Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Shoes that Look Like Feet

So the Vibram FiveFinger (VFF) KSO's arrived yesterday and they looked very different than what I expected. I knew that they are supposed to simulate the barefoot feel, but I didn't think they would look so much like the real thing.  Here's what I was expecting:

Heres what I got:

Ok, you gotta know I'm joking.  Maybe... 

Seriously though, I put them on and within 5 minutes the VFF's felt totally normal. I thought the individual toe separation was going to feel funny, but its like putting a watch on your other wrist--you notice it for a couple minutes, then you forget about it. I am going to wear them little by little, daily, and once I've been in them awhile I'll throw out my opinion. 

However, wearing them around a couple of times got me thinking "These came out only a couple of years ago, why didn't someone think of this before."  Then I remembered JJ Casuals (Jack Johnson Casuals)--the brain child of Andy Samberg of SNL in 2005.  He was a couple years ahead of Vibram--which came out in 2007.  Do you think Andy gets any royalties???

1 comment:

Matt (No Meat Athlete) said...

That's hilarious! I had never seen that before.