NEWS – Dontcha just hate it when your favorite sneakers get a hole in them? I’m a big fan of Brooks running shoes and it seems like mine always develop holes in the same spot after a couple of years of wear. So I’ve been searching for a new pair of shoes and happened upon the GoSt Barefoot shoes that are made of…wait for it… chainmail! Nope, not kidding. These German-made shoes are constructed of small metal rings that are attached together to create a fine mesh.
GoSt Barefoot shoes are available in a variety of styles including the CAYMARO CLIFF version that you see above, which has “paws” on the bottom that are designed to keep you from slipping on smooth surfaces like tile.
If you’re interested in learning more, you can visit gost-barefoot.com where these shoes are $372.44 per pair (that doesn’t include shipping from Germany which for me to Indiana is an additional $61 when I checked). I also checked to see if Amazon sells them and found a blatant copy (right down to the metal tag on the side) from China for $168. The Amazon version doesn’t have “paws” on the bottom though.
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Are these meant to be worn by people to walk on sharp objects?
John, I’m not quite sure. They talk about using them in water and show pictures of people hiking in them too.
I can see it – breathable, lightweight, durable, protective, and easy to pack. They’d actually be pretty good in a lot of situations, assuming they’re comfortable.
…for when you have to kick a shark.
Wait for the stories of toe hair caught in the chainmail