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.