I bought my first two pair of Vibram Five Fingers last summer and I must admit I did not get enough use out of them. Now that its warm out and the ground is relatively dry, I have been wearing my Five Fingers whenever I get the change. (They are waterproof, I just don’t like the idea of walking around with wet feet/in wet shoes.) I love my Vibram Five Fingers.
I was on the bus the other day and a gentlemen struck up a conversation with me about my Five Fingers. He said, “You have to have confidence to wear Five Fingers! You need Foot Confidence because those shoes are so weird looking.” LOL I never considered that one needed an extra dose of confidence, but it makes a lot of sense.
His reasoning was that people would be staring at you and your feet and probably would want to ask questions about them. I agreed because I have had many conversations about my Five Fingers while wearing them. I don’t mind because I like talking about them.
Although I have two pair, I think I want to get another pair. I was recently on the Vibram web site and saw the Women’s Jaya LR. I AM IN LOVE.
Why do I like Vibram Five Fingers so much? They are so comfortable and they are proven to strengthen my feet and legs. From Vibram, here are FIVE reasons to wear them!
“1. Strengthens Muscles in the Feet and Lower Legs—Wearing Vibram FiveFingers 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 FiveFingers, thousands of neurological receptors in the feet send valuable information to the brain, improving balance and agility.
4. Eliminate Heel Lift to Align the Spine and Improve Posture—By lowering the heel, your bodyweight becomes evenly distributed across the footbed, promoting proper posture and spinal alignment.
5. Allow the Foot and Body to Move Naturally—Which just FEELS GOOD.”
So get your pair and get some FOOT CONFIDENCE because you WON’T be able to stop talking about these great shoes! :-)