Experiencing the outdoors… With bare feet!

3 03 2010

Vibram FiveFingers Classic

What is this craze about shoes shaped exactly like a human foot? Apparently the Vibram FiveFingers offers the ability of experiencing outdoor activities with the sensation of going barefooted. From first look, they look a little like a joke. After reading reviews for these crazy new shoes; it seems as if there’s more to these gloves for feet.

According to the Vibram FiveFingers Web site, the shoe works to “stimulate the muscles in the feet and lower legs for greater balance strength and agility.” The shoes are also supposed to help with better posture and to reduce back pain.

It has been a new fad for people to run without shoes. Apparently running without shoes lets the natural mechanics work when the foot is in motion. There are some definite pluses and minuses to the shoe because it doesn’t offer support to the joints like other exercise shoes do.

The manufacturer makes three different models of the shoe. The Sprint model is made for hiking, yoga, sailing, surfing and canoeing.

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