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(Starpulse)   Danny Glover one-ups the people who wear Crocs in public   (starpulse.com) divider line 101
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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,

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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.
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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.
 
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