Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 23

Thread: For Those Who Want Vibram 5-Fingers Shoes On A Budget... page

  1. #1
    thehallowprince's Avatar
    thehallowprince is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Central Ohio
    Posts
    856

    For Those Who Want Vibram 5-Fingers Shoes On A Budget...

    Shop Now
    I have wanted a pair of vibrams for a long while now... but $100+ bucks for a pair of shoes that I must order online and can't try on in a store ahead of time... yeesh... I just don't have the disposable cash...

    Well yesterday I found a pear of 4-finger shoes just like the Vibram's at JCPenney. They are four finger, not five (the last two are connected). They feel amazing! And best of all I walked out fo JCPenney having tried them on and got the perfect size for only $52 (they were 10 bucks off!).

    They can be purchased online: JCPenney : Fila® SKELE-TOES Men's Shoe

    But to me the big deal was in actually trying them on. With shoes I wear a size 13... sometimes a 12... but with these I wore a size 11. I got blue but sears have blue and black in stock. The lady told me I was the first person to even try them on let alone purchase them!

    Here's a pic of mine : http://img828.imageshack.us/img828/9949/oihk.jpg

    LOVE THEM!
    March 1st 2010: 308lbs | CW: 219lbs / 18.5%BF | New Goal: 16% BF
    Male. 28. 6'4''. Currently working on them muscles and strength!

    "My chest hair caught fire when I was fighting a bear with a flamethrower, how do I get my hair back?” - Rivvin

  2. #2
    Jenny's Avatar
    Jenny is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    3,570
    I hear these are great. And I bet keeping the last two toes together helps protect the little toe from getting yanked by a branch caught between the toes while running in the woods, and broken.... (I speak from yanksperience)
    "Trust me, you will soon enter a magical land full of delicious steakflowers, with butterbacons fluttering around over the extremely rompable grass and hillsides."

  3. #3
    thehallowprince's Avatar
    thehallowprince is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Central Ohio
    Posts
    856
    Quote Originally Posted by Jenny View Post
    I hear these are great. And I bet keeping the last two toes together helps protect the little toe from getting yanked by a branch caught between the toes while running in the woods, and broken.... (I speak from yanksperience)
    Probably... I've been wearing them all day and I love them!
    March 1st 2010: 308lbs | CW: 219lbs / 18.5%BF | New Goal: 16% BF
    Male. 28. 6'4''. Currently working on them muscles and strength!

    "My chest hair caught fire when I was fighting a bear with a flamethrower, how do I get my hair back?” - Rivvin

  4. #4
    Iskander's Avatar
    Iskander is offline Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Averill Park, New York
    Posts
    88
    Thanks for posting this. The only-online thing, and being unable to try them on, was a huge reason that I haven't gotten a pair of Vibrams. I'll be checking these out soon.
    "A man in this world without learning is as a beast of the field."

    My Primal Journal

  5. #5
    CoyoteVick's Avatar
    CoyoteVick is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Dayton OH
    Posts
    488
    I tried a pair of skeletoes on the other day, and I didn't much care for them. They have a very stiff sole, and WAY too much arch support for my tastes. Not a fan. But they are half the price.. so...

  6. #6
    IcarianVX's Avatar
    IcarianVX is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Posts
    1,275
    They have them in kids sizes too. My 12 and 10 year olds rolled their eyes when I told them that they were getting them, now they wear them all the time.
    People too weak to follow their own dreams will always try to discourage others.

  7. #7
    Charlie Golf's Avatar
    Charlie Golf is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Tejas!
    Posts
    270
    Quote Originally Posted by thehallowprince
    a pair of shoes that I must order online and can't try on in a store ahead of time
    Quote Originally Posted by Iskander
    The only-online thing, and being unable to try them on, was a huge reason that I haven't gotten a pair of Vibrams. I'll be checking these out soon.
    I came up with 4 w/in 25 miles of Albany/Rensselaer/Troy NY areas and 7 locations w/in the same radius of Columbus, OH straight off Vibram's website.

    There are several brick-and-mortar authorized Vibram dealers where I am -- REI, Sun & Ski Sports, Whole Earth Provisions, Luke's Locker, Fleet Feet...

    Not a knock on the Skelet-toes. I'm looking at them as well for myself and my nephew who loves my VFFs and "wishes they made them for kids," but where is the only online thing coming from regarding Vibrams?
    Last edited by Charlie Golf; 04-11-2011 at 11:47 AM.

  8. #8
    Jenny's Avatar
    Jenny is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    3,570
    There are supposedly lots of Vibram dealers around here, too. Then you get there and they're completely out of stock or have nothing in your size, etc. etc. ... we ended up having to order ours and hoping for the best.
    "Trust me, you will soon enter a magical land full of delicious steakflowers, with butterbacons fluttering around over the extremely rompable grass and hillsides."

  9. #9
    CoyoteVick's Avatar
    CoyoteVick is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Dayton OH
    Posts
    488
    They made Vibram Five Fingers for kids... now whether you want to spend the money on something that will be outgrown in a year...

  10. #10
    Dr. Bork Bork's Avatar
    Dr. Bork Bork is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Orem, UT
    Posts
    4,813
    Dude, they make you look like a fish, LOL. I love it! I bet they'll raise even more questions than a pair of vibrams.
    --Trish (Bork)
    TROPICAL TRADITIONS REFERRAL # 7625207
    http://pregnantdiabetic.blogspot.com
    FOOD PORN BLOG! http://theprimaljunkfoodie.blogspot.com

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •