Vibram® is recognized worldwide as the leader in high-performance soles, and have set the standard since Vitale Bramani created mountaineering’s first rubber lugged sole in the late 1930's. Vibram soles have gone on to conquer Mt. Everest, K2 and a host of the world's tallest peaks. Today, the company works with over 1200 premium brands to co-develop the most durable, highest performing outdoor, recreational, work and fashion footwear on the market. In 2006, Vibram introduced FiveFingers®, a revolutionary and patented glove-styled shoe that pioneered the minimalist footwear movement. Vibram prides itself in their ability to "test it where it matters," and strives to produce the most innovative, highest quality and best performing products on the market, keeping its position as the gold standard in footwear soling.
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.