Vibram Five Finger Shoes are the latest in footwear trends. The kicks promise to stimulate and exercise your feet. From its website:
FiveFingers footwear connects you to the earth and your surroundings in a way that is simply not possible in conventional shoes. It puts you in touch with the earth beneath your feet and liberates you to move in a more natural, healthy way. FiveFingers stimulate the muscles in your feet and lower legs to build strength and improve range of motion. Our customers report an increased sense of balance, greater agility, and visibly improved posture.
Functional, but maybe not fashionable. What do you think?