(Update 10/07/09: See the alternative names for VFFs wiki entry here!)
Vibram FiveFingers wearers and gawkers alike all have come up with a slew of alternative names for "VFFs." I chalk this up to the unique footwear niche of fivefingers — they aren't quite shoes nor are they socks, and since they look like feet, well what on earth are they?
So here's an attempt to have the "definitive guide" to alternative names for Vibram fivefingers. If I am missing anything on this list, do comment below as I will update this post. From the obvious to the silly, here goes nothing:
Alternatives to "Fivefingers"
|Similar names (those resembling "Vibram fivefingers" or that employ the "Vee-brum" name):||
|Descriptive names (those based on trying to understand VFFs via descriptive or analogous words):||
|Names based on animals:||
|Names based on characters:||
|Names pulled from pop culture (TV in both cases):|
Finally, there's this site's namesake — birthday shoes! Any I'm missing? What do you call your fivefingers? What about others? Let me know!