Comment from: Mathew [Visitor]
Mathew

No toe pockets :(. Looks cool though.

06/20/14 @ 16:30
Comment from: LA Dave [Visitor]
LA Dave

That outsole is intriguing...could we finally be seeing a softening in Vibrams strong commitment to only toe shoes? That would be exciting!

06/21/14 @ 00:00
Comment from: Joseph Daza [Visitor]
Joseph Daza

When is the release date for this Furoshiki!?
I really must have it! :)

06/22/14 @ 17:45
Comment from: Camiel Hirschberg [Visitor]  
Camiel Hirschberg

I saw it on a vibram facebook page, i noticed it's not being positioned as part of the FF line (obviously) so i'm wondering if this will be a new big thing entirely or just 1 model outside of the VFF range.

06/23/14 @ 08:08
Comment from: paul [Visitor]
paul

Now, could they get that wrap closure method on a pair of VFFs? That would truly be intriguing! Like start with a pair of classics or something that is ballet-shoe looking to get your foot in the toe pockets and then have the cool closure burrito wrap. Good thing they called it "Furoshiki" rather than "the New Vibram BURRITO Shoe!" that wouldn't have been nearly as cool (although i LOVE burritos more than almost any other food)

06/25/14 @ 13:43
Comment from: Will Rea [Visitor]
Will Rea

Very intriguing! Would love to try these and I hope they will be available to the public. A stretchy fold over upper like that will allow for more of a custom fit than laces or velcro can manage and maybe some nice unimpeded natural foot flex.

Even though we all love our toe'd Vibrams I think its important to note that technically Vibram has not been solely ;) committed to toe only shoes, they've simply let other companies do it for them. For example both Merrill and New Balance have very successful minimalist shoe models that use Vibram soles based of the VFF platform, just with linked toes. Sometimes its better to partner up than to try and compete with everyone.

That being said I hope they do offer their own unique non-toed models, like the Furoshiki here. I wonder if you could make a boot version of this out of Soft Shell material that would keep wrapping up the leg, like the old Tom's Wrap Boot?

06/25/14 @ 17:16
Comment from: Michael [Visitor]
Michael

these look very comfy and durable. hopefully they come out soon (are are for men as well!)

06/25/14 @ 19:44
Comment from: Ben [Visitor]  
Ben

I am very excited at the prospect of Vibram putting out a non-split-toed minimalist shoe!

The only thing that worries me, and it could just be the perspective, is that from these photos, the toe box doesn't appear to be as wide/freeing as many other minimalist shoes on the market. They seem to be more pointed like most typical running shoes, and that scares me.
Again, I recognize that it could simply be the perspective of the taken photo, and the fact that they might still change the design before final release.
That one thing just seemed to stick out to me.

06/26/14 @ 04:00
Comment from: Sytera [Visitor]
Sytera

I agree with Ben. The tow box looks way too small for my VFF-accustomed feet. I would love something casual like this for those situations where my FF just don't look right (church, weddings, etc.). However, I also need it to be super thin since I love my Classics. I may be asking for too much. :)

06/26/14 @ 21:29
Comment from: Nyah [Visitor]
Nyah

I feel the same as Ben about this. That toebox looks as badly-shaped as any conventional shoe. If they go with the VFF toebox but just do away with the separations between the toes, then I'll be interested.

06/26/14 @ 21:43
Comment from: bernard [Visitor]
bernard

very unic and beautiful Vibram the Best !

12/07/14 @ 19:14