The Help of FiveFingers
Vibram FiveFingers is a type of plain shoe manufactured by Vibram, initially
marketed as a more "natural" alternative for diverse outdoors routine (sailing,
kayaking, canoeing, and as a camp or after-hike shoe). The footwear is intended to
replicate being barefoot and has thin, flexible soles that are contoured to the shape
of the human foot, including perceptible individual sections for the toes.
Invented in 1999 by Robert Fliri is a design student from Vinschgau who wanted
to "find out a way to move around in nature better." Vibram FiveFingers were
developed and introduced in 2005.
Vibram FiveFingers were initially targeted to yacht racers to maintain grip on
slippery decks without compromising the barefoot experience. Their prospective
use as a minimalist running shoe was suggested to the Vibram CEO by Ted
McDonald, a runner who earned the nickname "barefoot Ted" for his unshod feet
and successful career as a barefoot running coach. The purpose of these shoes as
outlined by the manufacturers is to provide footwear to be mainly used for fitness,
running, water sports, yoga, trekking and travelling, and other sports.
Vibram FiveFingers come in a variety of shapes and sizes, including the men's
KomodoSport, KomodoSport LS, FiveFingers CLASSIC, FiveFingers Sprint,
FiveFingers FLOW, FiveFingers KSO, FiveFingers TrekSport, FiveFIngers Trek
LS, FiveFingers KSO Trek, FiveFingers BIKILA, FiveFingers Bikila LS,
FiveFingers Speed, and FiveFingers Bormio. Vibram FiveFingers also come in a
variety of women's styles including the KomodoSport, KomodoSport LS,
FiveFingers CLASSIC, FiveFingers Sprint, FiveFingers Jaya, FiveFingers Jaya
LR, FiveFingers FLOW, FiveFingers KSO, FiveFingers TrekSport, FiveFingers
KSO Trek, FiveFingers BIKILA, FiveFingers Bikila LS, and FiveFingers
Speed. Vibram FiveFingers also offers girls and boys KSO style footwear.
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