Wifeable’s take on the five finger running shoe

August 9, 2011 No Comments

Most fads pass us by without event. But recently, we’ve been so barraged by hipster joggers sporting these sock/alien/pool shoe-looking footwear, that it has become necessary to comment.

Wifeable’s Official Stance on the Vibram 5 Finger Running Shoe: Not Approved.

And here’s why…

Granted, Wifeable hasn’t officially tested this product (If Vibram would like to send some pairs for testing, please contact admin@wifeable.com). But let’s not get hung up on that, because even if all the claims of improved comfort, posture, and injury avoidance are true… they still fall short of legitimizing this product.


Lots of fundamentally beneficial products prove too weird and too awkward to make the transition from pop culture to CULTURE. (Think FannyPack… man those things are handy, you can hold so much stuff!)

Furthermore, there are tons of great products that just aren’t universally acceptable. I mean, pajamas are wonderful and comfortable, but they aren’t acceptable public attire (exception: college campuses…perhaps more on that later). The same should be said for these freaky shoes. If you’re a navy seal, running on the beach, or maybe a serious hiker of some sort, I guess they work. Extreme situations call for unique equipment. But if you’re cardio takes place on city streets or suburban parks, each of your toes does not need a special compartment.

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