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- Leather and Textile
- Rubber sole
- Shaft measures approximately mid-top from arch
- High-tenacity nylon water resistant fabric treatment
- Vibram ICETREK sole for grip on outdoor surface
- 360 wool lining
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Innovation, Quality and Performance
For more than 75 years, Vibram has been a trusted leader in performance and innovation. Our founder, Vitale Bramani, lived in Milan, Italy and developed the first rubber sole on a mountaineering boot, which changed the way the people moved, up down, and across the Earth forever. Vitale’s experience as a mountain guide and climber in the Italian Alps convinced him of the need for performance rubber soles on footwear. What followed was a success story and the production of millions of soles for the best shoes in the industry. In 2006, Vibram introduced the next generation of innovative performance sole design: one that can make us more aware of our feet and more connected to our environment. We call it Vibram FiveFingers.
Getting to Know Your Feet
Wearing a pair of Vibram FiveFingers is very different from wearing conventional footwear. The thin, flexible, and deconstructed sole allows the foot to curl and flex. The toes are separated – just like on our feet! Because of these features, every step taken in FiveFingers is an experience in texture, ground feedback, and awareness that can keep us better connected to our environment.
So, how are we supposed to do this minimalist/barefoot thing?
The truth is there isn’t a single correct approach. Vibram believes that moving and running in FiveFingers can make us more connected to the environment around us. Come join us and explore the joys of minimalist footwear.
Explore Different Surfaces Barefoot
Walk on Carpet
Feet are excellent at collecting 'information' and we believe that the feedback we get from our feet make us more aware of our environment, leading us to a better workout and a healthier lifestyle.
Walk on Stone
Walk on different surfaces. This is one of the most obvious and easiest ways to stimulate and exercise the foot. With bare feet or in Vibram FiveFingers, explore your home and its surroundings.
Walk on Dirt
Notice how your feet feel on smooth versus rough surfaces and try to sense/recognize the signals that your feet send to your brain.
Walk on Pebbles
You may notice that your foot strike and stride will adjust to different surfaces when barefoot. Experiment on safe, controlled terrain such as grass, carpeting, pavement, dirt, pebbles, and smooth rock – keeping your eyes open for potential hazards or unfriendly objects.
Trek Ascent Insulated
The Trek Ascent Insulated offers protection from the elements with a warm and cozy upper and a hard-working ICETREK outsole to provide balance and security in icy conditions. With water repellent fabric finish, this is the pair to pull on for those late season treks outside or in town.
Ideal for those who don't slow down as the weather gets cooler, the trek ascent insulated keeps feet warm while battling the elements. Engineered with an ice trek outsole, this dynamo provides unparalleled grip and balance on icy cold surfaces. *Please note sizing varies on this model. Please go up one size from your normal off size.
- Package Dimensions: 13 x 7 x 5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B017Z1LS8O
- Item model number: Trek Ascent Insulated-M
- Date first available at Amazon.com: August 14, 2015
- Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
- International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
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Top customer reviews
The one negative I noticed when I first tried them on, is they do run small. I ordered a size larger, but I think I should have ordered two sizes larger if I want to wear socks with them.
I'm going to break it down.
The shoe runs small - by a size & a half (for me anyway). The last Five Fingers I had were a pair of Trek LS, size 45, purchased about 4 years ago. Near perfect/accurate fit. With these, I need a 47, as I could barely even get into the 45, and the 46 was closer, but left no room at all.
#2. I have (2) pairs of these - one black and one tan colored. The tan pair is noticeably 'hard', whereas the black pair is much more flexible. This is due obviously to different fabrics - albeit, the 'same' in advertised material construction, but perhaps from different mills in China (?) It is not a small/nit-picky matter either. The 'feel' of the shoes are completely different.
#3. Construction/quality control. Vibram guys - C'mon... You can do better. Where do I start... First off, the toes 'skew' in different directions from each other and the 'natural' toe direction. The toe pockets are shorter from one another (not in terms of the pocket length, but the depth of the pocket 'bridge' at entry, vary, causing the base of the foot 'web' as it were, to become irritated/chaffed on some toes, but not others.
There are also very obvious differences between the right foot mold/construction and the left foot. One my tan pair, the rubber outsole on the left foot covers the entire big toe/nail area, whereas on the right foot, it barely covers half -- C'mon...!! These are $140 shoes guys - and there's not even a stitch of leather anywhere, so it ain't like these things cost a ¥fortune to make... Fine-tune your processes on the line over there and rectify this.
On the 'positive' side, this shoe has ~great~ potential. The wool lining was a good call; the grip sole as well, and the higher rise, making it more like a 'boot', while retaining good 'feel'. I would suggest perhaps making the outsole 6mm instead of 4mm, as many of us hike in areas where rock outcroppings are common, and a 4mm outsole still means bruised metatarsals if you're not paying attention to every step.
Some small quality-control issues and a tweak on sole thickness and this shoe is a slam-dunk winner.
I've worn these for about 2 months now and they're very uncomfortable. The seams between the toes are very stiff and so my toes become red and sore from the abrasion. I wear wool toe socks with these all the time and they're still uncomfortable.
And, they are NOT water-resistant at all. I'll walk through a shallow puddle, maybe 1/4" deep, and the water instantly gets inside and now my socks are wet and the insoles are wet. Even in fresh snow, the snow will get stuck between the toes and then seep into the shoe.
I'm very displeased with these shoes, but now it's past the return window so I'm stuck with them.
Do they live up to their description? Yep.
I have worn them in the snow, in a puddle, and in the super cold. And they work swimmingly.
Your feet will get cold if you walk in the snow/water, but if you are just walking through those things (instead of staying stationary in them)...your feet will stay dry, but they will be chilly.
If you are on the fence, I'd say these are worthy cold-weather Vibrams
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