My Review of Vibram Men’s Fivefingers Classic

Originally submitted at Sun & Ski Sports

Men’s Classic – This patented FiveFingers design takes a minimalist approach to barefooting. Non-marking Vibram TC1 performance rubber soles protect your feet and provide a sure grip over a variety of terrain. A thin, abrasion-resistant stretch polyamide fabric fits low on the foot—for comfort …

Vibram Men’s Fivefingers Classic

Not the best model

By just james from dallas, tx on 3/15/2012
2out of 5

Sizing: Feels too small
Width: Feels true to width
Pros: Lightweight, Durable
Cons: Uncomfortable, Binding
Best Uses: Everyday
Describe Yourself: Recreational Walker/Hiker
Was this a gift?: No

I really wanted to like these. I love the idea of just slipping them on and being done with it. Unfortunately, the Classic uses an elastic cord around the top that is adjusted in the back. In order to get it snug on my heel, the cord began to bind over my toes and made it difficult to walk more than 30 minutes. There was also a seam sticking out too far inside and rubbed a blister on the ball of my foot. I have a few types of Vibrams and have hever had that trouble.

My Review of Vibram Men’s Five Fingers Sprint

Originally submitted at Sun & Ski Sports

Some have called Vibram® FiveFingers® Sprint the most versatile footwear they own. Adjustable hook-and-loop closures cross over the instep and surround the heel for a personalized, secure fit. A thin abrasion-resistant stretch polyamide fabric follows the contour of the foot for comfort. And a flex…

Vibram Men’s Five Fingers Sprint

Classic Vibram

By just james from dallas, tx on 3/15/2012
4out of 5

Sizing: Feels true to size
Width: Feels true to width
Arch Type: Average Arch
Pros: Lightweight, Breathable, Comfortable, Durable
Best Uses: Road Running
Describe Yourself: Casual/ Recreational
Was this a gift?: No

Very much like the KSOs, the Sprint has an open top and adjustable heel strap. These are great shoes for running, walking, hiking & biking.

Yearly Review

I got my yearly review at work.  Simply put, it was stellar.  I am very fortunate to work in a place that values my abilities and respects me as a person.  I have a great working relationship with both my boss and those in my department.  It has been almost 5 years, the longest I have ever been with a company and I expect to retire here barring anything catastrophic.

This is not to say I’m perfect and have nothing to work on.  It was pointed out that I get irritated at being interrupted when I am in the middle of a project or under a deadline pressure and I just don’t hide that irritation very well.  The previous controller did not have quite the volume of work that I do, since I was already doing most of it, and she would often with everyone that came in.  I wanted to nip that in the bud, but may have alienated a few people in the process.  Though, in my defense, once I got the girls in my department able to take care of handing out petty cash, they all but stop coming by to see me.

The other thing I have needed to work on was related.  We converted to a new system, largely due to my efforts and it was up to me to set up new procedures for almost everything.  In doing so, I seek the most efficient way, but that is not always the easiest or best for other departments.  I tend to make a few decisions without getting much input.

This also marked the first time I had to evaluate others that work for me.  I’ll admit I was a little nervous, but really there was no reason to be.  The people I work with do a great job; work harmoniously together and with the rest of the company and everyone has nothing but good things to say about them.  In fact, the hardest part was coming up with things that can be improved upon.  I know nothing stays the same, but I really appreciate where things are right now.