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.

Pete gets his KSOed Feet wet on Spanish Beaches

Pete sent in the above two photos taken at a Spanish beach. I collapsed the two shots into an animated GIF to heighten the effect.

Here's Pete:

Hi,

Took [my] KSO's for a spin in a Spanish beach. Got curious looks but most of all it was fun to run by the water and not even care about incoming waves :-)

/pete

Even though Vibram fivefinger KSOs are designed to "Keep Stuff Out," that functionality tends to break down when it comes to running water filled with fine silt and sand — a point confirmed by Pete:

I did not notice the sand so much while running ( I suppose due to water) but afterwards it was rather hard to get it out of the shoes. There is still some :-)

For all of you presently strapped to a desk and staring at a computer, can you hear the crashing waves?

Thanks, Pete!

A day of fun with Sonia at the Harley Party and Sands Casino as seen through black KSO VFFs

A day of fun with Sonia at the Harley Party and Sands Casino as seen through black KSO VFFs
These Black KSO fivefingers have all the fun!

Above is a montage of photos (click for a larger version) sent in from Sonia who continues to enjoy her newfound foot freedom:

Hey Justin,

Just love your web site and had so much fun today that I took pic's of the whole day! From the Harley Party to the Sands casino ... the whole day from beginning to end — oh what fun!! People love these and want to know more!

Thanks!
Sonia

These black KSOs sure know how to party! Keep having fun with them, Sonia!

Running a 5K with Chad - this time in Classic Vibram Five Fingers

Running a 5K with Chad - this time in Classic Vibram Five Fingers
Chad pictured above with his new-to-running son, James.

Here's an update from Chad, who previously ran a marathon in his black KSO fivefingers, and recently ran the Charlotte, North Carolina's Hit the Brixx 10K and a 5K in his grey and orange fivefinger Classics — pushing his son in a jogger:

Hi Justin,

Just another note to let you know how my running is going. This morning I pushed my son James in our baby jogger (somewhat of a misnomer, as he's now five years old, four feet tall, and weighs sixty pounds) at Charlotte's Hit the Brixx, where I did both the 10k (50:49) and the 5k (23:02). It's a little hard to see, but I wore my orange and gray VFF Classics with black Injinji socks. That's me with the white hat, white singlet, and yellow BOB stroller.

We had a great time at the race, and James ran in his first fun run, albeit with regular running shoes. Maybe this is the beginning of a long love a running for him, I hope.

Sincerely,

Chad

Nice times, Chad!

I'm just learning to walk properly while pushing a stroller (harder than it looks it seems! Or maybe I'm just clumsy), to say nothing of running.

Great to hear about your son getting into running, too!

Scott Rafer at TechCrunch London in his Classic FiveFingers

Scott Rafer at TechCrunch London in his Classic FiveFingers
Scott Rafer, "serial entrepreneur," photoed above at TechCrunch London, September 24, 2009, by Taylor Davidson.

Internet entrepreneur Scott Rafer passed on a photo taken of him by Taylor Davidson giving a presentation at TechCrunch London. You can see Scott is wearing his black Classic fivefingers (Photo lightened a bit for better visibility). Here's Scott on his VFFs:

I now work in my black Classics (and work out in the orange and grey) ... I now live in the darn things.

I've got an upcoming post on the "everyday greatness" of Classic fivefingers that I should put out soon that gets at Scott's point of "living in" VFFs.

Thanks for passing this on, Scott!

Adam takes his fivefinger KSOs to the Cowboys Monday Night Football Game

Adam takes his fivefinger KSOs to the Cowboys Monday Night Football Game
Adam takes his fivefinger KSOs to the Cowboys Monday Night Football Game

In the mailbag this evening comes photos from last night's Dallas Cowboys vs. Carolina Panthers (Cowboys won) game viewed a la black Vibram fivefingers KSOs!

Here's Adam on his trip to the new stadium in his Vibrams:

Pictures of me with my Vibram KSOs at the Cowboys game 9-28-09. The brand new Cowboys stadium in Arlington, TX is awesome! I may have been the first person ever to go inside with Vibrams.

We love to go barefoot/vibram down here in Texas! Go Cowboys!!!!

-Adam

I think that is the biggest jumbotron screen I've ever seen! Also, it sorta looks like Adam's feet are squishing the little players on the field.

Thanks for sharing, Adam!

An amputee talks about his fivefinger KSOs

I was recently contacted by Adam, an individual who had to have his left leg amputated after suffering injuries in a car wreck. Adam's preferred method of getting around now is on crutches, making his remaining leg the central point of support and balance. It's under these constraints that he's turned to using fivefingers KSOs to aid in feeling the ground. Here's Adam:

Justin,

I recently stumbled across your website and decided to write you a comment. I'm 20 years old and lost my left leg last year due to a car wreck during my freshman year of college.

I don't always wear a prosthesis because they're painful for me still. As a result, I'm stuck using crutches. My primary footwear of choice while crutching is the KSO.

The FF allows me to have an impeccable connection to the ground, which is essential for a mono-pod like myself, making sure that every step is safe and secure. My balance and agility are improved when wearing FFs as well.

I always get strange looks from people, and I can't help but wonder if it's because I wear FFs or because I only have one leg. Perhaps it's both? :)

Anyways, thanks for making such an awesome tribute site, and if you know of any amputees who still have their left foot, I have a brand new left KSO size 43 that I don't think I'll be using anytime soon!

- Adam

I'm happy to manage a place where people can share how they're improving their lives by doing something so simple as improving their connection to the ground — Adam's case is unusual, but a great application of Vibram fivefingers.

Thanks for sharing your story, Adam, and I'll let you know if anyone else reaches out in need of your left KSO!