Uh..perhaps we should explain. Australian Vibram Five Fingers fan, Alex, is a bowler for the Tokyo Wombats Cricket Club. He recently gave his Sprints a try on the cricket field. (Alex was previously seen on BirthdayShoes running in Japan wearing his Sprints.)
See a photo of Alex bowling and read what he has to say about wearing VFFs to play cricket after the jump.
Alex on playing cricket in Sprints:
I have probably achieved a first for wearers of FiveFingers - or at least - a first in Japan. I belong to the Tokyo Wombats Cricket Club, a team made up of mostly ex-pat Aussies living in Japan, with a few kiwis and subcontinentals in the mix as well. I have been running in my Five Fingers sprints for over a year now, but have just started playing cricket in them. In a nutshell, they are perfect for bowling and fielding! I really don't recommend batting in them. Cricket balls speeding towards my toes at 140km is not a comfortable thought. We all know that if you wear Vibram Five Fingers, your feet are your best asset! Aside from being ridiculed by my confused team-mates, that I am 'bloody crazy' to wear 'those things' on the field, it's a great feeling bowling and fielding in them, let alone increased agility and nimbleness.
Thanks, Alex! We'll keep our toes crossed for a steel plated, batting version of Five Fingers.