Here’s an interesting product I think is long overdue: Shoes that wrap around your feet like socks, and allow you to walk comfortably on hard or rocky surfaces. The brand name is Furoshiki:
For about $110 you can get this innovation from Vibram. The Japanese company states:
The concept for this type of footwear was derived from the Japanese custom of packaging items by wrapping them in cloth fabric. Furoshiki is the only sole on the market that wraps around the entire foot. Because the upper is constructed with stretch fabric, it will anatomically fit nicely on any foot type and the hook and loop closure system allows for a quick, easy fit. Powered by our revolutionary Vibram soling technology, Furoshiki provides comfort in any environment! It also packs nicely for traveling and each pair comes equipped with its very own traveling case. The ultimate travel footwear companion, offering protection, grip and comfort.
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