"The Best Guests Come Bearing Gifts..." Vibram Five Fingers

by Rachelle Hruska · June 2, 2009

Vibram Five Fingers. I saw a clearly advanced man, sporting a pair of these at last night's opening Internet Week You-Tube party (write up to come, pics HERE), and couldn't get them out of my mind. In typical fashion, my early adapting friends on Tumblr were already posting about them.  I want to try them out soon. Think this would be a really cool gift idea to give to your running partner. Read about them below....

The typical human foot is an anatomical marvel of evolution with 26 bones, 33 muscles and hundreds of sensory receptors, tendons and ligaments. Like the rest of the body, to keep our feet healthy, they need to be stimulated and exercised.

That’s why we recommend wearing FiveFingers for exercise, play, and for fun. Stimulating the muscles in your feet and lower legs will not only make you stronger and healthier, it improves your balance, agility and proprioception.

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