Vibram’s FiveFingers

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I was walking yesterday with someone who had twisted their ankle a few days prior which led to a conversation about shoes.  I said I had seen Tim Ferris wearing glove like shoes for your feet and had heard even before seeing them that running barefoot was actually better for you than wearing tennis shoes.  Ironically I saw an article today about Vibram’s FiveFingers “shoes” which basically let you go barefoot without tearing up your feet so I decided to blog about it. The premise is going shoeless allows the foot to flex and better absorb shock.  When people wear shoes they tend to land on their heels.  Wired has a great article about it if you want to read more.  I think if you were to wear them you would probably get some strange looks but has anyone tried them yet?