Vibram Five Fingers are new trainer taking the running world by storm. Made by American company Vibram, Five Finger are based on the human foot, which means spaces for five toes. The design gives a distinctive look but most important could help to stop problems such as knee injuries and shin splints.
The top of trainer is made from abrasion-resistant stretch polyamide fabric with the sole out of a patented TC1 performance rubber compound. The sole will give grip in either dry or wet conditions. Although mainly aimed at runners the trainer is being used by climbers, free runners, water sports and walkers.
The latest 2009 collection for Men and Women have several different designed, classic, sprint KSP and flow. Prices are around $75 with a range of sizes, there are special instructions for measuring your foot for the correct size.
There is a UK shop set up now with prices at around £85 with sizes all the way from 3.5 to 12 head over to www.fivefingers.co.uk to check them out.