Vibram has come up with a new word: barefooting. From their site:
n. 1. The exhilarating joy of going barefoot without leaving yourself
exposed; 2. any activity requiring unconventional footwear offering the
protection of a thin, flexible Vibram skin; 3. an intelligent way to
deepen your connection with your natural surroundings.
The new word goes along with this new product:
I do actually want to go try a pair on just to see what they are like.
It's pretty amazing that just a few years ago it was about maximizing absorption, inserting air and gels, and doing all kinds of things to divorce our feet from the ground and now the manufacturers have gone the opposite direction, endeavoring to get our feet as married to the ground as possible with very little stuff in between.