Vibram FiveFingers are a unique type of shoe that mimics the feeling of bare feet. Wearing them is supposed to be good for your health, because they are the closest things to going barefoot. However, the Vibram FiveFingers are the only shoes that are uglier than Crocs.
I’ve never worn the Vibram FiveFingers, but various web sources say that they protect the wearer from the elements and balance your body weight for optimum balance, stability, and impact. I say they look like nasty rubber-coated toes that only a whacko would design.
Hilariously, the Vibram FiveFingers website (first link) has a list of various sports you can play in their squishy polyurethane booties. I suppose that some people might like them better than Water Sox, which I also hate – because of they’re not waterproof.
If you must have a pair of Vibram FiveFingers, you can find them online at Amazon.com (second link) for about $75.
I’d love to see a marathon competitor tell us that Vibram FiveFingers are the only thing he’ll wear. I don’t see it happening anytime soon. Hopefully, Vibram Fivefingers won’t catch on like Crocs, and we won’t start seeing them on the streets. Ew!