Lawsuits

Vibram Sets Aside $3.75 Million to Refund Victims of Heinous Toe Shoes

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Butt-ugly shoe provider Vibram has agreed to put aside $3.75 million to refund its victims customers.

Anyone who’s had the misfortune of purchasing their FiveFingers shoes since March 21, 2009, could receive up to $94 from the company. This is the result of a settlement for a “class-action lawsuit brought by a woman who claimed that the company deceived consumers when it claimed, without any scientific backup, that its shoes could decrease foot injuries and strengthen foot muscles,” theĀ Washington Post reports. Read More

Science Rules

Science Says Your Disgusting Toe Shoes Aren’t Doing Anything But Grossing People Out

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You can spot a proponent of barefoot-style running a mile away, thanks to their hideous neoprene “shoes” with a separate space for each toe. Sometimes you can hear them from a mile away, too, ranting and raving about how the foul footwear has changed their lives.

But we’ve always been a little dubious. Something that looks so bad can’t be that good. Most people’s down-there digits just aren’t fun to look at. Attractive, traditional footwear not only covers those puppies up, but also can protect your toesies from disease and maiming. Read More