The Biggest Fad of 2010

Call me a contrarian, a skeptic, or an omniscient, but I am calling the Vibram Fivefingers the biggest fad of 2010.  Mind you, I’m not calling it a hoax.  Some runner swear by it, saying how all their prior aches and pains just disappeared after they started running barefoot.  Fine.  However, I’m calling it a fad because I see all these people in the weight room ‘walking’, not running, around in their newest Vibram.  Just a few weeks ago, J asked this guy at the gym about ‘the shoes’…


Guy: They’re very comfortable.
J: How about running?
Guy: Oh, I don’t run.

So there you have it, the biggest fad of 2010…
Vibram FiveFingers Men's Bikila Running Shoe


Its faddishness rivals those of the roller blades of the 1990s (yes, I did get myself a pair during residency, and god only knows I sucked at it),


and spandex & leg warmers of the 1980s (no, you’d never catch me dead in any one of these getups, and thank god I wasn’t old enough at the time to feel compelled to dance like these guys).
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3 Responses to The Biggest Fad of 2010

  1. Juin says:

    I think they are just too ugly to be allowed in public. yuck.

  2. L.Y. says:

    What? The shoes or the aerobic dancers?

  3. Juin says:

    The shoes with the toes 😦

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