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Archive November 2008
Sunday 2 November 2008
About a week ago I finally managed to get my crazy shoes. I was expecting them to maybe be good for climbing, and probably not to be good for running or walking though they were touted as being. But it turns out, the touts were right, these things are awesome for everything. They, as they are supposed to, feel much like being barefoot, very little pressure on the toes (unlike every other shoe ever). About ten steps in to wearing them, I discovered that I've been slamming my left heel a bit when I walk, thus explaining the calf-tendon strain I'd been experiencing. Two days wearing these when I go out, all pain gone. They don't even garner funny looks - I've worn them to the market and to the hardware shop without a second glance. I've worn them in the cold and rain, with no socks, and, yes, my feet were a bit cold, but not noticably colder than they'd have been in boots and socks. And despite the rubberiness, they also breathe better than any shoe I've worn before with the exception maybe of flip-flops. And oh, I stubbed my little toe while wearing them and it was protected.

In conclusion, highly recommended for anyone who isn't in a "dropping heavy objects on toes" zone, and whose foot-shape it looks like they could possibly fit. And who wouldn't be too embarrassed to wear them. [18:54] [7 comments]