Best Shoe Ever?
On seeing these fivefinger shoes for the first time you would be forgiven for thinking that you were going to be taking part in the next Ninja Turtles film. As the name suggests these shoes have individual toe ‘pouches’ making them look a lot like toe socks, which were popular in the late nineties.
My first initial reaction was, “Oh my God! What on earth are those!”
However, after putting them on I soon discover that they are the most comfortable shoe ever. Perhaps it is because this is how your feet are supposed to feel, rather than having ones toes crushed together.
So are they any good and how would the public react? There was only one way to find out so I decided to brave the stares of the public and go out to do some exercise.
As predicted when I arrived at my gym class I was initially greeted with a few rounds of: “What are those things on your feet?”. I think you just have to get used to this until everybody starts wearing them!
The Vibram sole, from the walking shoe specialists, has been specially molded to match the contours of your feet. It almost feels like you have no shoes on and when you move around your feet are totally supported and feel really comfortable but you still have the same level of protection that you would have wearing shoes.
Well done Fivefingers, I have been converted. You can get your own pair from Five Fingers