While at the Google event yesterday, Sergey Brin took the stage during the Q&A session with some interesting looking shoes. Intrigued, I did some research. Come to find out these shoes, called Vibram Five Fingers MOC ($110), are kind of geeky in their own right (and pretty well known in the tech and fitness community). It's all about posture — not only do Five Fingers help correct yours and align your spine (which will come in handy after long hours at your computer), but they also help to improve balance and agility by stimulating neurons in your feet. Sounds pretty awesome for a tired geek, right?
Find out more about Sergey's shoes (and what they can do for your coding team) after the break.
What's more, Sergey is probably getting great circulation in his legs (which can be an issue after sitting for too long) since the Five Fingers stimulate muscles. How? For starters, they don't surround your tootsies with cushion like regular sneakers do, meaning your feet and toes can move more freely. Plus, let's face it — these shoes are a conversation starter, and what geek doesn't want an easy way to strike up a convo with an attractive lady or potential business partner?
What do you think — are the Five Fingers calling your name?