Jun 17, 2010 | 8 comments »
Aaron sent us this cool pic of him in the machine shop with his Vibram Five Fingers KSO Treks surrounded by metal shavings and had this to say about it:
While Vibram KSO Treks may not meet OSHA standards, it is the only Five Fingers model made with Kangaroo Leather and a rugged 4mm cleated sole. Thanks for the pic, Aaron, and we promise not to tell.
Jun 15, 2010 | Leave a comment »
James, the Vibram-wearing volcanologist in Iceland we previously heard from here is wrapping up his work at the Icelandic volcano and sent in a few final Vibram Five Fingers-shod shots of this beautiful island.
Here's what James had to say:
Jun 13, 2010 | 1 comment »
While attending a conference in Vegas, cloud computing experts, Adam and Taylor, escaped the Vegas hubbub to try out their Vibram Five Fingers at Red Rock Canyon. After the jump, read Taylor's description of the day's events.
Jun 13, 2010 | Leave a comment »
Did you catch the breaking news about a five-toed minimalist shoe from Inov-8's called Evoskin? It's an interesting product concept though it already has a few skeptics. On the Vibram user posts front, this past week we saw Joey encountering some rough terrain while having to fend off blood sucking leeches while hiking Mt. Makiling in his Vibram Fiver Fingers KSOs. Vibram Five Fingers fan, Tyson, convinced his doctor to snap an x-ray of his feet inside his KSO Treks! Also, Graig has gotten back into running using the Pose technique with his Vibram Five Fingers KSOs. If you haven't yet, there is still time to vote in this week's poll on how folks use their Vibram Five Fingers. After the jump, see links and videos related to barefoot running and Vibram Five Fingers!
A five-toed minimalist shoe by someone other than Vibram? Meet Inov-8's upcoming Evoskin [New Product]
Jun 11, 2010 | 47 comments »
Damien over at Adventure in Progress had his "barefeet to the ground" and happened to notice a tweet by @inov8uk — it has since been de-tweeted (deleted) — that included a link to a photo on yfrog of a new minimalist / barefoot shoe, the Inov-8 Evoskin* (Inov-8 website). The Evoskin appears to be the first five-toed alternative to the original "barefoot alternative" — Vibram Five Fingers (Note: I don't consider the fake five fingers to be true alternatives to Vibrams as they are just counterfeits produced out of China).
Here is the yfrog photo (it's still online despite the deleted tweet) of the Evoskin:
Jun 11, 2010 | 4 comments »
Vibram Five Fingers Fan, Joey, wore his Vibram Five Fingers KSOs on a 12 mile hike to the summit of Mt. Makiling, a potentially active volcano on the island of Luzon, Philippines.. He encountered all types of terrain and ground conditions. He even had to fend off some pesky blood leeches. Luckily, his KSOs protected him from the little buggers and there was no blood loss.
Read Joey's description of his hike.