Move over, Vibram FiveFingers — there's some new dubiously health-beneficial footwear in town. We were blissfully unaware of the existence of ToeSox — a brand of toe-less socks that combines the comfort of having each individual toe encased in its own woolly tube with the freedom of going sockless — until today, when we spotted an article
in The Daily Mail
, trumpeting Vanessa Hudgens
's love for the things.
Apparently, she wears them to yoga and pilates classes, which is the whole point
of ToeSox — the makers believe that the design promotes toe separation, resulting in greater flexibility and strength. We had no idea toe flexibility was something to aspire
to, but, according to the ToeSox folks, having really muscular toes improves your posture and balance. Maybe they are onto something, and one day bros will brag about how much they can bench with their feet.
Plus, ToeSox are supposed to be hygienic, or at least more hygienic than touching a sweaty yoga with your bare toes and
The $12 socks have already sould out several times on Amazon.com
, so people do
buy them. Do you?