Category: User Stories
Jun 7, 2010 | 1 comment »
Graig puts his best foot forward while running in the Spring Lake 5 Miler.
Vibram Five Fingers Fan, Graig, recently wore his newly acquired KSOs in a 5 mile race in Spring Lake, New Jersey and had this to say:So enjoy the site and check it almost everyday! I had been experimenting with barefooting over the past few years… more »
Jun 3, 2010 | 2 comments »
The hook is set and Jonathan reels in his catch!
Avid fisherman and sailor, Jonathan, has found that Vibram Five Fingers make great boat shoes. He tested them out on a recent fishing trip to the Outer Banks of North Carolina.Read about his experience choosing the right pair of Vibrams and see pics… more »
Jun 2, 2010 | 8 comments »
Vibram Five Fingers fan, Glen, on his recent vacation in Costa Rica:Last month my wife and I went on vacation to Costa Rica and I just couldn't wait to get out and use my KSOs in a foreign place. I usually use them to workout in: running, boxing and… more »
May 31, 2010 | 2 comments »
Joe and his girlfriend enjoying their time on a cruise to Bermuda in their Vibram Fiver Fingers KSOs and Sprints.
Vibram Five Fingers KSOs and Sprints provided sure footing for Joe and his girlfriend on their recent cruise to Bermuda. Joe comments on their adventure:So I have been doing pretty much everything in these Vibram KSOs ever since I bought them about… more »
May 28, 2010 | 10 comments »
Patrick running in the Orange Curtain 50k wearing his Vibram Five Fingers KSOs
We recently interviewed Ultra Marathoner and barefoot runner, Patrick Sweeney, who, in what may be the fastest marathon ever run in Vibram Five Fingers, recorded an awesome time of 2:37:14 winning the Palos Verdes Marathon. He ran in Vibram Five Fingers… more »
May 25, 2010 | 3 comments »
Team Five Fingers runner, Jase. working his way up Narrowneck pass. Jase ran the TN100 in Trek Sports. The team also wore Zensah calf compression sleeves and X-bionic Fennec tops and shorts.
Last Saturday, the Australian Vibram Team Five Fingers completed the The North Face 100, a 100Km race through the Blue Mountains.Team member, Max, comments on the race:The four team members were Max and Sally, wearing KSO Treks, and Scott and Jase… more »
May 24, 2010 | 5 comments »
Parkour traceur, Cole, flips over a wall.
Vibram Five Fingers fan, Charlie, on Parkour in Vibram Five Fingers Sprints:I am always looking to convert newcomers to the Way of Bare Feet. Walking around in "those toe shoes" always grabs peoples' attention, and I have grown to love the freeing… more »
May 22, 2010 | 1 comment »
Bob on vacation in Cambodia in his KSOs
Vibram Five Fingers fan, Bob, on his KSOs:I live in Bangkok, Thailand, and my wife and I took a trip recently to Cambodia, and we walked all around the wonderful temples near Siem Reap, including Angkor Wat - one of the most beautiful historical site… more »
May 19, 2010 | 3 comments »
Moire on a work field trip to the Mid-West region of Nepal which was only reachable from Kathmandu after 1 plane ride, 14 hours of driving and 2 days of hiking. Though she hiked in traditional shoes, her vibram five fingers sprints were perfect for relieving the heaviness of walking shoes.
We recently interviewed Irish Mountain Running Champion Moire O’Sullivan. She loves running up and down mountains and writing about it all once she gets home. She started out mountain running in Ireland, where she became Ireland’s 2007 and 2008 Mountain… more »
May 17, 2010 | 1 comment »
Wombat, Alex, prepares to bowl in Tokyo.
Uh..perhaps we should explain. Australian Vibram Five Fingers fan, Alex, is a bowler for the Tokyo Wombats Cricket Club. He recently gave his Sprints a try on the cricket field. (Alex was previously seen on BirthdayShoes running in Japan wearing his Spri… more »
May 15, 2010 | 1 comment »
Vibram Five Fingers fan, Mike, recently toured Ireland in his VFF KSO Treks. He and his wife are pictured here in Ballinskelligs, which means "Homestead of the Rocks".
Mike comments on his trip to Ireland and how he found out about Vibram Five Fingers:I just got back from a week in Ireland on March 20th. I enthralled the Irish populace with my "cool slippers". From Dublin to Ballinskelligs, they were a hit, rain… more »
May 14, 2010 | 12 comments »
Tim didn't waste any time testing out his new Vibram Five Fingers Bikilas in a half marathon. He is training for the Ironman Florida in November.
Ironman runner, Tim, was lucky enough to land a pair of red and white Vibram Five Fingers Bikilas and take 'em out for a 13 mile spin. Tim reports on how it transpired:I ended up having a friend (Thanks Rob!) who lives in Boston pick them up at Cit… more »
May 13, 2010 | 4 comments »
Aubrey, his dog, and his VFFs cooling off in the Texas heat.
As the debate rages on about the capabilities of Vibram Five Fingers, we found one Vibram Five Fingers fan, Aubrey, who hasn't found much that can't be done in them:What do I do with my Vibrams??? EVERYTHING!! Work Run Rock climb Swi… more »
May 12, 2010 | 13 comments »
Andréa Maria Cecil (Follow her on twitter @andreacecil) recently participated in a Tough Mudder race at Bear Creek Mountain Resort near Allentown, Pa. She shared this narrative about her experience with us: more »
May 11, 2010 | 3 comments »
Jason, immediately after landing a back flip. Well, maybe not, but it sure is a cool pic!
VFF fan, Jason, on his variation of slacklining done wearing his new Vibram Five Fingers Flows:I picked up my VFF Flows over Easter and I love them. The Flows were the only pair that fit me, but I got them half off, so I won't complain. I've been… more »
May 10, 2010 | 2 comments »
Mary says, "I absolutely love when I step in water in my Vibrams, because when I walk away they leave little footprints!"
Vibram Five Fingers fan, Mary, likes getting back to nature in her Classics. They provide sure footing and it's ok if they get wet! She told us why VFFs work for her:A friend and I spent the morning at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve, which is located… more »
May 6, 2010 | 8 comments »
Taken after the 2009 Omaha Marathon, from left to right are Benny, TJ, Barefoot Rick, and Aaron. Omaha was the first event in the US to have a Barefoot Runners Division.
An interview with TJ, the President of the newly Barefoot Runners Society about how she got into running barefoot, Morton's Neuroma, and where she expects to take the BRS! more »
May 5, 2010 | 4 comments »
Lionel changes a friend's flat tire with amazing enthusiasm.
Ever have a flat tire and just can't get those tightened lug nuts to budge? Well, Australian VFF fan, Lionel, knows how to use just the right amount of leverage, strength and Five Fingers awesomeness to get them loose.Ever have a flat tire and just can't get those tightened lug nuts to budge? Well, Australian VFF fan, Lionel, knows how to use just the ri… more »
May 4, 2010 | 3 comments »
Steve runs comfortably in his Vibram Five Fingers KSOs at the Big Sur Marathon.
Vibram Fiver Fingers fan, Steve, recently ran in his 15th Big Sur Marathon, and his first in VFF KSOs. Steve comments on the switch:I saw at least 3 other runners with VFFs, including a woman in purple ones, and one barefoot runner. I got quite a… more »
May 3, 2010 | 2 comments »
Vibram Five Fingers fan, Steve, recently put his black KSO Treks through their paces, running the Llantysilio Fell Race in Wales. more »
Apr 30, 2010 | 12 comments »
Sam running relaxed and on his forefoot in his VFFs, while others trudge along on their heels.
Sam, a marathon runner living in London, has made the transition to minimalist running, Vibram Five Fingers KSOs, over the last 8 months. After trying to transition too quickly, he stepped back and made a more gradual transition and recently completed the Rotterdam Marathon wearin… more »
Apr 30, 2010 | 3 comments »
Nick sits precariously close to the edge of the Grand Canyon. Hold on tightly Nick! It is over a mile to the bottom.
Vibram Five Fingers fan, Nick, comments on hiking the Grand Canyon in his KSOs:I've been running in my KSOs for a few months now, but haven't had much opportunity to take them out into nature and get them dusty. I recently went to the Grand Canyon… more »
Apr 28, 2010 | 3 comments »
Barefoot Michael, Founder of the Primalfoot Alliance
How did you get into barefooting? Why do you think it is important?First of all, let me take an opportunity to thank you for this interview and the ability to speak to your readers. You operate a fantastic site and I look forward to working with y… more »
Apr 28, 2010 | 1 comment »
Travelers, Jeff and his wife, found that their Vibram Five Fingers classics and KSOs were perfect for scaling ruins and exploring caves in the jungles of Belize and Guatemala. more »
Apr 27, 2010 | 12 comments »
Clad in his Vibram Five Fingers KSOs, Jawa takes a flying leap over the fire pit!
Recently, active birthdayshoes.com participant, Jawa, ran in a Warrior Dash. The course was 3.08 miles long with 12 obstacles including leaping over fire, trudging through water and over logs and scrambling under barbed wire. Over 5,300 warriors raced on… more »