Vibram Five Fingers fan, Charlie, on Parkour in Vibram Five Fingers Sprints:

I am always looking to convert newcomers to the Way of Bare Feet. Walking around in “those toe shoes” always grabs peoples’ attention, and I have grown to love the freeing feeling of wearing them. One of the activities I have enjoyed most while in my VFFs is Parkour. I am one of the leaders of an unofficial Parkour group at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and I use my year-old Sprints during every practice. Cole, my co-leader, bought some Sprints of his own soon after he first saw me using them, and now wears them constantly, as well. The grip, balance, and strength you gain from using them are an amazing addition to parkour, and we now recommend them to any other traceurs we happen across.


Charlie and Cole demonstrate a variety of Parkour moves in what Charlie describes as one of their “lightweight practices”.

Wiki – Parkour (sometimes also abbreviated to PK) is the physical discipline of training to overcome any obstacle within one’s path by adapting one’s movements to the environment. A practitioner of parkour is called a traceur if male, or traceuse if female.

Thanks, Charlie and Cole for the incredible pics!