Vibram FiveFingers Show Down: To Run, or Not to Run

Vibram FiveFingers Show Down: To Run, or Not to Run

Postprzez Garzaun » Śro Wrz 06, 2017 3:48 am

We've all seen them, those Vibram FiveFingers vibram five fingers sale uk shoes that are invading the human foot before every start line in recent races nationwide. Organizers of the 2011 New York City Marathon expect to see an increase in the number of Vibram FiveFingers shoes on the soles of runners participating in the big event next month. The argument continues as to whether these shoes, which mimic running barefoot, are helping us as athletes are not.

Vibram FiveFingers shoes, vibram fivefingers kso evo running shoes which sell for seventy five dollars to one hundred and twenty dollars apiece, generated revenue of 11 million dollars last year, according to CNN money.com. This fad movement is mostly said to be the result of Christopher McDougall's book "Born to Run." The author suggests through his popular book that running extreme long distances barefoot is the key to health, happiness, and longevity. To back his claim of a correlation between running barefoot and health benefits, Christopher McDougall relates to the running abilities of a Native American tribe in Mexico, the Tarahumara, renowned for their long distance running.

Many Tarahumara vibram five fingers uk outlet compete and win in the Copper Canyon Ultra Marathon every year, a challenging 50-mile running competition through the Mexican pueblo of Unique with decents and ascents of more than 9,000 feet. All native participants run either barefoot or in simple huaraches sandals made from scraps of tire and cow hide. But studies show running in general promotes a healthier and happier life, despite McDougal's claim that it's all in the barefoot art of running. The question goes unanswered and new readers of his book continue to buy Vibram FiveFingers shoes, even with the lack of evidence therein.

Vibram's statement, vibram five fingers furoshiki uk printed on every retail box, "Our customers not only build stronger, healthier feet, they report an increased sense of balance, greater agility, better body posture and improved general body awareness." The argument runners correlate with this statement is simply that the less restrictive soles of the FiveFingers shoes allows every muscle in the foot to work, correcting typical issues runners face. Such issues are over-pronation and heel -striking that ultimately leads to shin splints and knee pain. When the foot runs natural, it will not have to compensate from being shod in a rubber sole.

One study shows that compared to running barefoot, vibram five fingers uk shop running in conventional running shoes increases stress on the knee joints on 38% of those tested, but whether this leads to actual injuries is unclear. Yet another study suggests that running barefoot is associated with lower chronic injuries of the lower legs in developing countries, but these findings are lacking in developed countries.
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