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.

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Category: "User Stories"

Nathan Owings on his Vibram Five Fingers Classics

Empowered by the superior traction and flexibility of his Vibram Five Fingers Classics, Nathan makes use of a mere inch of purchase four feet up a light post and strikes a pose.
Empowered by the superior traction and flexibility of his Vibram Five Fingers Classics, Nathan makes use of a mere inch of purchase four feet up a light post and strikes a pose.
Interview with Classic Vibram Five Fingers fan Nathan Owings. Nathan talks about walking, working out, and chillin in his Vibram shoes which let him be barefoot without getting his feet dirty. more »