Comment from: Mr. Leigh [Visitor]
Mr. Leigh

I have already commented on this "missed opportunity" IMHO on Vibram's part. I've even e-mailed their marketing folks to voice my discontent with their decision. They could have blasted out an awesome colorway, maybe something neon or even something akin to the KSO remix with a multi-toned upper, and instead they opted for basic boring black, which is the most readily available color to this day. I can still find these on eBay, some new in box, for considerably less than what these originally sold for. I am curious at what price point these will re-release at. If they price them the same as they have always priced classics, that coupled with the boring color will surely doom this endeavor to failure.

08/27/15 @ 13:24
Comment from: Robert [Visitor]

Leigh is right... my first thought was oh look they found a box full of black shoes in their warehouse... or maybe they were saving some boxes for their 10 year anniversary. I don't think people will be buying the black ones... it seems like a bit of a missed opportunity. I would have loved a unique color way or something fun and different... heck even black with a 10th anniversary stitching somewhere on the shoe would look great and be a reason for me to buy.

08/27/15 @ 17:10
Comment from: Victoria [Visitor]

Personally, I am ecstatic they're bringing the classic back in black. Its my go to shoe. Not everyone likes the acid neon colors that are the trend now.

08/27/15 @ 22:17
Comment from: greentoe [Visitor]

its kinda fun and disappointing at the same time to imagine the almost infinite number of possible designs they could have went with on the classic re-release. black is better than nothing at all, but still...
Definite missed opportunity Vibram, too bad.

08/28/15 @ 18:35
Comment from: Sarah [Visitor]  

I woke from a coma 5 years ago, but since then by body absorbs energy and feeling, that it make it hard to walk. I spend most of my time outside and in the dirt, gardening. Do you think these type shoes (6 1/2- 7) would help me?

09/09/15 @ 16:10
Comment from: edh [Visitor]

What happened to the website? It seems to be gone, and redirects to a generic Vibram site that lists all of their partners. The beginning of the end?

09/29/15 @ 14:35
Comment from: Vibram [Visitor]  

All, the new site for all of the Vibram brand is You simply navigate to the FiveFingers front page to shop that product line. This is far from the "beginning of the end!" In fact, the VFF business is growing again!

10/13/15 @ 14:41
Comment from: PercyJ [Visitor]  

I think that lawsuit really spooked them. I love the shoes and I have even written them to ask of future release of the CLASSIC line. I guess they dont follow social media or any of these Vibram fan sites. Black is cool, but there were much cooler color combinations out there.

10/14/15 @ 19:15
Comment from: Angela [Visitor]

I've been wearing the basic black classics since the very early days. I've received tons of feedback, either highly positive or massively negative, from people who see me wear them. It seems that Five Fingers garner no middle ground, either ya love 'em or ya hate 'em.

I can wear these where I work, and so for a long time that's all I was ever found basic black Classics. For the past several years I've hoarded every pair I could locate, and I will refuse to admit to the pairs I keep with thoughts of possible repair to extend their lifespan.

My main issue with the women's line of shoes is that I have massively wide feet which is a result of an entire lifetime wandering around barefoot. As such, the classics sized 43 are the only ones that feel ... well, good. All of the other styles, in order to fit the width, are too long in the toe.


10/16/15 @ 10:35
Comment from: HalibetLector [Visitor]

I'm with Victoria. Black classics were my go to shoes for years. When Vibram discontinued them, I had to seek out other footwear. For me, it really is black classics or bust. The wool classics were interesting, but weren't very durable.

On a side note, am I the only one who goes through two pairs of shoes a year? The uppers are fine for the most part. I wear through the heels at the balls of my feet.

11/02/15 @ 17:17

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