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8 minutes ago, splunch said:

Minimalist-- but not the completely flat toe shoes --are fine for handball, tennis, about anything but basketball.  The toe shoes come in lots of varieties, some of which are flimsier, good for straight jogging down the road, others built for running up mountains and through streams, whatever you're doing with them.  The fact that you aren't running on a piece of foam means that until the shoes actually fall apart, they're just as good as the day you bought them.  As you start to add support of various types, that support becomes the weak link, and it generally will start to fall apart after about 3 months for a moderate runner who runs 3 or 4 times a week a few miles.  Or even just doing squats or whatever in the gym.  They start to go uneven, and at that point, they are more harm than good.  

 

Are you referrin' to the NB Minimus?

 

They make great shoes and they are made in America.

 

But unless I'm in the field or in a suite? I live in the things.

 

Kirkland cross-trainers seem to take the beatin' pretty well... for a $15 pair of leather upper shoes.

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1 hour ago, Blue Devil said:

 

Thanks.

 

"It's not the years... it's the mileage."

 

Ha!

Time is on your side 

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On 8/11/2019 at 1:22 PM, Blue Devil said:

How Long Do Your Shoes Last?

 

Was movin' into a new pair of $15 Costco Kirkland Signature Leather upper cross-trainers, and asked myself that question.

 

The old pair is beat to crap, inside and out.

 

They lasted about a year, which is pretty good, considering...

 

I hike 30 miles a week.

 

...and run 15 miles a week.

 

That's over 2,250 road miles a year.

I really only buy New Balance running shoes now.  My knees and hips need to outlast cheap shoes.  I find that only New Balance provides me with adequate cushion and support.  To each his own - you can invest in good quality shoes or a good quality knee replacement.  Costco is good for some stuff - not good shoes.  As an intelligent woman once told me "don't buy your clothing where you buy your food". 

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On 8/11/2019 at 3:34 PM, XavierOnassis said:

I find that I can buy a pair of used Nikes for $3-$8 and they will last me well over a year. I do  not know about Costco's brand of shoes. I spend 2 hours in a gym 5 days a week.

Exercise is not a Liberal or a Conservative thing.

The gel material in good running shoes has a shelf life - if you run (jog), you are not doing yourself any favors by going cheap on your running shoes.   Miles and Time will degrade the key materials.

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29 minutes ago, Skans said:

I really only buy New Balance running shoes now.  My knees and hips need to outlast cheap shoes.  I find that only New Balance provides me with adequate cushion and support.  To each his own - you can invest in good quality shoes or a good quality knee replacement.  Costco is good for some stuff - not good shoes.  As an intelligent woman once told me "don't buy your clothing where you buy your food". 

 

Again, NB makes great stuff... in America!

 

But I'm stuck on these Kirkland "Court Classics".

 

They do the hard surface hikin'/runnin'/courts that are my day-to-day.

 

 

Generally don't run more that 3-miles at a stretch, though.

 

That's long enough for cardio, and then 1/2 miles for time in the sand or grass do the shreadin'.

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50 minutes ago, Imgreatagain said:

Time is on your side 

 

I can actually make time.

 

...or, almost make it stand still.

 

Little trick I learned.

 

8>)

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Before marrying my one and only wife of over 35 years, my girlfriends lasted 2 months on average.

 

My shoes go about 4 of 5 months, these days  .  .  .  Adidas.

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Just now, JinnMartini said:

Before marrying my one and only wife of over 35 years, my girlfriends lasted 2 months on average.

 

My shoes go about 4 of 5 months, these days  .  .  .  Adidas.

Shoes much better investment .. thatsnd guns. 

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Just now, Imgreatagain said:

Shoes much better investment .. thatsnd guns. 

 

You may have my shoes  .  .  .  don't even THINK of taking my guns away from me.

My hands itch when someone bring that up in my presence.

 

I think I'l go out to Target, to buy my second AR15.

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On 8/11/2019 at 11:22 AM, Blue Devil said:

How Long Do Your Shoes Last?

 

Was movin' into a new pair of $15 Costco Kirkland Signature Leather upper cross-trainers, and asked myself that question.

 

The old pair is beat to crap, inside and out.

 

They lasted about a year, which is pretty good, considering...

 

I hike 30 miles a week.

 

...and run 15 miles a week.

 

That's over 2,250 road miles a year.

My shoes only last for a couple dozen leftist azz kickings.  :)

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2 minutes ago, personreal said:

My shoes only last for a couple dozen leftist azz kickings.  :)

 

Scotch-Guard...?

 

foot-n-ass.png

 

Ha!

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Just now, Blue Devil said:

 

Scotch-Guard...?

 

foot-n-ass.png

 

Ha!

LOL...now I can make it to 4 dozen.  :)

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6 minutes ago, JinnMartini said:

 

You may have my shoes  .  .  .  don't even THINK of taking my guns away from me.

My hands itch when someone bring that up in my presence.

 

I think I'l go out to Target, to buy my second AR15.

What does it mean when your ears are burning? 

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1 minute ago, Imgreatagain said:

What does it mean when your ears are burning? 

 

His head's on fire?

 

Ha!

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15 minutes ago, Imgreatagain said:

No - that’s liar pants on fire. 

 

 

Pragmatism - can get in the way of idioms.

 

Ha!

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13 hours ago, Squatchman said:

  Fag shoes.

  No work boots?

  Oh wait.

  You're a retired old guy.

 Cross trainers are for cross dressers.

 Are your cross trainers equipped with the velcro instead of laces too?

 

Do I look like a retired old guy...?

 

 

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Ha!

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The OP tries to infer that liberals are more likely to be lazy and therefore not wear their shoes out. If I had to demarcate (judge how lazy someone is),  I would say it is the hands and not feet that mark the difference. A lot of affluent, urban dwelling left-leaning are quite active when it comes to the gym, running, walking, hiking. Now, have them attempt to lay concrete, install fencing, dig fence posts, fix small engines/carburetors, etc. and they come up lame. No way to prove/quantify this but that is my experience. 

 

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14 hours ago, impartialobserver said:

The OP tries to infer that liberals are more likely to be lazy and therefore not wear their shoes out. If I had to demarcate (judge how lazy someone is),  I would say it is the hands and not feet that mark the difference. A lot of affluent, urban dwelling left-leaning are quite active when it comes to the gym, running, walking, hiking. Now, have them attempt to lay concrete, install fencing, dig fence posts, fix small engines/carburetors, etc. and they come up lame. No way to prove/quantify this but that is my experience. 

 

 

Well, been thinkin' on this one a bit.

 

And I guess what comes to me the most is: Why would a Liberal get in shape in the first place?

 

Bein' in shape - is an enabler. It's about being capable of Accomplishment a/o Competition - neither which are planks of the Adolescent Socialist/Liberal mind.

 

The only things I can think of are possibly Self-gratification w/o Accomplishment, like sight-seeing, or preening for each other. Or Avoidance from things they fear, like pain or illness or paying for stuff they don't want like medical expenses.

 

Ya see?

 

For me, being in shape enables me to combat Evil and have a fair chance of kickin' it's ass; or to compete in the 16,000 ft^3, 3-D chess board/Dojo that is the Handball court, and win. I can sail on the open ocean, or carry heavy rocks and chop wood to make a fire.

 

And it enables me to do hard work. Lots of hard work.

 

Yet Adolescent Socialists/Liberals flock to their local gym, so they can be hip, and wear their trendy work-out gear.

 

...and still be essentially useless.

 

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, Blue Devil said:

 

Well, been thinkin' on this one a bit.

 

And I guess what comes to me the most is: Why would a Liberal get in shape in the first place?

 

Bein' in shape - is an enabler. It's about being capable of Accomplishment a/o Competition - neither which are planks of the Adolescent Socialist/Liberal mind.

 

The only things I can think of are possibly Self-gratification w/o Accomplishment, like sight-seeing, or preening for each other. Or Avoidance from things they fear, like pain or illness or paying for stuff they don't want like medical expenses.

 

Ya see?

 

For me, being in shape enables me to combat Evil and have a fair chance of kickin' it's ass; or to compete in the 16,000 ft^3, 3-D chess board/Dojo that is the Handball court, and win. I can sail on the open ocean, or carry heavy rocks and chop wood to make a fire.

 

And it enables me to do hard work. Lots of hard work.

 

Yet Adolescent Socialists/Liberals flock to their local gym, so they can be hip, and wear their trendy work-out gear.

 

...and still be essentially useless.

 

 

 

 

My guess is that they get in shape in order to avoid medical expenses and brag to each other about how they can run x miles, be at the gym for x hours, etc. I go to the gym for strengthen my back and to enable me to stay active with my kids. Its a way of staying young and being able to actively play/explore with my kids. I like being the dad that takes my kids to far flung and remote destinations and still has the energy to keep up with them. 

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1 minute ago, impartialobserver said:

My guess is that they get in shape in order to avoid medical expenses and brag to each other about how they can run x miles, be at the gym for x hours, etc. I go to the gym for strengthen my back and to enable me to stay active with my kids. Its a way of staying young and being able to actively play/explore with my kids. I like being the dad that takes my kids to far flung and remote destinations and still has the energy to keep up with them. 

What a nice mindset! Well said . 

I think of any liberal - and I see the following: 

wearing a visor

running with their very expensive breed of dog

man suv with dumb stickers all over it bragging about their child’s accomplishments 

sitting at Starbucks using free WiFi 

bringing their own straws to the bar buying high and booze and leaving you crappy tips

talking on and on about pretentious accomplishments that only ends when their friends interior to one-up with theirs . 

 

Just a few observations I’ve made 

   

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9 minutes ago, Imgreatagain said:

What a nice mindset! Well said . 

I think of any liberal - and I see the following: 

wearing a visor

running with their very expensive breed of dog

man suv with dumb stickers all over it bragging about their child’s accomplishments 

sitting at Starbucks using free WiFi 

bringing their own straws to the bar buying high and booze and leaving you crappy tips

talking on and on about pretentious accomplishments that only ends when their friends interior to one-up with theirs . 

 

Just a few observations I’ve made 

   

The desire to brag about your accomplishments is universal. Spent many months in Eastern Idaho... they were catching fish the size of school busses and shooting elk that one had to load on a flat bed truck. They were magically surviving wolf and grizzly attacks (keep in mind that these were and are very rare in this area). 

 

I do laugh at them owning SUV's. Quite a few in the office drive fancy SUV's. They have no kids and they are not the type to go into the mountains. In short, its preening or keeping up with the jones's. I drive a very small fuel efficient car and care not if anyone else approves. 40 mile commute one way every day and lots of traffic for most of it. It does me no favors in January but more often than not, it serves its purpose. No need to spend more on gas, tires, and maintenance just to impress others/liberals. 

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23 hours ago, splunch said:

Minimalist-- but not the completely flat toe shoes --are fine for handball, tennis, about anything but basketball.  The toe shoes come in lots of varieties, some of which are flimsier, good for straight jogging down the road, others built for running up mountains and through streams, whatever you're doing with them.  The fact that you aren't running on a piece of foam means that until the shoes actually fall apart, they're just as good as the day you bought them.  As you start to add support of various types, that support becomes the weak link, and it generally will start to fall apart after about 3 months for a moderate runner who runs 3 or 4 times a week a few miles.  Or even just doing squats or whatever in the gym.  They start to go uneven, and at that point, they are more harm than good.  

My experience is that running shoes last a very long time. Nikes are great because the date is on a label in every pair. After excessive use, what I find happens is that the sole material comes unstuck. They can be glued back on, but the glue that is available to consumers is not as good as the glue the factories use. New Shoe Goo works, but there is a glue with the name 6000 is both cheaper and better. If I leave the glue to cure for a week, the reglue job will last for about a year. It is likely that any shoe made before 2010 will stay glued together.

 

I have never had anything made by Sketcher or Rockport come unglued or fall apart. 

I have never tried  toe shoes: they look very uncomfortable, as well as somewhat silly.

The idea of running barefoot does not appeal to be at all. Going barefoot has only bad memories for me. I am not a runner: I do aerobics and use a treadmill.

 

I suspect one reason that they choose to make these in Vietnam and China is that the solvent in the glue is so toxic it is banned for use by human assembly workers in the US.

My experience is that Super glue is essentially useless for anything that moves. It is okay for reglueing vases and such.

 

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28 minutes ago, XavierOnassis said:

My experience is that running shoes last a very long time. Nikes are great because the date is on a label in every pair. After excessive use, what I find happens is that the sole material comes unstuck. They can be glued back on, but the glue that is available to consumers is not as good as the glue the factories use. New Shoe Goo works, but there is a glue with the name 6000 is both cheaper and better. If I leave the glue to cure for a week, the reglue job will last for about a year. It is likely that any shoe made before 2010 will stay glued together.

 

I have never had anything made by Sketcher or Rockport come unglued or fall apart. 

I have never tried  toe shoes: they look very uncomfortable, as well as somewhat silly.

The idea of running barefoot does not appeal to be at all. Going barefoot has only bad memories for me. I am not a runner: I do aerobics and use a treadmill.

 

I suspect one reason that they choose to make these in Vietnam and China is that the solvent in the glue is so toxic it is banned for use by human assembly workers in the US.

My experience is that Super glue is essentially useless for anything that moves. It is okay for reglueing vases and such.

 

Typical Nike AH!!!

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