so this weekend, on our way up to rome to visit nathan's sisters, we stopped by abbadabba's (a shoe store in little 5 points) to try on some shoes. i'm not sure if you've heard/seen/tried the new craze of "five fingers" shoes, but after several members of my family got some, we decided to give them a shot- and we loved them!
abbadabbas has a HUGE selection of shoes- especially the outdoorsy, granola type. after skimming the chacos and keens and birkenstocks, we found the display of five fingers (made by vibram). they had a ton! assorted colors and styles entertained us while we searched for pairs that we liked. nathan had been doing some online research and thought he wanted the "classic" fit in a green color, but we both decided to try on a few different styles. first, i tried on some pretty cute pink ones, but we both decided the color was to particular to match my wardrobe. nathan tried on the pair he found online, and loved them- he was pretty sure those were the ones he wanted (they don't have a strap- i'll have to take a picture later to post on here), and after trying on a pair with a strap, he went with his original choice. they look really cool!
i ended up picking out this pair:
|the kind i got are the "SPRINT"|
and i really like them! we wore them around saturday, and then when we went to the lake with some friends, we wore them around out there too. they are actually surprisingly comfortable, and great because it feels like you are barefoot but you don't get your feet nasty. i'm going to try to run in them today- nathan worked out in his yesterday and said it was awesome. here's some more pics if you haven't seen them before
it's kind of cool- your toes get like trained to go in them. the first time, it took like 5 minutes to put them on, but now, my toes know just where to go!
vibram's website explains how they work here: "Our revolutionary design makes feet healthier by allowing them to move more naturally and freely. The typical human foot is an anatomical marvel of evolution with 26 bones, 33 joints, 20 muscles and hundreds of sensory receptors, tendons and ligaments. Like the rest of the body, to keep our feet healthy, they need to be stimulated and exercised."
check out their selection online, and if you really like them, head to abbadabbas or rei (thats where my folks got theirs). i'll update this post after my run today!