Wikipedia - Tyre (wheel), the outer part of a wheel in British English (equivalent to tire in American English).
Ever have a flat tire and just can't get those tightened lug nuts to budge? Well, Australian Vibram Five Fingers fan, Lionel, knows how to use just the right amount of leverage, strength and Five Fingers awesomeness to get them loose. Here's what Lionel had to say about his chivalrous pursuits:
I recently got my first pair of VFFs and I got the blue camo sprints, after I was introduced to them by a friend of mine. Both of us went in search of VFFs here in Melbourne, but they are so expensive here. We actually almost bought a pair of ebay, but after stumbling upon your amazing site I found out that the ones me and my mate were going to get were knock offs!!! Thank god for Birthdayshoes.com!!!
I've been wearing my VFFs over the weekend walking around Melbourne CBD, so that I can get used to 'em and they feel great.
My story today, is that I've used the VFFs, in I reckon the most unique way anyone has used them before...
I CHANGED A TYRE in EM!!!
My girlfriend's housemate's car had a flat tyre, and I was up to the task of changing the tyre in my VFFs. Both my girlfriend and her housemate said that I should be really careful in my VFFs, because they think it is too thin.
BUT GUESS WHAT?!
TADA!!! I changed the tyre without even breaking a sweat, in a multi storey carpark in Melbourne's CBD. I did it without any problems and it was easy as 1,2,3!
Hooray for Vibram Five Fingers!
Lionel plans to wear his VFFs for more traditional uses in the future:
Lionel, thanks for sharing your story, and good luck in that marathon!