I have been using Vibram five finger shows for around six months now and i absolutely love them. Whether I am training in them, wearing them when working at the gym or just casually when i am out and about, they give me comfort that no other shoe can come even remotely close to. Being able to feel and appreciate exactly what surface you are walking on is something that never gets old. I have two pairs of virbams, a pair of KSO sprints and a pair of KSO treks. The sprints are for every day use when i am working or training in the gym, the KSO treks are for a little rougher terrain such as hill walking, scrambling or even rock climbing.
I was climbing on the isle of Skye a few weeks ago and managed to complete a grade five scramble up Am Bastier and a grade 4 scramble to the highest point on the island, Sgurr Alasdair, wearing nothing on my feet but my KSO treks. I was amazed at the grip the offered and the punishment they managed to withstand. After getting home i simply put them in the washing machine and they were completely clean, undamaged and good to go again.
They range from around £80 to £120 which may seem like a lot of money but they come with a two-year guarantee that covers them against any wear and tear etc. For a shoe that yo can wear in any environment, offers unbeatable comfort, and is guaranteed against any defects for two years, they are totally worth the money.
Strengthens muscles in the feet and lower legs: wearing VIBRA FiveFingers will stimulate and strengthen muscles in the feet and lower legs, improving general foot health and reducing the risk of injury.
- Improves range of motion in ankles, feet and toes: no longer “cast” in a shoe, the foot and toes move more naturally.
- Stimulates neural function important to balance and agility: when wearing VIBRAM FiveFingers, thousands of neurological receptors in the feet send valuable information to the brain, improving balance and agility.
- Improves proprioception and body awareness: those same neurological receptors heighten body awareness, sending messages about body mechanics, form and movement. Allows the foot and body to move naturally, which just feels good
- Eliminates heel lift to align the spine and improve posture: by lowering the heel, our body-weight becomes evenly distributed across the footbed, promoting proper posture and spine alignment.