These shoe are not just the latest fashion trend, it’s changing the way we run. I see more and more people wearing these shoes as part of their everyday lifestyle; from to the gym to going to the store. Why the change? It started with 20% of runners who had problems with their feet when running. Some experts pointed out the high impact forces of heels hitting the pavement and the use of over cushioned, overly supportive running shoes as potential culprits.
Barefoot runners tend to run lightly, landing near the balls of their feet and they generate less poundage than regular heel strike-style runners. Basically, less pounding equals fewer injuries; fewer injuries attract more barefoot-style runners. By the way, they are not really called “Monkey Feet” that’s just the name my buddy gave them when I started wearing them all the time; the real name is Vibram (www.Vibram.com).