- The lawsuit asserts that; 1) health benefits claims Vibram FiveFingers has used to promote the shoes are deceptive; 2) that FiveFingers may increase injury risk as compared to running in conventional running shoes, and even when compared to running barefoot; 3) that there are no well-designed scientific studies that support FiveFingers claims.
I've achieved ultimate paleo-wanker status in that I often train completely barefoot. My V5Fs are reserved for wild terrain, but much of my training is physically barefoot.
I await the day some train-wreck of a fat person with metabolic syndrome sues a water company for recommending they eschew 'DietSugarCrap' in favour of a glass of water. No doubt Mr Trainwreck will injure himself/nearly drown during the the transition...and those bastards in hydrology will be forced to pay....