The Vibram Fivefingers EL-X are designed to be simple and effective in delivering their barefoot footwear experience.
The EL-X's ultra minimalist sole is shared with the best selling Vibram Fivefingers KSO EVO and part of the Max Feel range. The 3mm rubber outsole is manufactured from the brilliant Vibram XS Trek compound. This technical compound is very flexible, has great wet traction and can be not only outdoors but is great for indoor use also due to its non-marking feature.
The EL-X upper is made from a highly breathable polyester mesh material and reinforced in section with a PU Film for protection. The elasticated neck offer great comfort and a secure fit. The simple slip on upper gives a sung fit, like a second skin.
Inside the EL-X is a 2mm EVA insole with a this Drylex sock liner for added comfort .
The simple design philosophy of the EL-X keep the price of this incredibly popular barefoot shoe in Vibram Fivefingers range at a great entry level price.
We have found the EL-X is perfect for the gym and great for a wide range of activities such as..
- Functional Fitness Training and Gym work
- Pylometrics, balance and strengthening workouts.
- Martial Arts
- Weight Lifting offering a great level push off surface
- Travel and general use, lightweight and easily packable.
- Water sports
As we can see Vibram Fivefingers EL-X can be used for numerous ultra minimalist barefoot protected activities. One particular use we have found and will focus on is for weight lifting and gym work where you will want the stability, strength and power from training in bare feet but where many gym's require their members to wear something on their feet. This can be for safety and hygiene reasons. The Vibram Fivefingers EL-X solves this.
The Vibram Fivefingers EL-X share the common traits associated all Vibram Fivefingers barefoot shoes.
- Designed to work with your feet and not against their natural shape.
- Zero heel drop keeping you naturally planted to the ground.
- Fantastic proprioception and feedback from the feet to the brain.
- Allow as much natural foot movement as possible whilst offering a protective Vibram sole.
Remember the more a shoe looks like a foot the more it acts like a foot. The foot evolved to provide maximum feedback to the brain about our body's sense of its own position, balance and movement - this is called proprioception. Vibram Fivefingers shoes are designed to complement the natural movements of your feet and offer great ground feel and feedback.
*Machine or hand washable cold. Let Air dry or drip dry. (Fast Drying) do not use direct heat to dry them such as use a hairdryer or place on a direct heat source such as a radiator.
Vibram Style Code :13M0101
Style Name : EL-X
Main Colours : Black Upper with Black Sole
Here at Barefoot Junkie we have weighed the EL-X size EU43 at Approx 125g per shoe.