The Evolution Of Running Is Here
Total Pro Sports – Ever wish you could experience the comfort of walking around bare foot, but without the hassle of stepping on rocks and other objects that will cause you to wince in pain. Such dreams have now become a reality with the Vibram FiveFingers KSO (the “KSO” stands for “Keep Stuff Out”).
This new innovation is designed like a glove, but made to be worn on your feet. With five individual pockets for each toe, it allows for better feedback from the ground, and a more efficient running stride, while also improving comfort in comparison with your typical running shoe.
With research showing that “minimal or no running footwear will result in fewer injuries, this rather odd looking creation is the perfect answer. It has been described as tougher, more invulnerable versions of your feet” by wired.com, and the traction is also
impressive. Not to mention the extraordinary increase in comfort they provide:
The VFFs are also surprisingly comfortable. Each toe is snuggled inside its own little pocket, which is not only cozy, it also gives your feet a surprising amount of feedback about the ground you’re standing on. Your toes, freed from their typical leather prisons, act like a tiny topography sensor array. [Wired.com]
Although the VFFs have yet to become hits within your local Foot Locker or Champs, don’t be surprised if they make an appearance within the next couple of years. Should they receive welcomed reviews from the sprinting world, it may not be too long before the like of Usain Bolt straps on a pair of the Vibram FiveFingers.