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OR – Vibram Furoshiki Footwear


I know these are wild looking but they are Vibram’s Furokishi footwear. The name comes from the Japanese word “to wrap and carry items with cloth” and that’s exactly what these do. Stretchable wraps extend off of the Vibram rubber sole to secure the fit with Velcro. This high top model is boot height but there are mid and low variants as well. The high top is lined with fleece for cold weather wear.


11 Responses to “OR – Vibram Furoshiki Footwear”

  1. BAP45 says:

    Is there a benefit to the design over laces?

  2. Robert says:

    Note these things run very small so anyone thinking about trying them order at least a size up and order from a place that has free return shipping. Hanigs’ is not recommended.

  3. Diddler says:

    Ninja shoes for the 21st century. Winning.

  4. EzGoingKev says:

    Can’t wait to see these on next season of Into The Badlands.

  5. Luke says:

    I guess my main question would be what the shell fabric was like; if it was softshell-like it could be sweet.
    the wrap looks comfy but I wonder if it would let more debris in.

  6. Badgerman says:

    This could definitely up my Mall Ninja game, and give me some serious street cred!!

  7. t1tan says:

    Just makes me think of a diving boot/sock

  8. Lagrandeimage says:

    Got myself a non-fleece version for Christmas in replacement of my traditionnal slippers.

    I love them. Thanks to the shoe wrapping around your feet, it feels very snug. It’s very light. the vibram sole is realy what shines though. It does not slip, is sturdy and I can wear it both in the appartment and go down to to the basement where the floor is bare concret without damaging my slippers.

    They are quite warm even in the non winter version. I currently wear them without socks and my feet are not cold.

    Only con is that they do run small. Got myself and XL and still is a bit tight, sometimes it’s a tad painful after some time wearing them but worth it because overall they are so great. Just wish they would do them a tad bigger.