Shoes in the News: May 2014 Edition

war-themed shoe ad from 1940

In case you missed it, I've updated the photo of me in my shoe closet.  I do not have special hangers for my flip-flops, nor do I want any.  But if I did, Epbot has a tutorial on how to make them. I wonder what Men's Health can tell about me from my shoes? I was excited to read that ’90s footwear fave the mule makes a springtime comeback! DailyMail.co.uk reported that the average American woman will spend $20,557 on shoes in her lifetime, and that a fifth of those shoes will never be worn. … [Read more...]

Vibram FiveFingers Barefoot Shoes

I first wrote about Vibram FiveFingers Barefoot Shoes over two and half years ago. Since then they have released both Men's and Women's versions and styled them up a bit... Vibram FiveFingers KSO Barefoot Shoe (Men's, shown left in Blue/Grey/Camo) $84.95 from RockCreek.com Vibram FiveFingers KSO Barefoot Shoe (Women's, shown right in Grey/Fuschia/Grey) $84.95 from RockCreek.com The Barefoot shoe is based on the age old concept that being barefoot helps your balance, your connection … [Read more...]

Vibram FiveFingers Barefoot Shoes

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I was watching Who Wants to be a Millionaire last week, and one of the contestants was a NASA scientist.   He was wearing some odd looking contraptions for shoes, so I had to google them and find out more. Turns out they are called "Fivefingers" by Vibram. Honestly I wouldn't be caught dead in them (can't stand things between my toes), but they do appeal to those that like to run around barefoot.    Just ask Barefoot Ted. Buy Vibram FiveFingers Shoes. … [Read more...]