Return to barefoot walking as promote healthier lifestyle Vibram Five Fingers shoes

May 06, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News expects the new Vibram Five Fingers models to see customers switching to the barefoot walking and boosting the health benefits of exercise.

Biomechanically engineered to provide the full benefits of barefoot walking with the added protection of shoes, Vibram Five Fingers have become somewhat of a healthy lifestyle sensation since their release in 2007. Heralded as one of the best inventions of 2007 by TIME magazine, the range has been expanded to offer a more comprehensive selection of footwear catering to a full range of outdoor activities. Ideally suited for water sports the extra grip provided through the razor sipped Vibram rubber soles has seen them become a huge success with lovers of more adventurous outdoor pursuits. The popularity is not restricted to wetter environments, with a rise in purchases for Yoga, Pilates and martial arts for extra grip and toe protection without a loss of feel and the glove-like fit.

Due to the popularity of the original Five Fingers designs with runners, Vibram developed their designs specifically for the demands of the sport. The latest collection features two custom running models and their arrival at is imminent. The leading health and fitness shoe retailer has developed a strong customer base attracted to their healthy lifestyle promotion and wide range of footwear to help get the most out of an exercise program and customer enquiries have been increasing regarding Five Fingers. Luke Barlow, MD of Fitnessfootwear says "Our motto is step towards a healthier you and this has never been more appropriate than with Vibram Five Fingers". The latest running shoes are eagerly anticipated by the staff and customers alike, keen to take a closer look at the stylish new designs and take them out for a test run.

The Vibram Five Fingers Speed model is likely to be the biggest seller with its cool retro styling, offering a cross over design between other Five Finger models and standard trainers. They feature a comfort heel collar and topline, white lace up fastening and sleek black stretch polyamide fabric uppers. Under the foot Vibram have worked in new materials and designs for maximum protection. The sole has been compartmentalised into pods, with a 4mm tread on the areas requiring most grip and protection. The sole is kept ultra light and flexibility is maintained. The shoes offer better breathability and moisture wicking properties and have a full anti-microbial treatment to promote healthier feet. They are expected to make the crossover from track to street being equally good as a healthier casual shoe.

The second offering for runners this season is the Bikila model, named after famed 1960 Olympic gold marathon runner who romped home to victory having run the marathon barefoot. A traditional Vibram hook and clasp single strap closure keeps the shoes firmly on the feet. Whilst not designed specifically for runners, the Vibram Five Fingers Camo model serves most sporting activities equally well. The new model builds on the KSO design, short for Keeps Stuff Out, with a tight fit to prevent gravel and dust from entering the shoe and causing irritation to the feet. The camouflaged design is a quirky addition to the range and sure to be a popular choice.

With Vibram Five Fingers, can offer the full barefoot walking experience to customers seeking a healthier way of exercising to get the maximum benefit, comfort and protection. The latest styles are sure to fuel a buying frenzy as soon as the new stock arrives.

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