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Ugly Shoes Make Headlines (Read 1338 times)


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    • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

    • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

      And there you have it.

       

      Hey, at least these "ugly" shoes make more sense and feel better than high heels.  Nothing like wearing shoes that squish your toes together and make you balance on your forefoot.  I guess they make your calves look nice in a dress, but then again, so does running.

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      Julia1971


        Just more evidence I need to get Stacey and Clinton to show up at a race and do some ambush make overs.  Smile

         

        I've seen people walking around the city in Vibrams.  Are the soles pretty think/resilient?  Because there's all kinds of broken glass and stuff on the ground.  I would worry about stepping on something bad.

        The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. – Chinese Proverb

          Just more evidence I need to get Stacey and Clinton to show up at a race and do some ambush make overs.  Smile

           

          I've seen people walking around the city in Vibrams.  Are the soles pretty think/resilient?  Because there's all kinds of broken glass and stuff on the ground.  I would worry about stepping on something bad.

           

          it would be pretty hard to get a piece of glass to puncture any shoe. if you did happen to step on something that would go through the vibram sole and into your foot, theres not much any other shoe could do to prevent it.

            I bet there are a ton more injuries for which heels are to blame, as opposed to those for which not enough sole is to blame.

            Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.

            Julia1971


              it would be pretty hard to get a piece of glass to puncture any shoe. if you did happen to step on something that would go through the vibram sole and into your foot, theres not much any other shoe could do to prevent it.

               

              Good to know.  I've never seen one up close - only on other runners/walkers - and the sole seemed thin to me from far away.

              The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. – Chinese Proverb

                I bet there are a ton more injuries for which heels are to blame, as opposed to those for which not enough sole is to blame.

                 +1.  I cannot walk in heels safely, but I can walk for miles in my race flats with no issues.

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                  I've seen people walking around the city in Vibrams.  Are the soles pretty think/resilient?  Because there's all kinds of broken glass and stuff on the ground.  I would worry about stepping on something bad.

                   

                   

                  DH just mentioned that even more! people at his office are wearing them (like 5 or 6?).  Mostly the hipster 20 somethings, and not runners.  Glass won't go through what so ever but you will feel it a lot more than a regular shoe.

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