Barefoot Shoes by Vibram FiveFingers: Yay or Nay?

The shoes look odd at first glance but the revolutionary designs for their purpose are genius.  Fivefingers shoes remind me of a gorilla’s feet costume for Halloween.  But not just any gorilla’s feet, they’re trendy, sporty and expensive looking gorilla’s feet!  In other words, they look awesome.

Kidding aside, the more I read about their purpose, the more I become curious how comfortable they really are.  According to Fivefingers website:

“Our revolutionary design makes feet healthier by allowing them to move more naturally and freely.

The typical human foot is an anatomical marvel of evolution with 26 bones, 33 joints, 20 muscles and hundreds of sensory receptors, tendons and ligaments. Like the rest of the body, to keep our feet healthy, they need to be stimulated and exercised.”

Is this the beginning of the barefoot revolution?  Shoe designs are available for both men and women but the samples below are for women.  What do you think? Yay or Nay?

This is a total trend alert.  Be the first to wear them on the street!


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1 comment for “Barefoot Shoes by Vibram FiveFingers: Yay or Nay?

  1. March 18, 2011 at 1:40 AM

    i like five finger vibrams better ,i think that five finger vibrams makes the toe boxes on their feet nice and wide,and you will see your calves and bare feet in the process of your running which is the best way to train your muscles of feet and legs.
    Let’s go to to have a pair to have a try. i trust that you will agree with me.

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