Comment from: mikemoore924 [Visitor]
mikemoore924

. . . you buy specific styles and colors knowing that you will wear them with a suit :)

04/02/10 @ 09:44
Comment from: rsgrice [Visitor]
rsgrice

You might be a fan if you just tried them once. Then you would be hooked.

04/02/10 @ 09:47
Comment from: David Pollitt [Visitor]
David Pollitt

You've ever debated how to pronounce "Vibram"!

04/02/10 @ 09:49
Comment from: Kerry [Visitor]
Kerry

...you want to wear them to bed.

04/02/10 @ 09:51
Comment from: Lee Mc [Visitor]
Lee Mc

your pinkie toe is no longer vestigial.

04/02/10 @ 09:52
Comment from: Iris [Visitor]
Iris

you're so used to questions about your shoes that you have a spiel about them memorized.

04/02/10 @ 09:52
Comment from: Rob [Visitor]
Rob

You're often caught smiling after a long, grueling run!

04/02/10 @ 09:56
Comment from: dirk [Visitor]
dirk

normal shoes start to look awkward.

04/02/10 @ 10:05
Comment from: Paul [Visitor]  
Paul

Can't stand having to put boots on to ride your motorcycle.

04/02/10 @ 10:11
Comment from: zarbes [Visitor]
zarbes

... you have 5 pairs and know you'll probably get 5 more this year...

04/02/10 @ 10:12
Comment from: rustypants [Visitor]  
rustypants

...are used to people staring at your feet, then glancing away quickly in embarrassment.

04/02/10 @ 10:17
Comment from: zarbes [Visitor]
zarbes

... or you got a pair of Treks the day after your birthday and said out loud to yourself "this is the happiest day of my life!"
But you know there will be better days... when the Bikila comes to your door!

04/02/10 @ 10:18
Comment from: Dave C. [Visitor]
Dave C.

... you contemplated making business cards to hand out at races which explain the purpose of your strange footwear.

04/02/10 @ 10:23
Comment from: Juggling Joe [Visitor]
Juggling Joe

you love the feeling so much that you run and play with your balls at the same time (joggling)!

04/02/10 @ 10:27
Comment from: Justin [Visitor]
Justin

You have spent 6 months trying to get a pair, still haven't succeeded and still haven't given up!

04/02/10 @ 10:40
Comment from: forkmantis [Visitor]
forkmantis

... you ask your wife to wear her vibs in lieu of lingerie for your sexy times.

04/02/10 @ 10:44
Comment from: Cam [Visitor]
Cam

...you rip a hole in your brand new pair and immediately go back and order another

...you move to a new city and the first thing you find out is where your local VFF dealers are.

04/02/10 @ 11:53
Comment from: Derik [Visitor]
Derik

...my friends/coworkers can give the vff pitch to anyone asking about my shoes since they have heard me tell it many times.

04/02/10 @ 11:53
Comment from: Jimmydotmac [Visitor]
Jimmydotmac

... you can always sense people around you are talking about your feet.

... your 5 year daughter also senses people talking about your VFFs and tells them "those are his toes shoes and wears them every where!"

04/02/10 @ 12:18
Comment from: Vryce [Visitor]
Vryce

...if you have multiple copies of the same style in the same color.

04/02/10 @ 12:52
Comment from: Zyzzyx [Visitor]
Zyzzyx

You have more pairs of VFFs than you have of 'regular' shoes. Or more than you EVER had of regular shoes.

04/02/10 @ 13:08
Comment from: David Buckham [Visitor]  
David Buckham

...loosing a toe would be the end of the world.

04/02/10 @ 13:17
Comment from: Dave aka vfftriathlete [Visitor]
Dave aka vfftriathlete

you hang out on Birthdayshoes.com and have one or more birthdayshoes.com stickers.

04/02/10 @ 13:24
Comment from: Steph [Visitor]
Steph

...you need to remind yourself NOT to wear them when you dont have to because half the point of the footwear is for those who love to be barefoot! (i.e. While playing sports in the grass...*puts on VFFs*...oh wait...I can be be barefoot! Yes! haha)

04/02/10 @ 14:08
Comment from: Jeff [Visitor]
Jeff

...if you know wearing your VFF's in public with the spouse means you'll be sleeping on the couch - so you wear them anyway. (True story!)

04/02/10 @ 14:10
Abbie at Barefoot Running

... you know all the VFF dealers within a 25 mile radius, as well as what styles & colors they carry.

04/02/10 @ 14:15
Comment from: James C Sherman [Visitor]  
James C Sherman

You buy the black V5F's TREX'S for your wedding, AND They cost more than the RINGS!! :-)

04/02/10 @ 14:23
Comment from: Brad Gray [Visitor]
Brad Gray

... you can't bare (pun intended) to take them off, so you preach at churches wearing them!

04/02/10 @ 14:26
Comment from: [Member]

... you created a website for fans of Vibram Five Fingers! :)

04/02/10 @ 14:47
Comment from: Rana [Visitor]  
Rana

... you have the Birthday Shoes tab on your browser permanently open.

... you are able to pull toe socks on in one go, even getting in the pinky toe with no hesitation.

... you more excited talking about VFFs than about your job. (Though that may be more about the job...)

04/02/10 @ 14:49
Comment from: Aubrey [Visitor]
Aubrey

.....you wear them so much, you forget they're there until you wake up the next morning and realize they're STILL there!!

04/02/10 @ 15:14
Comment from: Glen [Visitor]
Glen

...you go on YouTube and make a video of yourself reviewing your VFFs.

...you go on YouTube and search for videos of ppl unboxing their new pair off VFFs, even tho you have your own.

04/02/10 @ 15:28
Comment from: andy [Visitor]
andy

... you dont care about the stupid looks you get from everyone.

04/02/10 @ 16:36
Comment from: Uncle T [Visitor]
Uncle T

when you are obligated to put on a "real" pair of shoes you feel like you're wearing padded blocks of cement.

04/02/10 @ 18:16
Comment from: IbikeIswimIrun [Visitor]
IbikeIswimIrun

people can't tell if you are wearing shoes or not just by looking at your footprint.

04/02/10 @ 19:15
Comment from: Juggling Joe [Visitor]
Juggling Joe

you run and juggle 3 balls for 26.2 miles while wearing KSO's, and beat your previous time by 15 mintues. "Odd-ball" personified!

04/02/10 @ 19:50
Comment from: Sean Sweeney [Visitor]
Sean Sweeney

You refresh the Birthday Shoes website page every five minutes at work waiting for an update.

04/02/10 @ 20:29
Comment from: Faith [Visitor]
Faith

You make it through airport security without having to take off your VFFs, and after you walk through the detector, a TSA guy says to you, "I like your socks."

04/02/10 @ 21:37
Comment from: Justine [Visitor]
Justine

...you miss all the pointing and indiscreet reactions from people when wearing normal shoes

04/02/10 @ 22:30
Comment from: Corin [Visitor]
Corin

...you are literally laughing out loud at these comments.

...you appreciate nerdy VFFan humour.

...your VFFs actually start to feel like "God's shoes", a gift and a blessing among shoes.

...you chuckle to yourself as you replay the "J.J. Casuals" SNL skit in your mind.

,,,you watch your toes spreading in amazement.

...you feel a oneness and connection to the Earth and our "roots", you see possibility in them both as part of our future.

04/03/10 @ 00:45
Comment from: Lou [Visitor]
Lou

you buy "birthday shoes" stickers, mod them and decorate your iPhone case. Then post the pic online.

Have a set of photos on Flickr dedicated to your VFF adventures.

04/03/10 @ 01:24
Comment from: Shawn [Visitor]
Shawn

...You own 8 pair(and counting) and willing to stand in line for the launch of the Bikila...

04/03/10 @ 06:40
Comment from: Brooke [Visitor]  
Brooke

You might be a FiveFingers fan if...you put on any other kind of shoe and it just feels weird.

04/03/10 @ 09:13
Comment from: Gail [Visitor]
Gail

Your enthusiasm about them is so contagious that more and more people want to buy them.

Responsible for at least 5 people catching VFF flu so far.

04/03/10 @ 09:19
Comment from: Pedinska [Visitor]
Pedinska

....you get Teh Vibram Ogle everywhere you go (a sideways and downward glance that quickly turns into whiplash in the unsuspecting virgin viewer).

....you smile like Buddha at the gauntlet of comments.

...you leave people wearing Crocs(tm) feeling needy and unfulfilled.

04/03/10 @ 09:20
Comment from: Matthew [Visitor]
Matthew

...if you don't care how bad your feet might smell.

04/03/10 @ 09:32
Comment from: Jaime Rosario [Visitor]
Jaime Rosario

You might be a VibramFiveFingers fan if: After purchasing your first pair you're already thinking of buying your next pair.

04/03/10 @ 11:04
Comment from: Peter [Visitor]
Peter

. . . if you think your old shoes might make a good "walking-cast" should you ever injure your foot.

04/03/10 @ 12:25
Comment from: Juggling Joe [Visitor]
Juggling Joe

After buying a new pair of VFF's, you hide the box in your car trunk, in case a thief recognizes them and breaks into your car to steal them.

Or, you're drying VFF's out in a laundry room rack which can be seen from the room window-you think twice about doing this; as it might attract a home "break-in."
(both true stories)

04/03/10 @ 12:27
Comment from: Lori [Visitor]
Lori

you like getting wild flowers stuck between your toes!!!

04/03/10 @ 12:32
Comment from: Chiara [Visitor]
Chiara

...you can count your toes with your shoes on.

...you can no longer walk for more than 10 minutes in dress shoes/high heels without ranting about how horribly your pinkie toes are being pinched and in the end decide that it's just not worth dressing up in the era of A.V.F.F. (Anno Vibram FiveFingers).

04/03/10 @ 12:48
Comment from: doug [Visitor]
doug

...all of your dress shoes have a new bulge on the side where your buffed-up pinkie toe is pushing them out.

04/03/10 @ 12:58
Comment from: tyzzle [Visitor]
tyzzle

you conduct a google search everyday hoping for an unexpected release of the Bikila knowing that your life is empty with them.

04/03/10 @ 13:03
Comment from: Burnell Yow! [Visitor]  
Burnell Yow!

You might be a Vibram Five Fingers Fan if...you have to be reminded to take them off before crawling into bed.

This is exactly what I had to do the evening of the first day my wife began wearing her VFFs. And now that I have a pair of KSOs, I know exactly how she feels.

04/03/10 @ 13:27
Comment from: Patricia [Visitor]
Patricia

You know you are a fan when you already have the new outfit that you are going to wear with the gorgeous new orange and pink Bikila and you regular check the website to make sure they haven't been released while you were sleeping.

04/03/10 @ 13:27
Comment from: Cecilia [Visitor]
Cecilia

you love being barefooot but since you tried your fivefingers on you never again noticed you have shoes on

04/03/10 @ 16:45
Comment from: Diane [Visitor]
Diane

...you bought a pair of Treks so you have leather shoes to wear to work in the lab!

04/03/10 @ 17:40
Comment from: Armand Ciuffo [Visitor]
Armand Ciuffo

You like to run and see your toes at the same time!

04/03/10 @ 18:27
Comment from: Jugging Joe [Visitor]
Jugging Joe

you are "toeing" the line between an excessive and acceptable amount of comments to this post! the compulsive need to comment more than once definitely gives off the vibe of being a VFF-fanatic.

(speaking for myself on this one :)

04/03/10 @ 23:14
Comment from: dirk [Visitor]
dirk

...you are on the lookout for the mailman to arrive with your newly ordered pair.

04/04/10 @ 02:35
Comment from: Jim Aniol [Visitor]
Jim Aniol

If I could have one of everything VFF, AND(!) wear them during the cold NE WI winters

04/04/10 @ 04:01
Comment from: Rana [Visitor]  
Rana

...one of your first thoughts upon getting a video camera for the holidays was "Now I can film myself running in my VFFS!"

...you catch yourself admiring your feet in window reflections when you walk by.

...you go out of your way to walk on mud (to leave cool "foot" prints) or gravel or sticks (because it feels interesting and gives you a foot massage).

...your feet develop "eyes" and avoid pointy rocks without your having to think about it.

04/04/10 @ 14:49
Comment from: dena Wright [Visitor]  
dena Wright

you might be a vffs fan if you put your shoes on before your pants

04/04/10 @ 22:10
Comment from: Derek [Visitor]
Derek

everytime you are forced to wear regular shoes, you worry that they are "destroying" your feet and all you wanna do is take them off

you already know what you want for the next couple of birthdays and christmas's

04/05/10 @ 09:45
Comment from: rex_kwon_do [Visitor]
rex_kwon_do

...you make plans depending on whether you can wear your VFFs or not (this includes dressing for the day).

...you "need" VFFs to "feel good" or to function normally.

...you are unable to stop buying just one pair of VFFs.

...you are unable to focus at work and long to hit the trails in your VFFs to "feel better".

...you have just started trail running to experience the feel of different trail conditions massaging your feet.

...your wife thinks VFFs are the result of an early mid-life crises, but she is glad it's just VFFs and not a sports car and/or a mistress.

04/05/10 @ 12:01
Comment from: Barefoot Benny [Visitor]
Barefoot Benny

...you feel compelled to approach any other VFFers, and pride when you explain to strangers about your gorilla feet.

04/05/10 @ 15:15
Comment from: Carla Anderson [Visitor]
Carla Anderson

...you look at 'regular' shoes on Monday morning and cringe at the thought of having to wear them for the next 9 hours.

04/05/10 @ 17:29
Comment from: Isaac Syler [Visitor]
Isaac Syler

2 words: "tan lines"

Specific to one's favorite model of VFF. =D

04/05/10 @ 18:07
Comment from: Nathaniel Parks Jr. [Visitor]  
Nathaniel Parks Jr.

Greet people by shaking their hand with your foot, "Hello, these are my new VFF's, and oh by the way, my name is...Nice to meet you."

04/06/10 @ 02:33
Comment from: dirk [Visitor]
dirk

you are looking forward to the day meeting a fellow VFF'er to do a 'low five'!

04/06/10 @ 18:25
Comment from: Vanessa [Visitor]
Vanessa

...you realize that you'll never show deference for your delicates since your lingerie bag is reserved for washing your VFF's...

04/08/10 @ 13:18
Bob (Downtown Runner)

when the only pair of regular shoes you will wear is under the desk in your office and are only removed and worn for REALLY important meetings with REALLY important people.

when you are conflicted about what to do with the rest of your shoes: give them to charity or throw them away because they might keep someone from discovering barefooting.

when you can put a pair of Injinji socks and your VFFs on in about 40 seconds.

when you've boiled your response to people who inquire to "google five fingers" (unless you have a lot of time and can't resist going into VFF evangelist mode).

04/08/10 @ 15:33
Comment from: morgan McKinniss [Visitor]
morgan McKinniss

...people call you toes.

04/11/10 @ 21:38
Comment from: Lauxa [Visitor]
Lauxa

... you have printed up an FAQ about your shoes to share with people who ask.

04/12/10 @ 12:25
Comment from: Sandi E [Visitor]
Sandi E

1. Your teacher buys you a pair of Injinji sox because he saw them and thought of you.

04/12/10 @ 22:34
Comment from: morgan Mckinniss [Visitor]  
morgan Mckinniss

if you can put in your sprints standing up blindfolded and half asleep everymorning in less than two minutes.

04/13/10 @ 08:09
Comment from: energymonkey [Visitor]
energymonkey

You've been begging vibram to make white so you can wear them to work! (uniform code for the spa where I work)
You can put on KSO's quicker than flip flops, and take them off without hands
Your wife tells you to get of www.birthdayshoes.com and come to bed.

08/22/10 @ 23:12
Comment from: GrimReeper [Visitor]  
GrimReeper

When you wear regular shoes all your pants are too short because you had them shortened to go with your VFFs.

08/25/10 @ 03:06
Comment from: Sarah [Visitor]  
Sarah

...you look at regular running shoes and think "Damn! Those are some clunky looking shoes!"

09/10/10 @ 14:19
Comment from: Tom [Visitor]
Tom

you're less excited about the upcoming releases of The Thor Movie, Captain America Movie, the release of Portal 2 and Penny Arcade Expo 2011 COMBINED than you are of the Euro-Style Bikila Sprints FINALLY being released here in the fall! :D

04/16/11 @ 19:13


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