Looking for Minimalist Footwear?

April 22, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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Today I received an email asking for help in finding a certain type of footwear. Here’s the email.

I’m looking for new shoes and thought you might have some expert counsel? I’ve loved my New Balance Vibram Minimus for three years and am ready for a true barefoot experience–I think. I keep hearing about the FiveFingers, but can’t find them locally and am reluctant to order a pair without trying them on. I walk and do some cardio at the gym. Got any suggestions?

I told her that I get an email from a minimalist shoe website called Birthday Shoes. They have a free online newsletter with almost 5,800 subscribers. Check them out. Five Fingers are not for everyone. There are other very minimal shoes out there. The birthdayshoes.com website has most of them – and shoe some reviews too. They have 17 shoes companies represented on their website. Each review has a full report and photos of the shoes. Each review has comments from readers, which adds value. Definitely worth reading before you buy.

If you are in the market for minimalist shoes for trail running or just kicking around the yard, check out Birthday Shoes.

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Birthday Shoes – Check it Out!

March 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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If you are into Vibram FiveFingers or any of the new minimalist shoes, you owe it to yourself to check out the website BirthdayShoes.com.

I consider BirthdayShoes to be the best informational website on the subject. It is very up-to-date as new shoes are released. In the month of March alone, they reviewed the:

  • Nike Zoom Waffle Racer IV
  • Merrell BarefootTrail Glove
  • Vibram FiveFingers TrekSport
  • New Balance NB Minimus
  • Fila Skele-Toes Four Toed Shoes

While the main focus is on FiveFingers, they are fair in their reviews. The “Guides” section offers a wealth of information on resources, reviews, how to’s, frequently asked questions, and modifications and repairs.

If you wear FiveFingers, are thinking about getting a pair, or are interested in minimalist shoes, BirthdayShoes.com is a website to bookmark.

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