Whenever I ask him about them he shrugs. "They're not really shoes," he says. "But they're really comfortable."
It's kind of an understatement. I know this footwear staple is hardly an innovation, but I bought my first pair recently and MAN, they ARE comfortable. They are more than comfortable. They are literally the most comfortable things I've had on my feet ever. Ever!
Confession: I prefer to go barefoot. I love shoes to look at, and I love what they do for an outfit, but I've never had a pair of shoes that was really and truly comfortable. Like, comfortable for more than ten minutes. No matter how long they're on for, actually. No matter how far you have to walk. The Kung Fu is. The Kung Fu shoe stays comfy.
I know what you're thinking: how can I wear a shoe with a cotton sole around the grubby city? What about the rain? What about the broken glass? What about the urban quicksand? Well, they come with rubber soles too, you know. And sometimes, the ones with the rubber soles are even cheaper than the basic cotton ones.
Regardless, they are comfy comfy comfy. The simple cotton construction lets your feet breathe and the interior cushioning isn't bad.
I know, I know, I know. I'm going on and on about a slipper. A cheap slipper. But it's a chic slipper. I swear.