Edgar (“dardo” on the forums) recently picked up some black Vibram fivefinger KSOs and has been wearing them to work — giving Segway tours of Barcelona!
I asked Edgar how VFFs worked with the Segway and also what kind of reactions he was getting from his fellow Barcelonians. Here’s what he had to say:
As for people seeing my shoes, most of the time they do not see them due to the segway, which is fairly spectacular on it’s own. Also Spanish people are not that open and most of the times will look but not ask. Most of my customers do ask about them and surprisingly to me a few of them knew about them and the father of one american lady had a pair of VFFs.
On a personal note I have been wearing my KSOs for about 3 weeks non stop now. I feel my feet stronger now and the soles are also much more resistant. Last week I did a half hour run at a nearby park and I felt lighter than last time I had been running (about 4 years ago due to knee pains), also less tired and no pains during the running session nor next days. I am quite excited because I believe I will be able to run again, and only with the VFFs of course!
A Spanish newspaper (El Periodico – pdf) also interviewed Edgar about his tours, and in the photo they published, similar to the one above, Edgar is sporting his VFFs.
Here’s Edgar’s Barcelona Segway Tours website. Edgar added that anyone who shows up to do a tour in fivefingers will get a 50% discount.
So anyone want to do a VFF meet-up in Spain? Let’s go!