One foot up: Army Bans Five Fingers Shoes

I tried them on at a store one time. I liked them, but I didn’t buy. It took too long to get my toes in place.

But Five Fingers footwear has become the rage all across the country with runners and hikers who like the natural bare-foot approach.

Enter the US Army which doesn’t think they are appropriate for the guys and gals overseas. This is a photo of a paratrooper from the US Army’s 10th Special Forces leaping out of the back of a plane.

If you ask me, the camouflage style is kind of cool. And if the shoe fits…..well then. A piece today on the Trailblazer Hub Blog takes a look at this move by the army, which is floating a policy change that requires traditional footwear.  More at: Five Fingers

About Howard Meyerson

After more than 30 years in the outdoor writing business, you would think I'd know better.
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