Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Vibram FiveFingers Bikila EVO

Free your feet to perform at their best. The benefits of running barefoot have long been supported by scientific research. And there is ample evidence that training without shoes allows you to run faster and farther with fewer injuries.

No footwear comes closer to recreating this natural sensation than Vibram FiveFingers®. It allows you to land on your forefoot, directly below your center of gravity, resulting in optimum balance, increased stability, less impact and greater propulsion. Running in FiveFingers delivers sensory feedback that improves agility and equilibrium and allows immediate form correction. In addition it stimulates and strengthens muscles in the feet and lower legs.
In FiveFingers, you get all the health benefits of barefoot running combined with our patented Vibram® sole that protects you from elements and obstacles in your path.

As with any new sport or activity, Vibram recommends you consult your physician or a medical professional to see if natural running in FiveFingers is right for you.

I've been wanting to get a pair for a very long time, they're not cheap, but I believe they're very worth it! I ordered the Vibram FiveFingers Bikila EVO and the Vibram KSO EVO Women's Running Shoe (still waiting for those to arrive). At first it was hard to pick the perfect size, purchasing them online. And I picked a size too small. I'm a shoe size 7.5, and first ordered size 37 which was too small, but reordered the size 38 which felt perfect but after walking around I realized i needed one size up. So, I ordered a size 39 and it was perfect! With a tiny bit of space enough for finger socks if I choose:)

Vibram FiveFingers Bikila EVO
Medium distance running in a minimalist shoe can be challenging for new minimalist users. It takes time for your foot to adjust to an increasingly thinner level of sole. The Bikila EVO is a fully redesigned shoe built for those looking for a shoe that provides the benefits of going barefoot and that has slightly more cushion to offer more comfort on a medium distance road run. The sole is still thin, and provides a bit more underfoot to ensure confidence while making the switch. 
Vibram FiveFingers Bikila EVO - Women's