"Improv'ing" your health with Kilts, and Five Comedians in Vibram Five Fingers
In the mailbag (I have two more photo updates lined up, by the way!) comes this note from Rocco Privetera:
Hi – my name is Rocco Privetera, and I’m a comic/improviser/tech from NYC. I originally bought a pair of vibrams (standard black) due to some bad foot and lower back pain – a doctor suggested ‘spending some time barefoot’ each week – in Manhattan?? Thus the Vibrams. Now, between my three pair (bought two additional kso’s – black and brown) and some Soft Star sorta-moccasins [*](check them out as well – awesome barefoot shoes), I’m pretty much barefoot all the time. Results? No foot pain, no back pain, callus gone, etc. The place where I work is very hip and has no problem with me wearing them, although I get a lot questions on the subway and ‘gorilla feet’ comments). I find the KSO’s in a matching pant color works fine for business wear.
One pic is me before going out to an improv show in my kilt plus black KSO’s – I wear toe socks as they match the kilt better then just the shoes – and then my improv group, who all decided to wear their Vibrams for one show. By coincidence, we had 5 different shoes!
Thanks Rocco**! It's great to hear not only about eliminating your foot and back pain problems, but also that your doctor made such a sensible suggestion to go barefoot more often.
These photos make for a couple of five fingers firsts. For one, this is the first time I've seen the combination of fivefingers and a kilt. Black KSOs with black socks matched to a black kilt works quite well!
Two, I think this is the first time I've seen five sets of five fingers in one place. Thanks for sending the improv group shot!
* If you're curious about the Soft Star "sorta-moccasins" (as I was), you can check them out here.