What to Do When Your Fivefingers Are Chick Repellent?
I just got this amazing comment from Kalin on another post, and it spurred me to address in both comment and a new post. Basically, he loves the feel of his new Vibram Fivefingers, but his friend says they’re for “douchebags” and that girls will think he’s a loser.
This poses the 3rd largest problem with VFFs that I’ve encountered thus far (since August 2009).
- 1st issue was smell and cleaning care.
- 2nd issue was walking outside in wet weather.
- And now, we’re faced with the ultimate question: style.
For those of you dedicated to the cause, willing to wear our toe sock-looking VFFs day in and day out, how do you factor in your appearance?
Style Versus Substance
Do you just not care what people think? Really? Is it a sacrifice you’re willing to make for the greater good of health and comfort? What if girls stop taking you seriously? I mean, footwear is a REALLY BIG DEAL to some women. It says something about a man. 20 years ago, a man wore one of two pairs of shoes every day. They frequently wore down and looked ratty long before he upgraded to a new pair.
Not so today. Men’s shoes are selling faster than ever. Call it the metrosexual influence. Call it progress. Whatever you call it, the truth is that we men are judged by our shoes. Your shoe style says something about your personality and priorities. Are you uber fashionable? Are you too practical? Are you bland? Are you one of those guys who only bathes a couple times a week and wears the same shirt and jeans as often as possible before washing?
Women are evaluating you every day, based on what you wear.
I just got a pair of classics. Very comfy and love the sensation. thats the upshot
the down shot?
My buddy says they could feel like pussy on your feet but he wouldn’t be caught dead with those at in public like work or school. My buddy knows girls and they love his shoes and his smell. Most of my girls friends say shoes are a biggie with them when looking at men. So my thoughts are such; does anyone have a opinion on this? Would you rather get the benefits of the footwear or look socially correct, because as much as I hate the idea of fitting in with social boundaries I can see where being a single man on the EAST COAST i would look like a hippie douchebag even though Im not. Also my buddy has meet 3 ppl with these and all 3 were huge douchebags.
I don’t see a point in owning these if your not going to wear them all the time. It makes no sense to me to wear these just playing in the outdoors i feel that wearing them 24/7 instead of shoes is where you reap the real benefits.
Anyone agree disagree?
Well? Don’t leave him hangin’! What do YOU think?