Category: User Stories
May 10, 2012 | 1 comment »
In less than 24 hours, Robert Dallison is to run a marathon — one of ten marathons he'll be doing on ten consecutive days. And he's going to be doing it in Bikila FiveFingers*. The race is the Brathay 10 in 10 — here's a bit more about the… more »
May 9, 2012 | 3 comments »
Leftmost, Tim Kelley runs in pajamas and red NB Minimus Road Zeros for the Jingle Bell Run. Top right Tim finishes the DC Triathlon in Sprint FiveFingers. Bottom-right is Tim training running stairs with his daughter in tow.
Tim Kelley is a runner, dad, and blogger here on BirthdayShoes.com. He's based out of Virginia and is somewhat famous for having a photo of Obama and himself photoshopped into a spoof show of support for Ron Paul. Below is a brief interview with Tim t… more »
May 2, 2012 | 7 comments »
My path to minimalist shoes was a long one. For years, I wore the same type of dress loafer. You will see a picture of it below. They were almost always leather, heavy, black, and had a significant heel to toe… more »
Apr 26, 2012 | 4 comments »
Jay crosses the finish line in the Corvallis Half Marathon - on the Oregon State football field in 2:07 sporting some hornet-colored Dash Soft Start RunAmocs.
After 13 miles of running, my 6-year old drives a toy car on me. He may be trying to tell me something.
We all know Murphy's Law. And it has several corollaries. I learned one during training for the Half. Call it Jay's Corollary: If you are going to… more »
Apr 25, 2012 | 4 comments »
Hey BirthdayShoes.com readers check it out! We have another user story for you. This time it is from Dustin. He recently got himself a barefoot inspired tattoo. He was kind enough to send us a short letter and some pictures showing off his new work… more »
Apr 20, 2012 | 17 comments »
A fan's first pair of toe shoes on the left-the original Fila Skele-toes; subsequent toe shoes purchases were the FiveFingers KSO and TrekSport.
David emailed me recently about adding to his now growing collection of FiveFingers. We got into talking a bit and I found out that he actually got his start into the minimalist shoes/toe shoes market via buying a pair of the original Fila Skeletoes.… more »
Apr 2, 2012 | 6 comments »
Part 2 of My First Half-Marathon (Read Part 1: A Man Can Outrun a Horse in a Race)
Okay, so I’ve already gone over how my (probably irrational) contempt of horses is a motivator for me to run distance events with this non-distance running body. We ma… more »
Mar 28, 2012 | 1 comment »
Nicholas leaps off some ruins in Pompeii in his VivoBarefoot Ultras.
Guest post by Nicholas Hind
Birthday Shoes originally opened my eyes to the world of minimalist footwear through a link about reebok's sponsorship of Crossfit and it's upcoming shoe range. As an avid crossfitter this piqued my interest and now I'm ho… more »
Mar 28, 2012 | 4 comments »
Where it all began:
My route to Half Marathon-dom began with Christopher McDougall believe it or not. If it wasn't for him, I would not have had my first experience on the trail, and be a part of an awe-inspiring organization.
It was all because of… more »
Mar 21, 2012 | 4 comments »
Hey Justin! I love your site so I just really wanted to share my story with my Five Fingers.
So here goes: In about a month, I and my friends are going to graduate from college and go on to study in medical school. To celebrate, we decided to take a… more »
Mar 14, 2012 | 15 comments »
Most didn’t think it’s possible. I mean, how would you swim and juggle? How about biking and juggling? Well, I’ll explain briefly how I got to this goal of juggling while competing in a triathlon. I am a runner, juggler, and joggler. Joggling (running a… more »
Mar 12, 2012 | 9 comments »
I suck at distance running. I won’t say I don’t enjoy it. I do. Running along single tracks through the hilly forests and open fields that surround my Oregon community is pleasurable. (For about a half-hour, especially.) But everything is relative. I… more »
Mar 8, 2012 | Leave a comment »
Emily is prominently featured as one of the runners in Merrell Barefoot's "Pretty Strong" campaign.
Merrell has recently launched an effort to reach and encourage women who are curious about the barefoot/bareform or barefoot-style/natural running movement. You can check out their micro-site here.
Back in September of 2011 when Merrell had a bunch… more »
Mar 5, 2012 | 5 comments »
... Well this is pretty much how i got into barefoot running:).. I started running in 8th grade, and I used regular tennis shoes at the time, until I rolled my ankle and tore a ligament. I hated wearing any type of shoe anyway, so this made me hate them… more »
Feb 8, 2012 | 1 comment »
James and Ashley take Captain Picard's order to Engage! at the Garden of the Gods in Colorado. You can see they're sporting FiveFingers KSOs and the Bikila LS!
Justin (not me) sent in a few photos his fiancee Ashley and he took for their engagement. Congrats, you two! Check'em out:
And here's what Justin had to say about the photos:
Our names are Justin and Ashley and we took some of our eng… more »
Dec 14, 2011 | 8 comments »
This is a user submitted story that was sent to me by a forum member of ours. He wanted to share his experience training for and running in his first race.
First off, I want to say Special thanks to Elizabeth Chauncey of EastCan (www.eastcan.or… more »
Nov 29, 2011 | 1 comment »
This is a shorter user submitted story. It comes from Shipmon family. They wanted to share a couple of photos of Diego Shipmon age 5 sporting his five fingers at the ruins of Machu Picchu. Diego will be 6 years old this month so Happy Birthday to him… more »
Nov 28, 2011 | 1 comment »
Today's user submitted story comes to us from Marcc Occhio Canadian expat living in Japan. He had the opportunity to participate in the Shin-Tomei full marathon recently in his Vibram FiveFingers KSO and wanted to share his experience with us.
To… more »
Oct 30, 2011 | 6 comments »
Today's user submitted story was an entire year in the making. It comes to us from Daniel Vu (or DVu for short as his friends call him) out of the Seattle Washington area. Daniel was a senior at Mercer Island High School and is an avid cross country r… more »
Oct 14, 2011 | Leave a comment »
Eric on leave hits up Birmingham and Colorado in his various FiveFingers shoes.
Hello fellow "foot fingers" I would just like share what I did in my FiveFingers while I was on block leave.
The first picture (Bham) is just me in my home town Birmingham, Alabama playing around at a mini golf course "Roll Tide".
My second pictur… more »
Sep 19, 2011 | 2 comments »
Nathan sports his KSO FiveFingers (and takes along his Merrell Barefoot Trail Gloves) on a hike to the top of Mt. Leconte in Tennessee. Note his wife sporting the Merrell Barefoot Pace Gloves!
In the reader mailbag (a few weeks back!) I got the following note from FiveFingers fan Nathan on his KSOs:
This past week I hiked with my wife and some of my family to the top of Mt. Leconte in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. I wore my VF… more »
Jul 8, 2011 | 2 comments »
Skye, a 7-year-old girl in Germany, running her first Kids Marathon in her KSO Kids FiveFingers. Looks like she's having a great time!
How cool is this girl? She recently ran a race in Germany sporting KSO Kids Vibram Five Fingers! Check it out:This is Skye she is 7 years old. She recently got her first pair of kid KSO vibrams. The picture of her is running her very first America… more »
Jun 22, 2011 | 12 comments »
New Vibram fan Katie wrote in the following about her recent discovery of FiveFingers Classics:While still deciding whether or not to buy some VFFs, I browsed the web extensively, finding mostly running and hiking stories. I was looking for an exampl… more »
Apr 11, 2011 | 1 comment »
Eugene in his Vibram Five Fingers Bikilas at the Showdown at Sundown Thriathlon
As a sprinter in college, Eugene would have never considered running distance, but after laying off a few years he decided to give it a try in Vibram Five Fingers Bikilas. Read Eugene's story after the jump!The Joy of RunningI used to hate… more »
Apr 4, 2011 | 6 comments »
Gerald running in his New Balance NB Minimus Trails.
Gerald is a dedicated trail runner from New Zealand who recently put the New Balance NB Minimus Trail through its paces in the Tarawera Ultra Marathon. See what Gerald had to say about how they performed after the jump!Guest Post by Gerald Water… more »