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These Shoes = WANT January 28, 2010

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Toe Shoes!

I’m not a “shoe guy” at all.  Generally all I want is something that feels comfortable and doesn’t look ugly.  That said I just became aware of the existence of these things and I’m fascinated.  And zomg they are On Sale!

Must…
Resist…

***UPDATE***  Aggie had trouble looking at the manly blue ones.  They make purty ones for ladies too Aggie!
They're FABulous!

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1. Lemur King - January 28, 2010

You’re opening yourself up to one of the very problems shoes were supposed to avoid – racking a toe when you stub a foot.

You my friend need a 12-Step program.

Visa-Master-Amex-Aholics Anonymous.

They do look cool don’t they? What if your toes are longer or shorter than the toes shown, like you run into with gloves?

2. Enas Yorl - January 28, 2010

Hey, I can quit whenever I want to! I…just don’t want to.

Yah, they address that. If your middle toe is more than 1/6th of an inch longer than your big toe they might not fit too well. I’m going to measure my feet when I get home tonight. I gotta say that sale they’re having isn’t much: “Regular price: $75! Our price: $75!”

They seem to be a little unclear on the concept there.

3. Lemur King - January 28, 2010

Could be worse… “For now only, 2 pairs for $160!!!”

4. LC Aggie Sith - January 28, 2010

Enas…ON sale and FOR sale= same thing, remember?

And no offense, but these shoes make me queasy….may have to take a tipple to steady meself 😉

5. Nicole - January 29, 2010

Oh… can’t do those shoes. Too freaky deaky. Plus, while I do love shoes, having come into that gene late in my development, I rarely pay more than about $25 for a pair. 😛

6. Enas Yorl - January 29, 2010

Oh come on Nicole! Let your freaky deaky flag fly!
These are a bit pricey (crap, EVERYTHING I buy these days is a bit pricey) but I’m actually kind of used to paying 60-70 dollars for a good pair of comfortable athletic shoes. Sometimes I can find some around $50 if I get lucky and I find a sale and I get REAL lucky and they have them in my size. AND they’re not completely hideous. Yah I know that’s kind of odd considering these toe shoes. But these aren’t ugly, they’re just…well, freaky deaky. 😀

7. LC Aggie Sith - January 29, 2010

Thanks Enas…the purply ones are better to look at 😀

Still, not my kind of footwear….. I can see hubby’s face if I were to wear these, and hear the comments uttered… 😉

8. Nicole - January 29, 2010

I have a plan, though, and it works. If I pay less money for lower quality shoes, that means I get to buy shoes more often. It’s a win. 🙂

9. LC Aggie Sith - January 29, 2010

ROFL, Nicole!!!! I do that too!!!!

10. Steamboat McGoo - January 29, 2010

If you step in some mud those things are gonna leave some really interesting footprints. Grocery-shopping would be especially fun, too.

That’s two good reasons to buy a pair, right there…

11. mrmacs - January 30, 2010

Yes, they look goofy.
Yes, they are comfortable after you get used to the material between your toes.
Yes, they are a pain to put on the first few times, they are a tight fit
Yes, your feet hurt for a while, especially if you have flat feet.
Yes, your feet will get stronger as you wear them.

No, I haven’t lost any weight wearing them. I have to remember to get my fat a$$ on the treadmill while I’m wearing them. Regularly.

12. Enas Yorl - January 30, 2010

Welcome Mrmacs! Thanks for the input. I’m pretty sure I’m going to get some soon. I just having trouble deciding which ones to go for – classic or the sprint? The classic looks like it’s maybe the best for wearing around the house, but the sprint looks like it’s more versatile in terms of doing more outdoors / around town. Around people. 😀

And yah, if’n you wanna lose weight then getting your a$$ on a treadmill will help that a lot. I’ve lost 88 pounds so far!

13. Enas Yorl - January 30, 2010

Man, finding a place that has my size in stock is a pain. Everybody seems to be out for some reason. Maybe they all read the same article I read Instapundit linked the other day.

14. Lemur King - January 30, 2010

Used to be a barefoot runner, myself. Back when no body part ever even felt like it could wear out I even did it on blacktop. Running at night, around midnight on a summer’s night was just the awesomest. Went for a run one night and came back up to my folk’s house and went in for a drink of ice water and my mother yelled. Apparently I’d run through broken glass and never noticed it. Takes a bit to get clear glass out of your foot. It was then I decided that perhaps shoes were of some use after all.

Good job, Enas! 88 freakin’ pounds. Picture that as a big ol’ bucket of congealed bacon fat, and your achievement seems all the more amazing. I mean, 88 lbs of ANYTHING is a honkin’ pile of it, and you took it off through diet and exercise – and no small amount of determination.

15. Lipstick - January 30, 2010

Enas, Mr. Lipstick has these shoes and he loves them! Yeah they look funny, and he was a bit skeptical, but he got some anyway.

His shin splints are now gone. I’ll consult him tomorrow for more specific feedback and report back.

16. Enas Yorl - January 30, 2010

I don’t intend to do much running, but I do like going barefoot. Since I’ve got the Diabeetus, that isn’t such a good idea. Plus these are flat-out cool looking. I did manage to find a place that had my size of the black ones in stock so I got them. Free delivery too! Hopefully they’ll get here by next weekend.

I’ve read some reviews Lipstick and that seems to be the general trend – initial skepticism followed by “wow these are great!”. What type did Mr. L get? I got the “Classic” style. Does he have more than one kind? We need a full report here.

Yah 88 pounds is a lot of pounds. Still have a ways to go though, but I’m working on it!

17. Lipstick - February 3, 2010

Enas, I haven’t forgotten — it’s just so hard to get a few minutes with Mr. L. lately. He’s sleeping at odd hours and going to classes all day. Then I forget to ask when I do see him. So I haven’t forgotten, I just can’t remember when it counts!

18. Lipstick - February 5, 2010

OK, here are the shoes Mr L has (he chose these partly for the strap so they’ll stay on):

http://www.travelcountry.com/shop/vibram-fivefingers/barefooting-shoes/vibram-fivefingers-kso-mens.html?RefId=29&RefType=Affiliate

He likes them, but finds them slippery on wet surfaces. He has his eye on these with more traction:

http://www.travelcountry.com/shop/vibram-fivefingers/barefooting-shoes/vibram-fivefingers-kso-trek-mens.html?RefId=29&RefType=Affiliate

19. Enas Yorl - February 6, 2010

Thanks for the followup Lipstick! Mine are scheduled to arrive on Monday. Can’t hardly wait!


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