Factbox: Vibram Five Fingers

TORONTO (Reuters) - It looks weird, like someone put a glove on their foot, but Tony Post insists his company’s new shoe is the future of running. Post, the CEO and president of Vibram USA, Inc., said the Concord, Massachusetts-based company developed the Vibram Five Fingers shoe four years ago to capitalize on a grassroots movement promoting barefoot running.


Company: Vibram Five Fingers, a division of shoe company Vibram, that makes a running shoe that features toe holes.

Founded: 2006

Located: Concord, Massachusetts

Target audience: Runners and fitness enthusiasts

Number of employees: 75

Biggest challenge to growing the company: Maintaining quality and customer satisfaction as they ramp up production