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01-03-2013, 03:49 PM
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I agree with Al Bundy above. I'm usually a pretty cheapass mofo, but when it comes to shoes, I never sacrifice price for comfort. So many people don't even realize that...shoes are essentially a necessity in your everyday life and thus should be comfortable. Buying shoes for the sake of them being on your feet is just so...silly. Buy nice shoes to take stress off your joints.

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01-03-2013, 04:01 PM
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I only lift while kneeling, personally.
I really don't want to know what you're lifting.

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01-03-2013, 04:05 PM
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Pffft real men don't wear shoes when lifting.
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Shoeless > workout shoes
Yeah that why none of the Olympic weightlifters at the London Games lifted barefoot.

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Yeah that why none of the Olympic weightlifters at the London Games lifted barefoot.
Did it ever occur to you to like, not, be so instantly confrontational?

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01-03-2013, 04:16 PM
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Did it ever occur to you to like, not, be so instantly confrontational?
I'm a busy guy enlightening the ignorant. I don't have time for that stuff.

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All that data is cutting in to your shoe budget?

I'M on my feet all day and wear out tennis shoes in about 4 months.I get Dr Scholls tennis shoes at walmart for $30 ,they are great for walking/standing and last longer then name brand shoes. I have some Puma and Adidas for when I'M not working and they last a very long while as I only wear them a few hours a month.Call them my dress type shoes.They are for going out. I wear boots if I wear jeans,I would never wear tennis shoes and jeans,looks stupid.
Runners always look best with shorts or track pants. I would never wear runners with jeans. My cousin wears tennis shoes with a suit. He did at his wedding last week, looked absolutely terrible.

Suit + runners is the new hip thing.

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01-03-2013, 04:55 PM
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Your cousin is a clown

They make dress shoes for a reason

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01-03-2013, 05:18 PM
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Yeah that why none of the Olympic weightlifters at the London Games lifted barefoot.
Depends on the lift. Deadlifts and Squats are great barefoot. Many olympic lifts aren't so good barefoot.

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01-03-2013, 05:33 PM
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01-03-2013, 05:37 PM
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Depends on the lift. Deadlifts and Squats are great barefoot. Many olympic lifts aren't so good barefoot.
Shoes provide side to side stability which is useful for both deadlifts and squats they also provide an elevated heel which is useful for squats. Shoes also keep your feet from sliding on the floor.

There's a bit of a case for deadlifting barefoot because it reduces the range of motion but for squatting you are always better off wearing shoes.

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Oh my god, why do people insist on quoting posts that have a million images in them?

And I read once the average pair of nike running shoe is worth about $8 between materials, labor and distribution costs.
Ya I didnt mean to quote/repost all those horrible pictures.

If you can make a pair of shoes for $8 and sell them for $120, I need to get into the shoe business.

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01-03-2013, 09:02 PM
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I rock a completely different style than all it seems. All black. Only Jordans. I haven't bought a pair of tennis shoes that weren't that style in probably 15 years.


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01-03-2013, 09:26 PM
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They make dress shoes for a reason
You tell him that but he said runners with dress pants or suits is the new thing. He wore a navy blue suit with white runners.

Infact I use to always run into him downtown at work and he would be wearing his runners all the time with dress pants.

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I could never live in Canada. I saw someone say that a case of Budweiser costs like $45 bucks up there. And $100 for a pair of DC's? Jesus Christ.
What? Budweiser would be one of the cheapest beers here, and would be no where close to that. Probably about $30 for a case of 24.

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01-04-2013, 11:29 AM
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Even food is more expensive in Canada I guess. My Canadian friends come to their cottages here in the US and absolutely pig out and claim the same meal would cost a fortune at a restaurant in Canada. They also like to bash the US while coming here every weekend to get away from Canada

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Only retards care about workout shoes.
Then I'm a retard. If I'm running for 30-60 minutes, I don't want something that's gonna be uncomfortable. For those that are training for marathons and other distance events, I'm sure they're probably more picky (or retarded, as you like to put it) about their shoes.

I've actually been lucky with picking shoes. I know what size I wear in different shoes and then I'll shop online. 6pm.com I know is running a sale on Reebok shoes, with most of them being 30-40% off. I bought a pair of Zigtechs off of them last year and had no problems with sizing whatsoever.

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I buy expensive shoes now that my feet stopped growing.
Most of the time the shoes are great but get worn down very quickly.

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I rock a completely different style than all it seems. All black. Only Jordans. I haven't bought a pair of tennis shoes that weren't that style in probably 15 years.

The Jordans are nice, but so ****ing expensive. I rock colors, but it's always nice to have a pair of black/white high tops.

Bought a pair of overplay VII today, not the greatest look ever, but decent enough, I'll probably rock them in the summer with some shorts or something.


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The Jordans are nice, but so ****ing expensive. I rock colors, but it's always nice to have a pair of black/white high tops.

Bought a pair of overplay VII today, not the greatest look ever, but decent enough, I'll probably rock them in the summer with some shorts or something.

Basketball shoes are for playing basketball. They're too hideous to wear for any other purpose.

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Basketball shoes are for playing basketball. They're too hideous to wear for any other purpose.
Not 1980 anymore bro.

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Not 1980 anymore bro.
Still look hideous when off the court

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I have about 27 pairs of sneakers, all air max 95, 97, 24/7, 2009, 2011...a pair of black cement jordan III's and a pair of thunder spiz'ike jordans and yes I wear every single pair lol i also have some Gucci, ferragamo and mercanti fiorentini loafers/dress shoes. all in all $4-5000 at least....I don't understand how anyone can wear $40 sneakers and not feel like a loser at the same time. not trying to insult anyone, I guess things are just different in NYC

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