Comment from: robert [Member]  

I think they would do well to open up in Seattle Next. There seems to be a rather large community here. Along with lots of retail locations that sell Vibrams and specialize in running. I think there would be enough of a demand for them to justify opening a store in this area.

04/10/12 @ 13:30
Comment from: Jocelyn [Visitor]
Jocelyn

What time does the grand opening end on Saturday, and are there opening times for the store? I'm flying in late on Saturday and wondering if I'll have time to tootle over there.

04/10/12 @ 13:54
Comment from: jigamo [Visitor]
jigamo

Justin,

I think your hyperlink to the Birthday Shoes Facebook page in the Giveaway section of the article is missing "Birthda" in the link text.

04/10/12 @ 14:05
Comment from: Brian [Visitor]
Brian

Based on my visits to New York outdoor and sporting good stores to buy VFFs, one encounters lots of mixed signals. One salesman advocating arch support and rugged construction to a customer while another touting the benefits of the opposite to a different customer. The cognitive dissonance is too much.

A lot of people might make the plunge and try VFFs if they found themselves in a foot friendly environment with knowledgable sales staff. I hope the Boston store is a success and they open more.

04/10/12 @ 14:36
Comment from: dirk verelst [Visitor]
dirk verelst

would be interested to know which EU models they will be selling... I`m jealous about people living in Boston!

04/10/12 @ 15:28
Comment from: Lisa G [Visitor]
Lisa G

I'm so excited! My DH is currently stationed on the West coast, but we travel to Boston every summer to visit his family. Now, I will definitely have to go visit the Vibram store. I got my first pair back in February, on my birthday, as a matter of fact. I'm in love and recently ordered a pair for my oldest son. We're hooked!

04/10/12 @ 15:38
Comment from: Zizzy [Visitor]
Zizzy

Newbury St? Blah- that place is not very friendly for shopping, imho. Lots of snobs, uppity types, crowds and generally not car friendly at all. Should've been in Harvard Square.

04/10/12 @ 16:06
Comment from: Rich [Visitor]
Rich

I would absolutely be there if I weren't out of town until that afternoon. Perhaps I can make it there before they close that first day.

This is a great location and will draw a huge amount of attention to the brand. Happy to live in Boston. :) Justin, I don't know what time you'll be there, but I'll look for you.

04/10/12 @ 16:23
Comment from: SteveM [Visitor]
SteveM

Couldn't be happier about this news. I work in Boston and can walk to Newbury st in no time.

04/10/12 @ 17:16
Comment from: robert [Member]  

I would actually consider going but tickets are over $600. I really wish I could be there. The architecture photographer in me is aching to take pictures of the exterior and interior of the store.

04/10/12 @ 18:47
Comment from: Matt [Visitor]
Matt

Personally, and I think this might be just 'cause I live over the border in Canada, I think opening a store in Bellingham would be great. Although Seattle sounds great, too :D

Vun vunders if the store will also sell toesocks? I hope so! :D

04/10/12 @ 20:32
Comment from: robert [Member]  

I think Vibram has some sort of relationship with injiji. I know Vibram sells injiji toe socks on their site. So it would not surprise me to see some in the store.

04/10/12 @ 22:11
Comment from: Andy Brundrett [Visitor]  
Andy Brundrett

Nice to see a dedicated store and especially one not far from me (in NH). I wouldn't worry about parking as I find it easier to park outside (or just bus) and walk or take the MBTA. I might swing down if only because I haven't been to Boston in a long time.
As for salespersons giving different advice, I try to find one who actually wears them as they have experienced them. Of course they are also often in a store selling more traditional shoes (EMS, etc) so those habits die hard. I can't imagine putting any sort of an insert into the VFF though. I imagine that would actually cause pain.
My 2 cents, AndyB, NH.

04/10/12 @ 23:42
Comment from: booky [Visitor]
booky

it's weird........
vibram opens a new "classy" store
and does tons of vff related events,but
here, in Israel, you can't buy the see-yas or the spyridon...
we're in 2012 and still, i feel that
Vibram ignores the middle eastern market.
the importers of vff in israel ("vendome"), don't even offer the spyridons or the see-yas.
or any of the 2012 models.
why???
today everything ships almost overnight,the internet's around for ages now so......
why we are being left beyond?
it's important for vibram to market their stuff where it's a 100% success rate and big $$$.
well if you have soul (sole...) you do things so everyone's happy.
i don't say give us the shoes for free.
(but woun't say no if they did!),
just offer the 2012 models for sell in israel.
or, yeah... go ahead and throw us the 2012 u.s.a and europe leftovers when we're deep into 2014.....
boooooooo!!

p.s-excuuse me for my bad grammer and spelling.
i'm from Israel, the land Vibram mistakes for a dry, third world, camel infested desert.

04/11/12 @ 00:45
Comment from: Andy Brundrett [Visitor]
Andy Brundrett

Europe seems to get more and good stuff first too. I suppose they just concentrate on the markets they think will make the most (or be take the least effort to market to). I'm lucky to live in a part of New Hampshire that has some VFF stocking stores nearby. Hopefully they will get out to Israel. Have you contacted them? Made sure shoe stores know you'd buy them? The internet is great but I only buy shoes that I know will fit me over the internet. So I hope they expand their inventory in your area.
AndyB, NH.
PS Vibram is in the business of making money for Vibram too. They gotta survive to keep us supplied with awesome foot ware.

04/11/12 @ 09:36
Comment from: acgeorge654 [Visitor]
acgeorge654

I will be there on the 21st to get my first pare of VFFs. I was going to get them on Monday from Eastern Mountain Sports but now I am going to wait.

04/13/12 @ 11:48
Comment from: Susie [Visitor]
Susie

I'm in Boston on business and was so excited to hear about the store. It is only open from 11-6 so I missed it today. I can't wait to stop in tomorrow.

04/19/12 @ 21:03