Mar 15, 2013 | 10 comments »
A new study Foot Bone Marrow Edema after 10-week Transition to Minimalist Running Shoes appears in the recent Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. In the small short duration study researchers divided young (ave age 26) recreational runners… more »
Mar 7, 2013 | 36 comments »
Recent research released late Feb. 2013 implies that there's a good chance transitioning to Vibram FiveFingers may cause injury—specifically, bone injury.
The study was titled "Foot Bone Marrow Edema after 10-week Transition to Minimalist Runni… more »
Sep 24, 2012 | 6 comments »
Following up on a recent post on ToeSox Ultralite socks, I got to thinking about the many pairs of socks I use for various activities and weather conditions. While many people prefer going sockless when running or exercising, I almost a… more »
Mar 23, 2012 | 28 comments »
Vibram FiveFingers work for wide feet by featuring a sole that can expand width-wise as needed due to the rubber wrapping the foot at the sides; stretchy uppers and toe pockets also work to add width when needed.
Guest post by Ted
In the fall of 2009 I donned my first pair of VFF, the KSO Trek. I did a long hike in them and one huge difference soon became apparent. My feet didn’t hurt!
On the typical ho… more »
Nov 1, 2011 | 8 comments »
"I agree with you completely. After looking at what is involved, it looks like a money making scheme to profit on the barefoot movement." This was the comment I posted on Jason Robillard's Barefoot Running University website in reply to his blog post,… more »
Oct 27, 2011 | 6 comments »
Got the following email in the mailbag last night and got a bit carried away with my response so I figured I'd share the exchange below in hopes of helping others — and also if I'm missing anything, please add a comment to help G out further!… more »
Aug 31, 2011 | 40 comments »
An image of what it looks like to fox walk, a method of low-impact walking that may provide some answers to how to walk barefoot (Source: TrackerTrail.com)
How do you walk barefoot? Given most of us have learned to walk in heeled shoes, learning to walk barefoot requires listening to your body and retraining your biomechanics to minimize impact and walk gently. more »
Mar 21, 2011 | 81 comments »
A pair of smartwool Classic FiveFingers grip to a stony ledge.
"What are those — toe shoes?"It has to be one of the first questions that runs through the minds of someone when they see Vibram FiveFingers—or Fila Skele-toes—for the first time. Actually, the recent Fila Skele-toes billboard adve… more »
Dec 10, 2010 | 22 comments »
Guest post by ChadIt was an unhappy day when I threw out my first pair of Vibram Five Fingers KSO shoes. I had gotten them for Christmas in 2008 and they served me faithfully throughout many miles of running in 2009, including the Hatfield & McC… more »
Sep 7, 2010 | 40 comments »
Nike Zoom Streak XC 2 with Bare Foot Superimposed
Barefoot Running Shoes aren't an oxymoron. What else could you call minimalist footwear that mimicks the biomechanics of barefoot running? We define barefoot running shoes by weight, flexibility, style, and more! more »
Jul 1, 2010 | 22 comments »
The above images depict typical stock imagery seen on counterfeit Vibram Five Fingers websites. These are fakes!
See the original post on the emergence of counterfeit Vibram Five Fingers (Posted April 12, 2010) here. more »
Jun 18, 2010 | 49 comments »
Many Vibram Five Fingers owners bought their Vibrams specifically for running. Others are incorporating straight-up barefoot running into their training. There are even a few of you who are running in other minimalist footwear like the Vivo Barefoot Ev… more »
May 20, 2010 | 82 comments »
A massive load of Vibram Five Fingers (Plus some Injinji socks!) ready to be thrown in the washing machine. All models of Vibram Five Fingers are machine-washable (though should only be left out to air dry).
One of the first discussions on the Birthdayshoes.com forum was on perhaps the most widespread problem with Vibram Five Fingers — they can develop quite a stench, "VFF Stank," or Vibram funk. It's enough that VFF fans so afflicted with smelly Vibr… more »
Apr 16, 2010 | 75 comments »
How to modify your Vibram Five Fingers to accomodate a long second toe -- also known as Morton's Toe. A permanent modification to your Vibrams that stretches the second toe! more »
Apr 15, 2010 | 3 comments »
A full listing of Vibram Five Fingers fan user stories as documented through photos and firsthand accounts on BirthdayShoes.com. If you think about it, chances are it's been done in Vibrams! more »
Apr 12, 2010 | 594 comments »
A collage of many of the common fake Five Fingers that are out there available for sale over the Internet.
I have some bad news: there are Fake, non-Vibram Five Fingers at large masquerading as our favorite five-toed shoes. These pirated copies are duping would-be VFF fans into buying low quality, black market goods, sometimes at pretty high prices. Buy… more »
Apr 6, 2010 | 51 comments »
Pro-tip — Before you take off in your brand new Vibram Five Fingers, seriously consider going barefoot first. Build stronger feet and diminish your risk of injury. Chances are you’ve just purchased your first pair of Five Fingers, or are conside… more »
Apr 1, 2010 | 39 comments »
A side-by-side comparison of me wearing jeans with my KSO Vibram Five Fingers. These jeans would be the right length for normal footwear, but with KSOs, they drag behind the heels. By using an S-Biner, I'm able to keep my pants off the ground!
A quick fix/minimalist shoe or Vibram Five Fingers hack to keep the hem of your pants from dragging on the ground behind your heel, a common problem when you take away the heel as is the case with most barefoot-style shoes. more »
Mar 29, 2010 | 8 comments »
An introduction to ChiRunning, a natural running method that be used in conjunction with minimalist or barefoot running, written by Certified ChiRunning instructor David Stretanski. more »
Mar 25, 2010 | 43 comments »
Some have wondered how a pair of Classic Vibram Five Fingers would function if you removed the elastic bungee cord strap that cinches behind the heel — is it possible? Advisable? Will the Classic Vibrams stay on your feet? Learn more about this permanent modification to your Classics Vibram Five Fingers! more »
Mar 23, 2010 | 3 comments »
A comprehensive list of Vibram Five Fingers reviews gathered from around the internet including reviews on Classic, Sprint, KSO (Keep Stuff Out), Flow, KSO Trek, Moc, and Performa reviews. more »
Mar 19, 2010 | 6 comments »
Jason Robillard of Barefoot Running University demonstrates barefoot running on the trails in Michigan.
Jason Robillard discusses the advantages (and disadvantages) to barefoot running (or minimalist shoes running) an ultramarathon -- things like moisture control, proprioception, and injury prevention! more »
Feb 24, 2010 | 5 comments »
Photo Nicholas Romanov founder of the Pose Method of Running.
A overview and introduction to Dr. Nicholas Romanov's Pose Method of Running by Barefoot Benny. Includes tips and common running errors as well as an introductory drill and links to additional resources. more »
Feb 2, 2010 | 26 comments »
How-to guide to Vibram Five Fingers for beginners, this free PDF talks about the background to the barefoot running movement; the standard Vibram shoes - Sprint, KSO, and Classics; sizing and fit; where to buy; and links to user reviews and photos. more »
Jan 28, 2010 | 17 comments »
A Kenyan elite runner who grew up running barefoot but now runs shod is taped in slow motion running in running shoes. Screencap from Lieberman research into barefoot running.
Do modern running shoes effectively force runners to heel strike? Here we dig into Daniel Lieberman's barefoot running research, and also poll the Vibram Five Fingers community regarding how to walk or run in shoes versus Vibrams. more »