Okay, so his were black and more manly-looking, but you get the idea.
I asked him what he planned to use them for. "Running" he replied. I had actually recently read something about barefoot running and how it is supposedly better for your physical health, but of course my thought was, unless I was running on a beach, ouch.
Well apparently this new footwear is the answer. I went to look at the women's styles, but there were none. I asked one of the REI staff why they didn't have women's styles, and it turns out that they were completely sold out. Apparently this footwear has been flying off their shelves. Check out this website for more information on these shoes. http://www.vibramfivefingers.com/indexNA.cfm
I love to be barefoot and we are barefoot inside our house, as a rule (with socks on in the winter). I'm going to keep my eye on this new footwear for after I have this baby and am ready to run again!