It’s time to say goodbye to my first pair of Vibram FiveFingers TrekSports. They’re ripping at the seams, they have holes between the toes, and the soles are wearing dangerously thin. If I don’t tape two of my right toes before running, I come back with bleeding feet.

My new pair came yesterday. I’m excited to break them in. But my old pair….they’ve been on so many journeys with me. They’ve completed dozens of hikes, countless runs on the beach and even my first half marathon. It will be hard to toss them in the trash.

It’s rare that I buy the exact same product twice, but heck, I love these shoes. I haven’t found a better pair. ☼