Foot confidence!

My first pair of Vibram Five Fingers.

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.

My second pair of Vibram Five Fingers.

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!

My wish list Vibram Five Fingers. Hopefully, my THIRD pair!

“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! :-)

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4 thoughts on “Foot confidence!

  1. Oh no! I haven’t started running in them. I am actually on the fence about running in them. Vibram recommends gradually incorporating them into a running regime. (http://www.vibramfivefingers.com/faq/barefoot_running_faq.htm) Since I just started running, I wanted to develop my stride and comfortability with running first. However, since I am at the beginning of my “running career,” it might make sense to just go ahead and get acclimated to running in them. But, I also know I will not run in these year around, so I am trying to decide. Both the Sprint and the KSO Trek are recommended for running. The Jaya LR is not, nor is the Performa, other styles I am looking at. These last two are good for general wear, indoor activities like yoga, weight lifting, etc. Needless to say, your feet/legs have to adapt to running in them otherwise you will injure yourself. So, I am just going to begin/continue by wearing them more often, using them as my everyday, go-to shoes. If you are interested in getting some, check out River Sports Outfitters (https://www.riversportsoutfitters.com/c-188-five-fingers.aspx) as they have good sales on them currently. You probably would need to go to some place like Berkeley Running Co or Morgans and get fitted to find your size (based on foot length, not standard shoe sizes), then order on line.

  2. Thanks for all the info. I’ve seen these before but I never knew anything about them. They look interesting, I might have to check some out. I was curious about the running too.

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