Vibram’s Furoshiki-Inspired Shoe Wraps Around Your Foot Like Fabric

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Vibram—it of “FiveFinger” shoe infamy—is hawking a new offbeat concept in footwear: the “Furoshiki” sneaker. Inspired by the Japanese tradition of bundling objects in fabric, the shoe comprises the world’s first wrap-around outsole. The Furoshiki neither uses nor requires laces. Instead, it features elastic bands that secure around the ankle via a Velcro closure. It’s also designed to adapt easily to any surface, which “guarantees comfort and durability,” according to Vibram.

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IT’S A WRAP

The brainchild of Japan’s Masaya Hashimoto, the shoe has the benefit of being one size fits most (it comes in three variations: small, medium, and large). “Due to the anatomic shape of the sole and the stretch upper material, Furoshiki will comfortably fit all foot types,” Vibram says.

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It’s also meant to coddle your feet for a range of activities, including “walking in the city, through an airport, or relaxing by the beach,” per the company.

The Furoshiki made its debut in June at Pitti Uomo in Florence, Italy. Vibram plans to roll it out for the Spring/Summer 2016 season.

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