Shoes bought in a store don’t always fit perfectly and bespoke options are simply too expensive for the ordinary man. Italian shoe maker Vibram, which is known for its military footwear, has come up with a solution to the problem with its Furoshiki Shoes.
Furoshiki is a traditional Japanese wrapping cloth used to transport goods. This was first used during the Edo period to carry clothing, while enjoying the public baths. Furoshiki shoes have no shoe laces, wrapped around the foot, and fastened with Velcro.
Vibram says it’s the first ever shoe with a “wrapping sole”. These shoes can be bought from the Japanese Vibram store for about $140 USD, and they come in at least five colors.
Store bought shoes do not always fit perfectly.
The solution is this Furoshiki -inspired shoe.
Furoshiki is a traditional Japanese wrapping cloth used for transporting goods.
Japanese designer Masaya Hashimoto used the same idea to create shoes that have no laces.
Watch the video featuring the shoe below:
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