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Posts Tagged ‘Shoes’

“What have children ever done for us?”

In Adventures on December 13, 2009 at 12:52 am

“Well, they make our shoes and wallets.”

— Kenneth Parcell, 30 Rock



In Adventures on September 2, 2009 at 12:06 am

I didn’t know this was a thing: Sneakerheads pay big bucks for rare kicks.

I like shoes as much as the next guy, but something about this seems excessive. Not really MITUSA-friendly, if you ask me. There’s something about hoarding stuff, much less hoarding brand new, really expensive sneakers that comes across as distasteful. Like driving a Hummer or building a McMansion.

You can buy shoes. Buy lots of shoes even. But maybe stop before you need to rent a separate apartment for your shoes. And maybe go see a play or something.


I just fixed my shoes.

In Adventures on April 27, 2009 at 12:12 am

I just fixed my shoes. And not with duct tape, either.

I took my favorite pair of loafers–which were suffering from a condition I like to call “unnecessary dual inverted sole ventilation”–to the cobbler not far from work. I expected him to laugh in my face. Instead he said something else: Read the rest of this entry »

What it says on the New Balance tag

In Stuff on January 20, 2009 at 1:16 pm

New Balance: A commitment to U.S. manufacturing.

Many of our shoes are produced in one of six United States factories. While most of the footwear industry has moved its production overseas to take advantage of low labor costs and generally cheaper production costs, we continue to have many of our shoes made in the United States Read the rest of this entry »

How to buy American-made shoes

In Adventures on January 19, 2009 at 10:14 pm

Today was a rousing purchasing success. I bought a tank of gasoline on the way home from work. While I was waiting for the superslow pump, I considered ducking into the station to get out of the cold and to pick up a snack. Then I thought about sifting through the available foods and having to read small print and possibly seeing something that I wanted but that didn’t work with my diet or MITUSA Read the rest of this entry »