But I can't. As soon as my feet sweat, they turn those rubber mats on my home gym floor into a skating rink. I slip and slide and risk serious injury. Bare feet don't feel good on the pedals of my bike. Bare feet slip and slide on the aerobic step. You get the idea.
Vibram FiveFingers. It was like the heavens opened up and a light shone down on me. I've always thought of FiveFingers as being silly shoes for crazy runners. I've had to stifle sniggers when I see someone running in them. (sorry if you live by them - I just couldn't do it). They are funny looking, silly shoes. And I suddenly wanted a pair.
Before watching that video - I had never even thought of these shoes as, perhaps, the solution to my indoor workout shoe problem. I had gotten so one-track-minded about them being barefoot running shoes, that I hadn't seen a different purpose for them. Suddenly this was all I could think about. I pictured myself comfortably slipping my feet onto my bike pedals (instead of forcing that strap over each giant shoe). I saw my feet supporting me as I did my strength training and core work. I started to look forward to my indoor workouts (which are going to be very important for my fitness when winter arrives) instead of dreading them. All I needed was the FiveFingers.
So, today at lunch...I'm gonna go buy myself some silly shoes. I can't wait to give them a try. I'll be sure to update my thoughts/experiences for y'all, but I am very excited and optimistic.
...but you'll still never catch me running in them*....
*famous last words