Welcome to a quick blog post to present two relatively new, relatively similar barefoot shoes that are worth sharing.
I have just stumbled across a new brand of barefoot / minimal shoes ‘Iguaneye’, based in Lyon, France. They have developed am ultra-minimalist shoe inspired by Amazonian tribes.
Here is a little more about the shoe:
“The shape of the Iguaneye has been created to perfectly conform to the contours of your feet. The anatomic form has been custom-made by Dulster Design and provides a supportive, secure and extremely comfortable fit. Unlike flip-flops, the piece that parts the toes is placed 1 cm ahead. Just like a second-skin, Iguaneyes perfectly fit all your movements and do not cause irritation.”
The advanced elastomer used for the main part is neutral, hypoallergenic, soft and very flexible. It is also 100% recyclable.”
It’s also worth adding that Iguaneye achieved their funding through Kickstarter – an online funding platform for start-ups. Well done! Here is Olivier talking us through the shoe: http://vimeo.com/54534013
One Moment (O1M)
How many of you have heard of One Moment?
Based in Valencia, Spain – They manufacture an extremely minimal shoe that is 100% biodegradable. This shoe comes in all sorts of colours, lipstick red, lime green – very ‘Euro’. I’ve tested these out, and while they are not ideal for running in – they ARE great for general use: walking, at work, lounging… These shoes were also created from the ancient practice of latex-clad tribal feet.
Iguaneye vs One Moment – Make up your own mind
- They are both biodegrable / recyclable
- Both inspired by Amazonian foot-dippers
- Iguaneye costs 49 Euros (£42, $67)
- O1M cost 10 Euros (£8, $13)
- Iguaneye look more ‘acceptable’
- O1M have a wider range of colours
- Feetus will be stocking a range of O1M shoes!
I’m keen to learn what others think of the Iguaneye and One Moment shoes. Is there a place for these in the market? Would you buy them? Are Iguaneye entering the market at a too-high price point? What do you like / dislike about these shoes?
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