Vibram‘s FiveFingers shoe has become one of this year’s divisive yet unsung heroes, appearing in Balenciaga’s “Toe” collaboration and as a sustainable footwear option in the realm of daring indoor-outdoor shoes. Now, Vibram has given its FiveFingers a high-top rework for the very first time, introducing the V-NEOP in “Black/White.”
Following on from Midorikawa’s Suicoke collaboration that saw the FiveFingers footbed’s toes get painted with toenails, this is actually now the first high-top to properly come straight from Vibram itself. Described as a “true concentration of ‘techno-urban’ performance,” the V-NEOP is perfect for both on the streets or doing what it does best: tackling tricky terrains while you partake in outdoor sports and water activities.
Regardless of where you wear these, you’re going to make a statement. For those rocking them on the street, you’ll appreciate their lightweight and streamlined profile and the non-marking XS Trek performance rubber outsole so that you don’t leave any trace on the pristine floors that you walk upon, while those looking to take these to the extreme will benefit from the wetsuit-esque neoprene uppers and the odor-combating antimicrobial treatment.
Take a look at the Vibram FiveFingers V-NEOP in “Black/White” above, and pick up a pair now while stocks last online or in-store at Vibram’s Milan and Montebelluna boutiques for $130 USD.