Vibram fivefingers with nasturtiums►
I love my fivefingers!
A shoe that I don't kick off the minute I am inside.
I almost never rave about shoes but I love them so much I even wrote a review for REI [where I bought them.]
Shoe shopping and I have a love/hate relationship. I know we need shoes but the process of my getting them is no fun so I do it as infrequently as is possible.
My feet are not structured like the manufacturers think all women's feet should be made and I've learned to buy men's shoes – but that tends to work only for sandals and running shoes. When I need to get "dressed up" I am stuck with uncomfortable shoes.
Anyway – these are comfy and not too many people think they are odd. But remember I live in Portland where one motto is: Keep Portland Weird.
If you don't go barefoot a lot of the time, these may take some getting used to. But if you do yoga and have learned to separate your toes [like you did as a kid] then these will not feel odd.
They are much the same a walking barefoot and you feel the gravel and rocks underfoot – but they don't puncture the shoe or your foot. I wear them walking and running and found when running, I needed to adjust what I was doing ever so slightly.
Vibram keeps coming out with new styles and so for next winter I shall get a pair that are a bit more water resistance and also some finger socks!
And for those who like shoes without flowers, here is another picture
Go ahead and try a pair, it's like being a kid all over again!!
Age in style!