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Shoe Innovation through Collaboration: Skechers Performance Division

Shoe Innovation through Collaboration: Skechers Performance Division
Shoe Innovation through Collaboration: Skechers Performance Division
Honestly when I was first approached by Justin about doing some wear testing for Skechers™ I was a bit skeptical. After all, these days when the word “Skechers” is brought up in conversation it’s usually referring to, at best, their casual line of footw… more »

xkcd Immortality Vibram FiveFingers (God's Shoes!)

I *do* hear that they're the most comfortable thing to wear on your feet since sliced bread.
The xkcd comic from June 6, 2012, alluding to the magical powers of toe shoes.
Today's xkcd comic pays homage to the mystical powers of toe shoes and to the general initial aversion folks have to wearing them for the first time (despite their supposed awesome goodness). Immmortality Vibram FiveFingers? Sounds a lot like "God's S… more »

20% Off SeeYa, Spyridon LS, Speed FiveFingers

20% Off SeeYa, Spyridon LS, Speed FiveFingers
20% Off SeeYa, Spyridon LS, Speed FiveFingers
I spent a good bit of time hunting around the past few days for sales on FiveFingers -- in particular, sales where the retailer has a decent bit of inventory (not just one off-size pair at a steep discount, but lots of sizes). You can do this kinda res… more »

Vibram, FiveFingers U.S. Store Grand Opening

The view from the front of the first Vibram retail store in the United States-located on Newbury Street in Boston, Massachusetts.
The view from the front of the first Vibram retail store in the United States-located on Newbury Street in Boston, Massachusetts.
On Saturday, April 14, 2012, Vibram opened it's flagship retail store (The first in the United States) on 292 Newbury Street in Boston. We covered the official press release here a couple weeks back. Vibram USA blew me away by offering to get me to Bo… more »

Barefoot Inspired Tattoo

Barefoot Inspired Tattoo
Barefoot Inspired Tattoo
Hey BirthdayShoes.com readers check it out! We have another user story for you. This time it is from Dustin. He recently got himself a barefoot inspired tattoo. He was kind enough to send us a short letter and some pictures showing off his new work… more »

Fila Skele-Toes "Toetally Original"?

Fila Skele-Toes "Toetally Original"?
Fila Skele-Toes "Toetally Original"?
Somewhere in America, the following conversation is taking place ... Guy 1: Have you heard of the "Fila Skele-toes?" They're those crazy new toe shoes! Guy 2: Oh yeah I saw those billboards driving to work the other day off I-70. Those things… more »

Vibram USA Opening Flagship Store in Boston

The view from the front of the first Vibram retail store in the United States-located on Newbury Street in Boston, Massachusetts.
The view from the front of the first Vibram retail store in the United States-located on Newbury Street in Boston, Massachusetts.
Announcement! Vibram is opening their first ever retail store in the US--in Boston--launching the store the weekend prior to the 2012 Boston Marathon! more »

Padraig Cottage Crofter Slipper

Padraig Cottage Crofter Slipper
Padraig Cottage Crofter Slipper
Consider this article to be a short product review but generally more of a recommendation. I have been using the Padraig Cottage Crofter Slipper for awhile now. Bottom line I love the slippers. They have been my favorite pair of house slippers from t… more »

Remembering Micah True a.k.a. Caballo Blanco

Remembering Micah True a.k.a. Caballo Blanco
Remembering Micah True a.k.a. Caballo Blanco
It's with sadness that I learned this weekend that Micah True, a.k.a. Caballo Blanco ("The White Horse"), passed away last week while running in the Gila National Forest of New Mexico. There are many news articles about his passing; here is but one. T… more »

That's a Lot of Classic FiveFingers

That's a Lot of Classic FiveFingers
That's a Lot of Classic FiveFingers
There are FiveFingers fans and then there are really FiveFingers fans. While there are a growing number of people who have five to ten pairs of toe shoes in their closet, there are only a handful who have over forty — that's over 400 toe pockets.… more »

Stepping into Everyday, Casual Barefooting

Stepping into Everyday, Casual Barefooting
Stepping into Everyday, Casual Barefooting
I got a great user story from Evan, who has made it a habit of gifting FiveFingers to his wife Crystal on her birthday! Given the name of this site and it's foundations in FiveFingers, I can't think of a better birthday gift than a new pair of "birthda… more »

Vibram FiveFingers Fans Through Different Eyes

Vibram FiveFingers Fans Through Different Eyes
Vibram FiveFingers Fans Through Different Eyes
Vibram recently posted on their Facebook fan page their take on a popular internet meme — how people see me. You know, typically a six pane knockdown around misconceptions about things you do, your job, etc. It's constructed by taking You can se… more »

Fila Skeletoes vs Vibram FiveFingers: Toe Shoe Supremacy

Fila Skeletoes vs Vibram FiveFingers: Toe Shoe Supremacy
Fila Skeletoes vs Vibram FiveFingers: Toe Shoe Supremacy
While most BirthdayShoes readers are likely already toe shoe aficionados who own at least one pair of Vibram FiveFingers, and often a whole closet full, at least a few readers stumble on our neck of the web looking for information about Fila Skele-toes.… more »

Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) in FiveFingers on 30 Rock

Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) of NBC's 30 Rock initiated negotiations with Jack Donaghy by propping her Bikila-clad FiveFingers up on a coffee table.
Liz Lemon (Tina Fey) of NBC's 30 Rock initiated negotiations with Jack Donaghy by propping her Bikila-clad FiveFingers up on a coffee table.
30 Rock fans who are also Vibram FiveFingers fans were pleased to see Liz Lemon — played by Tina Fey — briefly show off some Bikila FiveFingers (toe shoes) on the February 2, 2012, episode of the show. more »

Things Barefoot Runners Say

My good friend and founder of Invisible Shoes Steven Sashen recently released a spoof video titled "Sh*t Barefoot Runners Say," playing into the meme created by a certain twitter user (with nearly 3mm followers!) (By the way, follow BirthdayShoes on twi… more »

FLASH! Vivo Barefoots (Neo Trails! Ultras!) On Sale!

FLASH! Vivo Barefoots (Neo Trails! Ultras!) On Sale!
FLASH! Vivo Barefoots (Neo Trails! Ultras!) On Sale!
If it's past 10AM EST or 7AM PST where you are, word to the savvy shopper: flash sale site LeftLane Sports has just opened up a new VIVO BAREFOOT flash sale! **NOTE: If you're not a member of LeftLane Sports, you need to join first AND IF YOU USE MY… more »

BirthdayShoes 5 Toed Fives Barefoot Stickers

BirthdayShoes 5 Toed Fives Barefoot Stickers
BirthdayShoes 5 Toed Fives Barefoot Stickers
Over the course of the past few months, a number of VFF and Birthday Shoes fans have asked if I could create some barefoot or VFF paraphernalia. It is in this spirit, and in a humble request for support for the proprietor of this site (me), that I crea… more »

Book Review: Run Barefoot Run Healthy

Run Barefoot Run Healthy: Less Pain More Gain for Runners over 30 by Ashish Mukharji is a compilation of hundreds of answers to the questions most often asked on the topic of barefoot running. Ashish makes a strong case for shedding footwear altogether… more »

Vibram FiveFingers Trunk Show at Born To Run in Seattle

Vibram FiveFingers Trunk Show at Born To Run in Seattle
Vibram FiveFingers Trunk Show at Born To Run in Seattle
I found out last Sunday that Born to Run in Seattle Washington was having a Vibram FiveFingers Trunk Show. I promptly dropped what I was doing grabbed my camera and headed down to check out what they had going on. The Local Vibram representative h… more »

2011 Barefoot and Minimalist Holiday Gift Guide

2011 Barefoot and Minimalist Holiday Gift Guide
2011 Barefoot and Minimalist Holiday Gift Guide
It is that time of year again... got to find gifts for all of your family and friends. Well a few of us here got together and put together our recommendations for this holiday season. Justin's Picks: If you want to give something high quality… more »