Five fingers…Yes we know they are funny looking…But here is some info as to why most Psycho Gym members are wearing these shoes or even going barefoot while working out.
I know most of you think working out barefoot or wearing five fingers is crazy or even bad for you. Well let me enlighten you on the science behind wearing the shoes or working out barefoot and how it is actually BETTER for you.
According to a Daniel Lieberman (professor of human evolutionary biology at Harvard University) said, “People have been running barefoot for millions of years and it has only been since 1972 that people have been wearing shoes with thick, synthetic heels.” Daniel Lieberman has conducted many studies on barefoot running. Here is a video documenting some of the studies he has done.
Chris McDougall who is the author of the bestseller book Born to Run said, “If this were a drug, it would be yanked off the market,” he said of running shoes. McDougall says his own persistent problems with plantar fascistic cleared up after he started running in Vibram FiveFingers. Check out the Time Magazine article entitled “Do Fancy Shoes do more harm than good” to learn more about this topic.
I hope this helps you understand why so many of the Psycho Gymmembers are going barefoot or wearing five fingers.