Our latest and greatest innovation in alternative footwear just got BETTER! For 2018 we listened to our consumers and now have a great assortment of Furoshiki colors and styles available for men and women! We've improved the fit and function, adapting the sole design, upper form and fit, as well as the toe box. Take it Everywhere ... for everywhere you go and everything you do, there's Furoshiki! The concept for this type of footwear was derived from the Japanese custom of packaging items by wrapping them in cloth fabric. Furoshiki is the only sole on the market that wraps around the entire foot. Because the upper is constructed with stretch fabric, it will anatomically fit nicely on any foot type and the hook and loop closure system allows for a quick, easy fit. Powered by our revolutionary Vibram soling technology, Furoshiki provides comfort in any environment! It also packs nicely for traveling and each pair comes equipped with its very own traveling case. The ultimate travel footwear companion, offering protection, grip and comfort.
Sizing for Furoshiki is entirely unique. The tightness of the wrapping technology is a matter of personal preference. Please use the sizing information as a general guide in determing your size.
Inspiration from Japanese tradition of wrapping, carrying and holding objects in cloth.
Improved for 2018! Sleeker, more stylish fit. More functional design. Better Sole Construction.
Multi-fit with anatomic shape and Vibram grip offering a stretch upper to fit perfectly.
Now Sized uniquely to Men and Women Specifically.
Easy on, easy off – take Furoshki anywhere. Before and after your activity, wrap and go!
Low density Vibram outsole for weight reduction.
Material Construction: 28% Elastane (Stretch Rubber / Lycra), 72% PA (polyamide & nylon)
Even better than before!
I bought a closeout pair and loved how they felt despite being a whole lot showier than what I'd usually wear. So, when I saw that they were out with new, simpler colours, I had a get a pair (in black). Not only is this much less loud, the style is much sleeker, coming together around the toe box much more cleanly than the previous iteration. But most importantly, they are so, SO comfortable.
Hoping they make a bigger version
I love the five fingers, love minimalist footwear, don't love how these aren't available in bigger sizes. I want these!
Polar bear runner
First off, I admit I'm a sucker for anything unique and functional. Those two traits often oppose each other, but in this case, they harmonize beautifully. When I first saw these shoes in a video, I knew I had to try them, but the reviews were a tad middling. Then I checked this site, and found they'd remade the shoes to address those reviews!
I have not tried the older model, but I can confirm the 2018 Furoshiki do not suffer from any of the downsides of the previous version. These are fantastic, unique, and functional.
In case anyone is wondering what the POINT of these shoes are, or why the wrapping style isn't just a gimmick, it's immediately apparent as soon as you actually put them on: they fit everywhere. It's like a gentle hug for your feet, feeling like you got shoes made specifically for your body. It's so comfy!
Only negative: I like the dark jeans shoes (which I bought), and the olive aren't bad, but why does the black pair look like a thousand fireflies puked inside them? And I don't even know what's up with the galaxy-looking ones...
So, obviously this is subjective, but I'd love some more color options that didn't scream for attention. These shoes are already really cool, they don't need to attract even more attention.
Unique and excellent
We decided to carry these in our shop this year and couldn't be happier. I had to get a pair the first day and I'm constantly bringing them out for customers to try and buy. What they don't mention on here is that the fabric is certified Italian and good for sensitive skin. We call it the "ninja" shoe! Great job Vibram! I use it for paddle boarding, camping, traveling, and everything in between. Brown's Sport Shoe loves the Furoshiki and all of the Five Finger products!
Always interested; size consistently sold out.
Hey guys Vibram, since you constantly run out of stock for bigger sizes (Same dilemma with your original edition), why not make more of the bigger sizes to accommodate the supply for demand this time around. Learning fro. The past would most likely bring in more revenue. Your current promotion for the new ones is quite lame with such a limited selection of sizes for the discounted older editions. It basically only applies to those with smaller feet since that is pretty much all you have available for the heavily discounted models.
Dissapointed prospect buyer
I Would Love To Try This Item
Hopefully they offer a dew extra large sizes for men. As, I was looking forward to this once I saw the ad.
I love the New Design for men and the better sizing. I am able to wear No Show (invisible socks) in these without worrying about my toes hurting because of slipping and sliding around.
I have extremely wide feet. Vibram's KSO lines used to be great for me. The past couple of years they have started making them much more narrow, pretty useless for my needs. These Furoshiki are a miracle and fit great. There's no "excess slack" on my wide feet like many users complain. If you have wide feet just buy these, you'll love them.
I had last year's version and the winter versions of Furoshiki. Since they adjusted the shoes for Men's and Women's sizing, as opposed to unisex sizing, I could get a much more accurate fit. I was a XXL in last year's and a 45 or 46 (bought 46) for the new ones. The design is a bit sleeker and less baggy, excess fabric. They've upgraded the insole (almost feels like memory foam) and the outsole is definitely more robust and seems more durable. The toe box has like a painted rubber around the tip of the shoe which definitely provides a bit more protection. When I first got them, the heel felt a little tight but that opened up after a few wears. Overall, these seem great and can't wait to wear them out all spring and summer.