Overall the Fivefingers LS is a great looking, functional, fun, breathable, and comfortable Fivefingers option. It’s difficult to judge if the leather between the toes is an issue that is unique to our sample pair, or if the issue is more widespread. In an online search, I was unable to find anyone else who had the same complaint, but I must review the product as I experience it. As with all Fivefingers shoes, the best way to purchase them is to try them on first, or buy from a retailer who offers a good return option.
Review of the Vibram FiveFingers Bikila LS – The Evolution of Toe Shoes By Al Gauthier No other shoe company has developed such a loyal following or developed such an iconic brand as Vibram FiveFingers. They started with a few employees years ago and have turned into an incredible success with a large team [...]
The Jaya is another excellent product by Vibram FiveFingers. Although this particular model doesn’t have the outstanding ground feel of some of the original VFF models, they are considerably more stylish than some with well-thought out details in colours and accents. They are incredibly lightweight and comfortable against the skin. They have some distracting qualities in the design of the sole, which are probably sacrificed due to increased durability and grip with the use of the TC1 rubber pads. If you like the toe pocket design of VFFs, you’ll probably like the improved esthetics and casual look of the Jaya.
When you have Danny Glover attending an awards ceremony in Fivefingers you know that your product has hit a new level of cool – as if that’s really news anymore! Still, these wonderful but funny looking shoes would have never made it into the public eye like this years ago so it’s great to see [...]
Review of the Vibram FiveFingers Smarwool Classics As Vibram FiveFingers continues to ride the wave of popularity that is FiveFingers, they are releasing some refinements on previous styles to make them fresh again. The Smartwool Classic is one of those. Take a regular Classic and use Smartwool on [...]
Episode 28: An Interview with Vibram FiveFingers Aired: March 8th, 2011 We interview Vibram FiveFingers’s Johnathan Gaffney – Digital Marketing Coordinator. We talk about what’s just been released and what’s to come from Vibram FiveFingers in their exciting spring/summer lineup as well as their fall 2011 lineup. Listen for your chance to win a free [...]
This article was originally published on: WSJ.com Italian Sole Maker Vibram Gains Foothold in China with its Five Fingers Shoe – WSJ.com: “By EMILY VEACH Tucked between drab industrial estates in the south of China, a lone patch of lawn stands out in front of the Vibram Technological Center. But inside the 12,000-square-meter building, [...]
This article was originally published on: ‘Toe Girl’ Tina’s Barefoot Alternative Adventures http://toegirltina.blogspot.com/ Long Review – VFF TrekSport: “My VFF TrekSport review just went online on Living Barefoot. Here’s the link:http://www.livingbarefoot.info/2011/02/review-vibram-fivefingers-treksport/ I am really surprised at how much I’ve worn these shoes since I got them. Usually I don’t wear VFFs that much in the [...]
Review of the VFF TrekSport The TrekSport is a vegan version of the KSO Trek (made of kangaroo leather) with the same aggressive tread designed for trekking and trail running. It is made of a stretchy coconut active carbon fiber material with TPU toe protection. The TrekSport upper also features a number of padded areas [...]
This article was originally published on: http://gearjunkie.com FiveFingers ‘Casual Shoes’ | Gear Review | Gear Junkie: “In a more cynical time, the new shoes debuted last week from Vibram would have been the butt of a very funny joke. They would have made for a good final touch with a clown costume. Indeed, take a [...]
The KSO Trek is a great trail running shoe that is best for dry, light trails but not the best for really rocky or wet trails if you’re planning on running at high speeds. They are a fantastic trail running tool to improve running form, cadence, agility, and balance. They will also help you become more aware of your foot placement as well as strengthen the muscles of your feet and lower legs, which can all lead to overall improved trail running performance
An Interview with Corrado Giambalvo: Living Barefoot Show 26 Corrado runs marathons around the world, teaches track and field and barefoot running, and is a Vibram FiveFingers tester. Hear about how he started running, how he became a tester for Vibram, and his advice on how to start barefoot running and his secret for making it [...]
Vibram FiveFingers are arguably the first and most popular minimalist shoes on the market. With more and more specialist special models as well as a great selection of multi-purpose models, FiveFingers are a great gift for the barefooter who needs to wear shoes now and then or your favorite barefoot runner. FiveFingers Classic: Most minimalist [...]
Vibram FiveFingers Women’s Trek Shoe Review By Tina Dubois Review of Vibram FiveFingers Women’s Trek Shoe We are very pleased to review the Women’s Trek, it was a long time in coming and an example of how much Vibram values the input and requests of their customers. The Trek sole is the most rugged of [...]
Vibram FiveFingers Performa Jane Shoe Review By Tina Dubois Review of Vibram FiveFingers Performa Jane Shoe We are very pleased to review the Performa Jane, a women’s specific Mary Jane-style indoor shoe with amazing barefoot feel. These shoes are very similar to the Performas that were released last year but the upper is made of [...]
Vibram FiveFingers Flow Review By Tina Dubois Overall impression The Flows are my favourite Vibram FiveFingers (VFFs) model to wear in cooler temperatures. Like all other VFF models, they are comfortable, form-fitting, and have amazing barefoot feel. The Flows are long-lasting and the grey upper/camo sole have a unique look to them (which does garner [...]
The Living Barefoot Show – We Interview: Jonathan Gaffney, Marketing Associate for Vibram FiveFingers USA Episode 20 Originally released August 5th, 2010 Running Time 22:15 An Interview with Marketing Associate Jonathan Gaffney Host: Al Gauthier & Tina Dubois Tina Dubois talks to Jonathan about the release of the Bikila, the KSO Trek for women, the [...]
Review – Vibram FiveFingers Bikila A running-specific FiveFingers Model Overall impression What can I say, Vibram is starting to seem like a company that can do no wrong – and the new running-specific model of FiveFingers, the Bikila, is another great example of a use-specific model that does a great job of providing the most [...]
Review – Vibram FiveFingers KSO Trek Overall impression This beefy, tread-happy KSO upgrade with kangaroo leather is the perfect solution for trail runners and those who have been looking for a little more protection underfoot. Despite the substantial sole and the use of leather, this KSO remains as comfortable as the previous incarnations. It is [...]
Tony Post, CEO of Vibram FiveFingers wrote a personal message to the FiveFingers world of fans. Here is a summary: There has been some speculation about Vibram FiveFingers roll in the limiting of product to create demand. Tony responded: “It’s never been our desire to hold back manufacturing so that we can create more demand. [...]
A press release from Vibram was recently discovered online (thanks to the BirthdayShoes.com forum), which includes some new FiveFingers models for the Fall-Winter 2010/11 collection. New materials will be introduced to three currently available models: the KSO TreK, the Sprint and the Classic. The new KSO Treks will be available with coconut fiber (in addition [...]
Vibram FiveFingers’ new fall 2009 collection includes three new designs; we are pleased to review the Performa. I am thoroughly impressed with this new addition and find it an all around perfect indoor shoe. My feet and toes literally get the urge to dance while wearing them. Vibram FiveFingers has outdone itself with the Performas as they are extremely comfortable, are lighter weight than all their other shoes, and have extraordinary flexibility and comfort.
Vibram FiveFingers has announced on their Facebook page that they have heard the many requests for a Women’s KSO Trek and that they WILL be releasing them beginning in late spring 2010! They will also be releasing new men’s sizes, in 38 and 39, in March 2010. The delay is due to the time it [...]
Vibram FiveFingers released an update to the VibramFiveFingers.com site. The Trek, Performa and Moc are now listed. Go to VibramFiveFingers.com
This is another strong product from Vibram’s FiveFinger lineup. The Mocs are incredibly comfortable, pleasantly warm, and feel luxurious. They are the most pleasant feeling FiveFingers I have tested to date. They are appropriate for most indoor activities, and offer some protection and warmth in a comfortable package. More than any other FiveFingers model, these are truly gloves for your feet.
October 4th, 2009 Episode 6 We interview Barefoot Moe, A barefooter from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Barefoot Moe is a well known Canadian barefooter. We talk to Moe about growing up in El Salvador and his route to a barefoot lifestyle. Moe shares his advice, and his experiences barefooting in Canada as well as his thoughts [...]
In response to our interview with Vibram FiveFingers’ Marketing Associate Georgia Shaw, and her announcement that Vibram has no plans to release a women’s version of the just released KSO Trek model, listeners to the Living Barefoot Show have started a petition. Vibram’s FiveFingers team has always been known for listening to their audience. As [...]
We wanted to have a follow-up interview with Vibram. During this busy time we are pleased that Georgia Shaw was able to join us for this interview. We want to ask Georgia how the release of the new Vibram FiveFingers KSO Trek, Performa, and Moc is going. We also want to find out why Vibram [...]
Vibram FiveFingers has added two (technically three) new models to their FiveFingers lineup. The KSO Trek will be a thicker-soled version of the KSO, intended for trail running. The thicker sole will provide more protection on rough surfaces. It will be available in brown and black and will retail for $125 USD. The Moc and [...]
Ask your own questions – Interview with Vibram FiveFingers National Sales Manager Michael Martin – July 29th, 2009 We are pleased to have the opportunity to interview Michael Martin, National Sales Manager for Vibram FiveFingers. Submit your questions today! Call our feedback line at: 1-888-868-2198, leave a message on Skype: livingbarefoot, or use our online [...]
Vibram FiveFingers: Review of the Sprint, KSO, and Classic Styles I could not do justice to the barefoot cause and not give these amazing shoes a chance for the spotlight. Vibram FiveFingers have perhaps received more press than any other shoe, but not because of how great they are. Abandoning all that is common in [...]
So, I may have fallen prey to brilliant marketing, but I went out and got a pair of the Vibram Five Fingers Sprints. I wore them out and about all day today, and then took them up to the gym and the thrill mill for a little road test. More