Category: User Stories
May 3, 2013 | 1 comment »
Lord of the Rings trail on the outskirts of Alhama Spain, Sierra Nevada range in the background.
I just wanted to share some photos from a trail running week in VFF Spyridons, in the surrounding areas of Alhama Spain, on some fairly remote trails. We spent a week exploring the area, and didn't come across any other trail runners. I have been trail… more »
Apr 29, 2013 | 9 comments »
I got the above photo and story below from Josh who recently ran the Boston Marathon—in under 2.5 hours, his personal best.
Josh emailed his success story despite some apprehension given the tragedy surrounding the bombing that occurred during the… more »
Mar 13, 2013 | Leave a comment »
On May 4, 2013, I will be participating in Ultimate Hike, a 28.3 mile hike benefitting CureSearch for Children's Cancer. My goal is to not only complete this very long hike in one day, but also help raise awareness and $2500 in funds for CureSearch.… more »
Mar 11, 2013 | 3 comments »
You're out on a run. Your nose is getting stuffy, so you lean to the side for a quick farmer's blow. It's cold out, but you didn't realize how cold until you go to wipe your nose with the back of your glove to clear off any additional moisture -- only t… more »
Mar 8, 2013 | Leave a comment »
I had a great time running the 30th Annual Kaiser SF Half Marathon earlier this month in my 5 Fingers KSOs (sans socks)! It was a wonderful event with over 5,000 participants held in beautiful Golden Gate Park.
Although I had run in hi… more »
Mar 6, 2013 | 1 comment »
I recently got the above photo from Ron. Ron is a 60+ guy who was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in one knee—after some 32 years of running.
What follows is his story about what the doc's had to say about how he should handle the news, and as y… more »
Mar 5, 2013 | 1 comment »
I've been trying to paintball regularly for a year or so now, something more active then my usual regime of computer games and TV. I'd scoffed at Vibrams the first time I saw them, but the more and more I spotted people wearing them the more I wanted to… more »
Jan 18, 2013 | 1 comment »
A photo of Jen K. and her husband in the Christchurch Botanic Gardens on the south island of New Zealand. They are standing in front of a massive Atlas Cedar tree. KSO Treks.
My husband and I had the privilege of taking a vacation to New Zealand this December with another couple for our honeymoon. We got married this past June, and decided to make our trip a memorable one.
I had purchased the KSO Treks earlier this year… more »
Dec 21, 2012 | 5 comments »
I got married in mid-October of this year, and suffice to say there were a lot of things that went wrong. It stormed like crazy on our outdoor wedding. Water began to leak in from the sides of our tent. The band cancelled last minute. Our outdoor pictur… more »
Dec 8, 2012 | Leave a comment »
A couple of months back I followed Mellow Mushroom on Twitter (@MellowMushroom). A few days after that, I pulled on my FiveFinger SeeYas to go out for a run and something slightly unexpected occurred.
Yes it was creepy, but fortunately he had a h… more »
Nov 19, 2012 | 7 comments »
I have just completed the 2012 Jungle marathon in Brazil, and in doing have become the first person ever to take part in and finish this grueling event wearing a pair of Vibram Fivefingers. With the help of a pair of Spyridons I even managed to finish t… more »
Nov 8, 2012 | 4 comments »
"You know, I was just thinking that you look pretty grungy," one of my friends said, "Even for you."
We were walking with the crowd towards the start of the Color Me Rad 5k in Raleigh. I was wearing a tattered white t-shirt, 4mm Xero Shoes, and the m… more »
Nov 7, 2012 | 2 comments »
I recently got a note from Shuhong, a BirthdayShoes reader and runner from Malaysia. Shuhong's story is one of slow and steady transition to minimalist shoes, ultimately switching over to KomodoSport Vibram FiveFingers.
Here's Shuhong's story:
Gr… more »
Nov 2, 2012 | 5 comments »
Tim takes his Lontra FiveFingers out in the rain amidst the inclimate weather of Hurricane Sandy to do a water-test while exploring on a mountain bike ... and tricycle. A photo journey! more »
Oct 31, 2012 | 11 comments »
James (bottom left — nevermind the smiling runner photo-bombing him!) before and after running 26.2 miles in his Luna Sandals huaraches in the Marine Corps Marathon.
When people see me running in my huaraches, I'm often told I'll never be able to run a marathon in them. Finally, I can say I can because I have. On October 28, my 42nd birthday coincidentally, I completed my first marathon, the 37th Marine Corps Marat… more »
Oct 8, 2012 | 3 comments »
Recently I took a trip out West in U.S. to see some great sites, one
of them including the Zion National Park. One particular trail that tests someone's will is called the Narrows. It consists of a flowing, cold river and rocky, usually slippery terrai… more »
Aug 30, 2012 | 9 comments »
I got a little over weight in the last 10 years in fact i never played any sports except a little baseball when i was young.
In fall of 2010 i decided that i needed to change. Surrounded by fast food and eating unhealthy i decided it was time to chan… more »
Aug 29, 2012 | Leave a comment »
David talks about traveling and saving money on minimalist shoes and Vibram FiveFingers thanks to birthdayshoes! more »
Aug 23, 2012 | 8 comments »
I recently had the opportunity to race the inaugural Ironman New York City triathlon. I ran the marathon portion in Vibram SeeYas, which have easily become my go-to FiveFinger model for running. Overall the race went very well and I hit all of my goals… more »
Aug 22, 2012 | 1 comment »
Some of you may be familiar with "Barefoot Jake." He's a minimalist hiker based out of Washington who routinely goes off the grid.
Recently, Jake was out hiking in Luna Sandals (with the ATS lace) when disaster struck and one of the laces snapped.… more »
Aug 15, 2012 | 17 comments »
Despite being told that hiking boots are necessary for more serious walks, I found the opposite to be true. I've tried both, and for me FiveFingers are far superior in all but the most extreme environments. more »
Jul 12, 2012 | 3 comments »
If you're going to propose, why not do it at the top of a beautiful mountain? Why not do it wearing your favorite shoes that look like feet? Vibram FiveFingers! more »
Jun 28, 2012 | 11 comments »
Here we see Ben doing a handstand in Moraira, Spain. Note his Speed FiveFingers!
My name’s Ben, I just wanted to write in and share some experiences and pictures with you and your readers.
I work for Barefoot Inc; the New Zealand supplier of Vibram FiveFingers and in March took five weeks away visiting friends and fami… more »
May 31, 2012 | 6 comments »
A photo of Leah mid-adventure trekking through the Andes mountains in Peru — wearing her FiveFingers Sprints.
Leah Sakellarides is a runner, blogger (outside of BirthdayShoes), and photographer based out of Southern California.
Below is an interview with Leah that talks about
Why did you switch to minimalist shoes?
I wasn’t sold on minimalist footwear… more »
May 22, 2012 | 10 comments »
Rob Youngren mountain unicycling the Slick Rock Trail in Moab, Utah
Why did you switch to minimalist shoes?
Strictly speaking I haven't switched over completely to what most people these days consider “minimalist” shoes. Six or seven years ago a minimalist shoe was any shoe that weighed less than 10oz and was lower pr… more »