They may look a little odd but Vibram FiveFingers are taking the world (especially runners) by storm. This happy medium between foot gear and comfy barefootedness has been around for years but the company says sales have never been better. Heck even the twittersphere is raving about them.
klcollierokc VERY enthused about my new Vibram Fivefingers. Strangest? Coolest? Most invigorating footwear on the planet. Did I mention strangest?
michael_newton Just got a pair of Vibram Fivefingers. I think my whole running world is about to change. We shall see
KingHob HAS ANYONE SEEN MY NEWLY CREATED MONSTER? LAST I SAW HE RAN OFF WEARING ONLY VIBRAM FIVEFINGERS SHOES. MY PAIR, NONETHELESS
johnsifferman tested my new pair of Vibram FiveFingers KSO's today - first impressions = excellent minimalist footwear!
The ultra-thin socks made from hard-wearing neoprene are said to help prevent injuries including ankle sprains and sore knees and sell for around $90 giving their wearers a real run for their money.They are like gloves for feet that basically give the sensation of being barefoot while still protecting the skin.Manufacturers say they act like a second skin and force the wearer to land on the center of the foot and not the heel which fits with natural balance.
Lookin' a little strange to me - but gotta agree, they are JUST COOL!