Barefoot running in shoes, such as Vibram 5 Fingers from Barefoot London, are growing hugely in popularity as people discover, or rather rediscover, the joys of barefoot exercise. Like so many things in modern life, exercise has evolved to take us far away from our natural state. You only have to visit your local sports store to see the multitude of different clothing, sports shoes and accessories that we use to insulate ourselves from the natural experience.
Yet as a child, we had no such things. We played barefoot all the time. We even took our first steps barefoot. So why do we think that we need the complex layers of hi-tech soles to protect us now. The more complicated our running shoes, the more removed we become from the natural experience of running. Conversely, Vibram FiveFingers running shoes from Barefoot London are as close to the natural barefoot experience as possible, helping us to rediscover the joys of moving and running that we once enjoyed naturally all the time.
In fact, Vibram Fivefingers are such a departure from our common understanding of exercise, that it will take you a few weeks to adapt to the change. For some it may even take months. But however long it takes it will be well worth it, as you rediscover the natural feeling of connection with your feet and with your whole body.
Best of all, as you get used to your new Vibram FiveFingers shoes from Barefoot London, you’ll find that rather than causing injuries through greater impact on your joints, they actually make your feet and leg muscles stronger and better equipped to handle the impacts of running on a range of surfaces.
This range now includes the exclusive and very limited olympic 2012 vibram fivefinger range too!