where they were marked up $5!). So we paid an extra $5 so we didn't have to mail order or drive 90 minutes away...

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on May 20, 2010
at 03:04 PM

Hmm, you might be walking incorrectly if you're overwearing one small part of the shoe more than other parts. It might be worthwhile to practice these foot drills: http://www.coachr.org/the_foot_drills.htm

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

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on May 19, 2010
at 10:23 PM

I definately want a pair, that's just another plus

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on May 19, 2010
at 08:54 PM

I retagged and put "five-fingers" into its own tag. Mainly because the tag "five" seems a little off

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on May 19, 2010
at 07:17 PM

Oh just sizing issues. Sizing the Sprints is harder than the rest.

326ddac1e74e7e2d4dc7d0f4d0aacad0

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on May 19, 2010
at 07:04 PM

What were the reasons for the returns, Aaron?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on May 19, 2010
at 06:53 PM

I've returned two pair to REI for full refunds. They are awesome

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

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on May 19, 2010
at 06:42 PM

Glad I asked, great link thanks I'll settle for REI and paying more, with their more than generous return policy

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on May 19, 2010
at 06:23 PM

Gah, be VERY VERY careful where you get your VFFs from. Most of those "discount" places are NOT legit.

Read this article for more

VFFs are rare enough now that you simply will not get them cheaper from a store. Perhaps try some gear swapping sites or your local craigslist.

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22913)

on May 19, 2010
at 06:42 PM

Glad I asked, great link thanks I'll settle for REI and paying more, with their more than generous return policy

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 19, 2010
at 06:53 PM

I've returned two pair to REI for full refunds. They are awesome

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 19, 2010
at 07:17 PM

Oh just sizing issues. Sizing the Sprints is harder than the rest.

326ddac1e74e7e2d4dc7d0f4d0aacad0

(80)

on May 19, 2010
at 07:04 PM

What were the reasons for the returns, Aaron?

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on July 12, 2010
at 10:46 AM

One option is that if you open a charge card through Eastern Mountain Sports, you get a percentage off of your first purchase of $100 or more. Given that a pair of Vibram KSO's run about $80 or so, couple that with something around $20 and you'd get them at a discount.

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27e79ef3308bb5f2d7bd04ee7eea7b79

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on July 17, 2011
at 02:38 PM

Become a REI member, then use your 20%-off coupon for members that REI offers a couple of times a year. Like others have said, their return policy is amazing.

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22913)

on July 17, 2011
at 02:41 PM

Really old question, but this is exactly what I did for my bikila LS, and found a pair of Treksports at a scratch and dent($17) REI rocks!

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0dc414565801956836465c7305b6f2f7

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on May 20, 2010
at 01:45 PM

I bought my first pair of VFF's used on eBay. They were listed as lightly used, and didn't have much wear. I got them about $30 less than MSRP price. I had followed the measurement procedure on VFF's website and I got a good match (although I have a longer second toe).

I was little concerned about how much I would like them, and didn't want to put the full investment in. I've only had them a few weeks but I enjoy them.

After reading the link about counterfeit Vibrams, I will probably buy my next pair either directly from VFF's site or from a running shop nearby that sells them.

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on May 20, 2010
at 05:15 PM

I bought my first pair from Craiglist; but it was a good transaction. They were just as described - "barely used" - and only $40. I was glad to take them off the hands of the guy for who's feet they were too small! My husband's KSO's we were going to buy at REI, but they didn't have his size in the colour he wanted so we went to Sports Chalet (where they were marked up $5!). So we paid an extra $5 so we didn't have to mail order or drive 90 minutes away...

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Fbca89f46d7ca33a420921fe1b599975

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on May 19, 2010
at 07:16 PM

I have also had a terrific experience with REI when sizing didn't work quite as I thought when buying VFFs as a gift. Kudos for sure! I agree that they are in high demand. They couldn't keep enough on their shelves in the Portland REI store, so I had to order them online.

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on January 29, 2013
at 05:39 PM

I have a pair of size 44 (I'm a 12 men's) Vibram FF Bikila's. Grey/Black, literally worn once. Anyone interested say so. I was about to list them on craigslist but it'd be easier to just swap emails here.

Apologies if I'm breaking paleohacks rules, please just say so if that's the case.

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on July 29, 2011
at 05:27 PM

I bought my Vibram Five Fingers from Mountain Equipment Co-op, which is usually the cheapest place to buy any outdoor gear for Canadians. (It's a member co-op, not a regular store, so they're not out to make a profit. A lifetime membership is 5.00.) Online store: http://mec.ca . When I bought my shoes they said I could expect to wait 6 weeks as the shoes were backordered, yet they showed up in a week. Go figure.

Now, here's my trick for cheap seasonal footwear. Most people will view Five Fingers as summer type footwear, so they'll buy them at the start of summer. By the end of summer, people who didn't like their summer shoes will be selling them on eBay. Shoe stores that have too much summer stock sometimes do the same. This is how I once got a 150.00 pair of shoes for 12.00 on eBay. And they were new, too! So that might be worth a try.

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on July 29, 2011
at 05:08 PM

I've bought several pairs of vibrams from http://www.discountvibramfivefingersshoes.com

Unfortunately - it's not there now. I will say that the shoes have been great even though they are ripoffs. I bought an original pair of vibrams and the ripoffs compare well. Better colors, substantially cheaper, never out of stock. Buying legit vibrams was much more a headache, and much less selection with colors and designs. I've owned kso's, kso treks, and bikilas.

The website I mentioned changes their domain name occasionally, so I hope they come back online with a new domain name.

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62f89aa727cf3ce77c36651347cabc14

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on July 17, 2011
at 06:12 PM

They show up all the time on DealNews. Just check this link periodically and you'll see what deals are current.

http://dealnews.com/search.html?search=vibram&x=0&y=0

As of this posting, two days ago they went on sale via this link.

http://dealnews.com/Vibram-Five-Finger-Mens-Womens-Shoes-from-50-free-shipping/481094.html

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on July 17, 2011
at 09:31 AM

I just got my Five Fingers Classic’s and they are great. After years of trying various shoes, boots, orthotics, socks, etc., and never being quite happy with the way my feet feel, I tried the Vibram Classic. What a difference! ALSO, the price is reasonable, i paid $ 69 for one pairs.

Consider carefully about the size; I wound up having to go down 2 sizes from what the chart said I would need (they use European sizes, so I went from a 39 to a 37), and after so long time of use I think I might have been happier going down one more. So if you order them by mail, be sure that you can be introduced for a size chart.

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B2bc4804dd43ef191ed646775fea52a3

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on May 20, 2010
at 04:05 AM

For the durability issue, I got my first pair 5/06 and ran/walked/hiked in them for about a year before I wore a hole in the sole under my 4th metatarsal head. pair #2 is about 2 months from the same issue and I've had them 2 years. They last, keep your body happy. and are worth the $80ish FWIW.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on May 20, 2010
at 03:04 PM

Hmm, you might be walking incorrectly if you're overwearing one small part of the shoe more than other parts. It might be worthwhile to practice these foot drills: http://www.coachr.org/the_foot_drills.htm

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on May 19, 2010
at 10:12 PM

you should read up on the longevity of the shoes, since they don't have cushioning and foam lining they last a lot longer than an ordinary pair of tennis shoes, for $70, they are a better buy than tennis shoes simply for their longevity. I have owned the same pair for about seven months, I do not wear anything else, I bow hunt in them, run in them, hike in them, etc, and they show no signs of wear yet, they are by far worth the money you will pay, also if you follow vibram's sizing chart you shouldn't have any trouble, I have four other friends with them and we all nailed our size the first try

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on May 19, 2010
at 10:23 PM

I definately want a pair, that's just another plus

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on July 03, 2010
at 06:59 AM

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at 11:10 PM

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