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Running Barefoot

“The typical human foot is an anatomical marvel of evolution with 26 bones, 33 joints, 20 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.”

Thus sayeth Vibram Five Fingers. Well, thus their website sayeth.

A friend of mine swears by these shoes for her running needs and eschews all other running footwear. I remain skeptical. Vibram’s Five-Finger foot offerings go beyond running to meet all other footwear needs. The idea being that we need to keep our feet healthy and to do so we must forsake comfort and cushion and return to the barefooted roots of our ancestors. I think it’s all the latest gimmicky fad, but have never tried them either.

The jury is still out for me, but I want to know:

Have you ever tried Vibrams or know someone who has? If so what do you think of them?