VIBRAM FIVEFINGERS V- ALPHA MINIMALISM TO ENJOY ON THE MOUNTAIN, FROM TRAIL TO HIKING.
VIBRAM FIVE FINGERS V-ALPHA MINIMALISM TO ENJOY ON THE MOUNTAIN, FROM TRAIL TO HIKING. Vibram FiveFingers are the queens of minimalism in global trail running. With them it all began, as reflected in detail by the book Born to Run, collecting Barefoot Ted’s race with the tarahumara. After telling you the details of your sisters the Vibram Fivefingers V-Trek insulated and the Vibram Fivefingers KSO EVO, today we review the Vibram FiveFingers V-Alpha for mountain, hiking, gym or just walking.
VIBRAM FIVE FINGERS V-ALPHA
(109€ / M-136GR F-103GR)
The V-Alpha is the Vibram FiveFingers tool developed for outdoor training, 100% max feel: a shoe that is an authentic training tool that gives protection for the foot, allowing an impressive perception of the ground, as well as great agility. According to the brand, it is a shoe designed for training outdoor sports, from parkour to hiking and excursions.
- Weight: Male (Size 43)-136gr/Woman (Size 38)-103 gr
- Recommended sales price: 109
- Vibram Megagrip sole: 3mm thickness, extremely flexible. It uses a Vibram Megagrip compound, the perfect solution for excellent grip on challenging, dry or wet surfaces.
Within the usual philosophy of the vibram FiveFingers minimalist range, this V-Alpha is a training instrument that allows us to have the most fun, maintaining reliable protection on the mountain. In this way we manage to enjoy the perception of terrain, performance and agility, without sacrificing reliable protection of our plants in all environmental conditions.
The 3 mm sole with Vibram MEGAGRIP technology ensures grip and durability on both dry and wet surfaces, while the PU foam insole offers footwear maximum comfort. The cover wraps the foot with a newly developed material, composed of 50% wool, to optimize thermoregulation and eliminate odors, and the other 50% in synthetic fiber, to ensure mechanical strength and durability.
VIBRAM FIVEFINGERS: HOW WAS IT BORN.
VFFFs are the first minimalist shoes to be used as such. We start by going over its story. It is perhaps the only pure barefoot shoe, because unlike sandals we run with our fingers open and free. This original concept will fit you… or not. But it’s probably interesting, given that tens of thousands of Five Fingers are sold every year, understand how they were born.
It’s 2006. Marco Bramani (grandson of founder VItale BRAMani) marine sports enthusiast, has launched a nautical shoe for sailing, kayaking and winsdurf with maximum grip and freedom. The Five Fingers. One day he received a strange request: A guy who called himself “Barefoot Ted” wanted to use these nautical rubbers… to run the Boston Marathon, the oldest and most prestigious in the world.
Ted McDonald insists and insists until Marco himself accesses and even publicly broadcasts the challenge: Here’s the original, historical press release. Ted turns 3h20m and the VFF rolled as the first “barefoot running shoe” rolls between small alternative circles already christened barefoot running. In the future this category of running shoes will be known as “minimalist shoes”.
After this start in 2006 the Vibram Five Fingers came a soft growth, word of mouth among “buzzes”. Until 2009, barefoot mania exploded with the release and success of Chris Mc Dougall’s great book “Born to Run”. With the utmost caution, always, or risk an injury. The minimalist tusnami that unleashed that story, still resonates all over the world- Here you can get to know it better, if you want to delve into the Barefoot world.
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