Shit’s been busy. Over the past few weeks, I’ve managed to start a few blog posts, then something happens, so I save it with the intention of getting back to it later.
And you know what that got me? a page full of post drafts.
So here’s the quick and dirty:
UPDATE 4.18.11: I wholeheartedly do not like these shoes. See the update here.
So I’m now pretty obsessed with minimalist footwear and keep a keen eye on birthdayshoes.com who keeps a keen eye on the latest developments in minimalist footwear for me. Fila released their own line of minimalist footwear last month and within 30 seconds of seeing said announcement, I had to have them, because hi, LOOK AT THE SOLES:
Image shamelessly ganked from cometshoes.com
These are Fila Skeletoes and they fit quite nicely in my obsession with all things skeleton-y. They arrived yesterday and I’ve been wearing them for the past day or so, so these are only my initial observations on them:
- First off, they’re about $30 [at least, at cometshoes.com] cheaper than vibrams. This could be a more attractive option for people low on cash.
- I actually bought the men’s version, because cometshoes.com were out of the black for women and I ain’t wearing pink or purple shoes. I wear about a 9.5, I bought a men’s 7 and they fit nicely.
- If you notice, the two smallest toe pockets are fused. I rather like this because I have weird-ass pinky toes that continuously miss the pinky toe pocket of my vibrams if I am not paying attention.
- The soles are definitely thicker than the VFFs. In fact, walking on our hardwood floors here, they sound like I’m wearing regular shoes. But, they’re *really* flexible. You dont feel the ground under your feet as much as you do in the VFFs, which I can see being good on certain points, not so good on others. The arch support is definitely stronger.
- HELLO SKELETON FEET
- I wore them outside today, and mind you, it’s about 35 degrees here right now. My feet did not get cold. On the other hand, they are getting a bit sweaty, which I will keep an eye on in the development of the Toe Funk. I have not tried them on yet with my Injinji socks, that’s up next.
- They are a shit ton easier to get on than my KSOs, definitely.
So far, not so bad. I am looking forward to seeing how these things break in. I wore them to church today, and received many, many compliments and comments on them….after communion. If you are familiar with how communion goes in a Christian church, then you will do the math and realize how freaking funny that is.
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