Wondering if you're a true Vibram FiveFingers user? You probably already are if you've made it this far, but here some true and comical signs that you are [a true VFF runner].
We're all here because we love our Vibram FiveFinger shoes, but we'd love to know why you made the switch from regular shoes to VFF's and how it has affected your life and lifestyle. Maybe because you just wanted to try something different or you needed to make the switch due to an injury - it doesn't matter - just tell us your story so we can see how well FiveFingers have affected its wearers and to help inspire others and fellow-VFF'ers. Feel free to add images in your comment/post and comment on other posts, too!
Adam, who is part of our team, went on a backpacking adventure in northern Ontario with his Vibrams. Here's his story:
To start I’m a huge fan of Vibram FiveFingers, I run in them, weight train in them and I wear them everywhere I go. So to me it only made sense that when I was asked to head up to Algonquin Park in northern Ontario to do a 45-50km backpacking trip that I would scrap the idea of hiking boots and lace up my Vibram sports and trek through the marsh/Rocks and Mountain ranges in them.
One of the most important aspects of running is your running enevironment, which can be easily translated to your "running environment." The big two are trails or roads, and I'll tell you why I prefer trail running compared to road running. Since when running, you aim for the best experience you can to enjoy and take granted of the benefits it (running) can offer. So I'd like to think trail running offers the best experience, especially compared to treadmill running.
RedBull may give you wings, but who needs that when you have Vibram FiveFingers? Vibram has set up a little video that was aimed towards the viral marketing department and is quite humorous The video features "Michael Miller" and his parents talking about his story and has him showcasing his special ability. Check it out to see what that ability is: