Tuesday, June 29, 2010

the worst shoe design ever

I had heard about toe socks before, but not toe shoes until today when I saw an asian dude on the subway sporting something that looked like this:

Upon googling, I found that they're called Vibram Five Fingers. I guess I shouldn't knock them till I've tried them, but in my mind, there's an obvious reason why street shoes are made like mittens - they protect your toes, which you don't need to use individually anyways. If you're rock climbing, maybe it's a different story.


  1. yeah, they're all about the rock climbing. don't know what a guy was doing with them in the subway though. On the way to rock climbing?

  2. doubtful! apparently they're for running too: http://www.vibramfivefingers.com/barefooting/barefoot_running.cfm