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Q&A with Paleo Diet Book Author Adam Farrah

Q&A with Paleo Diet Book Author Adam Farrah

by Brian Patterson on Jul 27, 2011 2

This is Part 5 in a 5 Part Series.  You can view the other parts here:  Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4 For the past few weeks we’ve published a series of articles on the very popular Paleo Diet (you can see them here: part 1, 2, 3, and 4).  These articles have been wildly popular, and […]

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A New Barefoot Comedy

A New Barefoot Comedy

by Brian Patterson on Jul 15, 2011 1

We were recently contacted by Teddy Alexander, a producer of a new online comedy focused on barefooters and barefoot topics. Teddy asked if our audience would be interested in this and we said, “Heck Yeah!”. Four episodes have been released thus far, and we’ve embedded Episode 1 below and linked to the rest of the […]

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Why Do I Wear FiveFingers?

Why Do I Wear FiveFingers?

by Brian Patterson on Jul 14, 2011 4

We’ve created this post so that when someone asks you “why do you wear those weird toe shoes?”, you have a place to send them. 1.  25% of a Human’s bones are in the foot.  It is a marvel of design and engineering. 2.  The foot sends an enormous amount of data to the brain, […]

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Review: Soft Star Shoes for Children

Review: Soft Star Shoes for Children

by Brian Patterson on Jul 08, 2011 6

Over the past few weeks we’ve had the pleasure of putting a pair of Toddler shoes from Soft Star Shoes to the test.  Or, more specifically, my 2 year old super-active daughter has put them through the wringer.  But what are Soft Star Shoes, you might be asking yourself? About Soft Star Shoes Soft Star […]

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VFFs and the US Military – the Saga Continues

VFFs and the US Military – the Saga Continues

by Brian Patterson on Jul 06, 2011 9

The military clearly has a love/hate relationship with Vibram.  A few months back we saw this: Then, a few weeks ago we saw this headline (details here): Following that, a number of anonymous Army brass and ‘rank and file’ alike wrote letters and posted comments condemning the decision.  Most didn’t have a problem with the […]

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The US Army Officially Bans FiveFingers

The US Army Officially Bans FiveFingers

by Brian Patterson on Jun 27, 2011 17

More to come, but it looks like the Army just really hates the individual toe pockets regardless of what they mean for soldier’s feet.  Relevant info bolded in the All Army Activity Message (ALARACT ) below:   SUBJECT: MODIFYING WEAR OF IMPROVED PHYSICAL FITNESS UNIFORM (IPFU) 1. THE PURPOSE OF THIS MESSAGE IS TO MODIFY […]

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How Do You Clean Your FiveFingers?

How Do You Clean Your FiveFingers?

by Brian Patterson on Jun 24, 2011 33

It seems like, on a near daily basis, we receive questions via email, Twitter, and Facebook on how to keep FiveFingers clean, how to wash them, how to remove stenches from them, etc.  For example…   There are many, many different ways to keep your FiveFingers clean. Rather than us tell you what we think, […]

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We’ve Got a New Winner!

We’ve Got a New Winner!

by Brian Patterson on Jun 08, 2011 1

We’re happy to announce that Sharon from Milwaukee is the latest winner in the MyFiveFingers.com Year Long Giveaway sponsored by River Sports.  For those of you who don’t know, we are giving away a free pair of FiveFingers each month.  Entering is easy and can be done via Twitter, Facebook, your own website, etc.  For […]

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The Rugged Maniac

The Rugged Maniac

by Brian Patterson on Jun 07, 2011 5

We recently met the Rugged Maniac team and quickly hit it off.  For those of you not familiar with the Rugged Maniac, here is how they describe themselves: Rugged Maniac was designed with the assistance of Navy SEALs for maniacs who want a challenge. Those who push their limits know themselves in a way those […]

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What Shoes Would You Wear if You Were Worth $11 Billion?

What Shoes Would You Wear if You Were Worth $11 Billion?

by Brian Patterson on May 19, 2011 20

If you are Sergey Brin, one of the founders of a small company called Google, the answer is simple: FiveFingers. Sergey had been spotted wearing FiveFingers as early as November of 2009, so we definintely give him credit for wearing them before they were even sorta mainstream. Here are a couple of pictures we’ve gathered […]

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