Water socks with toes?
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Now that it's summer people are starting to ware thier summer clothes and I've noticed a trend. I've seen people wearing thost water socks with toes everywhere. I think for one, they look wierd, and two how are they even that comfortable? Of course I don't really like feet all that much either. My question is though would you wear those every where you went, for example, to the mall, the park, driving, hiking?
Would you only ware them for what they're for, walking in water?
What's your opinion? Do you own them? Would you ever own them?
Personally, they freak me out a little.
This is what I mean
I have honestly never seen those O.o Vibrams and such, the running shoes with toes, sure. Water socks? Not so much.
The picture you showed isn't for water. They're specially designed running shoes, to increase strength in the foot and calves, giving a 'barefoot' feel while protecting the foot from sharp objects. I personally don't use them, and don't plan on it, and most people don't understand their purpose (they're NOT for running everyday with people >.> or running workouts. They're once-or-twice a week, long distance stamina run shoes.) And all winter I've seen people wear them as usual shoes. It annoys me since that's not their purpose, but meh.
Water socks are:
I have no idea what those are. O.o Sound weird though. -Goes to look them up-
I've heard of different water shoes... But they've been around for years and a lot of people that go to the ocean a lot have them.
But those are running shoes that you posted- aren't they? My uncle wears them.
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The picture that I have aren't the running shoes. They are meant for water. I guess technically they're called Aqua socks but my family and I just call them water socks. At least I thought it was the right one... Maybe I clicked on the wrong one.
I am really creeped out by them because I hate toes. I think it's stupid that people wear them all the time when they are supposed to be running shoes. I hope they go away as a trend soon. *hides from toes*
Edit: Well if they have them for water too, it's still stupid if people are wearing them out of the water. And they are still creepy on account of the separated toes.
Yup I'm pretty sure the picture I have are the ones for water. Here's another girly version:
They're to keep people from slipping on rocks and things.
Toe socks, I like them. water socks, they're wierd. just wear them is water!and sometimes hiking.
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Exact shoe as in first post. Slipping on rocks is correct: water is not. They're for running. They can probably get wet and be fine, but that's not their design.
The Fila website was less helpful in plainly stating 'running', just the features. However, this is about the Fila Skele-Toes (what you posted): http://birthdayshoes.com/review-fila-skele-toes-four-toed-shoes
More info from Vibram, the original company to create toe shoes: http://www.vibramfivefingers.com/education/
So yes, while they *can* be used in the water, I'm sure, their main purpose is running and to increase natural foot motion while still protecting the foot.
I've never heard of them, and I'd never wear such a thing anyway. They don't sound like my kind of thing.
Oh God, I'd never wear them.
Yeah, those are running shoes. They're designed to help you run more naturally. I have a friend who wears them solely and won't touch other shoes unless required for work.
I'm sure they do make some that go in the water, but yeah those are actual shoes.
These things? I wouldn't wear them if someone gave me a pair, not to the beach, not anywhere, because I have no reason to. I think they look a tad ridiculous personally.
Now, if they serve a purpose, like to avoid injury climbing on rocks or for running, then I can see it. But for the heck of it, just because they're the latest trend or the new 'in' thing? Forget it.
I have no need to conform to the stereotypes that others have defined for me.
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I said that they freak me out, but they don't really freak we out. I just hate anything that has seperate sections for your toes.
Um...I have no clue what you're talking about...I never heard of water socks. But those shoes in your pic are specially designed running shoes, actually.
Although, I do have special water shoes I do wear in certain situations...such as the beach in Copper Harbor, Michgan...it's not sand, it's pebbles, so you need something on your feet or they'd be bruised. Or at the local beach near my house. It's a little too close to the city, and people that come from there aren't the nicest when it comes to cleaning up after themselves...so there's a lot of litter in the water. If the beach is even open...75% of the time it's closed for high E.Coli levels. Because of that, the park's pool is always jam packed, and not the cleanest either. Thus why I never go there.
I have some shoes made for hiking that look like a sandal.. but I wear them everywhere. Because rather than bruise up my heels or bunions or blister up my skin after miles of walking, which even well worn tennis shoes will do, they tend to just make the actual muscles in my feet sore. They make a huge difference. I don't care how they look, I wear them everywhere.
I don't know why anyone would wear that as 'trendy' because they are strange and alien and a bit hideous. I get that people would wear them walking around though, especially if they work.
These(although have Batman :D) are water shoes:
I have something similar but they're really more for sports than water. Though I have worn them while tubing.
What you've posted in that first post aren't water shoes, although you probably could wear them in water. They're more designed for running. They're part of the whole 'barefoot running' craze. They're supposed to help support your foot in a more natural way. My dad has a pair of black ones, although he doesn't use them for running. He just wears them as shoes, and he wears them everywhere. Heck, he'd wear them to church if he were allowed. We call them his 'monkey' or 'gorilla' shoes, since they look like monkey feet. They're really not made of a whole lot, in fact, my dad says he can feel grass through them.
But, they are really weird, in my opinion. I tried my dad's on one day, and the toe separation was so odd. But he just loves them. He's also the kind of guy who's just, unique. He doesn't like having the same thing as everybody else. He drives a Cube, (this square little car) wears his monkey feet,(rather proudly, I might addXD) and would like to wear a bow tie. But, the rest of the family agrees, that's just a little too nerdy.
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Hehe, thanks! I got them to go with the shoes. Granted I didn't wear them while we were tubing but they do awesome things to keep the shoes from chafing.