13th Jul 2017

Are these the most packable shoes ever?

furoshiki shoes in a ball

SJ is a regular travel contributor to YourLifeChoices. Her plane essentials include noise-cancelling headphones, a solid Spotify playlist, sleeping tablets, an eyemask and a large scarf that doubles as a blanket on cold flights – i.e. every night.

SJ Fallick


Anyone who’s ever packed a suitcase knows that the main, space-hogging culprits are shoes. In the end, you’ve probably resorted to packing only pairs that take up the least room and forcing yourself to wear the largest and heaviest shoes while travelling.


Vibram Furoshiki are the exception to this rule. Built on the world renowned Vibram sole technology, they literally ‘wrap’ to your foot. Similar to a bandage, the wrap system isn’t restrictive, allowing your feet to move while ensuring the shoe stays on securely.


Lightweight and breathable, they feature a stretch fabric upper material and unique closing system that offers a fast and secure fit. The only sole on the market that wraps around the foot, the anatomical shape also promises to fit all foot types.


furoshiki stretch 


Their portable nature makes them the perfect travel companion. Promising not to weigh you down or take up too much room, they’ll also keep your feet comfortable, allowing them to move naturally, and providing good grip and protection from the elements.


Packing down to the size of your fist, each pair also comes with its own travelling case. What more could you ask for really?


Watch the video and tell us what you think. Would you wear the Vibram Furoshiki shoes?



RRP: $189 from Barefoot Inc.


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15th Jul 2017
$189 for those? You gotta be kidding. Pack things inside your shoes,eg socks, underwear.
Learn how to pack, its not rocket science.
15th Jul 2017
Well said Casey. I travelled to UK for a month and packed everything I took in a carry on bag. It's not rocket science.
15th Jul 2017
Cobblestones are the killers ... need to have big fat soles to save bones in the feet and for walking comfort. Back to Schoolers shoes (yeah) worked a treat.

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