Comment from: Jeff [Visitor]
Jeff

I'll take em all. Especially the spyridon with out laces!

07/28/11 @ 13:52
Comment from: BOXofQUALITYYY [Visitor]
BOXofQUALITYYY

I want the Sorrento!!! It's like penny loeffer toe shoes!

07/28/11 @ 13:54
Comment from: Bradley [Visitor]  
Bradley

Simply could not care less about casual FF's -- I just don't see the point.

Lovin' the looks and features of the See Ya however! Just might be replacing my Bikilas with those bad boys!

07/28/11 @ 13:55
Comment from: Clyde [Visitor]
Clyde

I'm really liking the new styles. I have been holding off getting a new pair to see whats coming. I have 3 pairs now and so want some more. I would love to be a tester for some of these new designs. know of a place where I can sign up? ;) Love your reviews, keep up the great work!

07/28/11 @ 13:58
Comment from: Mr. Leigh [Visitor]
Mr. Leigh

I am not crazy about the loafers, but some of the other models look promising and I am definitely on board for the all blue Speeds if they make it to the US market.

07/28/11 @ 14:13
Comment from: Mr. Leigh [Visitor]
Mr. Leigh

The See Ya looks promising, but I wonder how necessary the strap is. I like the look of the sole and think it might be a nice alternative to the Classic for occasional wear. The Spyridon is reminiscent of an old knobby bike tire. I wonder how they'd be, traction wise. At least you won't feel the tread through the bottom of the shoe, as some do with the lugs on the trek sole.

07/28/11 @ 14:22
Comment from: Marcus [Visitor]
Marcus

Still not a fan of the leather, but the others look awesome. Now they just need to lower the price tag a little.

07/28/11 @ 14:30
Comment from: Lyonel [Visitor]
Lyonel

Arch protection or....support?!?
They begin to look more like Skeletoes to me, throwing the whole barefoot theory out of the window.

07/28/11 @ 15:36
Comment from: Todd [Visitor]
Todd

Gotta luv the See Ya ....They're on my "Gotta Have " list.

07/28/11 @ 15:42
Comment from: Damon [Visitor]  
Damon

The Sorrentos look kinda like something you'd have to wear if your feet were horribly burned...otherwise I pretty much love all the styles, especially the Spyridons!

07/28/11 @ 18:03
Comment from: N.Vodden [Visitor]
N.Vodden

The Spyidon looks nice, but dont particularly like the look of the sole. I've found that with VFF's with grip 'pods' on the sole (Speed, Trek etc) you can feel that you are walking on them and I long for the down to earth feel of the Sprint/KSO sole.

Also a shame that the one now identified as the women's Grado is a womens model. The open top with ventilation holes in it design really appeals to me, best looking of the new models imo.

07/28/11 @ 19:01
Comment from: Clinton [Visitor]
Clinton

I didn't realize Birkenstock started making toe shoes...

07/28/11 @ 19:21
Comment from: Lionel [Visitor]
Lionel

Love the See Yas! Would love a pair to add to my collection. Hopefully it has a seamless footbed coz I ran a 10km race in my Bikilas and my left foot was rubbing against the seams of the footbed, no blisters but it was quite sore after coz I was pushing myself to record a PB

07/28/11 @ 19:57
Comment from: Jeremy [Visitor]
Jeremy

That Spyridon LS looks wicked. Big fan also of the yellow/green Speeds.

07/28/11 @ 20:15
Comment from: Mr Plod [Visitor]
Mr Plod

Bradley - "Simply could not care less about casual FF's -- I just don't see the point" - some people don't spend their entire waking lives doing "sports", some people live significant amount of their time wearing casual shoes & clothes.

07/29/11 @ 04:49
Comment from: Jimmy [Visitor]  
Jimmy

I'm in agreement with Jeremy, the "Spyridon LS" looks pretty awesome.

I'm liking the new colors too. I mean if you're wearing toe shoes, you might as well have flashy colors in addition to the neutral ones as well.

07/29/11 @ 09:44
Comment from: Evil.Bonsai [Visitor]
Evil.Bonsai

Hehe. That 'live acrobatics' photo reminded me of THE OFFICE episode where the guys are jumping around yelling "PARKOUR!" The two guys on top look just like that.

Cool to see new stuff from Vibram. A bit disappointed with the feel of the Komodos I bought recently. Here's hoping the new models don't follow the same toe design/stitching. (love my 2 pairs of Trek and 1 pair of bikila, though. Just the Komodos I have issue with)

07/29/11 @ 10:11
Comment from: Sytera [Visitor]
Sytera

I love casual VFFs. I have 4 pairs of Classics. While I have run in them in the past, I mainly hike, walk, do yard work, shop, play with my sons, and, well, I live in them. I love the thin sole of the Classics and would really like to see more colors. If the leather ones have a super thin sole, I will probably own at least one pair by the end of next year.

07/29/11 @ 16:15
Comment from: YOLIE [Visitor]
YOLIE

all I gotta say is time to add more to my collection. VFF you are getting better & better. My feet loves your shoes and I love the styles & colors. Pretty soon I won't know what regular shoes are.

07/29/11 @ 18:05
Comment from: Ben [Visitor]
Ben

Thanks so much for such an exciting post! I always love to see upcoming Fivefingers. I'm especially excited for the See Ya model. I'm a runner and those look like some really rockin' kicks!

07/29/11 @ 18:23
Comment from: Julia [Visitor]
Julia

Ooooh I'm going to save up for some purple KomodoSport LS ;D

07/29/11 @ 19:56
Comment from: Stacy [Visitor]
Stacy

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE VIBRAM! Make nice casual toe shoes WITHOUT LEATHER.

07/30/11 @ 00:11
Comment from: Zephyr [Visitor]  
Zephyr

The only model I'd consider to get would be the Spyridon in the color Jake tried them on (the other options are awful).
I like the upper of the Sorrento, however, the sole is a total flaw: thick and flat, why have they abandoned the foot glove concept?
The See Ya model seems an improvement respect to Bikila. "Unfortunately" I don't need any road running dedicated shoes, I'm already running barefoot but still I need casual shoes. I'd like some casual-looking shoes in which I could perfectly run if required (such as KSO Trek and Trek LS), See Ya couldn't work because they don't look casual at all.

Finally, I'd like to point out the extra effort Vibram is making to release women's specific models. They must have done a market study and realized that in the next years there will be much more potential to grow in the women's market. In western societies women usually have less restrictions in their clothes and attire than men, and look acceptance is a key element in the introduction of VFFs. Finally, if many women are already wearing VFFs regularly men will less reluctant to give them a try (at the end of the day for most young men young women are the only censors that matter), clever marketing strategy.

07/30/11 @ 01:08
Comment from: Ryan P [Visitor]
Ryan P

Man, I'm *really* getting sick of so many women-only models.

Don't men buy the *vast* majority of VFFs? :-(

Cater to your clientele, Vibram!
I understand wanting to expand,
but don't forget who got you where you are now.

07/30/11 @ 16:43
Comment from: Zizzy [Visitor]
Zizzy

It says that the only flexibility in the Sorrento sole was the toes. That's not very good. The loafers look pretty darn silly to me anyway... but I like the See Ya's. Weird name though....

07/31/11 @ 17:28
Amarins van der Bos

There are a lot of great new Five Fingers for the next season. We really love the new trail shoe, the Spyridon LS. We will sell them in our shop for sure!

08/01/11 @ 14:02
Comment from: AimeeE [Visitor]
AimeeE

Oooh!! I was considering getting a new pair to replace one of my dead ones, but I'm def going to have to wait for new stuff to come out. Thanks for the update!

08/01/11 @ 16:39
Comment from: Leslie [Visitor]
Leslie

I would love to see a better pic of the Fresca, it looks like a nice alternative to the Classic. I like the leather ones with the cutouts too just for a nice pair of knock around shoes. :o) I don't workout ALL the time.

08/01/11 @ 16:43
Comment from: Kelsey [Visitor]
Kelsey

My VFF obsession only grows stronger after this... The "See ya" looks super sweet!! As well as the Spyridon. I am so excited to see these new models. And, I'm also excited for the Fresca. It's such a nice spin on that classic. Can't wait to see more details on these models!

08/01/11 @ 20:04
Comment from: nms [Visitor]
nms

I don't get it. Why the movement to soles that do not flex???

08/02/11 @ 00:42
Comment from: Angelica [Visitor]  
Angelica

if they're made out of kangaroo leather, then no way, jose, i'm buying them. *wiggles her komodos* :)

08/02/11 @ 09:33
Comment from: Naray Gensler [Visitor]
Naray Gensler

These are so cool. I wish I could wear them. Guess it's good I can't. I wouldn't know which ones to buy. The up coming ones look so great! All who can wear these I salute you!....LOL
Love and Peace

08/03/11 @ 01:07
Comment from: Naray Gensler [Visitor]
Naray Gensler

These are the greatest ever. I can't waer them but do often dream of it. The upcoming vibrams look so great! To all who can wear them I salute you!....LOL...
Love and Peace

08/03/11 @ 01:09
Comment from: Shawn Dancy [Visitor]
Shawn Dancy

I think they need to make a revamp Classic for men, They keep taking care of the ladies. What about us guys!?

08/12/11 @ 23:42
Comment from: Trina A. [Visitor]
Trina A.

Women sizes need to go up to a 43 instead of a 42

08/15/11 @ 11:21
Comment from: JT [Visitor]
JT

When are we going to get a trail shoe that's waterproof?! This is taking way too long. Getting tired of soggy toes, put a goretex layer in there.

08/18/11 @ 02:35
Comment from: VT [Visitor]
VT

More colors than a fruit salad, and more styles than Imelda Marcos could want....

....But, yet the humble men's classics now only come in black and charcoal.

(What exactly is the difference between black and charcoal?)

Come on Vibram, (and it's been said here a few times) don't leave your original customers behind as you reach for brighter neon-colors and more add-on gadgets.

09/06/11 @ 00:35
Comment from: Gary [Visitor]
Gary

already got my sorrento here in the philippines. i love it, usually wear it around the mall.

11/22/11 @ 14:51
Comment from: pam roberts [Visitor]  
pam roberts

It has come to the point in my life with Parkinson’s Disease and associated foot dystonia (the toes curl under like hammer toes) that ALL I can wear are VFF's! SO I welcome all of the new style that look like you are NOT going running!! That said, my daughter is a marathoner and of course I had to wear my bikilas to cheer her on and show off! My problem is that I cannot get the KSO's (or anything that is closed with no laces) on my foot. It is just not happening. I love KSO sole and toes fit better than the Sprint, so I buy them and cut all of the upper away and make Mary Jane’s out of them! My questions are: are the KSO and Sprint the only styles with original sole? I bought the Bikila because of the laces and can get them on fine but they are HOT. Is the style with the real shoes laces cooler? And do the new women's styles with no strap stay on your foot pretty well? Thanks to any and all who can help with answers. PS. The more the rubber sole sticks to the floor the greater chance I have of falling, so let me know if there is a less grabby sole than original.

04/10/12 @ 15:41
Comment from: margaret [Visitor]  
margaret

I started out 3 years ago with the classics. I love toe shoes and wear them 80% of the time - work or play. I only like leather since my feet feel restricted and reactive to most synthetic material(would be interested in boiled wool) I don't like the bright colors - don't like to have to choose between more black and neon pink. like the Vivo Maryjanes. Would like a dark color calf hi pair of casual VFF or atleast zero drop boots

I'm totally hoping for the women's Euro leather styles.

10/06/12 @ 17:59


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