Vibram Five Fingers fan, Sean, is a competitive runner from Canada. He runs for the Phoenix Athletics track club and has competed in the Canadian Championships. Read what Sean had to say about discovering and later training in Vibram Five Fingers:
I first read about Vibram Five Fingers when reading Born To Run. I was so fascinated by the whole barefoot thing with the Taramuhara Indians that I just had to try barefoot running myself. I got a pair of sprints and there was only one navy/camo in my size left. I thought they were pretty ugly at first. For the first month I was just walking in them. I built up some tolerance two months in and only went for a few casual runs in them til I had to put them away for the winter.
Thanks, Sean! It is great to see that Five Fingers work well at very competitive levels of running and even though we may never run these kinds of times, it is possible to run fast in them.