Wave Bye-Bye

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The magazine “The Wave” has an article out that is just wrong on so many levels.

First of all, the title of the article is “Go Barefoot.” But do they advocate going barefoot? Of course not. We’re all familiar these days with that sort of bait-and-switch. It’s an article (heck, it’s almost an advertisement masquerading as an article) about Vibrams. Don’t forget, even wearing a minimal shoe (and it is a SHOE) cuts off valuable sensory feedback from your soles.

The article then goes even further and says, “barefoot is icky.” Huh? What is really icky is bathing your feet in the bacteria that love to reside inside shoes. In fact, Vibrams seem to have a real odor problem, but that’s really not that much different than the odor problems almost all shoes generate. But it is all the more offensive since they are selling under a supposed “go barefoot” label.

Bare feet do not smell—feet need to be confined in bacteria factories in order to do so. Don’t forget: if your feet smell and your nose runs, maybe you were built upside down.

Oh, and if you go to read the article, the only valuable information is in the comments. Now those are worth reading.

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4 Responses to “Wave Bye-Bye”

  1. chris Says:

    Amazing how “sensitive” the barefoot community is! Chip on your collective shoulder? We saw a product that looked cool, and wrote about it in a tongue-in-cheek approach (“icky”) – our regular readers get it, but the barefoot community at large is outraged. Oh well, sorry guys! I’m writing this barefoot, by the way 🙂

  2. Raul F. Alaniz Says:

    nice tactic there, chris. Our habit gets called “gross,” “disgusting,” “offensive,” and a million other negative things on a daily basis. Therefore, please forgive us if we miss the so called “tongue-in-cheek approach” of your article. Maybe next time add more tongue and more cheek to make it more obviousl. lol … have a good one at any rate, friend.

  3. Eric Says:

    Thanks for the behind-the-scenes Chris. Yeah, we tend to get a lot of flak for what we do so we are kind of reactive. Sorry dude! Hope there’s no more misunderstanding. Peace.

  4. trilly Says:

    Isn’t being barefoot icky in some locations and not in others? I like to be barefoot nowadays in town on the sidewalk, in the grass, trails, fields. When I had a farm I wore shoes while cleaning the henhouse, if I had Vibrams back then I would have preferred them to other shoes. Presently, when I leave the village and go into the city I like to avoid “valuable sensory feedback” such as: ATTENTION! You have nearly invisible kinda powdery broken glass stuck in your calluses!

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