I got a new pair of shoes today! The ugliest most ridiculously awesome shoes ever. Vibram Five Finger shoes. I know! Haters go on and hate! They’re AWESOME!! I’ve been hiking in flip flops lately since it’s way too hot for my winter hiking boots, (Spoiler alert: you can’t actually hike in flip flops) so I desperately needed something that wasn’t …well, a flip flop. Sooooo my wonderfully amazing better half made it his mission to get me appropriate foot wear this afternoon. He’s so sweet
I’ve heard good things about Vibram’s, but also knew they were wicked expensive, so I never really gave them a serious thought before today. I walked into Eastern Mountain Sports, saw the ugly finger shoes and tried a pair on just for my amusement. Well long story short I never took them off. AND! This really must have been meant to be since they were on sale!!
William ended up getting a pair of New Balance shoes with the Vibram soles. They’re just as light, but lets face it, totally not as cool as my shoes!
We immediately took our new shoes (and Lucille) for a walk when we got home. I was amazed at how much I could feel through them! You can feel sand and grass and rocks and mud… but somehow it doesn’t hurt to walk in them. So neat. They’re perfect for people like me who have little flat paddle feet with no arches. The only thing that isn’t perfect is the fit. I have really long skinny feet so it takes me a second to get all my toes aligned in the proper place, and my pinky toe doesn’t quite fill the last slot. But whatever. They still feel great!
Chyeah. Check out how cool I am dudes. Like, so cool. (Sarcasm. They’re hideous, I know. Still don’t care.)
They’re totally sweet for climbing things! They let your monkey climbing toes have full range of motion. P.s. Wil totally copied me. I climbed first, so again (in case you had any doubts), I’m way cooler.
Totally stylin’ as a tom boy hipster hiker extraordinaire! …actually I’m pretty sure hipsters want nothing to do with these shoes. Pshh. Whatever. I’m too cool for hipsters.
Daawwwww look how cute my baby is THE cutest. Oh, and if that face isn’t cute enough, check out the video I posted on facebook! (…and then laugh at me because I have no clue how to use video mode on my camera lolz!!)
On the way home we totally had to stop and try some rad Parkour moves. AKA trying to look cool while throwing ourselves against a giant wooden wall. Good thing we had new shoes to help us look way more cool
I’m really enjoying having a day off with Wil to do fun things like this. Too bad he starts his new job on Monday and then it’s back to normal people schedules.
Oh well, what do ya do.
I hope everyone has a super awesome weekend!
p.s. I’m not actually cool. In case that wasn’t obvious
Nerd life for life!