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My First Time: Steve’s Minimalist Shoe Journey

My First Time: Steve’s Minimalist Shoe Journey

by Kat on Apr 16, 2013 18

Many FiveFinger fans became so loyal to the brand because they experience a huge improvement in overall health and wellbeing. Steve M. recently wrote to us to share how he got started wearing the minimalist shoes and explained how his FiveFinger fashion has evolved over time. Here’s Steve’s story. My very first pair of “toe […]

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How To Get Your Next Pair of FiveFingers

How To Get Your Next Pair of FiveFingers

by Kat on Apr 08, 2013 2

Whether you’re a die-hard Vibram FiveFingers fan or you’re just thinking about investing in your first pair, everyone can benefit from this popular minimalist running footwear. So what is the best way to go about acquiring a pair of FiveFinger shoes? Read this step-by-step guide for our five tips. Figure Out Your Size Vibrams are […]

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My First Time: A Vibram FiveFinger Shoe Experience

My First Time: A Vibram FiveFinger Shoe Experience

by Kat on Apr 02, 2013 2

The Vibram FiveFinger community is an enthusiastic one! We love spreading our passion for minimalist running and we love hearing great stories from fans. For the month of April, we want to hear about how you came to be a FiveFingers fan. How did you feel when you first saw the shoes? When did you […]

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Video: The Naked Workout

Video: The Naked Workout

by Kat on Mar 27, 2013 1

This short video provides an overview of Kafka’s Fitness routine. Is it the barest of them all? Slate reporter, Sarah Wildman, interviews her father about the 15-minute exercise regimen invented over a hundred years ago by Danish fitness guru J.P. Muller. The workout improves strength, cardiovascular endurance, and flexibility and is intended to be performed […]

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The Lululemon Workout Pants Scandal

The Lululemon Workout Pants Scandal

by Kat on Mar 21, 2013 4

It appears the fitness apparel retailer, Lululemon, is experiencing something of a quality control issue. For those of you who missed it in the news, the Vancouver-based company is facing serious backlash for their most recent line of yoga and running bottoms. The black luon pants, which sell for around $90 a pair, provide inadequate […]

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Getting in the St. Patrick’s Day Spirit…

Getting in the St. Patrick’s Day Spirit…

by Kat on Mar 15, 2013 0

There’s nothing like a goofy photo of a leprechaun running around in FiveFingers to get you in the holiday spirit! St. Patty’s Day usually means a weekend full of fun runs and races. If you can find a 5K (or longer race) in your region that’s not yet full, it’s not a bad idea to […]

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Barefoot Running: The Great Debate

Barefoot Running: The Great Debate

by Kat on Feb 04, 2013 1

The Vibram FiveFingers fan base is extremely loyal. We all feel like our lives have been changed (almost unanimously) for the better by switching to a minimalist shoe. But, the data surrounding minimalist running shoes seem to indicate something new every day. Some studies conclude that barefoot running is the natural way to move and […]

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Do Xero Shoes Provide a Better Barefoot Feel than Vibram FiveFingers?

Do Xero Shoes Provide a Better Barefoot Feel than Vibram FiveFingers?

by Kat on Jan 16, 2013 9

As the ultimate FiveFingers fans, we are always looking for the next big trend in minimalist running. Recently, we discussed the optimal terrain for Vibram wearers compared with what works best for going fully barefoot, but we didn’t mention any “in between” options. About Xero Shoes Xero Shoes, Previously known as Invisible Shoes, might just […]

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Minimalist Running: Barefoot Vs. Vibram FiveFingers

Minimalist Running: Barefoot Vs. Vibram FiveFingers

by Kat on Jan 03, 2013 12

Vibram FiveFingers offer runners the chance to experience the feel of barefoot running on a variety of surfaces. While most running experts advise transitioning slowly to barefoot running from the traditional supportive running shoe, Vibrams, when used correctly, can be an intermediary shoe. Or, they can be a healthy end result! Vibrams might be the […]

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When Wellness Goes Mainstream

When Wellness Goes Mainstream

by Kat on Dec 14, 2012 18

Those “weirdos” with the FiveFinger shoes are everywhere now. Have you seen them? Maybe you’re one of them! (I know I am…) It’s becoming increasingly common to see serious athletes and weekend walkers alike decked out in all manner of fitness gear. Stretchy yoga pants are now acceptable public attire and casual offices usually permit […]

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