SeeYa, Speed FiveFingers Back in Black!

SeeYa, Speed FiveFingers Back in Black!

Did you know that Vibram has snuck out two new colorways of the men's SeeYa and Speed FiveFingers? If you didn't, read up!

The Speeds are now available in a flat black (see above) and the SeeYas in a black/grey mash-up (also above), which is infinitely less eye-catching than the day-glow SeeYa colorway that came out last year.

In a "but wait there's more" moment, one retailer has both the SeeYas and the Speeds on sale at 20% off through 3/31/2012—and the sale includes these new colorways.

You can find both FiveFingers models at these links:

One catch: free shipping threshold is over $99.

If you'll recall, the black KSO FiveFingers were quite possibly the most popular colorway of all time (see here if you don't believe me!), so I'm sure these new color combinations are likely to please.

What do you think?

P.S. If you're looking for some minimalist-if-lightly-modified "troop" boots (and other sytlish shoes by OTZ), there's a huge sale/deal on them, too. Details here.

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    Xero Shoes - Barefoot Running Sandals

CEO Tony Post talks about the Vibram Five Fingers Bikila, Women's KSO Trek, Increased Production, and Sales Growth

The Vibram Five Fingers Bikila in the grey and red (tween the toes) color combination for men.
The Vibram Five Fingers Bikila in the grey and red (tween the toes) color combination for men.
The Vibram Five Fingers Bikila in the grey and bright green (tween the toes) color combination for women.
The Vibram Five Fingers Bikila in the grey and bright green (tween the toes) color combination for women.

Above, two previously unseen stock photos of the Vibram Five Fingers Bikila in grey/red for men and grey/bright green for women!

05.06.10 - The Vibram Five Fingers Bikila is out!

The CEO of Vibram USA Tony Post published a note on facebook yesterday concerning "Product Availability, the Bikila, and What's Next." Good stuff from the super nice You may recall meeting Mr. Post last summer when he gave an impromptu interview at Vibram HQ to Raw Food World.

Anyway, go read Tony's message, or just check the highlights:

On the Availability of Vibram Five Fingers

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An Introduction to ChiRunning®A Natural Running Form

Guest post by David Stretanski of EnerChi Fitness

In the fall of 2005, I was injured, frustrated and confused. Nagging injuries had affected my running program for over two years and I was running with the fear of my next setback. Then a fellow runner suggested I get this book called "ChiRunning". With the help of a few ChiRunning principles, I have been running injury free ever since while enjoying greater distance and speed with limited recovery. ChiRunning has also allowed a steady migration to less and less shoe over time as I improve technique.

ChiRunning ("chee-running") is incredibly simple. It applies some basic principles for a dramatic increase in efficiency while reducing discomfort, aches/pains and injury.

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Weekend Link Love 3/28/10

I'm mixing up how I've previously tracked new reviews of Vibram Five Fingers (As in, my "Latest Reviews" posts). Each week that goes by brings more and more reviews with it. As these reviews come in, I will be regularly updating this page:

Vibram Five Fingers Reviews 'round the Web

That way, anyone can find every review out there on Vibram Five Fingers in one place in an orderly fashion.

Meanwhile, on Sundays, so long as I can manage it, I'll post links to Vibram and natural/barefoot running related articles and reviews of note from around the web. The goal here is to point the VFF community to interesting stuff around the net. Therefore, if you find any articles that you think might interest the barefoot-powered community, drop me an email at justin at birthdayshoes dot com with a link and any relevant information about the article (quotes, thoughts, whatever). I can't promise I'll post everything submitted, but all submissions will get consideration!

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Vibram Five Fingers Reviews 'round the Web

Below is a comprehensive list of Vibram Five Fingers reviews found both here on Birthday Shoes or around the web. The list is organized by publish date (most recent being at the top) and VFF model.

This list is regularly updated. Note that reviews prior to 2009 have been discovered months after their original post date — if you are aware of a review that is not on this list, please contact the administrator! Also, if you find any links are broken, please let me know.

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Barefoot Running Ultramarathons: Possible? Of course!

Jason Robillard of Barefoot Running University demonstrates barefoot running on the trails in Michigan.
Jason Robillard of Barefoot Running University demonstrates barefoot running on the trails in Michigan.

Guest post by Jason Robillard, author and founder of the Barefoot Running University

Running ultramarathons ... barefoot? Is that even possible? Of course! Not only is it possible, I think it can give a runner a discernible advantage. Okay, so maybe you won't have to go completely barefoot. A good minimalist shoe may work just fine.

I'm a barefoot ultramarathon runner. I do wear minimalist shoes on occasion when conditions warrant. I ran a 100 mile ultra in September of 2009 (Hallucination 100 in Pinckney, Michigan) wearing a pair of Vibram KSOs. I've run a 50 miler barefoot and another in aqua socks (North Country Trail Run in Manistee, Michigan) I also teach people about barefoot and minimalist shoe running.

Okay, so you're ready to take the plunge. You decide you'd like to try one of these ultramarathons. If you are a barefoot or minimalist shoe runner, this likely causes a little trepidation. How do you prepare for such a long distance with so little protection on your feet? What variables will your footwear decisions affect?

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