My favorite foot gear recently and perhaps ever. Made from a a thin, abrasion-resistant stretch polyamide fabric on top with a performance rubber compound on the sole, the Vibram Five Fingers give traction and low slip in all the environments I have explored. And according to the Vibram web site the Five Fingers are made from vegan friendly materials. Wahoo!!!!
As I have used them almost exclusively since getting them this past Christmas they have been in many many places. In fact I use them everywhere I can:
- sand beaches
- salt water kayaking
- I’ve not been in whitewater conditions, surfing, or skydiving with them yet and am curious how they will hold up.
They give me as close a feeling as being barefoot as anything I’ve ever worn on my feet. I’ve tried Reef and Teva sandals, Crocks, water proof shoes & booties and find I like these the best. I routinely get stopped and people ask me where I got them (In Search of Balance, St. Petersburg), do I like the sensation of separate toes (about 3 minutes to adjust the first time I wore them), what do the bottoms look like (see the photo). For the record yeah.. those are my sexy tanned legs on the white sand beaches!
So that’s my favorite pair of footgear in a nutshell. Go give em a try and enjoy them before everyone jumps on the bandwagon!