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FiveFingers Shoes Slapped With A Class-Action Lawsuit

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Those weird foot-looking shoes may not be as beneficial for your bod as you may think!

A woman in Florida has filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of thousands of members against the makers of the FiveFingers shoes for making "deceptive" scientific claims about the funky footwear's health benefits.

Vibram USA Inc touts their running shoes provide "all the health benefits of barefoot running", but Valerie Bezdek says that's a much of hooey.

In fact, Bezdek even suggest FiveFingers can "increase injury risk as compared to running in conventional running shoes, and even when compared to running barefoot."

Bezdek’s lawyers also bring in the Medical Podiatric Medical Association position on barefoot running, which states:

"Research has not yet adequately shed light on the immediate and long-term effects of this practice. Barefoot running has been touted as improving strength and balance, while promoting a more natural running style. However, risks of barefoot running include a lack of protection — which may lead to injuries such as puncture wounds — and increased stress on the lower extremities."

Considering what happened to Reebok, there's a good chance Vibram will have to pony up some moola.

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