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Turns out that "Barefoot running" is not so healthy for you after all and the company, Vibram, who brought the FiveFinger shoes to market will be giving refunds between $20 and $50 thanks to a class action lawsuit.
When the site is live you will be able to apply for refunds online. http://www.fivefingerssettlement.com <NOT LIVE YET>

See article here: http://www.cnbc.com/id/101658879 

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From the article, Proof of purchase isn't required unless buyers submit claims for more than two pairs.

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My feet hurt just by reading that article and seeing those hippie shoes. I'm in just for that.

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These were on Shark Tank. I would think they have the same problem as the Barefoot shoes.

Will Xero Shoes be next to settle?

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Five Finger Settlement sure is a fitting address for a rebate posted on FW.

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Is there a place that people that bought them can call to get their dignity back? Those shoes make Crocs look high end.

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I wonder what was the basis for their valuation of normal knees and feet at $20-50 per set. It's sure as hell isn't following any medical coding system.

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Totally off topic but I am STUNNED we haven't seen the "I clicked the link but it doesn't work" post yet. In the past it seams the more blatant the OP is about alerting everyone to something the more people ignore it.
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So we've been doing research how arch support is important for years, but then some a-holes come in and say barefoot running is healthy. Well I think company got what it deserved.

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unnamedny said:   So we've been doing research how arch support is important for years, but then some a-holes come in and say barefoot running is healthy. Well I think company got what it deserved.
Ah, America. If you want sales, all you have to do is market something as being "natural" and mark the price up. You will hook a group of consumers with expendable income that is otherwise usually quite educated.

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This is being discussed in several places on FW:

Topic on Finance forum
http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/finance/1362981/

Topic in Class Actions thread
http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/deal-discussion/1170656/m1847523...

Topic on Deal Discussion forum
http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/deal-discussion/1362513/

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https://www.fivefingerssettlement.com/claim/

Proof of purchase required for >2 pairs

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Another thread has been posted:

Vibram Five Fingers settlement website is now up
http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/deal-discussion/1366936/

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unnamedny said:   So we've been doing research how arch support is important for years, but then some a-holes come in and say barefoot running is healthy. Well I think company got what it deserved.
There is no scientific research that shows arch support is needed. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends everyone wear a neutral shoe with minimum drop:  http://www.acsm.org/docs/brochures/running-shoes.pdf and advises against getting shoes with arch support.

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Is Al Bundy involved in this settlement?

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