The Vibram Fivefingers KSO Trek Sport Women's Trail Shoes offer a 4mm EVA midsole for plating protection and a lightly cleated 4 mm Vibram performance rubber outsole for added grip on a variety of surfaces as well. TPU Toe protection uses plating protection to protect your toes while still remaining light weight. Even though the technology is intense, you won't feel any heaviness or bulk because of the abrasion-resistant Coconut Active Carbon in the upper, which is designed for maximum breathability. With strength, balance, and the feeling of natural movement, you're ready for whatever the terrain throws at you. MINIMALIST RUNNING / BAREFOOT RUNNING The typical human foot is an anatomical masterpiece of evolution with 26 bones, 33 joints, 20 muscles, and hundreds of sensory receptors, tendons and ligaments. To keep our feet healthy, like the rest of our bodies, they need to be stimulated and exercised regularly. Many experts believe the shoes we wear not only cast the foot in a protective form, but can also weaken our foot and leg muscles, leaving them underdeveloped and more susceptible to injury. And while there are many occasions where traditional footwear is essential for protection, safety, and security, it is equally important to stimulate and exercise our feet in a more natural state on a regular basis.
- For the first time, active outdoor athletes and fitness professionals were able to experience the sensation and freedom of going barefoot with the protection and sure-footed grip of a Vibram sole. Their response exceeded our wildest expectations.
- Some customers told us they felt more connected to the earth and more in tune with their bodies. Others discovered an increased sense of balance and greater agility.
- Many reported health benefits like improved posture and less back pain. All were generous with their praise and their ideas, often suggesting new and creative uses for Vibram FiveFingers.