June 17, 2006

These shoes are weird.

But they're supposed to be good.

UPDATE: We're all buying these shoes now, including me! And we're all having a potato too.

15 comments:

chuck b. said...

Maybe you could wear other shoes over them.

Karl said...

I got some of these for Christmas from my west-coast sibling. They're becoming very popular now, but they are actually very comfy for around the house and quick excursions to the park.

-kd

Ann Althouse said...

Maybe I should get some. I'm always going barefoot when I can.

I think they look very funny and think it's nice to amuse people with surprising clothes.

I hope you can wash them, because these are closed shoes that you have to wear without socks.

somefeller said...

I just ordered a pair. I don't know if I'd go out in public with them, but I sometimes have soreness in the joints of my feet after jogging or if I'm on my feet a lot during the day, and this shoe looks like it might help with that. Therefore, it may be the perfect thing to wear around Chateau Somefeller after a jog or long day at the office. Thanks, Ann!

Ann Althouse said...

Okay, I just ordered a pair! I'll let you know how it works out.

Ann Althouse said...

Hey, somefeller, we just had a simultaneous or... der.

mcg said...

For those that don't want to read the article (because you have to register for the LA TImes to do so):

http://www.vibramfivefingers.com/

Pastor_Jeff said...

You could wear them with these...

Wickedpinto said...

Too cool not to own.

somefeller said...

Well, Ann, I hope it was as good for you as it was for me.

Seriously, I've been dreaming of shoes like this for years. If they match the hype, they are basically a wearable foot massage. If they turn out to not help much in the sore foot department, it'll be a dream cruelly dashed.

chuck b. said...

It's like a book club, but it's a shoe club. I hope you'll all most pictures posing in your new shoes...

Sissy Willis said...

Creepy. My feet, for two, yearn to breathe free:

All the world's a stage

Sissy Willis said...

Gak. wrong link for my tootsies. It should have been this

Sissy Willis said...

Somebody out there doesn't like me . . . wrong link twice. One more time: Please, God

Susie said...

After having had toe surgery earlier in the year, I recently got a pair of Keen Newport H2 sandals.

They feel like a ventilated tennis shoe, and they're the only sandal I've tried yet that make me want to run.

REI and Sports Chalet seem to have the best prices on Keen shoes, and in-store is usually cheaper than on-line.