Women's VIBRAM FIVEFINGERS® JAYA :: Enhance your agility, power and balance when you slip on the women's Vibram FiveFingers® Jaya. Experience running versatility with this shoe that adapts to a range of indoor fitness activities. You'll enjoy minimalist running with plenty of support in these innovative, lightweight shoes that feature a barely-there 5.5mm EVA sole. You'll appreciate the Jaya's enhanced traction, superior flexibility and natural-ground sensation, while the strategically designed, individual toe slots keep your toes safely protected while improving your strength with use. 3.4 ounces
Features & Benefits:
Feel secure in Jaya's snug-fitting, stretch nylon uppers and comfy padded collar lined with pillow-soft microfiber
Breathe comfortably as Jaya's abrasion-resistant polyamide stretch fabric mirrors your movements and lets air flow around your feet for a cool, dry feel
Enhance your natural strength, agility and balance with individual toe slots, each with a protective, 3.5mm Vibram® TC-1 rubber pad strategically placed to enhance traction and grip
Enjoy lightweight flexibility made possible by a minimal 5mm EVA sole
Stay dry and fresh thanks to the power of an AEGIS Microbe Shield®, an anti-microbial treatment that deters odors
Keep your Vibram FiveFingers® Jayas clean by machine or hand washing in cold water, then allowing them to air dry away from heat sources
To find the perfect fit, stand with both of your heels against a wall and measure from the wall to the tip of each foot's longest toe; use the longer of the toe lengths with the size chart
I started wearing VFF shoes five years ago, before they became part of this "barefoot movement." I bought a pair of the Sprint because I liked the strap that kept the shoe on my foot. I was in love. These were wonderful, except for the "collar" (back of the shoe) that dug into the top of my heel. I bought about 3 more pairs of Sprints over the years, in different colors of course, and wore them every day throughout the summer and fall. Jeans, shorts, skirts-doesn't matter, I wore them everywhere. But that heel would bother me occasionally, so I was a little annoyed... Then the Jaya came out this year with a PADDED COLLAR. Goodbye Sprints, hello Jaya! These are now my everyday shoes. They don't have the strap, but it's unnecessary. I just wish they came in more colorways (for some reason men's VFF have better color selections).
The two main differences between the Sprint and the Jaya are the thickness of the sole, and the amount of upper coverage. The Sprint has a thinner (3.5mm) sole and less coverage on top of the foot; the Jaya has a noticeably thicker sole (5.5mm) and more coverage. The Jaya also has rubber "performance" pads that the Sprint doesn't have. These all make the Jaya a slightly more substantial shoe, not as lightweight nor minimalist as the Sprint. BUT, the cushiony heel collar on the Jaya make all these other features worth it!
A lot of people stop and ask me about these funny-looking shoes. I call them my "gecko shoes." They may not be for everyone. If you really don't like toe socks, or don't like the feeling or look of each individual toe separated, then you may not like this shoe. But if you want pure, absolute comfort, ability to wear shoes that protect your feet from the elements yet provide minimal support, which really is best for your back, then these are the perfect shoes.
Mom of 4
Strengthening past injury
I wear them to work and when I exercise. I stand almost all day at work and my feet feel fine all day. I love how my posture is improving. I am gaining strength back in the ankle I broke. I get compliments on their look and people can tell I used to be a classical dancer again because my posture is so good.
Pleasant Hill, CA
I wear them almost everywhere.
Rather be barefoot
Merritt Island, FL
Womens Vibram FiveFingers Jaya Running Shoe
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