Category: User Stories
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 »
Oct 26, 2010 | Leave a comment »
Dr. Jawa and his wife running the St. George Marathon.
Dr. Jawa, is a long time reader and contributor to our blog. You may remember Dr. Jawa doing headstands, teaching in black KSO VFFs, running a half marathon in Las Vegas, or on vacation in Jamaica. Dr. Jawa recently continued his adventures in Vibram Fiv… more »
Oct 19, 2010 | 9 comments »
Jocelyn before the start of the Detroit Marathon
A little over a year ago, Jocelyn made the switch to Vibram Five Fingers after knee pain kept her from running long distances. Back then, she shared with us her story about setting a personal record in the 5K in her Vibram Five Fingers KSOs. When… more »
Oct 15, 2010 | 2 comments »
Reminders for the race!
Recently, Allison ran her first half marathon in Vibram KSOs, her second-ever half marathon. She created the blog, AllisonsBigToe.com for the express purpose of documenting her 16 week training for this event and transition to running in Vibram FiveFin… more »
Oct 14, 2010 | 2 comments »
We recently received a story from James Grundler about his hike through the Grand Canyon in his patched up Vibram Five Fingers Flows. It is the type of story enthusiastic Five Fingers fans share with us every day and we love passing on to our readers. Bu… more »
Oct 12, 2010 | 4 comments »
1st Annual New York City Barefoot Run Collage courtesy of Ryan
The barefoot running movement is not only about finding something lost in our heavily shod world, it is also about inclusion. No books have to be bought, although there are some good ones. There are no dues to pay to join the club. As the shirt says, all… more »
Oct 6, 2010 | 1 comment »
Paul hiking in his KSOs at Letchworth State Park
Paul, a Vibram Five Fingers fan, was able to compare hiking in his KSOs this past summer to previous hikes he had done in traditional hiking boots.Read what Paul had to say about how his KSOs performed and see more great pics after the jump!I j… more »
Oct 5, 2010 | 3 comments »
In the beginning, Father Patrick Dorn, wore traditional running shoes, but he recently switched to Vibram Five Fingers. Here is Fr. Dorn's story:I'm Fr. Patrick Dorn, priest at "runner friendly" Church of the Apostles (Anglican) in Evergreen, Colo… more »
Sep 27, 2010 | 15 comments »
Post Race Elation by Flee
Flee is an amazingly talented artist and illustrator who writes and draws at her blog drawntorun.com. Also, Flee is a marathon runner who switched to Vibram Five Fingers Bikilas over the last year. Read about her transition after the jump.My name i… more »
Sep 24, 2010 | 5 comments »
Robbie, on the left, enjoys some conversation with Texas Governor, Rick Perry.
We can add shooting to the list of things people do in their Vibram Five Fingers! Robbie sent us his story about a recent trip to the shooting range with Texas Governor, Rick Perry. Read about it after the jump.Robbie's Trek Sports give him firm fo… more »
Sep 22, 2010 | Leave a comment »
Rafael swimming, cycling, running and finishing the Nautica Malibu Triathlon.
Though we suggest all runners transitioning to Vibram Five Fingers take their time and make a very gradual transition, Rafael ran in the Nautica Malibu Triathlon after just six weeks in Vibram Five Fingers.My name is Rafael from Sacramento, CA. I… more »
Sep 20, 2010 | 2 comments »
Stéphane running the Sierre-Zinal through the Swiss Alps and finishing with his daughter.
Stéphane, a Vibram Five Fingers fan, wore his Sprints to run in the 31K Sierre-Zinal mountain race in Switzerland. Stéphane shares his story below:I like to read other people's stories on the BirthdayShoes website and I thought I could also share… more »
Sep 16, 2010 | 1 comment »
Dave walking the plank and sliding to the finish at the Rat Race.
Extreme races are the rage these days and Vibram Five Fingers fan Dave recently ran in a UK event called the Rat Race Urban Adventure. He donned his KSOs and went for it! Here is what Dave had to say:A couple pics of me from this last weekends River R… more »
Sep 15, 2010 | 3 comments »
Lindsay explores the ruins at Tulum in her Vibram Five Fingers Bikilas
Much to the chagrin of her husband, Lindsay found her Vibram Five Fingers Bikilas to be great for hiking the ruins of Tulum and cooling off in the sands of the Mexico beaches. Here is what she had to say:My name is Lindsay and I'm from Dallas, TX. M… more »
Sep 13, 2010 | 2 comments »
Paul running and finishing at the World Mountain Running Championships in Kamnik, Slovenia.
In 2010, "Barefoot Paul" Peterson excelled at mountain running qualifying for the Men's US Mountain Running Junior Team and competing at the World Championships in Slovenia. His success running in Vibram Five Fingers is truly amazing! Read Paul's recap h… more »
Sep 10, 2010 | 1 comment »
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Patrick and Sarah recently honeymooned in Iceland. While there, they ran the Reykjavik Marathon in their Vibram Five Fingers. Here is what Patrick shared with us about their trip:Thought I'd pass a note along to say how great the Five Fingers we… more »
Sep 9, 2010 | 2 comments »
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Chad decided to put his Vibram Five Fingers KSOs to the test at the Minnesota State Fair. He gave them quite a workout as he describes below:I have had my Vibram KSOs for about 3 months now. I have been using them for running, biking, working out i… more »
Sep 6, 2010 | Leave a comment »
Pictured above in their Bikilas and KSOs, Andy and Kaitlyn visited the The Garden of the Gods on their recent trip to Colorado. Andy gives us the details below:Hey! My name is Andy and recently my girlfriend Kaitlyn and I went to Colorado to visi… more »
Sep 3, 2010 | 7 comments »
Blair crosses the finish line with his kids at Marathon by the Sea as an onlooker checks out his Bikilas.
Blair has been logging serious miles in his KSOs and Bikilas while accumulating a nice collection of Vibram Five Fingers. Here is what he had to say:Hi guys,Just wanted to send along a pic of my second marathon is my Vibrams. First one was in my… more »
Sep 1, 2010 | 5 comments »
Phillip looks back into a valley and some rocky terrain on Chilkoot Trail.
Phillip, a Vibram Five Fingers fan, and his girlfriend recently hiked the Chilkoot Trail in Alaska and British Columbia. This trail was used by prospectors during the Klondike Gold Rush to reach the Yukon goldfields. It is a 33 mile trail that can takes… more »
Aug 31, 2010 | 2 comments »
Hiking around the Acropolis. (Parthenon-Athens, Greece)
Steve took along his Vibram Five Fingers Classics, Sprints and Bikilas on a recent trip to Greece. That's about 2 pounds. Not bad for three pairs of shoes. After the jump, read what Steve had to say about his travels, see some more great pics and learn t… more »
Aug 30, 2010 | 3 comments »
Jason Gardening in his KSOs
Jason sent us the following message about his search for the perfect gardening shoe:I've finally found the perfect gardening shoe! I am an avid gardener and have spent years trying to find a shoe that was able to meet the demands of gardening. I tr… more »
Aug 27, 2010 | 2 comments »
Millikan running up the final 50 yards of Killer Hill and other race pics.
Millikan recently wore his Vibram Five Fingers KSOs in the what is billed as the oldest triathlon in the continental United States. With two man teams and canoes it is certainly one of the most unique triathlons. Sounds like fun! Here is a description of… more »
Aug 26, 2010 | 3 comments »
Jeremy, sent us this cool pic of him skydiving in his Bikilas which he mostly uses for running. Here is what he had to say:The jump was fun. I’ve done it a couple times in the past. I’ve been running in Five Fingers for about a year now. Ori… more »
Aug 24, 2010 | 8 comments »
Joe finishing in his Bikilas at North Olympic Discovery Half-Marathon
Joe, a Vibram Five Fingers fan, sent us his story of choosing barefoot running in Bikilas over orthotics. Although, we don't recommend going against a doctor's advice, the recent popularity of barefoot running has produced many differing opinions on what… more »