Unbagging the Cats 1

Unbagging the Cats 1

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Thanks, But No Thanks

It's Mother's Day. I am SO happy that my kids did not get me this:




 Or this:


 Or this:



 

Sure, I had a pair of toe-socks back in the day. But I draw the line at toe-shoes. And what's with the name, anyway? FiveFINGERS? Was the name FiveTOES already taken? Don't the toe holes just give you more contact area to form blisters?

Goodbye, being taken seriously. Hello, plantar fasciitis! It looks like the next big trend. For now.

I didn't even LIKE my toe-socks.

6 comments:

Linda O'Connell said...

Can you say, FREAK?! Reminds me of the Seinfeld episode where Kramer wore the weird shoes after having dental work and everyone thought he was mentally challenged.

Val Thevictorian said...

Linda,
Ahh...yes. Kramer wore the Jimmy shoes, and got to sit next to Mel Torme, the "Velvet Fog."

It was better than when Elaine got mad over a cook talking about her Botticelli shoes, and sneezed on a plate of pasta primavera served to Russell Dalrymple.

And also better than when Elaine tried to put Putumayo out of business because the clerks ignored her when she wanted to buy huaraches, and Kramer became H.E. Pennypacker and dropped a packet of desiccant into the salsa.

But the ultimate Seinfeld shoe episode was the Mom and Pop Store, when Kramer took all of Jerry's shoes in for cleaning, leaving him with only a pair of cowboy boots, and he and Kramer ended up on a Midnight Cowboyesque bus ride to New Jersey to buy them back from Mom and Pop's garage sale.

hocam said...

Never saw these before. Do people actually wear them? I definitely won't be a dedicated follower of fashion if these catch on!

Val Thevictorian said...

hocam,
I haven't seen anybody in my neck of the woods wearing them. I think they might be more prevalent in urban areas. Or Oregon.

Josh Hoyt said...

I don't understand these shoes. I'm with you don't buy me these for father's day.

Val Thevictorian said...

Josh,
Darn it! I was already picturing you in the red-and-black ones.