FiveFingers was introduced to the market as a shoe that allows the foot to move naturally. They allow the body to operate as if it was barefoot while protecting it with a Vibram rubber sole. This sole is built with unmatched rubber compounds providing maximum flexibility as well as protection even in its thin nature. As a result, the body can feel the earth beneath it unlike any other footwear on the market. Vibram is committed to promoting and confirming the health benefits of toe shoes and helping redefine athletic footwear.