Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Would You Run in These?

Fivefinger Shoes by Vibram

“The human foot is a work of art and a masterpiece of engineering.”—Leonardo Da Vinci

FiveFingers footwear connects you to the earth and your surroundings in a way that is simply not possible in conventional shoes. It puts you in touch with the earth beneath your feet and liberates you to move in a more natural, healthy way. FiveFingers stimulate the muscles in your feet and lower legs to build strength and improve range of motion. Our customers report an increased sense of balance, greater agility, and visibly improved posture. Vibrim FiveFingers

"Got my Vibram five finger sprints today. They felt really wierd at first and it took a little time to get used to having my toes split apart. I did a 3 mile run at a moderate pace and once I stopped trying to heel strike, like I do in cushioned shoes, they felt really good. You absolutely have to run in a gliding motion so as not to jar the crap out of yourself. Running downhill was really brutal and required a bit of effort to keep good form, but once I got it it felt fine. The only issue after the run is that my calves feel a littel tight and I expect that they will be sore in the morning. So far I give them a 9.9 out of 10 and really enjoyed running in them (stay out of gravel lots!)" - Michael R Jarvis, Jr., Okinawa

here is a review by runnersworld.com

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