What are Vibram FiveFingers and other Minimalist Shoes fans doing "almost barefoot?" Everything.

Vibram FiveFingers and barefoot or minimalist shoes enthusiasts are doing just about everything under the sun while being just a little bit closer to barefoot. From running any race out there (5Ks to 100 mile ultramarathons), to working out, playing, going to work, hang-gliding, sky-diving, or even playing golf.

Part of the mission here at BirthdayShoes has been to document these fan experiences in the words and photos of the wearers of toe shoes, minimalist shoes, or barefoot shoes (or whatever you call these things) — if you've got some great photos of you doing what you do in your Vibram FiveFingers, NB Minimus, huaraches, VIVO BAREFOOTS, or whatever, consider sending them in (learn more) and sharing with the community!

Below you'll find pages and pages of Vibram Five Fingers user photos and stories that display just what you can do when almost-barefoot as with everyone's favorite five-toed shoes. If you want to see the posts below listed out by model, check out the comprehensive list of Vibram Five Fingers fan photo stories here.

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Category: "User Stories"

FiveFingers Kids KSO at Machu Picchu

FiveFingers Kids KSO at Machu Picchu
This is a shorter user submitted story. It comes from Shipmon family. They wanted to share a couple of photos of Diego Shipmon age 5 sporting his five fingers at the ruins of Machu Picchu. Diego will be 6 years old this month so Happy Birthday to him… more »

Hiking the Smoky Mountains in Toe Shoes

Nathan sports his KSO FiveFingers (and takes along his Merrell Barefoot Trail Gloves) on a hike to the top of Mt. Leconte in Tennessee.  Note his wife sporting the Merrell Barefoot Pace Gloves!
Nathan sports his KSO FiveFingers (and takes along his Merrell Barefoot Trail Gloves) on a hike to the top of Mt. Leconte in Tennessee. Note his wife sporting the Merrell Barefoot Pace Gloves!
In the reader mailbag (a few weeks back!) I got the following note from FiveFingers fan Nathan on his KSOs: This past week I hiked with my wife and some of my family to the top of Mt. Leconte in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. I wore my VF… more »

KSO Kids FiveFingers for Running a Kids Marathon

Skye, a 7-year-old girl in Germany, running her first Kids Marathon in her KSO Kids FiveFingers.  Looks like she's having a great time!
Skye, a 7-year-old girl in Germany, running her first Kids Marathon in her KSO Kids FiveFingers. Looks like she's having a great time!
How cool is this girl? She recently ran a race in Germany sporting KSO Kids Vibram Five Fingers! Check it out:This is Skye she is 7 years old. She recently got her first pair of kid KSO vibrams. The picture of her is running her very first America… more »