Vibram Magic FingersBy Rocky Thompson on August 16th, 2006
Vibram makes 32 million soles a year, but until now theyâ€™ve never made a shoe. The pressure to make something innovative for their first shoe must have been enormous. Well, mission accomplished. Vibramâ€™s Fivefingers shoes are supposed to feel like youâ€™re walking barefoot. These rubber-gloves-for-your-feet are going to have a few problems: breathability and fit. How is my friend Monique supposed to fit her freakishly large toes into these things, and how are you supposed to feel barefoot when your feet are pruned from sweat inside these rubber pigs?