Vibram Five Fingers: Yea or Nay

by Mark Tassi

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Vibram recently for making claims about their Five Fingers barefoot shoes which, according to the plaintiff, simply ain’t so, or at least the claims are allegedly not backed up by science. So Vibram has settled and has “agreed to set aside $3.75 million to pay refunds of as much as $94 to anyone who had bought a pair since March 21, 2009, according to Runner’s World.”

What are we to make of this? Is it time to put the Five Fingers aside and apply for our refunds or is there a viable trend afoot?