Vibrams, Why I Still Love Them.
I must admit I was hesitant to purchase myself a pair of the, "funny toe shoes" but I must admit I am happy I did. By no means am I someone who runs religiously but I do like to go out a couple times a week when the weather is nice. The only problem is that I had issues with my feet hurting really bad after I finished running, and don't get me started on my shins. I had given it up to the fact that I was carrying around extra weight, I never even thought about the fact that if I changed my shoes I could change my life.
Before I purchased the Vibrams I made sure to read up on them a lot. I am not one to make big purchases willy nilly, especially when it comes to my health. All the reviews seemed pleasant enough so I figured that it would be a good option for me. Many people had commented on how it changes your running style completely, which I thought was more hype than truth. To be honest it really does change the way your body moves.
With the Vibrams design it forces you to run the proper way, due to the fact that unlike other athletic shoes the bottoms aren't fully covered. You will make sure to run on the proper parts of your feet, in the correct motions, or face the wrath of landing on rocks or other things when you step on a part of the shoe that isn't covered. It forced me to run with the proper stride, and even though I was sore a couple days from working all new muscles, eventually it felt so much better.
All of a sudden I was able to run and run and run without stopping because of arch pain. I have found that now I don't care what anyone has to say about them I will wear them almost anywhere. I wore them to work when I worked at a bakery and was on my feet for 8 hours at a time, or when I do Yoga. It's a lot like walking barefoot which growing up in Hawaii I love the feeling of my feet being free.
I recommend Vibrams to anyone who is on their feet a lot, or who loves to run. It will change the way you look at your workouts and you won't be able to help wanting to wear these funky shoes everywhere! You will find that a lot of people will stop and want to talk to you about the funky shoes because people are super curious to know why some athletes wear them. Give it a week or two and you will proudly tell them why you love your Vibrams, and why they would love them to!
I love mine too!
You will find that the first month or so you run in your Vibrams your legs will be sore in a different way then before. This is due to the change in your stride! Start out small and build your way up, you will be running in your Vibrams in no time!