Vibram has released an announcement on their facebook page. Here’s the snippet you all are waiting for:
We are happy to announce the release of the Women’s KSO Trek, beginning in late Spring 2010. Additionally, the Men’s KSO Treks will be made available in sizes 38 & 39 beginning in March 2010. We know it’s a while off, but it takes a little while to develop the tooling necessary for this new product. We heard you, and we are moving as fast as we can!
Read the rest at the official Vibram facebook page.
Thank you, Vibram! It’s great to see they’ve got their ears to the ground of the VFF community. Congrats to the women and smaller footed men in the VFF-land!
Original Post 10/30/09
A lot is going on this weekend — the NYC Marathon is on Sunday and as what is certainly no coincidence, Born to Run author and barefoot running—or more generally, human—enthusiast Christopher McDougall has been at a number of events in New York the past couple days at both the New York City Marathon Expo as well as the City Sports at the Rockefeller Center. By the way, if you haven’t caught Christopher and are in New York, you’ve got one more opportunity tomorrow (5 – 7pm at City Sports).
And if that’s not enough to get excited about, the good word is that Vibram is also in NYC—and has made appearances alongside McDougall at City Sports.
So where am I going with this? Well I’ve just received information from a “little bird” that Vibram is greenlighting production of the women’s KSO Trek and plans to make an announcement to this effect as soon as Monday. It seems my source was a fly on the wall at some of these recent events and picked up this bit of intell—thank you for sharing it with BirthdayShoes!
Now, lest we all get too excited, allow me to add a disclaimer: I’ve not yet received confirmation of this tip. Until I get confirmation, which may simply happen by way of an official announcement Monday, we all have to hold our breath.
But maybe Tim’s petition got the job done. And if so, a great number of women and small-footed men VFFers will soon have something big to smile about.