Vibram to be sued over barefoot running
From what I’ve read, Vibram have made these claims about barefoot running and ‘linked’ running in VFF as comparable to running barefoot.
As there is little or no hard scientific evidence to back these claims up I wouldn’t be surprised either if they decided to settle.
Shame really, personally I like them and unlike the plaintiff did not think they would turn me into Haile Gabrselassie.
MattPosted 5 years agophil.wMember
This suit describes how Vibram has claimed that running in VFFs will provide the following benefits:
[list][*]Improved foot health[/*]
[*]Reduced risk of injury[/*]
[*]Strengthened muscles in feet and lower legs[/*]
[*]Stimulated neural function improving balance, agility and range of motion[/*]
[*]Improved spine alignment[/*]
[*]Reduced lower back pain[/*]
[*]Improved proprioception and body awareness[/*][/list]
the plaintiffs say there is no scientific backing for these claims; that claims there is are untrue; that if any of the claims are true there’s no evidence that VFFs do these any better than regular running shoes
If this goes to court it could be interesting, maybe we’ll see some independently verified research for once. Though I imagine they will just settle before hand like Reebok did.Posted 5 years agomatt_blMember
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unlike the plaintiff did not think they would turn me into Haile Gabrselassie
Yeah, but however disingenuous (or gullible) the plaintiff is, ads still can’t be allowed to be complete bullshit.
Completely agree, still not convinced she’s fighting for justice and truth though!
MattPosted 5 years ago
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