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  • druidh
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    I think they only work if you are wearing a hologram on your wrist.

    matt_bl
    Member

    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.

    Matt

    johnners
    Member

    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.

    Junkyard
    Member

    have you seen this then?

    Surley this does stop me aging

    phil.w
    Member

    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[/*]
    [*]Improved posture[/*]
    [*]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.

    link to class action complaint
    science of sport article

    jfletch
    Member

    [pedant]Anti aging does mean “stops you aging” it simply means “against aging”[pedant]

    Premier Icon franksinatra
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    If you are interested in barefoot running you have probably read ‘Born to Run. If you have, you will be aware of Caballo Blanco

    RIP Caballo Blanco

    Premier Icon footflaps
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    They mainly seem to be used by people weight lifting in my local gym (and not the big guys, just the slightly podgy white collar workers who are trying to shed a few pounds). I keep waiting for one of them to drop a dumbbell on their foot 😉

    IanMunro
    Member

    Waves!
    /Well not at the gym bit, but the rest is right 🙂

    matt_bl
    Member

    johnners – Member

    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!

    Matt

    Keva
    Member

    just read that about Caballo Blanco, crikey.
    RIP

    Junkyard
    Member

    dear pedant
    Do anti lock brakes stop my brakes from locking or are they just against the locking of my brakes
    Yours Confused 😉

    Herman Shake
    Member

    Does the plaintiff work for another big shoe company perchance?

    redfordrider
    Member

    We have 7 pairs of VFF in our household. I’d gladly write them a glowing testimonial. I now run better, further, faster and with fewer aches and pains than before. I use Innov8 Baregrip 200 for fell running as they have Rocket Ron like soles!

    Jamie
    Member

    Does the plaintiff work for another big shoe company perchance?

    I believe their name is Merrell Newton.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    You don’t need a reason to sue someone in Massachusetts.

    Junkyard
    Member

    newton shoes are they any good?

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