Saturday, April 24, 2010

What are those?!


THESE are my new shoes. Aren't they cool? They are called Vibram FiveFingers Sprint. And I absolutely love them! I have been wearing them hiking up Lonepine trail, and they have been so great for my feet. They have kind of a thin sole, so it is like you are barefoot (that is the point of them), and your feet grip really well on all kinds of surfaces. The website says:

Some have called FiveFingers Sprint the most versatile footwear they own. Adjustable hook-and-loop closures cross over the instep and surround the heel for a personalized, secure fit. A thin abrasion-resistant stretch polyamide fabric follows the contour of the foot for comfort. And a flexible, non-marking TC1 performance rubber sole is razor siped to enhance grip over a variety of terrain.

SPRINT IS BEST FOR: Light Trekking, Climbing, Canyoneering, Running, Fitness Training, Martial Arts, Yoga, Pilates, Sailing, Boating, Kayaking, Canoeing, Surfing, Flats Fishing, Travel


I get paid nothing to support this company, but really feel like these shoes deserve some credit! They are quickly becoming my favorite. And they look pretty nifty too. I have bunions on both my feet, so they get kind of sore wearing tennis shoes. That is when I stumbled on these. I have always loved being barefoot, but it is not really the norm here in the US. What are your favorite "active" shoes?

4 comments:

PMG Smith Family said...

I actually just heard about these shoes in the last couple weeks and it seems like people have nothing but good things to say about them. I might need to try them out...

Brooke said...

They really are nice... I really wanted the slate ones, but they were sold out when I ordered! Maybe when these wear out.

Danielle said...

I saw those the other day too! I would definitely wear them on our nature walks...

gardenmama said...

a good friend of mine has these shoes she wears them every time we swim in the rivers, my children are always quite amused : )