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2011-09-12 11:46:38 PM
i was under the impression that he had gotten to old for this shiat.
 
2011-09-13 12:07:11 AM
He seems comfortable, so who gives a shiat?
 
2011-09-13 12:14:27 AM
It is so he can hop on a plane and go jogging with Fidel without having to change his kicks.
 
2011-09-13 12:16:53 AM
Have a pair just like them and there great
 
2011-09-13 12:58:43 AM
He's definitely getting too old for that shiat.
 
2011-09-13 03:59:16 AM
"Why the hell would you wear those ridiculous toe shoes, Danny Glover?"
"Because I'm motherfarking Danny Glover. That's why."
"... Touché, Danny Glover. Touché."
 
2011-09-13 05:59:37 AM
I'm guessing money traded hands, and the co. that makes those said, "Please wear these in public as much as possible."
 
2011-09-13 06:43:49 AM
www.popcrunch.com

"Now THAT - - that's just crazy."
 
2011-09-13 06:48:22 AM
Look, the man has a Predator kill under his belt, he can do whatever he wants.
 
2011-09-13 06:49:24 AM
What the hell? Never seen anything like those, though the color seems to go with the rest of it.
 
2011-09-13 06:56:53 AM

gopher321: I'm guessing money traded hands, and the co. that makes those said, "Please wear these in public as much as possible."


yeah because when i think of a spokesperson for an athletic shoe, i think of danny glover.

he probably just doesn't give a fark and is getting to old for this shait.
 
2011-09-13 06:57:36 AM

bayoubruce: Have a pair just like them and there great


Wearing mine as I type this.

/Isn't he too old for this shiat?
 
2011-09-13 06:59:53 AM
Vibram Five-Fingers are great shoes. I have a bunch. They just released some new ones that uses laces instead of velcro straps. I bought two pairs. I hate velcro.

We live in the 21th century. Shoes were invented before Ötzi. It's about time we brought shoe technology up to date. Five fingers are a start. Not perfect, but a huge step in the right direction.

I just wish my job would let me wear them, but they have a dress code created by nervous insecure people.
 
2011-09-13 07:04:30 AM
I wish my feet liked vibrams better-I can never get a good fit. Which sucks, because I'd love to run in them. But not wear them to French film tests. That's what the Sanuks are for....
 
2011-09-13 07:27:05 AM
Vibrams are for Paleo dweebs, stay in your basement and out of the gym or I'll drop a 25 pound plate on your foot
 
2011-09-13 07:27:54 AM
He too old for this shiat!
 
2011-09-13 07:29:00 AM
Dear starpulse,

Not everybody has a high speed connection. I'm not going to hang out while you try to jam some jackass full screen video ad down my throat. If you can't load the page within 10-15 seconds- I'm gone. There's nothing your site has to deliver that is worth me waiting around more than that. The fluff you post is readily available elsewhere.
 
2011-09-13 07:29:59 AM
I'm not understanding the FAIL tag, submitter. Are you saying that being a successful actor keeps him from wearing whatever he wants at public events honoring him?
 
2011-09-13 07:40:19 AM

RexTalionis: He seems comfortable, so who gives a shiat?


Relatively Obscure: "Why the hell would you wear those ridiculous toe shoes, Danny Glover?"
"Because I'm motherfarking Danny Glover. That's why."
"... Touché, Danny Glover. Touché."


pkellmey: I'm not understanding the FAIL tag, submitter. Are you saying that being a successful actor keeps him from wearing whatever he wants at public events honoring him?


All of these.
 
Skr
2011-09-13 07:46:25 AM
They look a bit odd, but they sure as heck look more appealing (and more comfortable) than wearing Swiss cheese as footwear.
Cheers to you Mr. Glover.
 
2011-09-13 07:51:28 AM
Has anyone yet pointed out that his chronological age has surpassed his ability to tolerate this particular type of fecal matter?
 
2011-09-13 07:52:11 AM
I bought a pair last month and wear them all the time. The exceptions being formal events (weddings) and dates. I wear them at work, around the neighborhood, at the gym, when I go swimming (worked great while trudging through the Mississippi). Some people are amused by them, some people are curious, and some have an irrational hatred of them. Whatever. They are comfortable and breath well.

I will say I went on a 3-4 mile walk in them around nearby White Bear Lake (not the whole lake) and my legs were burning afterwards. They aren't kidding when they say take is easy in them for the first week or two because you are using some different muscles when you wear them.
 
2011-09-13 07:54:53 AM
It's probably a sign of solidarity for those Venezuelans who are shoeless due to the meddling by the Yankee imperialists in the grand Bolivarian Revolution of dear leader Chavez.
 
2011-09-13 07:56:18 AM
Didn't Al Bundy invent these things?
 
2011-09-13 07:58:32 AM
Did you notice how the French are using Old Glory as a tablecloth and WHAAARGARBLE!
 
2011-09-13 08:03:56 AM
I will never look to Danny Glover for fashion inspiration again...
 
2011-09-13 08:13:09 AM
3.bp.blogspot.com

/hot and smelly, like the shoes
 
2011-09-13 08:26:03 AM

MightyPez: I bought a pair last month and wear them all the time. The exceptions being formal events (weddings) and dates.


How many weddings have you had to go to in the last month?
 
2011-09-13 08:29:30 AM

GetaLife: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 400x300]

/hot and smelly, like the shoes


I thought he invented those. With help from "God", of course....
 
2011-09-13 08:33:04 AM

TravisBickle62: Vibrams are for Paleo dweebs, stay in your basement and out of the gym or I'll drop a 25 pound plate on your foot


Ohhhh 25lbs! Real plates weigh 45lbs, but they're in the free weight room, guess you haven't seen those.
 
2011-09-13 08:34:01 AM

MightyPez: Some people are amused by them, some people are curious, and some have an irrational hatred of them.


That would be me. I know it's irrational but, damn, I hate it more than guys wearing Birkenstocks.
 
2011-09-13 08:46:09 AM
I thought they were stupid too until I started running in them. So much easier on the ol' soles. Normally our roads are fine, but lately they've been falling apart and they're littered with tiny chunks of pavement that are really hard to avoid.
 
2011-09-13 08:54:53 AM

Alphax: What the hell? Never seen anything like those, though the color seems to go with the rest of it.


Vibram Five-Fingers. Comfortable as hell (if you like being barefoot), but they make you look funny. I have a walk-around pair and a gym pair.
 
2011-09-13 08:55:31 AM
i238.photobucket.com
 
2011-09-13 08:57:09 AM
Sure, make fun of the guy wearing comfortable footwear, who is generally reasonably well-dressed for the occasion, and yet celebrate this (from a few more stories down):

http://www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/2011/09/11/victoria_beckham_t a kes_daughter_harper

Nice, carrying an infant around while wearing 6 inch stillettos/platforms around town. Have fun scraping your kid's brains off the sidewalk after you dropped him getting your heel caught in a grate or something. Not that I'm expecting Birkenstocks, but surely she could be wearing something a little bit more safe and still be fashionable.



//currently owns two pairs of fivefingers. Will wear them to work occasionally, but I will probably choose something else when I get honored for my contribution to American cinema. Like my Nike Air Rifts.
 
2011-09-13 08:57:14 AM
Wife wouldn't let me buy them after I became obsessed with these.
I now have a new piece of ammunition.
and thanks for the reviews.
 
2011-09-13 08:58:19 AM
Five Finger shoes are freaking great. I've run several 5ks in them, swam in them, etc. They're fantastic, great for ankle strength.
 
2011-09-13 09:00:53 AM
Those shoes were a gift from his good friend, Hugo.
cdn.ihatethemedia.com
 
2011-09-13 09:05:04 AM

SVenus: Wife wouldn't let me buy them after I became obsessed with these.
I now have a new piece of ammunition.
and thanks for the reviews.


If you end up getting a pair, just take some sagely advice every salesperson I talked to about them told me: hold off on running in them for a week or two. They really are different to walk in and you can really punish yourself if you run before you learn to walk, so to speak.
 
2011-09-13 09:08:36 AM
I have the Filas Exe-Toes (or whatever the hell they are called). I LOVE them for working out, but would never wear them around for just walking in. They are the most comfortable gym shoes I've ever had though and about half the price of Vibrams.
 
2011-09-13 09:10:20 AM
I mean, those shoes were a gift from his really good friend, Harry.
eltaburete.files.wordpress.com
If you knew Harry like Danny knows Harry...
 
2011-09-13 09:14:03 AM
I love mine. It took me two months to transition to running in them full time, but I will not go back to normal shoes.
 
2011-09-13 09:14:29 AM
I like being barefoot but I don't like shredding my feet since I live in a city. These are awesome shoes.

Even better, a lot of issues I was having when I ran in my Nikes have gone away completely after doing my runs in these.

I don't care if people think they look stupid - I would much rather have comfortable feet and be unfashionable than be fashionable and have torture devices strapped to my feet when it comes to just bumming around.

These and my danskos make my feet happy.
 
2011-09-13 09:14:39 AM
I'm laughing at subby while in my 5 fingers preparing to go the gym.

/ in less than 23 minutes
 
2011-09-13 09:21:34 AM

metztli: I like being barefoot but I don't like shredding my feet since I live in a city. These are awesome shoes.

Even better, a lot of issues I was having when I ran in my Nikes have gone away completely after doing my runs in these.

I don't care if people think they look stupid - I would much rather have comfortable feet and be unfashionable than be fashionable and have torture devices strapped to my feet when it comes to just bumming around.

These and my danskos make my feet happy.


I want to get a pair, but they're so goofy looking. Are the New Balance Minimus shoes a decent alternative?
 
2011-09-13 09:24:36 AM
Would like a word with the manufacturer
pattayatoday.net
 
2011-09-13 09:32:59 AM
Danny Footglover.
 
2011-09-13 09:36:47 AM
If they're comfortable, I should check them out. I've got enough foot pain already. Granted, my employers might not like me wearing them on the job, but I can get away with a few things alone on 3rd shift.
 
2011-09-13 09:40:34 AM

Alphax: If they're comfortable, I should check them out. I've got enough foot pain already. Granted, my employers might not like me wearing them on the job, but I can get away with a few things alone on 3rd shift.


Depends on the foot pain, but they could help. I had knee pain after every run for 24-48 hours when I was wearing normal running shoes. I thought wearing Vibrams would at least decrease it a little bit. Instead, my knee pain is completely gone.
 
2011-09-13 09:45:12 AM
Alphax

If they're comfortable, I should check them out. I've got enough foot pain already. Granted, my employers might not like me wearing them on the job, but I can get away with a few things alone on 3rd shift.



I've heard about those things you get away with....they are legendary.
 
2011-09-13 09:48:19 AM

unicron702: Look, the man has a Predator kill under his belt, he can do whatever he wants.

 
2011-09-13 09:50:07 AM

Alphax: If they're comfortable, I should check them out. I've got enough foot pain already. Granted, my employers might not like me wearing them on the job, but I can get away with a few things alone on 3rd shift.


My friend got them after he had leg surgery and it hurt to walk, no way he could run. The vibrams stopped the pain and numbness. Now he's training to get into the FBI, he owns maybe 8 pairs.
 
2011-09-13 09:50:24 AM

unicron702: Look, the man has a Predator kill under his belt, he can do whatever he wants.


This. Plus, I'm pretty sure he helped the Predator hide Gary Busey's body.
 
2011-09-13 09:54:56 AM
I'd love to try them, but my 3rd toe is probably way too long to fit. I don't suppose they come in mutant toe sizes.
 
2011-09-13 09:55:07 AM
I've very interested in these, especially all the reviews people have given in this thread... My only issue with them is I like wearing steel toe, just in case. Those look like if someone stepped on your toes it would hurt even more than traditional non-steel toe shoes...
 
2011-09-13 09:57:52 AM

KellyX: I've very interested in these, especially all the reviews people have given in this thread... My only issue with them is I like wearing steel toe, just in case. Those look like if someone stepped on your toes it would hurt even more than traditional non-steel toe shoes...


Very little to no protection on the top of the feet. It's a thin spandex fabric. The protection is on the bottom of the feet and the front of the toes and that's it. If someone steps on your foot or you drop something on them, it hurts.
 
2011-09-13 10:03:36 AM

MightyPez: KellyX: I've very interested in these, especially all the reviews people have given in this thread... My only issue with them is I like wearing steel toe, just in case. Those look like if someone stepped on your toes it would hurt even more than traditional non-steel toe shoes...

Very little to no protection on the top of the feet. It's a thin spandex fabric. The protection is on the bottom of the feet and the front of the toes and that's it. If someone steps on your foot or you drop something on them, it hurts.


Yeah, but you can step on Lego all day!
 
2011-09-13 10:09:58 AM
This little piggy has Plantar fasciitis - This little piggy has corns - This little piggy has Bunions - This little piggy has calluses - and this little piggy went.......wee wee wee all the way to the podiatrist
kellylangston.com
 
2011-09-13 10:10:50 AM
I hate those things, they creep me out.

Especially when worn in a formal setting, which I dont think has ever been done before. And if you want to run barefoot then just do it and stop being a pussy.
 
2011-09-13 10:10:51 AM
I was thinking about buying a pair for running, so I started doing some light barefoot jogging on a treadmill to get accustomed to running barefoot. After a month of running 10-15 minutes 3 days a week, it still felt like my achilles tendons were on fire and about to snap afterwards, so I went back to regular running shoes. My wife couldn't have been happier because they are expensive and ugly as sin.
 
2011-09-13 10:19:45 AM

realityVSperception: Dear starpulse,

Not everybody has a high speed connection. I'm not going to hang out while you try to jam some jackass full screen video ad down my throat. If you can't load the page within 10-15 seconds- I'm gone. There's nothing your site has to deliver that is worth me waiting around more than that. The fluff you post is readily available elsewhere.


The only thing wrong with this rant: the "Dear Starpulse" part. I apply this to every site on the web.

If I wanted to watch a video, I'd turn on the goddamn TV. If I wanted to hear an interview, I'd turn on the goddamn radio. I come to the internet for my news because I like to read it, which I can do in a fraction of the time it takes the slow-talkers on TV to even get through the first ten-minute segment.
 
2011-09-13 10:19:45 AM
I have a pair like in TFA and they rule. I do not run but I do walk in them and anyone thinking about getting them should take the "get used to them first" advice very seriously, I thought I had taken enough time and then tried a 4 mile walk and was hurting for a couple of weeks, now I don't even bat an eyelash at it.

All I have gotten was curiosity from other people although mom thinks they are dumb. But she's a shoe junkie.

Planning on getting at least two more pair and some socks for winter, or when I gotta wear them all day. My feet sweat a lot.
 
2011-09-13 10:28:56 AM
By now, I think it's been scientifically proven that they look ridiculous. More so if you wear them with pants. Your dad looks more fashionable in his black knee highs and jesus sandals with the tire treads on the bottom.
 
2011-09-13 10:31:17 AM

INeedAName: unicron702: Look, the man has a Predator kill under his belt, he can do whatever he wants.

This. Plus, I'm pretty sure he helped the Predator hide Gary Busey's body.


Well if you think about it, it really was a 2 man job at that point.
 
2011-09-13 10:36:18 AM
Relatively Obscure: "Why the hell would you wear those ridiculous toe shoes, Danny Glover?"
"Because I'm motherfarking Danny Glover. That's why."


Because if I was wearing normal shoes nobody would notice me.
 
2011-09-13 10:48:58 AM
I love these threads, it's like a game of "spot the tightwad"
 
2011-09-13 10:57:47 AM

dothemath: And if you want to run barefoot then just do it and stop being a pussy.


I'm sure you run barefoot all the time, don't you tough guy?
 
2011-09-13 11:08:50 AM

Barricaded Gunman: Relatively Obscure: "Why the hell would you wear those ridiculous toe shoes, Danny Glover?"
"Because I'm motherfarking Danny Glover. That's why."

Because if I was wearing normal shoes nobody would notice me.


FAIL. It was an event where HE was the main attraction since it was a farking tribute to his career.
 
2011-09-13 11:26:57 AM
I'm sure they're comfortable as hell, but you still look like a farking moron wearing those things. No one can pull these off. No one.
 
2011-09-13 01:28:33 PM
I have the same ones in the pic. Love running in them. Biked 23 miles of trails this weekend wearing them. Love'em.

/Don't give a sh*t what people think about my shoes.
 
2011-09-13 01:37:17 PM
Fawke that guy.
 
2011-09-13 01:40:42 PM
This weekend.
i853.photobucket.com
 
2011-09-13 01:41:10 PM
those things are the dumbest things around.
what i hate most is seeing most is these guys wearing them in the gym working out.
doing squats, running, cycyling. i mean doing things that you really should have some support.
i mean just to look cool? you look like a fool
 
2011-09-13 01:45:19 PM

karnal: This little piggy has Plantar fasciitis - This little piggy has corns - This little piggy has Bunions - This little piggy has calluses - and this little piggy went.......wee wee wee all the way to the podiatrist
[kellylangston.com image 640x962]


Vibrams actually help with plantar fasciitis, as well as back and knee pain. And you don't have to be a runner to benefit from them.

Also, if he was wearing a pair of $40 Converse, would this thread even exist? Of course not. But haters gonna hate toe shoes, I guess.

t1.gstatic.com
 
2011-09-13 01:52:19 PM

Freakin Rican: those things are the dumbest things around.
what i hate most is seeing most is these guys wearing them in the gym working out.
doing squats, running, cycyling. i mean doing things that you really should have some support.
i mean just to look cool? you look like a fool


Such irony...
 
2011-09-13 01:57:50 PM

Freakin Rican: those things are the dumbest things around.
what i hate most is seeing most is these guys wearing them in the gym working out.
doing squats, running, cycyling. i mean doing things that you really should have some support.
i mean just to look cool? you look like a fool



You do realize people wear these and chucks at the gym because you want a flat-sole while lifting, right? It has nothing to do with looking cool.

/of course you don't
 
2011-09-13 01:58:04 PM

afghanistanimation: This weekend.
[i853.photobucket.com image 640x382]


Nice view. Where was that taken, if you don't mind ?
 
2011-09-13 02:05:25 PM

Mike Chewbacca:

Vibrams actually help with plantar fasciitis, as well as back and knee pain. And you don't have to be a runner to benefit from them.

Also, if he was wearing a pair of $40 Converse, would this thread even exist? Of course not. But haters gonna hate toe shoes, I guess.

[t1.gstatic.com image 254x198]


Funny enough, the old Converse Chuck All-Stars have some of the same side-effects as wearing FiveFingers. They don't really have any support, and have zero-drop from heel to toe, and the padding is kind of suspect. Which are good things in the world of barefoot training.

Granted, you aren't getting the "ground feel" that you get with the FiveFingers (which is hard to explain if you aren't going to wear the Vibrams), and you are missing out on the monkey-ness of using your toes and all the parts of your feet if you do trail running/hiking.

But there's something to be said about using the $40 Chucks instead of the $100 running/ training shoe if you are looking to get some of the same benefits as you would barefoot training, and if you have issue with the fashionability of toe-shoes.
 
2011-09-13 02:10:57 PM

RexTalionis: He seems comfortable, so who gives a shiat?


this
 
2011-09-13 02:28:42 PM
If I could get them in a size 16 I'd wear them every day.
 
2011-09-13 02:32:32 PM

Tad_Waxpole: I'm sure you run barefoot all the time, don't you tough guy?


Ive been running barefoot for two years. So suck it.
 
2011-09-13 02:38:43 PM

Mike Chewbacca: Also, if he was wearing a pair of $40 Converse, would this thread even exist? Of course not. But haters gonna hate toe shoes, I guess.


$40? I've never paid more than $25 for a pair of Chuck Taylors.

/don't wear them anymore as they're shiatty shoes to cycle in.
 
2011-09-13 02:40:26 PM

jgilb: afghanistanimation: This weekend.
[i853.photobucket.com image 640x382]

Nice view. Where was that taken, if you don't mind ?


Northwest of Little Rock, AR, along the Arkansas river. Mountain bike trails.
 
2011-09-13 02:51:02 PM

LittleSmitty:


Well that's certainly disturbing
 
2011-09-13 03:17:55 PM
Hello shoe folk,

I'm a novice runner and I'll be doing my first 5k in about a month. I've been training for it in a pair of new balance sneakers, but they're starting to wear out. What would suggest as a cheap sneaker for an off road 5k trail?

Thanks!!
 
2011-09-13 03:42:03 PM
Fail?

Those shoes are all I wear anymore. Wear them for a week, and your feet will refuse to stuff themselves into anything else. And when you finally figure out that the 2nd and 3rd toes are the ones propelling you across the floor, not the big toe, you'll see the flaw in hard-soled shoes.

Oh, and I am fifty-two years old, and I don't really care what people think anymore. But Danny's shoes are stylin'!
 
2011-09-13 03:59:27 PM
I'm also on the "love my Vibram Five Fingers" team. I wear them anywhere I would normally like to be barefoot: picnics, hiking, boating, etc. Great footwear. Looking to get a second pair for the occasional jog.
 
2011-09-13 04:12:30 PM

Dwight_Yeast: Mike Chewbacca: Also, if he was wearing a pair of $40 Converse, would this thread even exist? Of course not. But haters gonna hate toe shoes, I guess.

$40? I've never paid more than $25 for a pair of Chuck Taylors.


Shiat, I need to visit Philly, then. Cheapest I can find them around here is $31.

/Chucks, for those occasions when you'd rather be barefoot or wearing sandals, but the hostess might object.
//And Vibrams are the best thing for yardwork EVAR
 
2011-09-13 04:12:46 PM
Honestly? I miss my tabi boots. They were very comfortable.

Yes, the big toe is separate. No, it doesn't hurt.
 
2011-09-13 04:27:35 PM

bayoubruce: Have a pair just like them and there great


where great?

/has a pair too.. loves em'.
 
2011-09-13 04:36:29 PM
 
2011-09-13 05:04:48 PM

lisarenee3505: Why you should never wear these dorky-ass shoes for running (or anything else if you ever expect to attract a mate) (new window)

\'nuff said


are you trolling? I hope so. I'll bite anyway.

That person is using incorrect form and is still heel striking. Doesn't matter what shoes he is wearing, his form is bad. Doesn't mean VFF's are bad shoes.
 
2011-09-13 05:19:18 PM

lisarenee3505: Why you should never wear these dorky-ass shoes for running (or anything else if you ever expect to attract a mate) (new window)

\'nuff said



Wow, thanks for that wealth of knowledge. I'll be sure to bracket that right up there "The banana was made perfectly for our hands."
 
2011-09-13 05:58:28 PM

CastorPimp: are you trolling? I hope so.


Good call. From her profile, under "Warning": Trollie McTrollersen is Trollerific!

And yet, the author of the link (which I haven't checked for derp) still exists... :(
 
2011-09-13 06:32:46 PM
...I have nothing against Vibrim's, but I'm surprised at people who think that only minimalist footwear leads to proper form.

Vibrim's doesn't magically change your form to eliminate heel strike. It can help, but I have just as great as form in my $30 blowout-sale Asics from shoe carnival...
 
2011-09-13 11:47:00 PM
rocky_howard: FAIL. It was an event where HE was the main attraction since it was a farking tribute to his career.

Which only made it to Fark (and hence, to me) because he was wearing retarded, situation-inappropriate, AW footwear.
 
2011-09-14 12:35:27 AM

thomps: i was under the impression that he had gotten to old for this shiat.


I think he's just too old to give a shiat.
 
2011-09-14 01:13:39 AM
I actually love to run barefoot and do it as much as possible so I might pick up a pair for winter running shoes.
 
2011-09-14 07:58:59 AM

braedan: Hello shoe folk,

I'm a novice runner and I'll be doing my first 5k in about a month. I've been training for it in a pair of new balance sneakers, but they're starting to wear out. What would suggest as a cheap sneaker for an off road 5k trail?

Thanks!!


A 5k is too short for it to really matter. Any basic New Balance running shoe would be fine.

sattizahn: ...I have nothing against Vibrim's, but I'm surprised at people who think that only minimalist footwear leads to proper form.

Vibrim's doesn't magically change your form to eliminate heel strike. It can help, but I have just as great as form in my $30 blowout-sale Asics from shoe carnival...


Have you tried it? You can still heel strike in Vibrams for a few miles. Then the pain will force you into a fore-foot strike.
 
2011-09-14 10:48:37 PM
You people seriously go hiking in these things?

I've probably walked more in my life than ten random people combined. Serious about that. Walking great distances has been a sort of weird hobby of mine since I was a kid. When I was sixteen I walked to a neighboring city, sixty miles away. Yes, walked. What can I say, I do my best thinking while walking. Done most of the Appalachian Trail. Walked from the beach, to the bay, to the beach, and back to the bay again, in San Francisco... in one day. Yeah, seven miles each way.

Eventually, I destroyed the arches in my feet (yeah, they tore in half) and my knees. My foot arches now have big lumps of scar tissue in them, and when I first stand up in the morning, I feel like I'm being stabbed in the arches with knives as the blood rushes to the farked up areas and pain is induced. The reason why this happened to me? Well, because I'm a crazy-ass walker, and due to the LACK OF PROPER ARCH SUPPORT in shiatty shoes. These ridiculous toe-shoes have, as far as I can tell, practically zero arch support.

Other foot injuries I've incurred include not once, but twice having my shoe skewered by random plant-barbs. Bamboo or something, I don't know. All I know is that the stem, trunk, or whatever of two random plants - or the same insidious plant, twice - have managed to drive right through the rubber soles of my shoes and spear my foot, deeply, requiring a trip to the doc for tetanus shots in case that was a random rusty nail, or something. After the second injury I switched to boots with steel plates in the arches.

Then there's the sprained ankles, which need no explanation. But it really sucked ass when it happened on a deep hike in the woods, and I had to fashion a makeshift walking stick and hobble my way back to civilization. Because I wasn't wearing footwear with proper ankle support at the time.

But, whatever. You guys enjoy your 'comfy' footwear. I still think you're farking idiots. When the helicopter has to fly you to safety, there will be a ridiculous photograph of you, on a stretcher, with one farked-up foot, and one good foot that's wearing a stupid-ass, useless, dangerous, ugly, but COMFY! toe-shoe-thing.
 
2011-09-16 01:25:21 AM

Samwise Gamgee: You people seriously go hiking in these things?

I've probably walked more in my life than ten random people combined. Serious about that. Walking great distances has been a sort of weird hobby of mine since I was a kid. When I was sixteen I walked to a neighboring city, sixty miles away. Yes, walked. What can I say, I do my best thinking while walking. Done most of the Appalachian Trail. Walked from the beach, to the bay, to the beach, and back to the bay again, in San Francisco... in one day. Yeah, seven miles each way.

Eventually, I destroyed the arches in my feet (yeah, they tore in half) and my knees. My foot arches now have big lumps of scar tissue in them, and when I first stand up in the morning, I feel like I'm being stabbed in the arches with knives as the blood rushes to the farked up areas and pain is induced. The reason why this happened to me? Well, because I'm a crazy-ass walker, and due to the LACK OF PROPER ARCH SUPPORT in shiatty shoes. These ridiculous toe-shoes have, as far as I can tell, practically zero arch support.

Other foot injuries I've incurred include not once, but twice having my shoe skewered by random plant-barbs. Bamboo or something, I don't know. All I know is that the stem, trunk, or whatever of two random plants - or the same insidious plant, twice - have managed to drive right through the rubber soles of my shoes and spear my foot, deeply, requiring a trip to the doc for tetanus shots in case that was a random rusty nail, or something. After the second injury I switched to boots with steel plates in the arches.

Then there's the sprained ankles, which need no explanation. But it really sucked ass when it happened on a deep hike in the woods, and I had to fashion a makeshift walking stick and hobble my way back to civilization. Because I wasn't wearing footwear with proper ankle support at the time.

But, whatever. You guys enjoy your 'comfy' footwear. I still think you're farking idiots. When the helicopter has to fly you to safety, there will be a ridiculous photograph of you, on a stretcher, with one farked-up foot, and one good foot that's wearing a stupid-ass, useless, dangerous, ugly, but COMFY! toe-shoe-thing.


If I were simply walking into Mordor I'd probably wear something a bit more protective..

/I keed
 
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