These innovative new sandals re-create the sensation of going barefoot without risking a chunk of your big toe. Perfect for anything from kayaking to running to yoga, the versatile range of styles can handle just about any activity you can imagine. Besides the obvious utility of being light weight and easy to dry, the Vibram FiveFingers are also good for you. The super low sole and ability to move all five toes increases balance and strengthens muscles throughout your foot and up into your core.
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FiveFingers footwear connects you to the earth and your surroundings in a way that is simply not possible in conventional shoes. It puts you in touch with the earth beneath your feet and liberates you to move in a more natural, healthy way. FiveFingers stimulate the muscles in your feet and lower legs to build strength and improve range of motion. Our customers report an increased sense of balance, greater agility, and visibly improved posture.