Category: User Stories
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 »
Feb 10, 2010 | 4 comments »
Christopher McDougall, (barefoot) runner and author of the national bestselling book Born to Run, sits atop a pile of chopped wood, ax at the ready, barefoot at his home in Pennsylvania (Photo by Bill Cramer)
Exclusive interview with Born to Run author Christopher McDougall who talks about American culture, the barefoot running movement, and what's next for this best selling author! more »
Feb 8, 2010 | 1 comment »
Jeff runs through snow-laden Washington D.C. in KSO Five Fingers. Despite the snow, seems his feet stayed relatively warm — barring the occasional wet slush!
Above are photos sent in by Jeff (and his significant other) taken amidst the Washington D.C. "Snowpocalypse." They went for a six mile run which included "ice skating" on the reflecting pool. Check out Jeff's account:Just got back from one of the mo… more »
Feb 6, 2010 | Leave a comment »
In the video above is Bob wearing black Flow Vibram Five Fingers. The video was shot at Dupont Circle, Washington D.C. at a massive snowball fight. If you didn't already know, D.C. got nailed with a snowstorm that shutdown the city. Here's Bob on… more »
Feb 4, 2010 | 1 comment »
Hey,Just thought you might like this pic! I got my Classics (my first pair of VFFs) yesterday and fell in love immediately. I was wearing them round my apartment to break them (and my feet) in, when I looked out the window... and there was the best d… more »
Feb 1, 2010 | 6 comments »
I stumbled on a great VFF trail running video by Samuel Duregger the other day. I asked Sam if he'd mind I share the video with birthdayshoes and he kindly obliged:Cool video — I really dig the accompanying music.Sam has been running… more »
Jan 29, 2010 | Leave a comment »
It's a lot easier to do a bit of 'beam' walking in VFFs.
Above is Erik, having an extraordinarily fun time on the playground in his black Five Finger KSOs. Here's what Erik had to say:Justin, I really enjoy your website and forum, as I've used it from the sizing guide (prior to getting my vffs) and ever… more »
Jan 27, 2010 | 2 comments »
Patri Friedman gets ready for a maiden voyage on a DIY Tensegrity Pyramid / motorized Raft at the inaugural Ephemerisle — an annual floating festival of politics, community and art — check the black Classic Five Fingers and Injinjis (photo credit: Chris Rasch).
Interview with Patri Friedman, Vibram Five Fingers fan and founder of the Seasteading Institute, an organization that has set out to revolutionize the means by which nations are formed and thereby increase competition in government! more »
Jan 26, 2010 | 1 comment »
If you're ever in the mood for juggling 5 mini basketballs, I highly recommend wearing VFF's while doing so. They help keep your balance, and they help your balls stay in the air longer. When gravity is doing everything it can to bring the balls past yo… more »
Jan 26, 2010 | Leave a comment »
Jawa runs on Negril Beach in Jamaica in his Sprint Vibram Five Fingers. Looks like a beautiful place for a sandy run!
I am sure Vibram Five Fingers have been subjected to various conditions and your website serves as a single, authentic source where real people share their success with Vibram. As you may know I have been using Vibram since September 2009 and recently r… more »
Jan 26, 2010 | Leave a comment »
i wanted to send in this photo because i love climbing things. but with vibrams its so much easier and fun.Looks like you're having a blast! Reminds me of my brother's lamp post climbing in his Classics.FiveFingers — making the urban jungl… more »
Jan 25, 2010 | 1 comment »
Edgar wore his KSO Five Fingers "on the air" at a radio station in Barcelona.
Hi Justin,Today i went to a radio station invited to talk about the segway tours I give around Barcelona, when they saw the Ksos they were so intrigued by them that I had to explain on air what they where and why I am wearing them.I took a few pi… more »
Jan 23, 2010 | Leave a comment »
Shaun writes: "Sitting at the edge of the world! I love them. VFFs are the only type of shoes I own. form the office to the mountain they are the shoes."That top shot looks downright scary! Way to rock the Treks! more »
Jan 20, 2010 | 8 comments »
Courtney has been running cross country in her Five Fingers since the fall despite running into the occasional skeptical coach. Note Courtney's face compared to her fellow competitors as she bounds up the hill. Speaks volumes!
Courtney sent in the above photos from a recent cross country race she ran in her black KSO FiveFingers. Courtney's been running in here KSOs since the fall. I can't help but notice Courtney's resolve in the leftmost picture of the collage as she bound… more »
Jan 19, 2010 | 1 comment »
Ryan took a leap and wore his Classic FiveFingers to work. Ryan is taking bold steps towards a more comfortable professional dress environment!
I got this note yesterday from my buddy Ryan out in Arizona — as you can see from the photos above, Ryan is wearing his Classic Five Fingers to the office with his suit slacks!Hey Justin, Happy New Year. Well, I finally did it – I work in… more »
Jan 12, 2010 | 2 comments »
A demure Laura braved the snow to snowshoe for 5 1/2 hours in her VFF Sprints.
On behalf of Laura, photoed above, Chris writes:Here's Laura in her Slate/Palm Sprints after five and a half hours of snowshoeing. For the record her boyfriend earned many brownie points with this birthday gift to her. She was quite pleased that… more »
Jan 10, 2010 | 1 comment »
Ed took his FiveFingers Flow Treks (a.k.a. Trek Tex) out in the snow for a run!
hi,took a few pics of my flow treks in the snow in the UK, after a run.the flow treks seem pretty good so far, they take some breaking in, but once that's done they work quite well. you can't really bend your toes downwards in them like you can in… more »
Jan 9, 2010 | Leave a comment »
Josh went exploring the Brazilian countryside in his Vibram Five Fingers.
Hey Justin, I arrived in Brazil a few weeks ago and took my five fingers on a hike with a friend in the interior of northeast Brazil. I put on my five fingers KSO and got a hold of my best friend Lívia for a hike in the trails of northeast Bra… more »
Jan 8, 2010 | Leave a comment »
Patrick demonstrates some cold-weather VFF-style a la KSO Treks!
Above, a wintry update by way of photos from Patrick (forums @linuxracr | blogged previously) who is enjoying his KSO Treks (and bare feet) during a random snow in Dallas, as well as going down an ice slide:As it doesn't snow much in Dallas, Texas, I w… more »
Jan 8, 2010 | Leave a comment »
Jason runs at a local trail in Austin in his Vibram KSO Trek Five Fingers. He's giving his feet a nice impromptu massage on those rocks!
Jason (birthdayshoes forum member jcarneytx) recently posted a few photos showing off his Five Fingers KSO Treks in action on Ken's Trail in Austin, Texas. Gotta love the mid-air photos — you're looking might nimble there, Jason! more »
Jan 7, 2010 | 1 comment »
Eric takes his brand new black and orange KSO FiveFingers for an introductory spin in a local Houston trail. Nothing like a good mud coating to break them in!
Justin - Love the site. Got my V5s for christmas after my wife wouldn't let me open them for weeks. I'd been running barefoot in the gym on the indoor track for a few weeks getting ready. Took them out for a 5K on Christmas day, came back with the… more »
Jan 6, 2010 | Leave a comment »
The view from 11,000 feet off of Lone Peak in the Wasatch Mountains of northern Utah a la Travis' KSO FiveFingers.
Justin, Having been an admirer of birthdayshoes.com for some time, I finally found a VFF pic from this summer that I wanted to share. On the 4th of July 2009, my brother and I hiked Lone Peak in the Wasatch Mountains of northern Utah. At 11,253 fee… more »
Jan 6, 2010 | 1 comment »
Seret sent in the above photos (montage-ified) showing off her marathon finish in VFF Sprints and her muddy trail running in her blue camo KSOs.
Hi Justin I can't believe it's almost eight months since I first bought my KSOs. In that time I've completed two marathons. One in June (which I ran in my old trainers) and one in December in my new Sprints! My finish time improved by 30 minutes.… more »
Jan 5, 2010 | 8 comments »
Channing Tatum was caught heading to workout in his KSO Treks. This might be the first celebrity sighting of VFFs — will FiveFingers go mainstream soon?
Recent G.I. Joe, She's the Man, and Stop-Loss star Channing Tatum has been spotted wearing KSO Trek Five Fingers while on his way to workout. TMZ had a video segment titled "If the shoe fits" on the VFF-sighting that aired on television on January 1… more »
Jan 5, 2010 | Leave a comment »
Greg Downey, an anthropologist in Australia, wrote an exhaustive blog post on Neuroanthropology.net titled Lose your shoes: Is barefoot better? back in late July 2009 that has just recently come to my attention.The post covers topics ranging from how… more »