They're toe shoes, for running—but wait! Only four toes? And those soles... thick but light. Just what the hell are these things? They're Fila's new Skele-toes Amp. The company's first attempt at a more natural running shoe. Do they actually perform, or are they just trying to ride the barefoot bandwagon?
FiveFingers running shoes and the rest of the quasi-barefoot movement are a pretty zealous bunch—they wear a pretty polarizing shoe. But the debate is now quashed in the military, with an official ban. Why? They look too silly.
Here's a pair of shoes that will no doubt draw stares. Fivefingers from Vibram USA are supposed to give you some sort of a thrill, as if your feet are naked but they're still protected. The Vibram website lists all kinds of pseudo-therapeutical horseshit about why the shoes are oh-so-much better, but we're thinking…