I got the nice note below from David who recently went coast to coast with his girlfriend — both in their minimalist footwear (Vivos and Vibrams). David's a long-time reader but first time submitter and I wanted to share his photo above and his note:
I've been reading Birthday Shoes for a few years now. I first came across it while I was working at a local REI. I saw a pair of Vibrams for the first time and started doing some research - three years later I still check in to see new reviews, personal stories and of course...find killer deals. (I think I'll be indulging in a little Labor Day special).
About two months ago you had a link to a sale on Bikila's. At the time I had one pair of VFFs - KomodoSports that were wearing out quickly - so I picked up a pair of Bikila's for under $50! And a couple weeks later you were advertising a Vivo Barefoot sale on LLS - I got myself a pair of the Aqua Lite's (which are great) and a pair of Evo's for my girlfriend (her first minimalist-minded shoe) in preparation for our journey across the US (New Jersey to California). The Aqua Lite's were supposed to be my road trip shoes but once we hit the red rock deserts in Utah, I threw on my Bikila's because I didn't want to trash my new Vivo's.
We managed to snap a couple of pictures in our new kicks as a way to say thanks for sharing these great shoes with us.
Thanks, David! I'm happy to hear the site has been steering you in the right direction (and saving some moola in the process).
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