Are Vibrams Becoming Popular?
, whenever I ran a race I would see very few other runners wearing Vibrams
and would get a lot of "What are those?!" questions. I'm happy to say that it's only March and in the races that I've run so far, I've seen an increase in the number of Vibrams
and the question has changed to, "So, how do you like those?" People aren't as shocked to see them, and instead want a personal account of what it's like to run in them. It's great to see that more and more people know what Vibrams
are... they're catching on!
Last weekend my friend Julie and I ran the O'Hartford 5k. We both wear Vibrams
(I was very jealous of her white/green Bikilas... they were so fitting for St. Patrick's Day! Am I the only person who color coordinates my Vibrams
?!) and as we got into the elevator in her building to head down to the start, we met two runners who were also on the way down, and one of them was also wearing Vibrams
! I commented that this was the first time that I had unintentionally been in the majority in terms of footwear! :)
I'm very excited to try out some of the new Vibram
styles coming out, particularly the Bikila LS
and the Jaya
. I tend to wear Vibrams
on a daily basis; my Bikilas
for running, and my TrekSports
for errands, meetings and work. I'm very interested to see how the laces on the Bikila LS
change the feel, and I think the Jaya
will become my new everyday shoe.
Check back later for when I post my reviews on the Bikila LS
and the Jaya