Vibram Five Finger Shoes

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Well, I never…barefoot shoes!  Have you seen these???  I had never heard of these things before.  I was going through my list of new
Twitter followers and saw @KaylaHawkins tweet about these, so of course I had to see what they heck they were all about!

Are these the new Crocs?  Are they god-awful-ugly, or kind of cool in a weird, funky way?  Conceptually, I think they’re flippin’ awesome!  I love being barefoot, and focus a lot on balance and foot function in yoga.  These give you the comfort of bare feet, without the risk of tetanus, hookworm, hepatitis or dog shit on your sole!  (Yes, these are the things I actually worry about when going barefoot.)

Taken directly from the Vibram Five Fingers website...

FiveFingers footwear connects you to the earth
and your surroundings in a way that is simply not possible in
conventional shoes. It puts you in touch with the earth beneath your
feet and liberates you to move in a more natural, healthy way.
FiveFingers stimulate the muscles in your feet and lower legs to build
strength and improve range of motion. Our customers report an increased
sense of balance, greater agility, and visibly improved posture.”

Pretty cool, huh?  And pretty style-y if you’re into that whole amphibian look.  I might have to get myself a pair of these!

One Response

  1. Cool in theory, and they actually sound great (especially that bit about balance….), but I do think I’d feel a bit odd- almost like a Hobbit.

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