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.

Edward Edmond's Minimalist Approach to Marathon Training utilizes Barefoot Running and Racing Flats

Edward Edmond's Minimalist Approach to Marathon Training utilizes Barefoot Running and Racing Flats
Edward on a training run through the German countryside wearing his Nike Air Zoom Streak XC 2 racing flats.

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 —

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Seven Days at DisneyWorld were a Walk in the Park with Vibram Five Fingers Sprints

Jason at DisneyWorld
Jason and his kids enjoy a photo op with Sulley from Monsters Inc.

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:

I took my family on a vacation to DisneyWorld in Orlando from May 31 to June 9 this year. We had 7 day passes to the Disney Parks and did one day at SeaWorld. I logged over 70 miles in my VFF Sprint's and the only problem I had was when I was forced to wear "real shoes" to the conference I was there for. Couldn't wait to get back to the hotel and put my VFF's on and hit the parks. It is the first time in my life I have spent that much time on my "flat feet" and not had a sore back or tired legs. They are truly unbelievable. Oh and by the way, the temp was mid to upper 90's the whole time, and my feet never got hot at all.

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.

Weekend Link Love 6/27/10

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!

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The Women's Vibram Five Fingers KSO Trek is out!

The Women's Vibram Five Fingers KSO Trek is out!

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"

You can read the Birthday Shoes Five Fingers KSO Trek detailed review here and read all posts on the KSO Trek here.

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!)

The World's First Ever Five Fingers 5k race

Five Fingers 5k Starting Line
Runners line-up for the start of the first annual Five Fingers 5k.

The World's First Ever Five Fingers 5k, sponsored by Mahoney's was held this past weekend in Johnson City, TN. It was open to all runners, regardless of footwear. However, the winner was wearing fivefingers and finished the race in 17:33. Vibram Five Fingers fan, Nestor, ran in the race and shared this excellent report with us:

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