Vibram FiveFingers V-Aqua for Performance on Land and Water
Vibram, the worldwide leader in high performance soles and creator of the Vibram FiveFingers articulated toe shoe, released their latest minimalist shoe at the beginning of spring, named the V-Aqua, it is built for high performance on terrain in and around water. The V-Aqua combines Vibram’s signature barefoot-like feel with the superior performance of the award-winning Megagrip outsole, designed to grip slick surfaces both underwater and on shore.
“V-Aqua is a truly amphibious shoe,” states Peter von Conta. “Anyone who recreates around water—from serious watersport enthusiast to casual beach-goer—encounters times when going barefoot is not an option. V-Aqua solves that problem. If you’ve never tried FiveFingers, this is the model with the broadest application—not everyone runs or hikes, but most people visit the beach or get on the water every year.”
V-Aqua’s sole features Vibram’s bestselling, super sticky Megagrip compound. From walking down a rocky access path to the beach, to gripping a river bottom at the put-in and take-out points on a paddle trip, Megagrip sticks to nearly any surface and protects the foot from jagged or rough objects.
Perforations in the Megagrip sole allow water to easily move through the shoe, and a silicone print on the lining prevents internal slippage. The lightweight upper is a quick-dry synthetic and features two Velcro closure, ensuring easy adjustment when the shoe gets wet.
“V-Aqua has everything I need for a shoe that optimizes performance while I’m on the beach,” states Vibram ambassador and professional beach volleyball player, Chara Harris. “It’s light, thin, flexible and it’s FiveFingers’ most progressive tool for the application.”
- Unparalleled grip on wet and dry surfaces
- Superior grip with rugged longevity
- Optimal balance of stability and flexibility for ground adaptation
- 3.7 mm Megagrip Outsole with drainage perforations for added performance
- 2 mm EVA insole with Silicon Treatment
- Weight =4.9 oz. / 138 grams
- Best Uses: Wet Rock Trekking, Canoeing, Kayaking, River Expeditions, Tubing, SUP.
- Machine Wash Cold / Air Dry
Whether you’re Stand-up paddle boarding or going on a wet rock trekking adventure, the Vibram Fivefingers V-Aqua will give your feet the comfort they crave and the traction you need to have a good time. The perforated holes on the bottom help to maximize ventilation and drainage, while the Vibram Megagrip sole prevents you from taking any sliders on your board or unexpected cartwheels on slick rocks. The two Velcro pull tabs make getting in and out a cinch, so you can leave the dish soap at home, and the quick drying upper maintains the comfort you need for post-paddle hikes. The V-Aqua is perfect for the amphibious adventurer who wants a sure footed grip with every step.
For more information on the V-Aqua and other Vibram FiveFingers, visit www.us.vibram.com. MSRP $90
Vibram is recognized worldwide as the leader in high performance soles for outdoor, recreational, work and fashion footwear and is relied on by the world’s greatest climbers and athletes. Vibram soles have gone on to conquer Mt. Everest, K2 and a host of the world’s tallest peaks. Today, the company works with premium brands including Merrrell, Danner, La Sportiva, Lowa, Red Wing, Sperry, Scarpa, The North Face, and many more. Vibram’s Five Finger shoe line is on the cutting-edge of the minimalist footwear trend. www.vibram.com