Minimalist Shoes Smacked With Lawsuit, As Health Claims Get The Boot

May 14, 2014
Originally published on May 14, 2014 5:59 pm

The running world's recent trend of "minimalist" shoes has earned popularity partly from idea that they're more natural than regular running shoes. Now, not so much — minimalist shoemaker Vibram has just settled a class-action lawsuit for $3.75 million, agreeing to stop making health claims. Brian Metzler, the editor-in-chief of Competitor magazine, comments on the news.