Birthday Shoes Interview

Some may recall my post from the past, Learning to Walk, where I recounted my significant experience in daily walking, developing chronic foot pain, and retraining myself to walk in the process. Pretty much all shoes are awful for feet.

Now I have an interview with photos up on the website Birthday Shoes – for the love of feet and vibram fivefingers.

Richard Nikoley

I'm Richard Nikoley. Free The Animal began in 2003 and as of 2021, contains 5,000 posts. I blog what I wish...from health, diet, and food to travel and lifestyle; to politics, social antagonism, expat-living location and time independent—while you sleep—income. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances. Read More


  1. Anna on April 27, 2009 at 16:23

    I want a pair like your wife's! Same color – would go with about 75% of my clothes, at least the summer clothes. And I think they would be really good for my feet, which I think have gotten lazy in the sensible "quality" shoes I've been buying all these years. These barefoot shoes have been on my mind for a while, but I've been loath to come home with yet another pair of shoes (I am supposed to be economizing). But I feel myself being pushed/pulled over the edge…

  2. justin owings on April 28, 2009 at 07:24


    Thanks again for doing the interview! It's been a big hit!


  3. Pam Maltzman on April 28, 2009 at 16:41

    I should try the Vibrams. I've got some neuropathy from type II diabetes, and if I do a lot of walking in shoes even sandals), I end up sore for days on end. Richard, just out of curiosity, how much does a pair of Vibrams cost?

  4. Richard Nikoley on April 28, 2009 at 18:41

    They are about $80, as I recall. Not cheap, but since I don't use them all the time, they still have no noticeable wear. I think they'll endure quite well.

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