Doing the Ultimate Hike in FiveFingers - Help Alejandra Out!

Doing the Ultimate Hike in FiveFingers - Help Alejandra Out!

The following is a guest post by Alejandra Aldana

On May 4, 2013, I will be participating in Ultimate Hike, a 28.3 mile hike benefiting CureSearch for Children's Cancer. My goal is to not only complete this very long hike in one day, but also help raise awareness and $2500 in funds for CureSearch.

CureSearch for Children's Cancer, a National Childhood Cancer Foundation, funds and supports targeted and innovative children's cancer research with measurable results, and is the authoritative source of information and resources for all those affected by children's cancer. CureSearch funds both local and national research, ensuring that a cure will be found as quickly as possible.

I have decided to take this challenge for a number of reasons. I want the opportunity to help give back to those affected by cancer as well as improve my life and fitness. Part of what I hope to accomplish other than raising funds for children in need is becoming part of a community and pushing my boundaries.

I plan on completing the 28.3 miles completely in my Vibram Five Fingers and while many people are advising me against it, I just don't see myself doing it without them. It is going to take a lot of building my feet up, but I am more than confident I will be able to do so. If you are able to donate to my fundraising that would be great. If not that will be fine, too. What I would love to get out of this, is the opportunity to share my journey with others. There is nothing more powerful and exhilarating than a sense of community for a great cause. If you are interested in joining me on my minimalist journey please let me know as soon as possible (we have already started our first training session). If you would like to help follow and share me and my cause you can do so at 10littlepiggies.tumblr.com.

You can also donate directly by following this link.

Thanks again for your support and encouragement!

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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Weekend Link Love 6/20/10

BirthdayShoes Week in Review

Happy Father's Day all dads out there! This past week on Birthday Shoes we asked the community to sound off about their favorite Tips and Tricks on Barefoot or Vibram Five Fingers Running. We gave away stickers to the first ten commenters. If you missed it, stay tuned for more sticker, shoe, and t-shirt* giveaways. Birthday Shoes community members Adam and Taylor submitted pics of their escape from Vegas to Red Rock Canyon. Volcanologist, James, said good bye to Iceland and shared these parting shots of his Vibram KSOs. Also, Aaron sent us a cool pic in his KSO Treks that he wears to work in a machine shop—metal shavings and all. After the jump, see links and videos related to barefoot running and, of course, Vibram Five Fingers!

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