These are Vibram’s Five Finger Shoes. But our friend Morgan calls them “Toe Shoes”, which I think is a much better name for them. You’ve probably seen both men and women wearing them out on a run or at the gym. People also wear them for yoga, and other sporting activities. They are an athletic shoe, much like an athletic sneaker.
I saw THREE people wear Toe Shoes in Seattle last week. By people who didn’t look like they were returning from a sporting activity. They were wearing them as a casual walking shoe, with shorts and t-shirts. Maybe, they brought along shoes to change back into once they reached their destination. And maybe not.
Anyway, they had their reasons for wearing Toe Shoes. I’m sure they make a great athletic shoe, but as a fashion statement — not so fab.