In the category of “so I had this idea once” . . .

Who Needs Shoes? These Socks Are 15 Times Stronger Than Steel

Six or seven years ago, I had an idea for toe shoes that wore like socks. For a variety of reasons, I decided to skip it, but I am delighted to see someone else came up with a similar idea and followed through:

Free Your Feet (FYF) is Barefoot Company’s take on socks-as-footwear. . . . The minimalist, protective socks are made from Dyneema fibers, which were invented by chemist Albert Pennings in the 1960s and are considered to be among the world’s strongest fibers. Even with the strength of the material, however, the socks are still plenty soft and lightweight, providing a solid grip in whatever sport you play.

FYF has a Kickstarter campaign underway, and you can pre-order yours for just $80.


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