New Speed FiveFingers Colors Provide Dressy Alternative
You have seen a few posts about the new Vibram FiveFingers Speed colorways that have been released this month. I was quite fond of the Orange and Green pair as well as the Brown and Tan pair. Once I saw that they were available at TravelCountry, I jumped on the chance to pick up both of them. For budget's sake I skipped picking up the blue and white pair so I will not really be talking about those in this article.
Both of the Brown/Tan and Orange/Green pair of Speeds offer a bold new alternative to the classic Black and White colorway Vibram originally released. I know the Orange/Green pair might not be everyone's cup of tea but for some it provides a colorful new option. Meanwhile, the Brown/Tan pair provides a fantastic dressy addition to the FiveFingers family.
For more pictures of both of the colorways keep reading after the break!
Brown and Tan Speeds
The brown and tan speeds match quite well with a pair of Khaki pants. They provide an excellent alternative to some of the more dressy leather versions of Vibram FiveFingers like the Bormio or Trek LS. While this brown and tan style might not be black tie affair ready, it might provide just enough class to your outfit for it to be suitable in buisness environments and semi-formal events.
When I first saw this color in person a few months ago I was not overly excited. Once I tried them on and saw them paired with my Khaki pants I was quite impressed. I feel like this colorway matches better with a pair of tan pants then any other pair Vibram makes. If you are a heavy wearer of Khaki slacks then you might want to pick up a pair of these for everyday wear.
Orange and Green Speeds
Here are the orange and green Speeds FiveFingers with the same pair of Khaki pants. As you can see they are not exactly as dressy as the brown and tan pair but they still look good with a pair of dressy pants. They look better than I thought they would have actually. I think the pale yellow fabric around the sides of the toe pockets sort of matches the color of the Khakis. That seems to help them blend together better.
This colorway really pops and is a real attention grabber. Out of all my VFF styles I have gotten more comments on this pair then all my other pairs combined. Thankfully the comments have been positive so far. Lots of poeple seem to really like the bold colors. And while some may not dig the bold look, I really like them. If you have the guts to pull off toe shoes in the first place, you might as well make them colorful to boot.
I have been following the stock levels on the various websites and the new colorways seem to be selling quite well (for example, TravelCountry.com has them for $99.95 in most sizes/colorways). If you think you are interested in any of these colors then you might want to pick them up now. You never know how long Vibram will continue to produce these colors.
I hope Vibram continues to expand on the colors they offer with the FiveFingers Speed line. It is their most casual offering and it seems to get mainstream approval. Personally, I love the casual/dress styles over the running/sport styles so I am always hoping Vibram can make larger strides in to the casual market.
Did you pick up a pair of the new Speed colors? If so tell us what you think in the comments below. If you're thinking about picking up a pair, what color combo is your favorite? Any color combination you'd like to see?