FINDING YOUR FIT
So, you’ve measured your feet. But what fit is best? This will depend on your foot width, and/or whether you prefer a snug or spacious fit.
Your longest toe will probably fall between two size lines - e.g. between sizes 7 and 8. If so, we generally recommend choosing the larger size (in this case size 8). But there are some other considerations.
Our research suggests that if you have narrow feet and/or prefer a snug fit, you may prefer to move down a size (size 7, in this example). Even if you choose size 7 despite your longest toe being very close to the size 8 line, you will still have at least 4 mm of toe room (the recommended minimum).
On the other hand, you may want to consider sizing further up (up to size 9, in our example) if any or multiple of the following apply:
Your longest toe is just below the line (size 8, in our example);
You prefer a more spacious, barefoot fit;
You have wide feet, and have historically found shoes too tight (although remember that Vivos are wider than standard shoes);
You are buying Vivos that can run small (we will clearly note this on the product page for that model).
If, after all this, you’re still in doubt, we generally recommend choosing the larger option. This gives your feet room to grow, move naturally, splay and build strength.
However, be careful! The risk of tripping and falling increases with longer footwear, so take care if you’re transitioning into a preferred size that’s larger than you’re accustomed to. Lots of Vivobarefoot customers have wide feet and enjoy 20 mm of toe space without a problem, but better safe than sorry.