Comment from: seret [Visitor]
seret

OK this is ALL sorts of cool!!!

05/06/11 @ 12:14
Comment from: barefootin [Visitor]
barefootin

I can't scream loud enough in text...

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

and a BIG thank you to our fathers, mothers, sisters and brothers (and only children):-)that serve our country!!!

05/06/11 @ 14:35
Comment from: Josh [Visitor]
Josh

this picture was on vibrams facebook photo gallery a wile ago. i didnt go look it up but i thought he asked if he could in this training exercise and they didnt mind.

05/06/11 @ 14:37
Comment from: kuosher [Visitor]
kuosher

Any time we trained with Special Forces guys, they seemed to use a lot of non-issued gear (more leeway with what they could use), so while most of us were in issued field coats and ponchos, those guys would have goretex hunting gear and boots (yeah, that dates me a little). I'm never too surprised to see them using non-standard gear, though it is fun to see what they do end up using.

05/06/11 @ 15:07
Comment from: Peggy [Visitor]
Peggy

Love,love,love it!

05/06/11 @ 18:05
Comment from: Dustin [Visitor]
Dustin

"Any time we trained with Special Forces guys, they seemed to use a lot of non-issued gear..."

Yeah but what about the fact that it's Camo'd out? Is there a way to get Camo Vibrams or is this something special for the military?

05/06/11 @ 19:36
Comment from: Nick [Visitor]
Nick

The one he is wearing is a standard KSO.

05/07/11 @ 10:04
Comment from: G8rRanger [Visitor]
G8rRanger

Great choice for a helocast insertion that will result in onto-the-shore movement as you can swim without the weight of sodden boots but still have foot protection when you get out of the water. Typical SF operator doing what is needed to accomplish the mission. RLTW!

05/07/11 @ 12:56
Comment from: MattsBatman [Visitor]
MattsBatman

The VFFs are starting to catch on in the Navy/Marine Corps. So far, wearing them for official PT is "up to the discretion of the commander" by Marine Corps order. Luckily, most of the officers seem to like them, and as long as no one is getting hurt, no one seems to mind.

05/07/11 @ 15:42
Comment from: Paul [Visitor]
Paul

I think the dog deserves some VFFs.

05/09/11 @ 12:10
Comment from: Steven [Visitor]
Steven

I am now running since January 2011 in my Vibrams.
Meanwhile I can jog with the absence of noise.
It is really astonishing compared to my old cushoined shoes.

So the Special Forces can sneak upon the next terrorist and smoke him :)
Vibrams are stealy shoes, just try it.

Making a lot of noise while running also means a waste of energy.

rgds

05/09/11 @ 18:50
Comment from: Brian [Visitor]
Brian

The photo above is featured in the online version of the New York Times this morning in a story about canines in the military.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/12/world/middleeast/12dog.html?hp

05/12/11 @ 07:18
Comment from: liela [Visitor]
liela

OMG my Vibram was fantastic and it is cool to the max... super galing talaga!.

05/12/11 @ 14:54
Comment from: john [Visitor]
john

You can check out the original source, with high resolution copy of the photo available for public download here : http://www.defense.gov/photos/newsphoto.aspx?newsphotoid=13903

05/19/11 @ 19:21
Comment from: Marcus [Visitor]
Marcus

I'm in this community and a year ago us Vibram wearers were looked at as a bit wacko. Nowadays, it's totally different. Believe it or not, it's the crossfit revolution that kind of did it. Guys were realizing that they were much more in control of what they were standing on when they wore them.

I'm in Monterey now at a Navy school and let me tell you, they're everywhere.

05/21/11 @ 01:29
Comment from: Haadi [Visitor]
Haadi

Vibrams lead the way! All the way!

06/08/11 @ 00:46
Comment from: Hawkeye [Visitor]
Hawkeye

I served as an 18D from 85 to 98, we use alot of nonstandard issue items, these would have been fantastic. No standard footprint, limited noise, more flex, man i would have killed to have these. I am off to REI to get a pair. I will use these in the OR and freak some people out.... I cant wait,

11/09/11 @ 21:12