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The ultimate outdoor training, tubing, kloofing, hiking, trail running, surfing exercise shoe.

We are stockists of Vibram Fivefingers

Call us to make sure we got your pair of barefoot shoes ready for you for your trip down the Storms River and for the rest of your adventureous holiday

 

KSO

 OUR Price R1050 (Normally R 1365)

KSO

• Extremely versatile
• Breathable mesh upper that “Keeps Stuff Out”
• Closest to “barefoot feel”
• Suitable for wet and dry conditions

Uses – Cross fitness, Yoga & Pilates, Water Sports, Fishing, Bouldering, Kloofing, Light Running, Travelling, Casual, Paddling/Kayaking

General – The KSO has always been one of the most popular FiveFinger styles as it can be used for a variety of activities. It has one of the thinnest soles and so it very closely resembles being barefoot. This makes it very popular with people using it for gym and fitness training as well as paddling and kayaking.

 

SPYRIDON 

OUR Price R1230 (Normally R 1710)

Spyridon

• SPYRIDON:
• Excellent for extreme off road conditions, and for high performance activities
• Coconut active carbon fiber upper for breathability and quick drying
• Aggressive grip pattern for excellent grip in all directions
• Nylon Mesh “Rock-Block”to disperse impact
• 3mm Polyurethane insole and 3.5mm rubber outsole

Primary Use – Trail running, Hiking
Uses – Bouldering, Kayaking, Kloofing, Water Sports

General – The Spyridon is our first trail running specific model which provides the perfect balance of “foot feel” and protection on rugged surfaces. A nylon mesh plate provides protection from stones and debris while better allowing proper minimalist dynamics. The Spyridon is tough, durable and suitable for even the most intense off road conditions.

 

SPYRIDON LS 

OUR Price R1310 (Normally R 1820)

Spyridon LS

SPYRIDON LS

  • Quick lace bridge accommodates high foot arch and wider feet more comfortably 

• Excellent for extreme off road conditions, and for high performance activities
• Coconut active carbon fiber upper for breathability and quick drying
• Aggressive grip pattern for excellent grip in all directions
• Nylon Mesh “Rock-Block”to disperse impact
• 3mm Polyurethane insole and 3.5mm rubber outsole

Primary Use – Trail running, Hiking
Uses – Bouldering, Kayaking, Kloofing, Water Sports

General – The Spyridon is our first trail running specific model which provides the perfect balance of “foot feel” and protection on rugged surfaces. A nylon mesh plate provides protection from stones and debris while better allowing proper minimalist dynamics. The Spyridon is tough, durable and suitable for even the most intense off road conditions.

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There are 5 main benefits of being barefoot:
• Increase Range of Motion – Your feet are not restricted by bulky shoes and the flexible but durable rubber of FiveFingers allows you to comfortably move your foot as if you were barefoot.
• Better Posture – because there is no heel lift from a thick cushion shoe, your posture is far more natural and more aligned when wearing FiveFingers
• Proprioceptors – Proprioceptors are the sensory receptors that continuously send information from the foot to the brain where it is interpreted and necessary adjustments in balance and movement are made. In FiveFingers, these proprioceptors are able to function as they were intended to as the ground feedback and sensitivity is far greater than in conventional shoes.
• Sensory receptors – Your foot is often your first point of contact with your environment and conditions around you. The millions of sensory receptors in your foot give continuous feedback o changes in the terrain, conditions and warn you against possible dangers.

1. TRANSITION FROM CONVENTIONAL FOOTWEAR TO FIVEFINGERS
• This is extremely important and must be communicated to every customer to prevent injury
• Because a runner who uses conventional footwear would have weaker muscles in his feet and lower legs, it is extremely important to make a slow and gradual transition from conventional shoes to FiveFingers.
• Most common is tight calves and Achilles as a result of no heal lift
• Start with 20% of your regular running distance and intensity and build it slowly from there.
• A comprehensive transition training programme can be downloaded on our website. www.vibramfivefingers.co.za

2. SIZING AND FITTING FIVEFINGERS

• Sizing boards will be made available. If you do not have one, a general rule (not always the case) is that your FiveFingers size will be one size smaller than your conventional footwear size.
• Loosen all the straps
• Put your foot into the shoe but don’t pull the heel on.
• Line your biggest toe up first and then line up each toe separately into there respective pocket, starting from the big toe and ending with your small toe.
• This may take some time and getting used to if it is your first time, but it does get easier the more you wear them and they mould to your foot.
• Once the toes are lined up, pull on the heel and fasten the straps.
• FiveFingers are measured to the longest toe and this should fill the pocket completely. You do not want space between the longest toe and the pocket and you do not want it to be too tight that it exerts too much pressure on that toe area.
• They do stretch to the shape of your foot.
• They must fit like a glove.

3. MINIMALIST SHOES AND FIVEFINGERS
• Nearly all the top footwear brands are now joining the barefoot movement and coming up with minimalist styles.
These are some facts that set Vibram FiveFingers apart from other minimalist shoes on the market:
• Vibram FiveFingers are the most minimal and natural shoes on the market and pioneered the minimalist market.
• The key to minimalist shoes is to have flexible rubber that gives you protection. Vibram are world leaders in sole manufacturing and so their rubber compounds are unrivalled.
• FiveFingers separate toe system is critical in order to get the closest to barefoot feel and to ensure you strengthen all the muscles in your feet. This is a patented design and is the reason FiveFingers will always be the closest to barefoot and ensure you those necessary benefits
• FiveFingers has a much bigger style selection that caters for a much bigger variety of activities.