Monday, January 2, 2012

Ape Feet

While Mary and Greg were visiting us over the holidays, they were wearing the strangest shoes e.v.e.r.!


Maybe some of you more athletic types are familiar with these 'finger shoes', but I had never seen anything like them. 


Greg and Mary are runners, having completed a couple of half marathons, they're training now for a full marathon in the spring.  They were told that these shoes, with separate toe pockets, are the next best thing to barefoot running.  They love them.  They wear them when they go shopping.  They're getting used to people staring and commenting about the 'monkey feet'.

I don't think I could stand to wear anything that separated all of my toes, but to each his own I guess.  They're apparently very good for running, no matter what they look like.

The major drawback?  You can't wear socks with them so prolonged wearing of them makes your feet smell like...well...feet!


Weird, but wonderful, if it helps the kids with their running.  Not for me though.

18 comments:

mickey said...

did you try them on to find out their secret?

Chatty Crone said...

Look at those feet! sandie

TARYTERRE said...

LOVED this. How cool. The marvels of modern technology to enhance our athleticism. My brother runs marathons. I wonder if he has a pair. Going to ask? Thanks for sharing. The photos are awesome.

Thisisme. said...

Wow! Just look at those feet. I've never seen anything like that before, and I can imagine that people would look at them if they wear them to the supermarket!!! Still, as you say, if it helps them with their running, then that's a good thing.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Those feet/shoes are something totally new to me. I've never heard of or seen anything like them before. It's amazing how I learn something new every day of my life and you've provided that something today!

just call me jo said...

I've heard of those, but they don't tempt me. Running isn't my thing, and those shoes don't make it look any more enticing. I'm sure they cost plenty too. I'll let them have 'em.

Holly said...

I've seen them around, they are even too weird for me!

frayedattheedge said...

I think they look very uncomfortable!!

Michael and Hanne said...

Look very interesting! I have never heard of them. Must get my marathon family members to try them... Thanks Pat!

Ellie said...

They are strange looking footwear - they don't look very comfortable.
In love your header picture by the way :))

LaelShine said...

Oh! I've always wanted to try them!

Healthier And Wealthier said...

Well, to each his own. Glad it works for them..I'll take a nice pair of suede boots myself.

Flora said...

I have heard about them... my daughters a runner... cool!

Life 101 said...

I saw a kid running in a pair of those shoes the other day. It made me want to look for a pair for me.

RoeH said...

Boy I know a few people that would be fun to give those too. :)

Kath said...

Seth thinks they are grand too! Me not so much.

Danielle said...

I agree, Pat - I can't have my toes separated like that ! lol but I see them everywhere I live with all the hikers, bikers, climbers - I don't stare at ALL of them .. :P

Granny Annie said...

My grandson who is visiting says that he has seen a lot of these. What will they think of next? I cannot wear thongs (sandal thongs) because I don't like the separator between my toes so I know I couldn't wear these.