Do modern running shoes effectively force runners to heel strike? Here we dig into Daniel Lieberman’s barefoot running research, and also poll the Vibram Five Fingers community regarding how to walk or run in shoes versus Vibrams.
Daniel Lieberman’s research into impact forces experienced while forefoot-striking or heel-striking, full round-up coverage of all the press surrounding the research release.
A drawback to the hook and loop Vibram Five Fingers KSO strap design is that the bend in the loop can cause friction that may ultimately degrade the nylon and break the strap. Use tape to add style and strength to your KSO Vibrams!
Vibram FiveFingers wearers and gawkers alike all have come up with a slew of alternative names for “
A video demonstration of how to put on Classic Vibram Five Fingers without using your hands, a necessary skill to take your Vibrams from being a fantastic shoe to the staple footwear (like flip flops or sandals) you were for every occassion!
Individuals with webbed toes often think Vibram Five Fingers are automatically out of the question due to the individualized toe pockets. Not anymore! You can modify your Vibrams to only have four pockets using some thread with this simple modification!
A review of Born to Run by Christopher McDougall. Born to run is simultaneously a story about an elite band of ultramarathon runners, a takedown of the sports shoe industry, and an expose of how human beings may have been literally born to run, being “designed” by eons of evolution for long-distance running.
Enhance the benefits of Vibram Five Fingers with a neuromuscular training approach called Z-Health developed by Dr. Eric Cobb. Z-Health practice enables you to have better movement, improved reflexes, more energy and fewer aches and pains.
Can you wear Vibram Five Fingers if you have Morton’s Toe — a condition where your second toe is longer than your big toe? It is possible given your case isn’t too extreme.
If you don’t plan on wearing your Classic Vibram Five Fingers for strenuous acitivites, just cut out the elastic and make them even more comfortable!