Now, athletic split foot trainers that are more science than gimmick
The man behind the world's weirdest running shoes, who tried to convince runners everywhere to liberate their toes in trainers that look silly, is offering a new kind of digital separation and is back with a new hi-tech trainer.
Tony Post, former boss of rubber-sole and barefoot-running firm, Vibram, is trading in five fingers for two toes this time.
Post's new range of ToPo Athletic trainers are less like gloves for feet and more like hooves, separating the big toe from the little ones with a rather unsightly slot, the Independent reported.
He first showed off an alternative approach to footwear when he ran the 1990 New York marathon wearing a pair of leather dress shoes made by Rockport, where he was vice president.
Whether or not the ToPos take off, shoe purists are welcoming the possible demise of the often-ridiculed five-toed shoe and even Post now admits they had been tough to sell.