Thank you guys for a very informative video, your message helped to push me over the edge into buying my first pair if Vibrams last night. I've recently taken up running again - I'm not a runner at all - but I feel there is one inside of me itching to get out, but I've always had knee and hip issues or shin splints being 5'9" and a little heavy. However, I believe that God designed our bodies to run so I just needed to work out what I was not doing correctly that contributed to my reluctance to run. Then in the process of looking for new running shoes I came across the Vibrams and the logicalness behind their design just makes sense. We are not born with shoes on our feet and how can a 'one size fits all' style of shoe aid us in doing something our bodies 'should' be able to do naturally. I'm looking forward to trying out the Vibrams and for them to help me make the transition to barefoot walking in a highly urbanised environment. Broken glass and soft feet just do not go together very well. I'd heard about Earthing a few months ago, it made total sense at the time but I didn't investigate it too much. Being a gardener and working in a nursery I'd switched to wearing work gloves over the last year or so to reduce all the dirt that I couldn't remove from under my nails. But I've had this nagging feeling that I'm missing out on connecting with the Earth and feeling the wonderful texture of soil between my fingers. There is strong belief in the nursery industry that you must wear gloves and, for some, even wear a face mask when working with a bag of potting mix because of the possible pathogens and other microbes people might inhale when handling potting mix. I do not know who would actively inhale dust particles that are stirred up when potting up plants, but some people may be super sensitive. I'd like to read the Earthing book as I believe so many of an urbanites ills could be alleviated if not cured by getting closer to the earth instead of creating more barriers between our physical bodies and the Earth that sustains us. Again, thanks for the nudge - Amelia
I got some of these today, because its very very cold where I Am and I am just not comfortable walking in shoes ..
Saved by five fingers! What a relief. I find shoes so cumbersome and heavy to wear and these just feel like a glove with grip.. so good! great transition to barefoot or a little protection on your feet if you are somewhere you need it.. and you can run in these two! Thanks Vibram! Good job! http://www.vibramfivefingers.it/eng/running.aspx
They look weird but they feel great!
These are my favorite shoes too! I just wish it was warm enough to wear them year round in Canada.
Shoes that are shaped like a foot - go figure?
why did that take hundreds of years to figure out?
people have made gloves for centuries ;-)