Thursday, May 1, 2008

Is it the shoes?

My brother's got a VIP card at Road Runner sports so I took advantage of it and went with him to buy me some new running shoes today. Finally. I'd bought my last pair in Japan a few years ago (sorry, knees) so, despite being the largest size I could find, they were a little snug (sorry, toes).

Anyway, the store had a cool setup where you could run barefooted on a treadmill hooked up to a video camera so that, afterwards, you could see slow-motion footage of just how weird your feet look running barefooted on a treadmill in slow-motion. Creepy.

Oh, and get this, my right foot is half-a-size bigger than my left. Go figure. (But hey ladies, you know what they say about guys with different-length feet? We're freaks.)

I ended up buying a pair of Adidas that, while streamlined and comfortable, look like they were made from doilies and lime Jello. Is it just me or does it seem that, the more technologically advanced a pair of shoes is, the more it appears to have been created by a very gay mad scientist?

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