This week my project post is a personal project AND a product review!
I’ve always been an active person, but by the end of my college swimming career my body was run down and exhausted. My shoulders were so inflamed I had to stop swimming, and running caused pain in my legs and back.
I finally started exercising more regularly after my sister told me about Vibrams’ FiveFingers Shoes. She told me about the Vibrams a few years back but, I thought they were gimmicky, goofy looking, and over priced. Finally after a year of her insisting that I try them, she persuaded me to try her Vibrams on a run.
“WOW!” This is what I thought after running in the Vibrams for the first time. The Vibrams made it so much easier and fun to run. However after the first few times in them I was EXTREMELY sore. Moreover I had to adjust to running down hills. But after a few weeks, I remained injury-free and my legs & butt began to tone up. Not only were the physical results great, but I enjoyed running again!
I bought my first Vibrams 2 years ago. I chose the bright pink & magenta Bikila Vibrams. I chose this style because I blistered in my sister’s Vibrams, which were open top and looked like these. I also thought the shoes looked crazy, so I figured I might as well go all out and buy the brightest Vibrams they offer!