GQ: Are Sneakerheads Ready for Barefoot Shoes?
Are Sneakerheads Ready for Barefoot Shoes?
In recent years, the category of “stylish footwear” has grown rather…expansive. We've seen everything from ugly-chic runners to slinky sock-sneakers to cartoonish water shoes get deemed en vogue. (Also, the mule! And Crocs!) However, one particuar style has remained a fashion outsider: the barefoot shoe, and in particular Vibram's FiveFingers shoe, the haunting biomorphic silhouette sure to rattle your brain.
Now, enter two extremely cool Japanese labels: designer Takahiro Miyashita and forward-thinking footwear brand Suicoke. The duo has just released their take on the FiveFingers—but will that co-sign be enough to elevate the freaky shoe into the leagues of cool-dude sneakers?
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