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Oh, Really?

Posted in random, really? with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 13, 2009 by thedith

shoesWired has a review of these new running shoes, Vibram FiveFingers (which, by the way sounds like a really fun sex toy, if you ask me…), a minimalist running shoe, that shuns the padding, thick soles, and gawdy “shock absorbing technology” like air bubbles/springs etc… of more traditional shoes; instead, the FiveFingers shoes looks kind of like a pair of gloves for your feet.  Kind of like a cross between those individual toe socks my friends and I were obsessed with in 5th grade, and Aqua Socks (aka the most fun water shoes ever).

According to Wired, so-called minimalist running footware is gaining in popularity due to “a growing body of research [that] suggests that minimal or no footwear will result in fewer running injuries.”

Scientific research aside, I kind of like these shoes. They’re kind of cool looking, in their own ugly way. And yet, I don’t know that I can get behind them; see, for me, that individual toe sock phase didn’t last very long, as I always found it uncomfortable to have my toes individually separated.  [Ed note: recently, I came up with this theory that I have an acute case of webbed feet — no seriously, I do! But that’s really an issue for another post…] So, I’m forced to conclude, that I’d love to try out running around in these babies, but also? I don’t get them.

Other things I don’t get?

  • Why anyone gives a fuck what the Obama children are wearing. Oh, and see here as well… — oh, really, The Washington Post?
  • How it took a Twitter update from Lindsay Lohan to convince Jessica Biel to break up with Justin Timberlake…orrr why my mom emailed me this story…
  • The fact that people still wear jorts, as though this is okay.
  • Daughtry
  • How the cartoons in The New Yorker are funny.
  • The fact that I still don’t know how to skateboard.
  • Why One Tree Hill still comes on tv.  Seriously, Arrested Development gets cancelled after three seasons, and yet One Tree Hill‘s been on for like ten years?
  • Tourists.
  • People who say “hecka” instead of “hella”.  This sounds ridiculous.  Just stop.
  • Why it took me so long to get into 808’s & Heartbreak.
  • Why Mel doesn’t live on the West Coast.

Vibram FiveFingers KSO and Classic Running Shoes [Wired]

Conservative Free Republic Blog in Free Speech Flap After Racial Slurs Directed at Obama Children [The Vancouver Sun] via [Gawker]

Who Are They Wearing? It’s A Matter of Public Record [The Washington Post]

Jessica Biel Calls it Quits [Wooden Spears] via My Mom