What are Vibram FiveFingers and other Minimalist Shoes fans doing "almost barefoot?" Everything.

Vibram FiveFingers and barefoot or minimalist shoes enthusiasts are doing just about everything under the sun while being just a little bit closer to barefoot. From running any race out there (5Ks to 100 mile ultramarathons), to working out, playing, going to work, hang-gliding, sky-diving, or even playing golf.

Part of the mission here at BirthdayShoes has been to document these fan experiences in the words and photos of the wearers of toe shoes, minimalist shoes, or barefoot shoes (or whatever you call these things) — if you've got some great photos of you doing what you do in your Vibram FiveFingers, NB Minimus, huaraches, VIVO BAREFOOTS, or whatever, consider sending them in (learn more) and sharing with the community!

Below you'll find pages and pages of Vibram Five Fingers user photos and stories that display just what you can do when almost-barefoot as with everyone's favorite five-toed shoes. If you want to see the posts below listed out by model, check out the comprehensive list of Vibram Five Fingers fan photo stories here.

Category: "User Stories"

Pregnant Runner Loves Her Vibram Five Fingers KSOs

Josephine in her KSOs
Josephine out for a spin in her Vibram Five Fingers KSOs.
As you can see from the picture above, there aren't many things that keep Josephine from going out on her daily run in Vibram Five Fingers KSOs. Pregnancy and snow didn't stop her. Here is Josephine's amazing story:I'm almost 5 months pregnant … more »

Surviving a 7 hour Fitness Camp in Vibram Five Fingers KSOs

7 Hour
Coach Jake, Lindsay (second closest) and others enjoy "7 hours of non stop fun".
Jake Morrison, of PA Fitcamp, introduced his client Lindsay to Vibram Five Fingers as a way to help her get fit. Lindsay shared her fitness journey with us in the following testimonial:My VFF StoryLindsayI had chronic knee problems since I wa… more »

Couch to Half Marathon in 8 Months wearing Vibram Five Fingers

Jeremy in his Bikilas
Jeremy in his Vibram Five Fingers Bikilas at the Dubai Marathon.
We love getting stories and photos from BirthdayShoes readers. The following post came in from Jeremy who is a Vibram Five Fingers Fan in Dubai. If you would like to send us your photos and a brief story that goes along with them, here is a guide on just… more »

Who says you can't use Vibram Five Fingers Bikilas in the snow?

Who says you can't use Vibram Five Fingers Bikilas in the snow?
Who says you can't use Vibram Five Fingers Bikilas in the snow?
Mark recently made the switch to running in Vibram Five Fingers Bikilas with great success. He even decided to give them a try in a race on the snow. Here is Mark's story:My first "race" of the year went well. It was just a little under 5 miles - 3… more »

A Five Fingers Christmas

Molly's  Christmas Tree
Molly's Christmas Tree
Molly sent us the pics above and the following note about their Five Fingers Christmas:It's Christmas in our house and what better time to celebrate Vibram Five Fingers. This is our collection of VFF, mostly obtained throughout 2010. Between the two… more »

Hiking through the Andes of Peru in Vibram Five Fingers Sprints

Scott in his Sprints
Scott hiking through the Andes in his Vibram Five Fingers Sprints.
Professional photographer and Vibram Five Fingers fan, Scott Gold, recently visited Peru with his girlfriend. Read what Scott had to say about their trip and see some amazing photos after the jump!My girlfriend and I wore our Sprints in Peru and lo… more »