Vibram Five Fingers

VIBRAM FIVE FINGERS

I am sure you have seen someone wearing those funny shoes that make one's feet look like a froggy feet. "What are they? Is that only fasion? They look like they do not offer any protection?! I'm used to my trainers with 2+cm sole". Similar thoughts is probably having everyone who does not know these GREAT shoes. They are called Vibram Five Fingers and why do we use them?!

Many experts believe that wearing conventional shoes weaken our foot and leg muscles, leave them underdeveloped and more prone to injury. There are situations where traditional shoes are essential for protection, safety and security but it's equally important to stimulate and exercise the foot in a more natural state regularly. We were not born with the shoes on our feet, our prehistory ancestors survived millenia hunting, gathering, running, carrying heavy loads without the latest brand of Puma's. Our feet evolved over time to withstand the freedom that result from going barefoot everywhere. Going about “virtually barefoot” may seem odd to our sneaker-crazed modern world, but why not take a break from restrictive, clunky shoes and sneakers and traverse the earth as evolution intended (Well, as close as you can get while still maintaining some protection!)? Plus, being active and “barefoot” will build stronger ankles and leg muscles and improve your agility.

I have been using them for two years for many activities such as running, CrossFit workouts (squats, cleans, jerks, burpees, push ups etc), C2 rowing, walking, shopping, grocery shopping, kayaking, aquarobics and much, much more. I can really recommend them to everyone! The only drawback is the price - you can get them over here in Oz for about $190 which is not cheap at all BUT if you happen to know anyone who is going to USA ask them to bring you a pair - you can buy them over there only for US$80 and that makes a huge difference, nope?!