Archive | September, 2010

Get FOOTLOOSE and FREE with Vibram Five Fingers

18 Sep

According to the company, Vibram Five Fingers is different than any other footwear on the planet. Not only do they bring you closer to your environment, Five Fingers deliver a number of positive health benefits—by leveraging all of the body’s natural biomechanics, so you can move as nature intended.

About 6 months ago, I decided to try Vibram Five Fingers.  These are “shoes” that look like those toe socks and now I wear them most of the time.  Regular shoes add an unnatural amount of support to our feet that over time causes the ligaments that are designed to fully support our body to “deactivate.”  I am in no way advocating that you stop wearing shoes all together, but you should try the five fingers to reactivate the natural motion of your body.  I do everything in them: walk, run, strength train, swim.  My legs have become stronger and my posture has improved.  You should give these shoes a try.  They will take you one step closer to a more fit you.

6 Reasons to Wear Vibram Five Fingers:

  1. Strengthens Muscles in the Feet and Lower Legs – wearing Five Fingers will stimulate and strengthen muscles in the feet and lower legs, improving general foot health and reducing the risk of injury.
  2. Improves Range of Motion in Ankles, Feet and Toes – no longer ‘cast’ in a shoe, the foot and toes move more naturally.
  3. Stimulates Neural Function Important to Balance and Agility – when wearing Vibram Five Fingers, thousands of neurological receptors in the feet send valuable information to the brain, improving balance and agility.
  4. Improves Proprioception and Body Awareness – those same neurological receptors heighten body awareness, sending messages about body mechanics, form, and movement.
  5. Eliminates Heel Lift to Align the Spine and Improve Posture – By lowering the heel, our body weight becomes evenly distributed across the foot bed, promoting proper posture and spine alignment.
  6. Allows the Foot and Body to Move Naturally, Which Just FEELS GOOD.