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Jun 1, 2017

WRAP YOUR FEET

Furoshiki is the name of the traditional Japanese art of wrapping objects in cloth. Now, from the hands of the Italian brand Vibram, this art is also applicable to feet.

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We rarely have the proper care about them. The feet are the sustainable base of all our body weight and, most likely, the area which suffers more aggressions each day.

The brand that brought to the world the five fingers shoe line, comes back to introduce an innovative and very practical model.

The challenge was launched in 2011 by the company's owner Marco Bramani. He asked the designers team to build a single size shoe, which could fit any feet.

The answer to this challenge was given by designer Masaya Hashimoto. Inspired in the Japanese tradition, he created a dynamic sole structure which adapts to several feet and sizes.

This sport shoe is composed of one sole only 5mm thick, attached to a coverage made of stretchy fabric which is also the strip to lock the shoe to the feet. The idea, ultimately, is to dress the foot with the shoe instead of wearing the shoe. And it is as simple as this: you adjust the foot to the shoe sole, cross the strips over the top of the foot and these lock up by the sides with the help of a Velcro.

Given the lightness of the materials used, the feeling is like walking in slippers or barefoot. The Furoshiki shoe eases the foot breathing and it is ideal for great walkabouts or for your daily jogging.

They are so light they weight almost nothing and, due to the colours combination used in production, it is also a sport shoe which can be used in social events, as any other pair of sneakers.

They tidy up the simplest way you can imagine: they roll up over the sole, in the shape of a ball or folded and lock up using the Velcro the same way. This allows you to transport your rolled up shoes inside a pocket or a bag.

Another feature of the shoe is it is washable. This means, even after being used in great walkabouts and after being really sweated inside, you can throw the shoes in the washing machine and wash them up just like any other clothes. Then, just like any other cloth, just hang them, let them dry out and they are ready to use again. 

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