Category: general

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
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"?
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
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
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
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
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 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 »

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 »

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 »

FLASH SALE: Vibram FiveFingers 50% Off!

FLASH SALE: Vibram FiveFingers 50% Off!
This Friday December the 16th LeftLane Sports Is going to have a flash sale on Vibram FiveFingers. In case you don't know about LeftLane Sports it is a flash sale site similar to Woot! or TheClymb. They offer deep discounts on certain items of which t… more »

I am a Barefoot Runner. It's changed my life.

The following video has been making a few rounds among barefoot running circles. I'd describe it as a comical take on barefoot running. Allow me to introduce Rory Coatsworth, the Barefoot Runner. Note: before you press play, it's ever so slightly… more »

New FiveFingers Speed Colors for 2012

New FiveFingers Speed Colors for 2012
When the speed style first came to market it was available in only two colors Black and White for male sizes and bright blue and whit for the female version. This will change next spring once Vibram releases several new color variations for the Speed s… more »

The Anti-Shoe Infomercial

The Anti-Shoe Infomercial
I'm glad someone finally did this — created a commercial for the foot! After all, it's got all the bells and whistles you need, it's sold at a rock bottom price (free!), and lasts you a lifetime. Your bare foot — the anti-shoe! From the… more »