10 Years of Vibram FiveFingers

10 Years of Vibram FiveFingers
A few of the earliest-sold Vibram FiveFingers - the Classic - from my collection.
2016: Rebirth of a legend, or missed opportunity? How it all began — The short version The precise timeline has been muddied by the years: when the first Fivefingers exactly hit the market is uncertain: probably around 2003 or 2004 from what I`ve… more »
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Vibrams for Humans and Dogs, Alike

Vibrams for Humans and Dogs, Alike
Vibrams for Humans and Dogs, Alike
Moji trains his clients in them and his clients have bout them. He always had problems building calves but he now works out with them so his calves have improved a lot. You can view him on his website www.mojifitness.com or I have them on my FB. Moji ha… more »

Big VivoBarefoot Sales

Big VivoBarefoot Sales
Big VivoBarefoot Sales
EMS offering 20% off Vivo Barefoots to BirthdayShoes readers! Left Lane Sports Flash Sale on Vivo Barefoots! EVO II Aqua Lite Neo Airmesh Neo Neo Trail Oak Hydrophobic Mesh Evo Mesh Lucy Lite Last chance to get Bikila FiveFingers for… more »

Are Flip-Flops Dangerous?

Broken flip-flops
Photo by asteegabo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/untilblack/
Flip-flops may be hazardous to your health. That's the conclusion I'm led to believe having perused a couple CNN.com articles on one of the most basic forms of footwear worn (and enjoyed) worldwide by virtually everyone at some point or another. A… more »

Take 20% Off All FiveFingers!

Take 20% Off All FiveFingers!
*Note: excludes the laceless Spyridon.
CitySports is giving BirthdayShoes readers an exclusive coupon code to take 20% off ALL Vibram FiveFingers!   The coupon code to take 20% off is VFFPR2.  It can be applied to all full-price AND sale-price Vibrams!   That means t… more »

Adidas Sued for Barefoot Running Claims

Adidas Sued for Barefoot Running Claims
Adidas Sued for Barefoot Running Claims
Adidas can now join Vibram as another toe shoe manufacturer being sued for barefoot-related marketing claims. Reuters reports plaintiff Joseph Rocco believes he was "duped" into buying his $90 pair of Adidas Adipure Trainers (reviewed here) based on… more »

School Says No Skele-Toes Shoes Allowed

School Says No Skele-Toes Shoes Allowed
School Says No Skele-Toes Shoes Allowed
A couple weeks back Louisiana school Vermilion Parish set before it's school board an important question concerning kids' footwear — should toe shoes (Fila Skele-toes apparently being the primary culprit) be allowed in schools? A local Vermilio… more »

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 »