Category: User Stories
Apr 22, 2010 | 11 comments »
Trendsetters, Lavin and Lhar in their Vibram Five Fingers Flows and KSOs in Cebu City, Philippines.
Where exactly is Cebu City and who wears Vibram Five Fingers there? With a population of almost one million people, Cebu City is located in the Philippines. Lavin and Lhar are technology teachers at a university there. Lavin comments on discovering VFFs:… more »
Apr 21, 2010 | 13 comments »
Dan has just run a very fast 26.2 miles in his KSOs. Though far from a personal best, he averaged 7:50 per mile. He looks like he could go another 26.2. Amazing!
After suffering from knee pain and IT Band syndrome in February, Dan switched to Five Fingers and completed the Boston Marathon this last weekend. He describes his experience: more »
Apr 21, 2010 | 4 comments »
Dave in his KSOs at the Cary, IL March Madness Half Marathon.
Though many fans get tired of the constant looks and questions from strangers, having a conversation piece on your feet is a great way to meet people -- and spread the good word about freeing your feet a la Vibram Five Fingers. more »
Apr 20, 2010 | 4 comments »
Views of the Snoqualmie Valley from Kevin's Hike and a squirrel he encountered along the way.
Do you know why Mount Si is famous? Mount Si is located near North Bend, Washington and is where the 90s television show Twin Peaks was filmed. Vibram Five Fingers fan Kevin recently hiked up Mount Si in his KSOs and took these beautiful pictures. more »
Apr 20, 2010 | 4 comments »
Nadia and a friend after running a race in her Vibram Five Finger Sprints.
Nadia, an avid runner and cyclist from Malaysia has suffered pain from runner's knee and plantar fasciitis. After researching Vibram Five Fingers on the web and here at birthdayshoes.com, she decided to purchase a pair of Sprints to see if they would help; more »
Apr 19, 2010 | 8 comments »
Action shot! Look at all that great barefoot/minimalist running form! Kudos to Norman (black headband) for braving the trail run barefoot -- his first ever such run!
Photos from a recent barefoot runners society meet-up trail run at Lullwater Park near Emory University in Atlanta. more »
Apr 19, 2010 | 7 comments »
Ash fills the air near the Icelandic volcano. VFF fan James was able to make it into the restricted zone.
Ash fills the air near the Icelandic Volcano. VFF fan James was able to make it into the restricted zone. James' VFF Treks provided protection from the Icelandic Volcano ash. The volcano fills the air with clouds of ash on a beautiful day in Iceland. more »
Apr 9, 2010 | 4 comments »
Vibram Five Fingers fan Morgan demonstrates slacklining in his red and black Sprint Vibrams. Keep that balance!
Vibram Five Fingers Sprint fan Morgan talks about slacklining in his favorite five toed shoes. He's put over 1,000 miles on his pair of red and black Sprints and done everything in them, including gone barefoot skiing! more »
Mar 13, 2010 | Leave a comment »
Josh kicks back and relaxes with his son on his hammock in his black KSO Vibram Five Fingers.
Vibram Five Fingers fan Josh talks about his black KSO VFFs, which he's been using for running (post knee surgery), doing errands and yard work and even wearing them to work and church! more »
Mar 10, 2010 | 10 comments »
Raymond running a 30K race in his black KSO Vibram Five Fingers (1 of 2)
A Vibram Five Fingers KSO running transition story from Raymond, who quickly adjusted to running in his barefoot alternative shoes (VFFs) and was soon running a 30K race in them! more »
Mar 8, 2010 | 2 comments »
Dave went on a couple recent snow runs in the countryside of the United Kingdom in his black KSO Vibram Five Fingers.
Photos of a snow run in the U.K. wearing Vibram Five Fingers KSOs from Dave, a triathlete who is working on upping his barefoot running mileage more »
Mar 5, 2010 | Leave a comment »
Andrew plays with his dog in the kitchen in his Classic Vibram Five Fingers (in black)
Andrew Harwood sent in the above photos showing off his Vibram Five Fingers collection (black Classics and Flows). I asked Andrew to share a bit about what he's been doing in his VFFs and what he likes about them. Here is what he had to say:I have… more »
Mar 4, 2010 | 3 comments »
Krisjand is snaps a photo while floating in the Dead Sea near Masada, Israel. The concentration of salt in the Dead Sea is so great that buoyancy is no problem!
Vibram Five Fingers KSO fan Krisjand talks traveling to Israel (and floating in the Dead Sea), barefoot running overcoming a knee injury, and spreading the word to friends about his new barefoot running shoes! more »
Mar 3, 2010 | 8 comments »
A photo of the black,grey, camouflage soled Vibram Five Fingers KSO for men (1 of 2)
User photos of the new color combinations for KSO Vibram Five Fingers from Tabitha - black, grey, camo for men and agate, grey, camo for women! New for 2010! more »
Mar 1, 2010 | Leave a comment »
"This is me the day I got my all black classics. I'm VFF noob in the forum. I thought my canine companion Amy would make a good backdrop. They take a little getting used to but I am liking them more and more and getting them on is getting a lot easier."
A newbie's fresh take on picking a Vibram Five Fingers style, finding a pair in stock (buying experience), and how his feet have broken in to his new barefoot shoes. more »
Feb 26, 2010 | 5 comments »
Trevor demonstrates the flexibility he gets in his Moc Vibram Five Fingers by putting his fingers between the toes! This photo provides a nice look at the underside of the kangaroo leather Moc VFF, too!
Trevor provides a Vibram Five Fingers user review/experience covering his Mocs, KSO Treks, Flows, and Classic VFFs. more »
Feb 23, 2010 | 2 comments »
Jesse points to his black KSO Trek Vibram Five Fingers after hiking to the summit of North Fortunate Mountain.
Well ... maybe not, but they do make you feel incredibly light on your feet. Above photoed is Jesse atop North Fortuna Mountain in San Diego. Jesse is wearing his Vibram Five Fingers KSO Treks. I asked Jesse to share his VFF story with birthdayshoes a… more »
Feb 21, 2010 | 1 comment »
Above photoed is Scott and his KSO Vibram Five Fingers. Scott is pictured wearing his brown KSO Vibram Five Fingers (a color combination that is no more!) hiking around Grandeur Park in Salt Lake City, Utah, balancing and even encountering some snow! The photo with the blue camo KSO Vibrams is actually shot underwater at Bear Lake, Utah.
Above we see Scott kicking his various pairsof KSO Vibram Five Fingers. Scott is hiking, kayaking, bodyboarding, and performing the P90X workouts in his VFFs — though they aren't pictured, Scott's first pair of VFFs were the now-discontinued Surge… more »
Feb 20, 2010 | 2 comments »
Carl climbs a wall in KSO Vibram Five Fingers at Everett Vertical.
Here's Carl on using his Vibram Five Fingers KSOs to go wall climbing:Took my VFF KSOs out on the rock wall at Everett vertical world! Just found one more use for them and saved some money at rentals.They worked pretty well, especially since yo… more »
Feb 20, 2010 | Leave a comment »
Jenn and her husband pose on a slide in Phoenix in their Vibram Five Fingers KSOs. The slide was the location of a clue in the scavenger hunt race to benefit St. Judes called the Great Urban Race.
Vibram Five Fingers KSO fan Jenn sent in the following VFF user story:Hello from Arizona,My husband and I competed in the Great Urban Race here in Phoenix this past weekend. We both proudly sported our KSO throughout the race. As a matter of fa… more »
Feb 17, 2010 | 2 comments »
Photo inset: Left Classic Vibram Five Fingers at Colorado Springs, Colorado (August 2009); Top right Classic VFFs at Red Rocks Amphitheater waiting on a show to start (August 2009); Bottom right Classics at Angel Fire, New Mexico (May 2009).
Megan has been a fan of her Vibram FiveFingers for some time, grabbing her first pair of VFFs for her birthday way back in August 2007. Since then, Megan has gone on to accumulate three pairs of Classic Five Fingers (photoed above). I asked Megan to sh… more »
Feb 16, 2010 | Leave a comment »
Making friends is easy when wearing Five Fingers to social settings - even easier when they're post running events as they make great conversation pieces.
Logan relays a recent VFF experience he had in his KSO Treks:I ran into another Vibram wearer on Saturday during the Myrtle Beach Marathon after-party. The other fellow and his wife from upstate NY have not seen the Treks up close yet. Upon touchin… more »
Feb 16, 2010 | Leave a comment »
Photoed above we see Levi and Linz who were recently married and seen honeymooning in Cancun, Mexico. Levi saw the sights while wearing his KSO Vibram Five Fingers, which brought a decent amount of attention from the locals! Inset we see the Mayan temple Chichen Itza.
In the mailbag comes this Vibram Five Fingers KSO user review from Levi (forum member "Leaves") who recently got married — Congratulations! — and went on to vacation in Cancun, Mexico. Here is what Levi had to say about traveling and sight-s… more »
Feb 15, 2010 | 2 comments »
From VFFer Stephanie comes the above photo — a meeting of the toes via new Classic Vibram Five Fingers:Taken in Madison, Wisconsin on January 31, 2010. Picture shows my black Sprints and two of my sisters in lilac Classics. Taken outside of the… more »
Feb 15, 2010 | 5 comments »
Top: Derik wears his Flow Five Fingers to the gym. Bottom: Derik sports his black KSO Trek Five Fingers to work!
Here's what Derik has to say about his newly acquired Vibram Five Fingers KSO Treks and Flows:My first pair of VFF's! I received them in the mail about 3 weeks ago and was anxious to hit the gym and treadmill with them. I searched everywhere here in… more »