Japanese Inspired Shoes You Wrap Around Your Feet

August 26, 2015

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These are the Vibram Furoshiki wrap-around shoes. They were inspired by traditional Japanese Furoshiki fabrics used to wrap gifts or transport goods. They're basically a rubber soled slipper with a long piece of fabric on each side that wrap across the top of your foot and are secured with Velcro. They are perfect for people who are too inept to tie their own shoes, but are afraid people will make fun of them for wearing regular Velcro straps. These are like a compromise, because there's still the possibility you'll wrap the straps UNDER your foot and get made fun of in gym class. Afterwards, all the boys in the locker room will make fun of you for the poop-stain on your underwear, and you will have no choice but to call your parents and beg them to let you transfer colleges.

Keep going for a bunch more shots and a video.

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Thanks to Tamiana, who agrees the real future are shoes that stay on with suction cups.

  • Hope DuBois

    These look great and they might actually fit my narrow feet--no one makes shoes for narrow feet anymore, it seems...I wonder if they are comfortable.

  • Looks Cozy to me!

  • Dave

    If they made pants like that, I would be set!

  • MaxiFoot with Wings!

  • Meh

    If any country has good idea's, its Japan.

  • Major Lee Gassole

    Then China.

  • PUNX

    they look like shoes for a modern day ninja.... they look comfy

  • TheQiwiMan

    I don't think I'm cool nor eccentric enough to pull these off.

  • The_Wretched

    I wonder if they have a dress version suitable for business casual.

  • Ollie Williams

    Went to their website and didn't see any for sale. I'd like to buy a pair. Anyone know where to get them, or are they still being developed?

  • CristiMessersmith

    They came out in 2014, exclusive to the Vibram USA store in Boston, try calling them :)

  • Ollie Williams

    Nice! Thank you!

  • DeathBotGamma

    I'll be honest. They look incredibly comfortable

  • MustacheHam

    That's something to expect from a foot poncho. Cozy and tight. :)

  • Scuggler

    I would wear these, especially to go check the mail or infiltrate an enemy government. I demand a two toe version in matte black.

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