Jul 1, 2010 | 22 comments »
The proliferation of counterfeit Vibram Five Fingers was first reported here on Birthday Shoes back in early April 2010. It's now about three months later, and though Vibram has and is taking public measures to combat the proliferation of these counterfeit toe shoes, it seems they are still as rampant as ever.
Amazingly, the list of fake Five Fingers online retail websites is now over 175 sites long!
What a mess —
Jun 30, 2010 | 3 comments »
Jun 29, 2010 | 9 comments »
We first ran across Edward Edmonds a few weeks ago in a video of him running barefoot and posted it in our Link Love section. Later, we discovered from his blog that he trains in Europe full time as a runner with the goal of running a marathon under 2:20 and competing in the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials. We were curious about how he incorporates barefoot running into his training and contacted him for an interview. Although he does not run exclusively barefoot or in Vibram Five Fingers, he does run barefoot to improve his form and trains in very lightweight minimalist racing flats.
Below is what Edward shared with us —
Jun 28, 2010 | 6 comments »
Anyone who has ever been to DisneyWorld knows there is a lot of walking involved and that South Florida can get pretty hot. If you are pushing strollers and carrying kids, it can feel more like work than a vacation. Armed with his Vibram Five Fingers Sprints, Jason was up to the challenge and had this to say about his vacation:
Jason, we hope after seven days of DisneyWorld you were able to log some time by the SeaWorld whale tank cooling off. Thanks for letting us know your Sprints were a great choice for all of that walking.
Jun 27, 2010 | Leave a comment »
BirthdayShoes Week in Review
The long awaited women's Vibram KSO Trek became availabile at CitySports. They retail for about $125 and you can get free shipping using the coupon code BIRTHDAY.
Sean, a competitive runner and Vibram Five Fingers fan from Canada, gaves us the run down on how he was motivated to try Vibrams after reading Born to Run and now does his track workouts in Classics.
Also, the World's First Five Fingers 5k, sponsored by Mahoney's, was held in Johnson City, TN. Nestor sent us a race report and some great scuttlebutt he gleaned from a Vibram rep on new products including a possible lace-up Bikila!
Finally, we can add another great application of Vibram Five Fingers to this list after Tony sent us this pic of him slicing through class 5 rapids.
After the jump, see links and videos related to barefoot running and, of course, Vibram Five Fingers!
Jun 24, 2010 | 10 comments »
UPDATE (7/1/10) - The Brown Women's KSO Trek is now available at REI!
I have some happy news for women — at long last, CitySports now has the womens Vibram Five Fingers KSO Trek in black. If you recall, the KSO Trek was greenlighted for production back in the beginning of November (We broke the news on the Vibram Five Fingers KSO Trek for women here!). The KSO Trek retails for about $125 and you can get free shipping at CitySports using the coupon code BIRTHDAY. Here's the product info on the Five Fingers KSO Trek:
"The Vibram FiveFingers KSO Trek is a more rugged version of the popular KSO. The Kangaroo leather upper and sock liner are soft against the foot, yet strong and tear resistant, with outstanding breathability. A 4mm EVA midsole offers plating protection from stone bruising, and a lightly cleated 4mm Vibram performance rubber outsole delivers improved traction on trails and over more rugged terrain.
The KSO Trek is best for: Light trekking, Trail running, Fitness walking, Travel"
Since I'm on the subject of inventory at CitySports, I'll mention that CitySports got an injection of Vibram Five Fingers Bikilas in Silver and Red and Silver and Green. This inventory alert was sent out via the Five Fingers inventory email alert system about an hour ago!)