These Awesomely Strange Shoes Wrap Snugly Around Your Feet

I can honestly say I’ve never seen a shoe quite like this before! A Japanese designer has come up with a shoe for the Italian shoe company, Vibram, that snugly wraps around your feet; the “wrap-aroundsole” adapts perfectly to the foot and has a durable soul.


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The shoe is called “Furoshiki”, which is the word for a traditional Japanese wrapping cloth which is used to carry your belongings and wrap presents. In Japanese culture, the meaning of “wrapping” is to take good care of an object.


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Designer Masaya Hashimoto applied the same principle when designing the shoe.


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The flexible fabric securely wraps around the foot without the need for any laces.


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They go on your feet in three simple steps and are good for all sorts of activities.


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But don’t go running out to the stores looking for them just yet. Vibram is currently selling the Furoshiki shoe only in Japan, but I’m pretty sure they’ll go on sale in other countries before long.

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