May 15, 2013 | 2 comments »
I'm a big fan of FiveFingers and minimalist shoes generally. I love that there are so many new shoe companies out there catering to this crowd, along with many better-known companies producing minimalist options. That said, I think I've about had my fil… more »
Mar 29, 2012 | 77 comments »
Vibram is being named in a class action lawsuit for deceptive marketing practices.
Got some breaking (and unfortunate) news: Vibram is being sued in a class action lawsuit over "deceptive claims" associated with the sale of FiveFingers. The case is VALERIE BEZDEK, Individually and on Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated, Plaintiff… more »
Mar 27, 2012 | 3 comments »
If you haven't been too distracted by all the new shiny FiveFingers out in 2012, or the newest and latest minimalist/barefoot shoes like the New Balance Zeros, the Altra Samsons, or the Merrell Road Gloves, you might have noticed that Vibram appears to… more »
Mar 20, 2012 | 76 comments »
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 »
Mar 15, 2012 | 4 comments »
Fell racing in North Wales (Icebreaker Ace Tank and Distance Short)
A review of Icebreaker clothing for minimalist runners. more »
Mar 7, 2012 | 7 comments »
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 »
Feb 17, 2012 | 14 comments »
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 »
Feb 9, 2012 | 22 comments »
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 »
Feb 5, 2012 | 7 comments »
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 »
Feb 2, 2012 | 8 comments »
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 »
Jan 23, 2012 | 1 comment »
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 »
Jan 9, 2012 | 31 comments »
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 »
Dec 28, 2011 | Leave a comment »
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 »
Dec 26, 2011 | 386 comments »
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 »
Dec 20, 2011 | 3 comments »
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.
If you want to give something high quality… more »
Dec 16, 2011 | 8 comments »
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 »
Dec 8, 2011 | 6 comments »
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 »
Nov 18, 2011 | 19 comments »
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 »
Nov 15, 2011 | 7 comments »
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 »
Nov 7, 2011 | 9 comments »
Could a drill you could practice virtually anywhere be the key to better, even possibly best, running form? And if W.G. George's 100-Up could make you a better runner — teach you how to run fast and injury free — wouldn't you want to learn it? The possibility of mastering the 100-Up so fascinated me that I dedicated a chunk of my weekend to creating a challenge around the exercise but I need your help.
Could a drill you could practice virtually anywhere be the key to better, even possibly best, running form? And if W.G. George's 100-Up could make you a better runner — teach you how to run fast and injury free — wouldn't you want to learn it? The possibility of mastering the 100-Up so fascinated me that I dedicated a chunk of my weekend to creating a challenge around the exercise but I need your help. more »
Oct 24, 2011 | 15 comments »
Joey Moore, pictured above, a CrossFit instructor in Thousand Oaks, California, instructs classes and does the WOD (workout of the day) in minimalist shoes, barefoot, or toe shoes. Here is his experience with various applications of these shoes (or barefoot!) with CrossFit. (photos by Jennifer Rau)
I’m a CrossFit instructor and gym manager in Thousand Oaks, CA at Live Train Play CrossFit and as such I am hard on my shoes. Some days I will be on my feet for a large portion of 14 to 15 hours. Throughout any given day I teach six classes, do a couple personal training sessions, and frequently do two to three of my own workouts. I’ve been wearing minimal shoes for years now, and I am still struggling to figure out what shoes work best for the life of a CrossFitter. more »
Oct 20, 2011 | 24 comments »
My Whiskey/Tan Bormio Left & Black Bormio Right.
My Whiskey/Tan Bormio Left & Black Bormio Right.
I love my Bormio FiveFingers. They have rocketed to the top as my most used pair of Vibram Five Fingers. A little background I work as a Real Estate Photographer in Washington State. I need a sh… more »
Oct 11, 2011 | 2 comments »
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I've got news: The Clymb has select VIVO BAREFOOTS on sale today up to 60% off (If that link doesn't work for you, read on: you need an invite to access the sale!).
VIVO BAREFOOTs on sale means you get… more »
Oct 7, 2011 | 7 comments »
If you'll recall a few weeks back TheClymb, which is a flash sale/group buying membership-only site, featured a sale on VIVO BAREFOOTS where you could get Evos, Neos, Jazz, Venus, and more on sale at up to 50% off (or more). It was a sweet deal on "the… more »
Oct 3, 2011 | 3 comments »
If you happen to have been after a pair of minimalist sandals and either live in a reasonably warm climate or don't mind cool feet (or getting some use out of these now and a lot more use in about 6 months), then here's a sweet deal: you can get a pair… more »
Sep 29, 2011 | 7 comments »
Various photos from the 2011 NYC Barefoot Run on September 25, 2011, on Governor's Island.
Had the fantastic opportunity to get up to New York City for the 2011 NYC Barefoot Run this past weekend. Special thanks to Merrell Barefoot for getting me up there — you want to talk about a company that cares about an authentic supporter of the… more »