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March 4th, 2005

Real Shoes

Well folks, it’s been a fun run… but I’m ready to say goodbye to all of you.

You’ve been very supportive to me… at least in the beginning. Since then, I’ve noticed that things have gotten a little softer overall. I’ve felt a little more pain and, at times, to the point where I thought, “Why the heck do I have anything to do with you?”

This dialogue is what I said, at least on the stage in my head, to my shoes. Yes, my shoes. Forever I’ve been buying medium-price shoes for work (and inevitably, New Balance for sneakers.) But I’ve had it. Enough! I want shoes that support my feet nicely. I want shoes that feel good, and I want shoes that don’t look like crap, either.

It’s a shift in philosophy to be sure. Instead of just replacing shoes every year (or six months, or two years) I’m set to pony up for a Real Pair and keep ’em for a good, long time. It’s not like my foot size is going to change anytime soon, right? And conveniently, there’s a foot repair shop (not a shoppe) right across the street from my place. So when it comes time to resole, I can. Heck, I can resole!

So anyway, I want to thank all of you again. As I said, you were supportive. Now you’re not. Now you’re no better than foot covering, which isn’t that tough a job. Goodbye… and good riddance.

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