What size VFFs would accommodate the greatest number of students?
November 20, 2010 5:37 PM Subscribe
The high school level anatomy and physiology class I teach is going to do a unit on running and movement. Help me figure out what size VFF's to request from a generous donor to accommodate as many of my current and future high school students possible. If you wear VFF's, I'd appreciate you looking inside and giving me your traditional shoe size (US) and VFF sizes (I think we're getting KSO's). If you have any other great foot physiology sites or books (not mentioned here
), I'd appreciate that info, too. I just wiped out my local library.
posted by adorap0621 to clothing, beauty, & fashion (12 answers total)
If you want more info: We've ordered some force plates
and someone has generously offered to donate some Vibram Five Finger
shoes so that students can test a variety of different shoe types in addition to other possible variables involved in movement - inclination, foot strike, etc. (it's going to be a student driven inquiry unit.) The donor will send 2 pairs for males and 2 for females but needs the sizes this week. I got this great news Friday but didn't have time to size the kids the way you should for VFF's and students don't have any classes this week between conferences and the Thanksgiving holiday. I did, however, get their "traditional" US shoe sizes.
I wear VFF's and am generally somewhere between a 6.5 and 7 (US) and wear size 38s in my KSO's. I have no problem allowing the young ladies I teach to wear them but I am considering requesting a 38 from the donor just because of the popularity of that size among the group I polled. Based on my poll, the most common "traditional" shoe sizes for females are 7, 7.5-8, and quite a bunch at size 9. I'm thinking 38 and 40 or 39 and 41. The most common for males are all the sizes between 10.5 and 12. I was thinking 43 and 45 or 46. What's your traditional shoe size and VFF size?
I would purchase toe-socks to help get kids who are just slightly under either size.
This is my first ever q on AskMeFi.. please be gentle if I messed up anything.