Comment from: MJ [Visitor]
MJ

Robert,

Thanks for the review. I liked the speeds when they came out last year, but did not buy them, because the black color was in M40 and up, which I can not fit into. So , when the new speed colors where announced I could not get to excited, because I figured vibram would once again continue to make another bad business decision to market colors in M40 and up and not in M38,39 or in W sizes. Unfortunately I was correct. Can anyone explain Vibram’s business strategy?

02/20/12 @ 09:19
Comment from: robert [Member]  

@MJ They do have different colors for women. They run in sizes w36-42 perhaps one of those might fit you? The colorways are slightly different and more feminine. The have a rose/pumpkin and a grape/grey color.

02/20/12 @ 14:43
Comment from: John [Visitor]
John

I have to disagree with the statement that the brown Speeds are dressy. To me they just look like brown sneakers which are not dressy at all.

All imho of course.

02/20/12 @ 15:42
Comment from: SJCT [Visitor]
SJCT

Hey, just started using Vibram Five Fingers and am loving them. I also just started following your blog, great site!

Do you know if Vibams makes (or plans to make) a cold weather version of their shoe? I live in Canada and the model that I got are pretty good when the weather is okay but I like to run year round and they simply don't stand up to the ridiculously cold temperatures that we get around here sometimes.

Thanks.

02/20/12 @ 17:27
Comment from: robert [Member]  

@SJCT There are currently two models that might work. The Trek LS and the Bormio both have all leather uppers including toe pockets. It helps some with cold weather but it is not deep snow proof.

Next fall they will be introducing some waterproof versions that should be cold weather ready as well. They are called the Lontra you can check them out here: http://birthdayshoes.com/waterresistant-vibram-fivefingers-fall-2012

02/20/12 @ 18:26
Comment from: Clayton [Visitor]  
Clayton

Not sure about "dressy". In my office I would not feel comfortable in anything other than solid black. I have been making "steps" in the minimalist direction for about a year. Started running in Bikila LS in June. The best I have found for my office is a pair of black driving moccasins.

02/20/12 @ 18:42
Comment from: SJCT [Visitor]
SJCT

Great. Thanks!

02/20/12 @ 19:35
Comment from: Hammar [Visitor]  
Hammar

I love five fingers and the new colors for the speeds are great, but I have to agree with MJ on the sizing. I am a wide 38-39 and vibram used to make men's in 38 and 39. Unfortunately with new styles came new sizing and 40+ became it for men. Due to the wish of my feet, the women's don't work for me as they are to narrow. Thus has begun a love hate relationship with Vibram for me. I love my five fingers and wear almost nothing else, but can no longer get any in my size. Please Vibram, go beck to making 38 & 39 in men's!

02/21/12 @ 10:46
Comment from: topheraaron [Visitor]
topheraaron

Man, I was pretty sold on the blue colorway, but the brown ones do look pretty sharp. I think I actually could pull off wearing those at my office. I'll have to do some more thinking now. Thanks for posting these!

02/21/12 @ 12:48
Comment from: Dee [Visitor]
Dee

I agree with MJ and Hammar. Why can't Vibram produce the orange and green speed in M38 and M39? Vibram makes great shoes but they are not really good at doing business. Sigh....i guess i will look stupid wearing a M40 when i'm a M38. :(

03/11/12 @ 03:28
Comment from: chris [Visitor]  
chris

I still can't fathom why Vibram won't make women's Speeds in black/white...

05/09/12 @ 14:15
Comment from: c [Visitor]
c

These look great except who will buy shoes with 80's mesh on them? They are impractical for trail walking because of twigs burrs etc. getting stuck or ripping the material and cleaning them? c'mon in three months they will look like four years old. LOSE THE MESH FOREVER VIBRAM!

07/31/12 @ 19:38
Comment from: Kris [Visitor]
Kris

@Robert: Maybe it's possible to update the colours? Meanwhile an all blue and an all black Speed has come along, two great additions to the Speed line.
http://www.rei.com/product/820526/vibram-fivefingers-speed-shoes-mens

02/13/13 @ 08:37