" A huge plus in the Skele-toes camp is that they can be had for $50-$60 — and they are coming out with kid's sizes. At the $55 price point, they're $25 cheaper than a pair of KSOs and almost half the price of any high-dollar FiveFingers. So if you're looking for some affordable toe shoes, the Skele-Toes are worth considering. On the other hand, if you want a more dynamic toe shoe, I think you'll be happier spending the extra money and getting a pair of VFFs.
At the end of the day I'm happy to see the Fila Skele-Toes enter the toe shoe market. Competition is wonderful. That said, Fila will have a tough time catching up to Vibram insomuch as figuring out the ins and outs of manufacturing fully functioning toe shoes. Maybe my blathering above will help point them in the right direction (emphasis on "maybe")."...
Source : BirthdayShoes.com
The Fila Skeletoes.. look similar to Vibram Five Fingers ?
They are certainly priced right at $59 for Men and Women and $49 for kids.
Under the HoodIn the photo above, the upper material looks like Neoprene, but it is not. Skeletoes are made of four-way stretch, two ply nylon. They have a bungee cord for ease of entry and velcro straps for a customized fit. They have a multi-purpose slip-resistant rubber outsole.
There are two things that really differentiate this product from Five Fingers:
- The bottom sole of the Skeletoes do not cover the top of the toes as this might infringe on a Vibram patent.
- Skeletoes incorporate what they call an EZ slide feature that combines the smallest two toes for ease of entry. For some people that have issues with their toes and can't wear Five Fingers, this feature alone might make the Skeletoes an attractive option. Our contact claims testing shows that Skeletoes were much easier to put on than Five Fingers.
AvailabilityThe expected release date for the Fila Skeletoes is February 1st, 2011. Our friends over at Comet Shoes are taking orders now!
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