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  • Footwear Update

    Posted by Carl from Chicago on March 21st, 2010 (All posts by )

    I was a little sleepy last weekend and we went out for lunch and I noticed something odd when I looked down at the restaurant.


    10 Responses to “Footwear Update”

    1. James R. Rummel Says:

      Close enough.

      Who looks at your feet but fetishists, anyway?

    2. david foster Says:

      If you want to do footwear blogging, it’s going to be hard to compete with Robert Avrech.

      Be sure to also click the Krauthammer link at bottom of Robert’s post.

    3. Munro Ferguson Says:

      It’d have been even better if you’d had them each on the wrong foot.

    4. dearieme Says:

      Jeans! Yuk, I see what you mean.

    5. Shannon Love Says:

      Ha! I can beat that. Try a cowboy boot on the right foot and a tennis shoe on the left.

      Tequila was involved.

    6. Jonathan Says:

      Well played.

    7. Angie Schultz Says:

      Bet you have another pair just like that at home.

    8. Paul Milenkovic Says:

      “It’d have been even better if you’d had them each on the wrong foot.”

      One of the great family stories is how Mom, Dad, and myself went to Colonial Williamsburg and took one of the guided tours. At the end of the tour, the guide trotted out examples of “Colonial Tech”, and for each antiquated practice he could think of and ask the audience, “Has anyone heard of such a thing?”, Mom’s hand would go up, “Yes, we had that when I was a child back in my native Yugoslavia!” Among them was the ambidexterous (ambi-pod-ious?) shoes, where when you put them away for the night, you switched right and left that they would not take a set.

      This went on for quite the while of Mom’s hand going up, until the guide brought out the jar of leeches. “Has anyone heard of anyone doing this?” with the big “ewww” factor. Sorry to say, my hand went up, “Yeah, I saw one of these ‘medical drama’ TV shows where they explained that leeches have a use in the surgical reattachment of severed limbs — it does something to prevent the blood from pooling and the surgery not working.”

    9. Tatyana Says:

      Speaks of a good color sense. Even the laces match!

    10. methinks Says:

      Oh, I’ve seen worse.

      My uncle is a an endearing and sweet but stereotypical geeky scientist. One day he turned up at work with one blue shoe and one brown. Not only were the colours obviously mismatched but so were the shoe styles including heel hieght!

      It was pointed out to him.

      He looked down. Confused, he looked down again and studied his feet closely.

      He looks up still confused “What? What’s the problem?”

      After 10 minutes of convincing and taking off his shoes to study them more closely, his colleagues were able to convince him the shoes were different.