Are my VFFs broken?
December 26, 2010 11:31 PM   Subscribe

FiveFingerFilter: I have a pair of Vibram FiveFingers. I just got home from the airport to find that one of them was folded in half in my suitcase, the result of a sloppy bag search by the security screeners. Now that shoe seems "floppy" (i.e. less rigid) in the arch compared to the other one. Is it broken?

If it matters, it was folded such that the heel touched the toes, and the fabric upper was on the inside of the fold. Also, they are only lightly worn (some walking, not running) and it's my first pair so I have no idea if they would normally soften up anyway.
posted by cabingirl to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (6 answers total)
Best answer: I think they are likely fine. I've had my VFF for over a year and they do get a little more floppy, but they still offer the same protection.
posted by arcticseal at 12:07 AM on December 27, 2010

Best answer: Not broken. There's no inner framework in the sole that could break. They should be fine on your feet.
posted by Tha Race Card at 3:46 AM on December 27, 2010

Best answer: No. Five Fingers provide a rubber bottom, not any appreciable arch support.
posted by OmieWise at 5:46 AM on December 27, 2010

Best answer: Floppiness is the whole point, I thought. Run in them (or whatever you do) and see if you feel a difference.

When I've traveled with mien I rolled them up on purpose. Space saver.
posted by cmoj at 9:04 AM on December 27, 2010

Best answer: Yup, unless there's a tear in the rubber or a popped seam, they're fine.
posted by restless_nomad at 9:17 AM on December 27, 2010

Response by poster: Thanks all!
posted by cabingirl at 5:24 AM on January 28, 2011

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