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Vibram Five Fingers study by American Council on Exercise

Discussion in 'Biomechanics, Sports and Foot orthoses' started by NewsBot, Sep 28, 2011.

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    Study Finds Risks and Benefits from Vibram FiveFingers
     
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  3. Griff

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    Thoughts on the appropriateness of this as an adequate accustomisation period?
     
  4. mr2pod

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    "Once that is achieved, Vibram FiveFingers can be a safe and effective shoe for those who want to experience the feel of barefoot running."

    I had a patient ask about vibrams yesterday. Personally I have always struggled with the concept of "why would i want to wear them". I wish they would use that in the marketing rather than all the b@#$%&t they go on with.

    Now it's been explained as just wanting the feel of barefoot running... no thanks - just like I don't want to be a naturist.
     
  5. mr2pod

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    Most people I have spoken with, that are running long distance with these without injury, have said its taken them around 3 years to transition fully from running the same distances (1/2-full marathons)in typical running shoes.
     
  6. Griff

    Griff Moderator

    Yeah I saw that comment too. I disagree with it. Having run both barefoot and in Vibram Five Fingers my personal opinion is that they feel very different from one another.

    3 years? Wow - that's a commitment! Not sure I could convince my patients to sign up to that. I think that is the other extreme. Still, rather an over cautious transition that an over zealous one. I've transitioned my future wife to running in a minimalist shoe (from her Asics stability shoes with orthoses) and so far she is running 5k within 4 months.

    I guess my original point was that I believe the transition ACE used was a bit quick. Lets hope individuals who read this article don't see it as a 'recommendation'.
     
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    Medical News Today has an article on this study:
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