Sunday, 9 August 2015

Vibram - The Five Finger Revolution

Every few years there is an innovation that takes the world by surprise and changes our way of life to a great extent. Vibram Five Fingers is one of those revolutionary innovations that aims and promises to refashion our idea of footwear. These thin, lightweight, and glove-like protective coverings for your feet give you the pleasure of walking barefoot, while at the same time ensure that your feet remains safe from rough edges.

The company Vibram has been in the shoe-business for more than 70 years now and is renowned for making high-quality soles. The Vibram Five Fingers are made of soft and elastic Polyamide soles that can be easily stretched to hug the outline of your feet. These Vibram soles can be washed in a machine so that you can keep them clean and fresh.
If you're one of those unfortunate people, who have to wear tightly laced shoes for long hours almost every day of your life, then you probably know how much of a burden shoes can become. The human feet have nothing less than 26 bones, 33 joints, 20 muscles, and hundreds of sensory receptors, tendons and ligaments within that little space. It is not for no reason, of course. Our feet is capable of great strength, quickness, and stamina-only, we have to hone their potential. Walking and running barefoot regularly ensures that our feet are exercised for improved performance. Shoes on the other hand change the shape of feet and make the muscles dormant. For runners and athletes, who wear running shoes, the calf muscles end up taking the burden of the pressure while the feet and the toe themselves are huddled up in foam.

Vibram Five Fingers was designed to reinvent the pleasure of 'barefooting.' It allows us to go back to the beginning, the way we were supposed to live. The moment we start using the Five Fingers to move bare feet, we experience a sudden resurge of a lot of abilities that we had lost due to years of forcing our body into unnatural movement. Gradually, we start to get back our original way of walking, the pain that we used to feel in our calf muscles or around our waist suddenly vanish, and most importantly we start feeling free and happy.

The Five Fingers from Vibram was originally designed to increase the potential and performance of runners, athletes, and other people involved in adventure sports. These people invest a lot of time, money, and energy into good shoes and exercise for their feet, while totally unaware that barefoot is the best way of movement. Vibram's Five Fingers have promoted the culture of barefoot running, and now many athletes world over find the Five Fingers their best choice. The increased grip, steadiness and quickness offered by barefoot moving with Vibram Five Fingers is useful for many, who have to make quick reflex-based movements or tackle rough terrain, muddy waters, slippery sands, and the like. The Five Fingers have already become popular among people involved in climbing, fitness training, martial arts, light trekking, yoga, canyoneering, running, pilates, sailing, boating, kayaking, surfing, flats fishing, travel, and Canoeing.

There are a few things in life that are just better in every aspect and leave no room for argument. Vibram's Five Fingers is one of them. It is a product that is not dependent on its looks but on its performance. It might be a good idea to test one of them on your feet.


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