• The Vibram Trek LS And Bormio: Ugly, Crazy Monkey Shoes Get Even Crazier

    The Vibram Trek LS And Bormio: Ugly, Crazy Monkey Shoes Get Even Crazier

    I hope you’re not eating anything because you’re about to see some real Jame Gumb stuff in a second. Vibram, famous makers of Sergey’s crazy monkey shoes (that I actually wear while running, much to my wife’s chagrin), have released two new models, the acceptably styled Trek LS, a lace up trail shoe/sneaker, and the absolutely abhorrent (yet strangely alluring)… Read More

  • Have Five Fingers Gone Too Far? Check Out This Year's Casual Lineup

    There’s a new religion brewing in the athletic milieu┬áthat requisites fitting foot condoms around the phalanges. You know what I’m talking about: the Five Fingers phenomenon. Not dissimilar to the once popular Crocs, Vibram banks on being different as a means of selling shoes. What’s different about Five Fingers is nothing entirely new, in fact, it dates back to thousands… Read More

  • 2011 Vibram Five Fingers Hit The Ground

    We don’t often cover shoes here on CrunchGear, though we make exceptions for Sci-Fi sneakers, winged shoes, and the controversial Vibram Five Fingers. Well, if you’re into that brand of strange and exotic footwear, get excited: their 2011 line is going live, and now you have a whole new mess of toe-shoes to choose from — including some for your kids. Read More

  • New Balance Minimus Teaser Shots

    Just recently, I decided to hop on the minimal shoe bandwagon and picked up a pair of FiveFingers by Vibram. It’s easy to see why these things are getting popular. Racing to keep up with consumer demands, many running shoe companies have decided to follow with the minimalist shoe design. Read More

  • OMG! Fake Five Fingers appearing everywhere

    Just when you thought it was safe to buy some nice VFFs for your wedding, Chinese pirates are creating knock-off five fingers with names like Mupuk Five Fingers. While I’d normally say live and let live when it comes to Chinese piracy – after all, what can we do about it? Cry? – I’d recommend avoiding these guys at all costs. It’s odd enough wearing VFFs running… Read More

  • This season, crazy monkey shoes are the new hotness at the Chrome OS event

    Velcome, darling! Look what we have for you! Sergey Brin wearing VFF KSOs, CrunchGear’s favorite, as Greg calls them, “crazy monkey shoes.” I’m personally a VFF convert and I’m very impressed that Sergey is willing to walk around in these. Embiggen after the jump. Read More

  • CrunchGear talks fitness

    Every once in a while I end up on Dr. Fitness and the Fat Guy in Atlanta. The guys seem to enjoy talking to me for some reason and they’re always nice enough to cut out my interview. You can listen to it above but basically I’m raving about the Vibram 5 Fingers while fire trucks roll by on Union Square. Read More

  • Review: Vibram Five Fingers Classic

    I swore I’d never wear them. We called them the Five Fingers of Suck a few years ago and I was sure they were crazy. Friends, I’m here to tell you I was wrong. And I’m sorry. Here’s my story: I ran a marathon a few years ago. I got plantar fasciitis and couldn’t run after the marathon. I worked through that inflammation but by the time I was ready to run again I… Read More