shoes are terrible

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not really, sometimes they're useful. but they're like the word "the". look at it too closely and you start to wonder why it turned out that way and how different it could have been

https://i.imgur.com/VDHkDPu.jpg

The fuck is this shit

― calstars, Saturday, July 3, 2021 5:18 PM (twenty-two minutes ago)

beats me, it looks like something shoe-wearers would nod along to

Z_TBD (Karl Malone), Saturday, 3 July 2021 22:42 (three months ago) link

great, another shoegaze thread...

Being cheap is expensive (snoball), Saturday, 3 July 2021 22:47 (three months ago) link

i want to make expectations clear: i really don't think about or complain shoes all THAT much (in the spirit of why spend time criticizing music you don't like, or why bother criticizing something that's just not your thing but is definitely someone else's - even though i do both of those things all the time, whoops), but i hope this thread stands the test of time. like a good boot.

Z_TBD (Karl Malone), Saturday, 3 July 2021 22:56 (three months ago) link

sneaker griefer reporting for duty

calstars, Sunday, 4 July 2021 00:35 (three months ago) link

shoes are terrible

sometimes they're useful

Z_TBD (Karl Malone), Monday, 5 July 2021 16:09 (three months ago) link

for keeping feet dry and protected yes. but i can think of many times I wish there were no shoes. now is one of them.

if there were no shoes...

...we might not have been able to mine for ore and drill for oil. it would have been too sharp, potentially. stopping shoes might have saved billions of future deaths

Z_TBD (Karl Malone), Monday, 5 July 2021 16:16 (three months ago) link

so don't bother

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Y0IPTN9mMs

maf you one two (maffew12), Monday, 5 July 2021 16:17 (three months ago) link

shoes! How many of us have them?
shoes! Ones we can depend on
shoes! How many of us have them?
shoes! Before we go any further, lets take off our
shoes!

Z_TBD (Karl Malone), Monday, 5 July 2021 16:18 (three months ago) link

i'd like to see hobbits with shoes

Z_TBD (Karl Malone), Monday, 5 July 2021 16:19 (three months ago) link

i grew up in the country and did the nature boy thing for most of my childhood. luckily, did not go wook but still not a shoe guy.

i grew up wearing shoes all of the time, even inside. when i would run in the backyard, even the soft grass blades felt like gripping needles ripping through my innocent smooth flesh. but the kid down the block had no problem running barefoot.

fast forward 30 years: i invite my nephew to run around with me in my mom's backyard, and dare him to do it for barefoot. he cannot. the soft grass blades horrify him and he's like a dog wearing boots on top of boots, tip-hopping around. within 10 seconds he's back inside the house, whipping his shoes on.

epilogue:

i started taking my shoes off in early 20s. i love it, and my callouses are strong.
my nephew died of foot punctures. while stepping out of the shower, he accidentally stepped on edge of a nearby newspaper and immediately died of shock.
my mom is currently under investigation for negligent foot raising

Z_TBD (Karl Malone), Monday, 5 July 2021 16:31 (three months ago) link

My Callouses Are Strong

superb memoir title

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 5 July 2021 16:33 (three months ago) link

my rooooooots are strooooong and deeeeeeep
i'm swaaaaaying in the breeeeze

Z_TBD (Karl Malone), Monday, 5 July 2021 16:35 (three months ago) link

part of my childhood country home was a gravel driveway and i somehow convinced myself to "train my body" by walking up and down it barefoot for hours at a time. I remember it being really fucking painful but it eventually worked! It wasn't until I ran on chucks for several years that my arches fell though so i'm not sure what the moral of the story is.

shoes are the arch enemy?

intern at pelican brief consulting (Simon H.), Monday, 5 July 2021 16:42 (three months ago) link

"train my body" lol

Z_TBD (Karl Malone), Monday, 5 July 2021 16:53 (three months ago) link

arch nemesis!
my achilles heel!

Z_TBD (Karl Malone), Monday, 5 July 2021 16:53 (three months ago) link

holy sole batman

Nike Killshot = instant douche

calstars, Monday, 5 July 2021 16:56 (three months ago) link

Really? They're not my style, but they just seem like some pretty basic, nicely designed, slightly vintagey looking classic Nikes?

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 5 July 2021 16:58 (three months ago) link

Reason 1 for not going barefoot in the South: Red bugs. Reason 2: Sand burrs. Reason 3: Fire ants. Reason 4: There's a good chance that some of these may come back as the US slips further into third world status. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soil-transmitted_helminthiasis

Christine Green Leafy Dragon Indigo, Monday, 5 July 2021 17:23 (three months ago) link

it was a simpler time.
had never heard of "red bugs" but boy do i know about chiggers. apparently also called "berry bugs" which was also new to me.

I went barefoot all the time in my childhood and will only slip into sandals at home when I need to go outside.

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 5 July 2021 18:08 (three months ago) link

Footwear Back to basics: just five toes in a little room

calstars, Monday, 5 July 2021 18:09 (three months ago) link

I used to play drums in bare feet all the time. Gotta get that grip

Z_TBD (Karl Malone), Monday, 5 July 2021 18:14 (three months ago) link

Also, an old injury to my heel makes it painful to walk in flats, let alone bare feet.

Christine Green Leafy Dragon Indigo, Tuesday, 6 July 2021 01:25 (three months ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/3LcPUhy.png

Look at this bullshit

calstars, Wednesday, 14 July 2021 02:32 (three months ago) link

Got a pair of Nike Pegasus to run in and they caused blisters on the first time out. Shoes are terrible

Yours in Sorrow, A Schoolboy: (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 14 July 2021 03:40 (three months ago) link

i have a pair of shoes like that calstars

i hate them

but they're my only pair of shoes. i go barefoot most of the time these days for real

Z_TBD (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 14 July 2021 04:31 (three months ago) link

i have to say i am extremely here for calstars' shoe saltiness

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 14 July 2021 08:28 (three months ago) link

i have a pair of shoes like that calstars

i hate them

but they're my only pair of shoes. i go barefoot most of the time these days for real


I mean they’re not terrible but did they cost you $95????

calstars, Wednesday, 14 July 2021 11:56 (three months ago) link

I have to admit slip on shoes are increasingly appealing to me, not because I think they look great but because I give less of a fuck about that aspect.

Also, I kind of want to just have cheap slip ons at each of the entrances to my house at all times now because otherwise it's a pain to go in and out.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Wednesday, 14 July 2021 14:38 (three months ago) link

espadrilles are good for this

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 14 July 2021 14:42 (three months ago) link

crocs santa cruz slip-ons are ideal for that

beard papa, Thursday, 15 July 2021 02:40 (three months ago) link

the real problem here is feet. you got these perfectly serviceable legs under yr butt and then just past the ankles — i won’t even get into the ankles, fuckin ankles, sheesh — everything goes to hell. SNAKE BODIES FOR EVERYONE RIGHT NOW OR SO HELP ME I WILL CONTINUE TO GRUMBLE ABOUT FEET AND THEIR STUPID USELESS AWFUL LITTLE TOES

person (cat), Thursday, 15 July 2021 17:40 (three months ago) link

useless toes?! have you ever needed to pick up a pencil that fell to the ground? if you ban shoes and socks, you just pick it up with your little primate toefingers and smoothly pass them to your hands

Z_TBD (Karl Malone), Thursday, 15 July 2021 17:50 (three months ago) link

also think about a situation where you're hanging off a cliff by _only your toes_

bet you'd respect toes more after that!

Z_TBD (Karl Malone), Thursday, 15 July 2021 17:51 (three months ago) link

snakes seem to do better than this asshole
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pm24TJsS7VA

Yours in Sorrow, A Schoolboy: (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 15 July 2021 17:54 (three months ago) link

as a compromise i might accept tentacle toes

person (cat), Thursday, 15 July 2021 17:57 (three months ago) link

“zis snek iz ubset wid me!” exclaims dude dangling a snake by its tail

person (cat), Thursday, 15 July 2021 18:01 (three months ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/Ey5vrmH.jpg

Need more

calstars, Thursday, 15 July 2021 21:41 (three months ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/Nzn5dXl.jpg
Sensible

calstars, Saturday, 17 July 2021 19:36 (three months ago) link


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