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The 5 Finger: A Male Ugg?

16 Jun

Today I had lunch with a man wearing these:

Yes, Vibram’s creepy 5 Finger “shoes” now come in brown suede.  You know, so you can wear them to work.

Well, you can wear them to work if you’re a software engineer.

I actually don’t mind these shoes…that much.  In theory, I don’t care what people wear on any part of their body as long as it’s consensual and no bodily fluids escape.  We should all be free…to be you and me.  But.  I have to admit, there is something disconcerting about the 5 Finger.  It looks kind of post-apocalyptic.  I frequently imagine a world in which no one can go outside unless they are covered in Vibram-like black rubber product.

Also: the name.  It sounds kind of like a vibrator.

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