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The Warmup Lap | 3.29.12 - Vibram Lawsuit Talk Of The Day

Interesting stuff happening with Vibram, as their claims of the benefits of barefoot running are being called into question in a lawsuit.

Vibram Sued Over FiveFingers Claims | News

Basically, the lawsuit asserts that the company makes deceptive claims in its advertising, for which there are no credible scientific studies, for financial gain ("unjust enrichment," states the suit), and that the footwear may cause injuries as runners adapt to the barefoot-like shoes.

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