It's easy to support BirthdayShoes.com and show your interest in healthy foot behaviors — buy some stickers! I'm talking about custom vinyl-cut stickers of the site logo — the 5 with the 5 toes on top seen above. These stickers are high-quality, will match any color window because they're white, and don't fuss with unnecessary words — plus they're likely to add 5hp to your vehicle (no, not really).
For $5 you get 2 mailed to you. You can't go wrong. Order now:
All proceeds go towards making this site a viable, ongoing exercise in obsessions with minimalist footwear. What you say? Well, believe it or not, BirthdayShoes.com is maintained in spare moments—it's not my dayjob! Meanwhile, any given review can take upwards of 5-10 hours to write, refine, photo, etc. It's a lot of work to keep all this up, in other words, so any support is hugely appreciated. And you get something out of it, too. Thanks!
Want more? International? Want to see more photos? You'll want to read on below ...
Lots more info on the stickers including use-case photos and more buying options!
I'm pleased to release the BirthdayShoes.com 5 Toes Barefoot Logo sticker Part Deux! And this time, it's in die-cut vinyl, thus the-sticker-is-the-logo-and-nothing-more-(yeah-that's-minimalist-for-ya)! These five-toed 5s are made out of high quality vinyl that is weather, scratch and sun proof; they are suited for outdoor use and will likely survive whatever weather can be thrown at it for the next hundred years. Boom!
If you want to get one or more of these stickers, I've set up the following options through PayPal. For $3.00 (sans tax, shipping by USPS included) you'll get one sticker; for $5 you get 2; and for $10 you get 5 stickers. Living on the edge and picking up FIVE stickers means you get:
- one for your car
- one for your significant other's car! (surprise, honey!)
- one for your laptop
- one for your friend — the one you convinced that the barefoot running thing was the real deal
- and one in case of emergency.
All proceeds from sticker sales go toward maintaining the ongoing operations of BirthdayShoes.com, so if you don't even care that much about the sticker, just look at this as a donation to say "I appreciate what you're doing with this site and hope to see more news, reviews, and user stories going forward!"
Here's an "action shot" of one BirthdayShoes fan's (UberC5!) use of the sticker:
Get the BirthdayShoes 5-toed-5 barefoot logo vinyl sticker!
If you want more than 5, please contact me at justin at birthdayshoes.com.
Now shipping internationally! Just do me a favor and order 5 ($10) to help cover the higher shipping costs.
Disclaimer: Neither the "5 foot logo" nor birthdayshoes.com are affiliated with Vibram or Vibram Five Fingers!
(user submitted sticker photos above! Send yours to justin at birthdayshoes.com!)
Okay, I've gotten my stickers! What are these things and how do I apply them?
If you've never applied a die cut vinyl sticker, then what you get in the mail may throw you for a loop, but it's really quite simple. Basically, the sticker is sandwiched between two bits of paper. One piece has a wax paper-like translucence and the other is more of a card stock. The way these work is that you peel off the hard card stock first, leaving the sticker stuck to the flimsier wax-like paper; then, you apply that entire thing to whatever surface you want the sticker to be on. Rub it on there good, sticking the entirety of paper and vinyl sticker firmly to the surface; then peel back the wax-like paper and voila, the vinyl sticker will be left in all it's glory!
Since verbal explanations and even a picture montage just don't fully convey how this works (and how easy it is), here's a video demonstration of what I just said above, completed in one take and shot one-handed (while I apply the sticker to a laptop case):
Still have questions? Just comment below!
Finally, as a way to kick this off, the first ten tweets on this post get a free sticker (just make sure you mention @bdayshoes and link to this post!).