“What do you have on your feet?!” is a question people often ask me as I’m wearing my most comfortable pair of shoes while out and about. I have a pair of Vibram Five Fingers shoes- the “Sprint” model- and this past week I’ve worn them hiking, kayaking, and running. They’re the only shoe that Vibram makes and are incredibly fun and comfortable (albeit strange looking).
Basically the shoes make me feel like I’m barefoot with kevlar on the soles’ of my feet. The idea behind them is that using our feet and actually feeling the ground strengthens our muscles and creates better movement. I agree with this and enjoy the fun of sensing all of the textures beneath my feet. The soles of the shoes also have a subtle “tire tread” pattern which creates excellent traction. They make me feel like I can walk up walls.