Category: User Stories
Mar 30, 2011 | 3 comments »
Gidds and her husband at their wedding.
Gidds sent us the following story about going barefoot at her wedding with the groom wearing Vibram Five Fingers black KSOs, of course.I started wearing VFFs last year around Memorial Day because I have a lot of foot problems but I strive to have a… more »
Mar 28, 2011 | 4 comments »
James, Al and Spud at the 2011 Pensacola Double Bridge 15K Run.
James and his buddies have been gradually increasing their miles and competing in longer races in preparation for a half marathon. James sent us this story about their last run in the 2011 Pensacola Double Bridge 15K Run:Fellow barefoot runners a… more »
Mar 15, 2011 | 5 comments »
Paul and Mallory in the Big Apple.
Mallory and Paul recently traveled to New York City in their new Vibram Five Fingers KSO Treks and sent us the following report:A few months back my friend Paul introduced me to the wonderful world of barefoot running. He and I were planning a week tr… more »
Mar 8, 2011 | 13 comments »
Chris says, "Here's a photo of me in the VFFs July 12, 2009 at Carolina Beach. It's a little frightening to look at even for me."
The BirthdayShoes.com forum is chock full of great information from the most passionate minimalist shoe fans around. Sometimes the stories are so compelling that they need to be published here on the main blog. Chris's story is one of those. He has been… more »
Feb 16, 2011 | 9 comments »
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 »
Feb 11, 2011 | 2 comments »
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 »
Feb 9, 2011 | 2 comments »
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 »
Jan 24, 2011 | 4 comments »
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 »
Dec 23, 2010 | 5 comments »
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 »
Dec 22, 2010 | 13 comments »
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 »
Dec 15, 2010 | 3 comments »
Dr. Thomas Srun treats patients on his recent mission trip to India.
In this season of giving we are excited to share the inspiring story of Optometrist, Dr. Thomas Srun. He volunteers his time to do mission work all over the world. His efforts help the blind see and help others see better. Oh, he is also a Vibram Five Fi… more »
Dec 8, 2010 | 14 comments »
John running in a local Turkey Trot and trail running in the Coronado Mtns, AZ.
John sent us the following story about how Vibram Five Fingers have helped him solve his plantar fasciitis problems:Listen up kiddos. I have major feet problems, plantar fasciitis and the Army gave me inserts, which gave me Stress Fractures. Told m… more »
Dec 3, 2010 | 7 comments »
Ultrarunner, Jon, running in the Stone Mill 50 Miler
What follows is the Jon's journey from running marathons in traditional shoes to running the in Vibram Five Fingers KSOs an then later running Ultra Marathons in Five Fingers Trek Sports. After the jump, read about his successes and the bumps he enco… more »
Dec 1, 2010 | 7 comments »
Michal running the New York City Marathon in his Speeds
Michal recently ran his first marathon in Vibram Five Fingers Speeds finishing the New York City Marathon in a time of 3:47:40. Read his race report and story after the jump!I have been a fan of minimalist shoes for a few years, owning, let me co… more »
Nov 26, 2010 | 4 comments »
Dudley and his wife at the Gobble Gallop.
Dudley and his wife braved the frigid Minnesota winter to participate in a Turkey Day 5k in their Vibram Five Fingers. After the jump, read Dudley's report and find out how his Five Fingers performed in the snow!I ran my first official race in… more »
Nov 17, 2010 | 1 comment »
Last Saturday, online retailer of Vibram Five Fingers, TravelCountry.com, sponsored their first annual Barefoot Fun Run in Altamonte Springs, FL. The proceeds from the event went to the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Orlando, Florida.James, a runner wh… more »
Nov 15, 2010 | 8 comments »
Chris at the 22.5 mile mark and after he finished.
After doing no marathon training, Chris recently ran his first marathon in Vibram Five Fingers KSOs and finished with a darn good time. You may remember Chris from when he ran the Baltimore Half Marathon with Bien. Here's what he sent us about running th… more »
Nov 10, 2010 | 7 comments »
James running Cross Country in his Vibram Five Fingers KSO Treks
Dave sent us the following story about his son James who runs Cross Country in Vibram Five Fingers KSO Treks:My son just concluded his junior season of varsity Cross Country for Halls High School in Knoxville, TN. He decided, without fanfare, to… more »
Nov 9, 2010 | 1 comment »
Matt running in his Bikilas at the Houston, TX Great Pumpkin Fun Run (5K)
Matt has a nice collection of Vibram Five Fingers that he has been wearing for quite a while. He sent us this note on how they have been working for him:Just wanted to share a quick story since I finally have a good picture with my VFFs. I wear my… more »
Nov 8, 2010 | 8 comments »
Rusty running in the Bahrain Marathon Relay in his Vibram Five Fingers Speeds.
Rusty was lucky enough to score some Vibram Five Fingers Speeds while in Germany. He is now in Bahrain and sent us this story:On October 29th, 2010 our team of 16 from ISA Fire Dept ran in the Bahrain Relay Marathon. I'm deployed to Bahrain. Our tea… more »
Nov 2, 2010 | 1 comment »
Joy at the Hi-Tec Dental Rally.
Joy wore her Vibram Five Fingers to a rather unique Dental Convention and sent us her story:Recently, our dental laboratory, Dental South, traveled to Knoxville, TN for the 3rd annual Hi-Tec Dental Rally that takes place at Smokey Mountai… more »
Oct 31, 2010 | 15 comments »
Guest post by Richard MandelbaumI recently used my Vibram Five Fingers for an overnight backpacking trip and thought I would write up a little review of my experience for those of you who might be considering using your VFFs that way. There have bee… more »
Oct 29, 2010 | 4 comments »
Bill jogging on the Promenade deck.
Bill decided to get a little marathon training in wearing his Vibram Five Fingers KSOs while cruising the Atlantic. Here's what he shared with us:I thought I would share some pictures my wife took of me in my KSOs on our cruise on the Norwegian Sun… more »
Oct 28, 2010 | 8 comments »
Philippines Vibram Five Fingers Fan Club
JB, from the Minila, sent us an update on the Philippines Five Fingers running club that has grown quickly over the last year as Vibrams have become more readily available there. Here is what he shared with us:Hi I'm JB! I'm from Manila, Philippine… more »
Oct 27, 2010 | 2 comments »
Andy, his brothers and friend at the Walla Walla Crush 5K
Andy and company recently ran in the Walla Walla Crush 5K in their recently acquired Vibram Five Fingers Bikilas. Here is what Andy had to say about their effort:Several weeks ago I purchased a pair of Bikilas and have enjoyed doing recreational ru… more »