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?