Gear Review: Patagonia Five Fingers
The 2011 Product that will change the face of cold water surfing forever. lightweight yet durable booties that fit you like a glove.. Literally.
Ok, Patagonia Five Fingers aren’t a reality yet but they are a short R&D road away from consumer shelves and our feet!
Imagine trying to ever compete with his ad campaign:
It would be impossible to ever invent a better cold weather bootie!
If you haven’t tried on a pair of Vibram Five Finger than you owe it to your self to try them out. As it is, they are a beast of a river shoe, articulating reef boot, jungle footwear, organic gardening footwear, running trainer, etc. They are a truly amazing product. Check out the Five Finger completely interactive and informative flash site:
You Are The Technology (be prepared to see a little skin)
I’m not employed by Patagonia, FCD, or Vibram. Unfortunately, I’m not even endorsed by either company in any way. If this product makes it to the table next year, I will happily pay good money for the product I conceptualized. (a little recognition would be a lot of fun though).
Did I mash together a lot of pictures in photoshop for a fake product ad… Sure. (please don’t blame me when this is all over the internet). But I love surfing and know that this would be a great product and in my mind and from a quality perspective, Patagonia is just the company to pioneer this product.
Now before you get your hopes up, you have a job to do. Drop a comment on the new Patagonia Surf Booties telling them what a great idea it would be to combine booties and Five Fingers. Don’t worry, I’ve already started the dialog. Just jump on the bandwagon.