In response to the increased interest in shoes that mimic a natural barefoot stride, the Vibram five fingers running shoes are appearing on roads and trails. Vibram Five Fingers shoes protect your feet with a durable rubber sole, but they have a minimal upper and separate slots for each toe to mimic the physical sensation of going shoeless.
Vibram Five Fingers shoes are available in three models:
- Classic: The Classic model is a slip-on style with a low cut.
- Sprint: The Sprint model features a Velcro strap for additional support.
- Keep Stuff Out (KSO): The KSO model covers the entire forefoot and includes a Velcro strap. This model is recommended for trail running because of the extra protection.
All Vibram Five Fingers models feature a trademark Vibram performance rubber sole, a stretch polyamide upper for durability, and an antimicrobial footbed to reduce odor.
Vibram Five Fingers are available in men’s and women’s styles, and their use doesn’t begin and end with running. Wear them for traveling, running errands, light hiking, water sports, walking on the beach, or any time that you’ll be on your feet for a long time. For added convenience, Vibram Five Fingers can be machine washed and air-dried.