When Vibram founder, Vitale Bramani, invented the first rubber soles for mountaineering boots in 1935, it was the beginning of a revolution. Now, 75 years later, Vibram is still known around the world as the undisputed leader in soling technology for a wide-range of quality performance footwear products.
Vibram continually exhibits their relentless commitment to research and product innovation. When creating the Vibram FiveFingers®, Vibram collaborated with the full Vibram team to position these shoes as a performance product for running, fitness, and outdoor sports. This shoe started out as a concept and quickly turned into, what they call, a barefooting revolution.
FiveFingers shoes not only encourage a more natural forefoot strike during running, but they allow the foot to move and work in a completely natural way. Also providing grip and protection over a variety of surfaces, these shoes have been shown to relieve knee pain and soreness that traditional running shoes worsen.
It is important to note that running in Vibram FiveFingers requires a significant increase in lower leg and foot strength. A gradual transition is critical to avoid overuse injuries.