The product is definitely from a company that defiantly espouses "primitivism". I'll read almost any article on good foot health, and I do advocate a roomy toe-box. They chide Westerners for their footwear and write approvingly of:
"Unshod populations—groups of people who have never worn shoes or who have worn only minimal footwear—exist in many parts of the world, including parts of Africa, Latin America, South Asia, and Southeast Asia."
This is reductive reasoning in bold relief. Many of these "unshod populations" live in abject poverty. They experience war, disease, and brutality the likes of which most of us on AAAC will never experience. I wonder if many of them would appreciate being used as advertising fodder to sell unusual products to unsuspecting Westerners. Products with price tags that represent unfathomable sums of money to them. They are not only shoeless, but starving, and would gladly wear our shoes if they could afford them. Companies like this make me ill. I might write to them.