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More oxymoron shoes

Discussion in 'Biomechanics, Sports and Foot orthoses' started by Simon Spooner, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. Griff

    Griff Moderator

    Choo-choo... all aboard! Tickets please...

    I actually commented on this at about 8am this morning on the Daily Mail website, but is has not been published yet and it 'awaiting moderation' apparently. Very strange, as I have seen 9 more comments get published since?

    Perhaps it's because I added a web link to my blog in it as a bit of shameless self promotion... :eek:

    EDIT: Now there have been 15 comments since I posted mine. Do the Daily Mail not like me?
  2. Nilsen

    Nilsen Active Member

    can i have a pair of shoes that trick my body into thinking i'm thin?
  3. I suspect it because they don't like your shameless self-promotion. Either that or because you're a bit ginger... sorry, strawberry blonde.
  4. blinda

    blinda MVP

    Funny you should say that. I was looking at your blog the other day, Ian, and my daughter said, "Is that Simon Pegg?"
  5. Griff

    Griff Moderator

    I've resubmitted the comment minus the weblink. I like to refer to what hair I have left as being 'african sunset'

    Is she a fan? Meh, could be worse - someone said I reminded them of Jez from Peep Show the other day...
  6. Is that the bloke from Hot Fuzz, if so I had the same thought.

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  7. Griff

    Griff Moderator

    That's the chap Mike. And what a handsome and dapper fellow he is by the way.
  8. blinda

    blinda MVP

    Oh, yes. You`re number one fan. She prefers your blog to Facebook. In fact, she took a copy of the Kanatli et al (2001) paper on the transverse met arch to her reflexology class, to `educate` her tutor. Seriously, she did.

    She also quite likes Simon Pegg ;)
  9. Griff

    Griff Moderator

    Diverting the thread away from my Simon Pegg-esque features and back onto 'oxymoron shoes':

    My beloved golf is now being sabotaged. I'm not sure it will be as easy for Vibram to crack the golf market as it was the running market - it will go down like a sh!t sandwich at the R and A.

    Here's someone's review of playing golf in his Vibrams: http://www.independentgolfreviews.com/vibram-5-finger-shoes.html

    My favourite bit - "If you want to play golf barefoot, these are the shoes for you"

  10. It's genius. Makes me laugh every time I read such statements. You're right about the royal and ancient, they're going to love this one, not.
  11. supergpops

    supergpops Member

    I love how everything in the Daily Mail is either going to kill you or cure you.

    Plus I like how they are trying to classify everything as either causing or curing cancer based on little or no evidence.
  12. blinda

    blinda MVP

    I have an inkling that you may appreciate the far superior DM;

  13. supergpops

    supergpops Member

    Thats a great site never heard of it before its a bit like the onion but for the uk and thats not a bad thing.

    Thanks for that.

  14. Jeremy Long

    Jeremy Long Active Member

    Had a chance to browse the Terra Plana website. Funny ... never remember seeing any documentary footage of Zulu tribes people wearing 5" heels. Must be VERY healthy and natural.
  15. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Moderator

    There probably have been almost 20 new minimalist or barefoot "shoes" come on the market in the last 6 months. Some of them are from established footwear businesses; others are completely new companies. I wonder how many will survive in such a tiny market?
  16. Jeremy Long

    Jeremy Long Active Member

    Probably close to the same lifespan as single injection foam clogs and jelly sandals. Then soon to be followed by SACH heeled rocker sole shoes.
  17. footfan

    footfan Active Member

    I think he is completely right we should all stop buying clarks shoes and funding their £1 billion per annum................................is that crosshairs on his forehead i can see ???

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