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 on: Today at 09:29:28 AM 
Started by Piemaster - Last post by Mr. Leigh
IMHO it is a boneheaded move on Vibram's part to re-release the one color that was most prevalent and in actuality is still available in some places.  I bought my pair for $40 brand new from one of the major VFF retailers.  They are abundant in nearly all sizes on eBay.  I can't see anyone flocking to pay full price for a boring re-release that will not differ from the original.  Some of us die hard classic fans will probably pick up a pair as a spare, however I don't think Vibram is going to see a resurgence of people interested in a color that they very likely already own or have passed on due to lack of interest.  I think they should have came out with some wild and crazy, never before seen color, something else a little more gimmicky or unique, or something akin to the KSO remix with multi-colored fabric.  I'm glad that they are sticking to the original design, and not incorporating the flimsy heel cup that they used for the Olympic version.  My worry is that the re-release will flop, only reaffirming in Vibram's mind that it was a good decision to discontinue it in the first place.  Vibram really missed an opportunity to regenerate interest in this great model, again just my opinion.

 on: June 29, 2015, 06:18:58 PM 
Started by Piemaster - Last post by barefootin
My wife is plenty happy with the black...  Besides, she's the one that prompted the response from Vibram  Grin   

 on: June 25, 2015, 11:53:42 AM 
Started by Piemaster - Last post by Mr. Leigh
Some of my classics leave an indent in the top pf my thick feet.  Over time the elastic stretches and it lessens.  I have a pair of classics with the elastic cord removed, bought them used on these forums, and they are the most comfortable pair I own.  I will likely pick up a black pair and cut the cord on them.

Sprints are good too.  Never dig in since they have no elastic.  Just wish the straps were a little longer for stretching across my thick feet.

 on: June 25, 2015, 11:40:53 AM 
Started by Piemaster - Last post by Piemaster
Not had any problems with wear on the denim/yellow classics. Think I've had them for 4 years - summer use only ('summer' being a UK 'summer' and dry days) mostly just general wearing and walking.
I've got a pair of the GB style Olympics too - also very worn. Different heel cup to the normal classics.

@nowster you can of course dissent on the Classic / EL-X debate. You'd  be wrong..but you can dissent  Tongue

 on: June 25, 2015, 03:23:33 AM 
Started by Piemaster - Last post by nowster
Can I add a dissenting voice and say that I much prefer the EL-X to the Classics (which always leave a ring round my upper foot)?

 on: June 24, 2015, 05:02:32 PM 
Started by Piemaster - Last post by Mr. Leigh
Yeah, I was disappointed to say the least when I found out it was a black only release.  I will likely pick up a 2016 pair if the price is right.  I already have a pair of older stock black classics that I bought new for $40 back when they were initially discontinued.  I am also thinking about getting a pair on eBay and cutting the cord out. 

I too have the Denim/Yellow/Black classics from Europe.  It appears to be a completely different upper fabric altogether, sort of a stretch denim.  I questioned their longevity, so I have not worn mine. 

Vibram needs to release Classics in some colors, either old school or new, rather than all black.

 on: June 24, 2015, 04:33:25 PM 
Started by Piemaster - Last post by Piemaster
Boo!  Sad Black only, probably get a pair anyway as I've just picked up some single use ones one ebay. I don't really like the EL-X - too tight across the top for me. The open tops of the Classics are much better.

My denim/yellow ones are still my favourite pair. They were a europe only colour. Stopped running in them now to try and have them last a bit longer. Easy to kick off and stick in the cargo shorts pocket to go barefoot - another way of keeping them going a bit longer!

 on: June 24, 2015, 03:10:23 PM 
Started by Mr. Leigh - Last post by Mr. Leigh
I am putting this out there more as an FYI or a public service announcement. 

It is against the law to "borrow" images from this site to use them for anything, unless you have gotten permission from the owner of the photographs/site AKA Justin Owings.  I used the term borrow, as I do believe that no one that frequents this site is intentionally doing so with a malicious intent, however in all reality it is stealing.  I am bringing this up because on more than one occasion I have stumbled upon eBay listings that have used pictures from the main page/reviews of this site as their product images.  When I see this, I alert Justin and he usually contacts the owner of the eBay listing.  If the owner is cooperative and removes the unauthorized used images, then it stops there.  If the person is unresponsive and/or refuses to revise the listing and remove the images, Justin then reports them to eBay for copyright infringement.  If this happens, eBay will remove the listing and if the person is a repeat offender or has given eBay other reasons to be on alert, they may lose their eBay account.

Just putting this out there.  I realize that it is a great big internet out there and many people stumble upon those images that have no affiliation or even knowledge of this site, however if this message stops even one forum member from doing so, then it was time well spent on my part.


 on: June 24, 2015, 02:51:35 PM 
Started by Piemaster - Last post by Mr. Leigh
I've already been in contact with a marketing coordinator at Vibram regarding the anniversary re-release of the classic.  It will be basic boring black.  Sorry to burst your bubble.  I too would love a splash of color between my toes, however it is not going to happen anytime soon on the classic platform.  I also heard a rumor that KSO were also coming back in 2016, again in basic boring black. 

This is great news for anyone that missed out on these models when they were first available.  It's a shame they did not take it a little further and offer some wild, never before seen colors or at least re-release some of the odd original colors that many of us have drooled over int he past glory of old colors thread on this site.

 on: June 23, 2015, 02:49:05 AM 
Started by nazgulnarsil - Last post by nazgulnarsil
I wish VFF made a shoe without toe pockets but the same everywhere else as their basic EL-X or whatever.

Vibram Furoshiki

whoa, but not available for sale anywhere online!

So I got the cheap teslas from amazon and after taking out the insoles GREAT SUCCESS! flat bottom and flexible upper that lets my foot spread. It would be nice if they were a tiny bit wider but these are by FAR the closest thing yet.

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