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Vibram FiveFingers Simulate Barefoot Running While Offering Protection

Vibram Five Fingers

There are twenty-six bones, twenty muscles and thirty-three joints in the human foot. The human foot is truly a work of art and we need to treat it with respect! By wearing proper foot wear, you provide your feet and your body with the advantages they need during exercise and normal daily activity.

The Vibram FiveFingers are shoes that are exploding in popularity, as barefoot running is recieving more and more attention. FiveFingers provide you with all the benefits of going barefoot while protecting your foot from cuts or surface injuries. These shoes can be worn while exercising or during normal everyday activities. By wearing these shoes, you will not only improve your strength, but they will help improve your balance, agility, and proprioception. Proprioception is defined as one of the human senses that targets reception of stimuli produced and the awareness of the position of one’s body. Check below to see the benefits of exercising barefoot as well as with the FiveFingers!

Benefits Of Exercising Barefoot:

  • Improves balance and stability
  • Improves strength of ankle
  • Improve muscle alignment
  • Reduce risk of injury
  • Helps strengthen arch and calves

Benefits of Vibram FiveFingers:

  • Reduces risk of punctures to foot unlike barefoot exercising
  • Improves balance and stability
  • Improves muscle alignment
  • Reduces risk of injuries like plantar fasciitis
  • Improves agility
  • Improve proprioception
  • Protects feet from germs and untrustworthy surfaces
  • Get tons of compliments on your shoes

Problems Created By Wearing Improper Foot Wear:

  • Plantar Faciitis: Inflammation and pain in the arch and heel
  • Raised Heel: Shoes often raise the heel which unnaturally tightens the calves and creates cramping
  • Shin Splints: Shoes lengthen the shin due to raising the heel, thus causing shin splints.
  • Weaken Ankle: Shoes cause the ankle to become weak and rely on the shoe support instead of relying on itself.
  • Knee and Back Pain: Artificially supported shoes force unnatural pressure into the knees and spine

October 29th, 2010

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