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"I want Vibram Five Fingers barefoot running shoes"

Heard about barefoot running shoes from Vibram Five Fingers. It claims that is healthier for feet, decreasing stress and preventing injury while running.

wanted by: jheyun (49) in Boston, MA 02114 +
updated on: Oct. 16, 2011, 12:10 a.m. (8 years, 5 months ago)
posted on: Feb. 11, 2011, 9:43 a.m. (9 years, 1 month ago)
tags: exercise fitness health running running shoes
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Vibra Five Fingers Women's Barefoot Running Shoes

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As strange as they might sound, barefoot running shoes do exist and claim to actually be better for your feet and knees.

My roommate is an avid runner and she absolutely swears by her Vibras. Of course, she isn't *actually* barefoot running. The concept is to provide less between your foot and the trail or road, forcing the muscles of your feet to do what they were designed to do: support your weight and movement correctly and ergonomically.

She claims that it has strengthened her arches and various foot muscles better than her old Asics did. I am pretty close in foot size to her (a half size smaller). I tried them on and it's like putting gloves on your feet! It was a funny feeling to be kinda barefoot, but still have a sole to protect the bottoms of my feet from the hot pavement and jaggy rocks.

It's a very unique take on running support that I don't think Nike's board of directors would agree with, but my roommate likes trying new things and gives them two big toes up :)
comment Hmmm, gloves for feet. Must try :) - timfou 9 years ago
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The leader in "barefoot running shoes" seems to be Vibram.

From their website:
Our revolutionary design makes feet healthier by allowing them to move more naturally and freely.

The typical human foot is an anatomical marvel of evolution with 26 bones, 33 joints, 20 muscles and hundreds of sensory receptors, tendons and ligaments. Like the rest of the body, to keep our feet healthy, they need to be stimulated and exercised.

Check out their barefoot running page here. They list all their barefoot running shoes and why barefoot running is better for your feet.

The benefits of running barefoot have long been supported by scientific research. And there is ample evidence that training without shoes allows you to run faster and farther with fewer injuries. freely.

In FiveFingers, you get all the health benefits of barefoot running combined with our patented VibramĀ® sole that protects you from elements and obstacles in your path.
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