Its hard to find a pair of shoes that fit ‘perfectly’…


But, Italian shoe maker Vibram, has come up with a solution to this problem with its Furoshiki Shoes.

Furoshiki are a traditional Japanese wrapping cloth used for transporting goods and were first used in the Edo period to carry clothing while at the public baths.



Furoshiki shoes, created by Japanese designer Masaya Hashimoto, have no laces and instead wrap around the foot–hence the name–fastening with velcro.

Vibram calls it the first ever “wrapping sole.” These novel shoes can be bought from the Japanese Vibram store for about $140 USD, and come in at least five colors.