Vibram Five Fingers

Hang ten in comfort…

At right is the Vibram Five Fingers. It’s a glove for your foot. Why do you need a glove for your foot? Well, let’s say you’re sailing and want the traction of shoes and the free feeling of being barefoot.

That’s how yachtsman Vitale Bramani came up with the idea in 1936. Today, his grandson has turned the concept into reality, using patent-pending abrasion-proof materials that prevent slipping and protect feet from hot surfaces.

And the individual toe slots? Well, they just look cooler than deck shoes, don’t they? US$70