Vibram Fivefingers

Vibram Fivefingers

Many athletes know Vibram as a leading manufacturer of soles for hiking shoes, casual shoes and running shoes. The brand name consists of the first letters of the founder's name: Vitale Bramani, an Italian alpinist, who founded the company in 1937 in his home town Albizzate. In consequence of several alpine accidents, he aimed to develop a slip-proof rubber sole, which would provide better grip on rough terrain than leather soles used commonly by then. Bramani developed the first profiled rubber sole with the aid of Charles Goodyear's vulcanisation technology and has kept on improving this type of sole in the subsequent years. Quite a bit has happened since that time. In 2006, the brand launched an exceptional pair of shoes with a groundbreaking concept: Vibram FiveFingers are similar to barefoot walking as these innovative natural running shoes have five separate toes and a thin, deconstructed and flexible sole that contours the shape of your foot.

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Vibram Fivefingers

FiveFingers shoes were developed by product designer Robert Fliri, a nature-loving South Tyrolean who was trying to combine the relieving feeling of barefoot walking with the protection of traditional shoes. Old swimming suits were used to create some kind of „glove“ for the foot – the first prototype of Vibram FiveFingers was born. Orthopaedic issues also had an influence on the development of FiveFingers. The result was a valuable, minimalist athletic shoe, which is now available for various areas of application, such as outdroor activities, running, fitness training, and several watersports. A slip-proof Vibram rubber outsole provides optimal grip as well as protection from sharp and edgy stones.

The concept of Vibram FiveFingers convinces more and more athletes to exchange their conventional running shoes or outdoor shoes for innovative barefoot shoes from Vibram. The most natural movement type, barefoot walking has many positive effects compared with cushioned shoes we mostly wear in everyday life: not only does it help build up muscles and improve blood circulation in your legs but it also stimulates your natural sense of balance and sense of touch. The thin, flexible sole and five separate toes stimulate and exercise the foot. In addition, Vibram FiveFingers go without conventional cushioning and without an elevated heel to encourage forefoot running. Thus, they are an ideal choice for runners seeking for a minimalist natural running shoe to improve their running style. Vibram FiveFingers are also easy to clean because you can wash them in the washer (at low temperature; provided there are no leather parts). Experience the pleasant feeling of barefoot walking with these shoes – be it during exercise, in everyday life or on a journey. So come and have a look at the Schuhdealer online shop and discover running shoes for men and women.

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