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Those horrible beige velcro shoes old people wear

Discussion in 'Archive: Your Jedi Council Community' started by Jedi_Reject_Jesse, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. Jedi_Reject_Jesse

    Jedi_Reject_Jesse Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    [image=http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd120/hipsterrunoff/photographs/hro/31e703e8.jpg]

    what's up with those
     
  2. DantheJedi

    DantheJedi Jedi Master star 5

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    They're comfortable?
     
  3. Jedi_Reject_Jesse

    Jedi_Reject_Jesse Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    So are Asics. But they don't come in a variety of vomit colors.
     
  4. Darth Morella

    Darth Morella Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Uh, yes they do:

    [image=http://bitchypants.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/asics-womens-gel-noosa-tri-6-running-shoe.jpg]

    I would call this "strawberry lemonade barf"
     
  5. Dark Lady Mara

    Dark Lady Mara Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I was blind for 5-10 seconds after looking at that picture.
     
  6. MasterP

    MasterP Jedi Master star 7

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    My dad has a white pair. I can't wait for hand-me-downs. :)
     
  7. Eeth-my-Koth

    Eeth-my-Koth Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    Your father sticks his hand where?!?! :eek:
     
  8. Esperanza_Nueva

    Esperanza_Nueva Jedi Master star 6

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    I used to sell those.
     
  9. Katya Jade

    Katya Jade Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    For as long as they've lived and the crap they've been through, let them wear whatever damn pair of shoes they want.
     
  10. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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    haha kate totally has a pair.
     
  11. tom

    tom Chosen One star 7

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    of those shoes i mean.
     
  12. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    Arthritis? Suck it up, Grandma, and tie your goddamned shoe laces.
     
  13. Katya Jade

    Katya Jade Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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  14. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    I typed that before seeing tom's posts, but it could apply to you as well.
     
  15. Ostrich_Stapler

    Ostrich_Stapler Jedi Master star 5

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    I agree that old people should be allowed to wear whatever they want.



    Except Crocs.
     
  16. darthhelinith

    darthhelinith Jedi Master star 5

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    [image=http://www.peopleofwalmart.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Casino2IOWA.jpg]
     
  17. Ostrich_Stapler

    Ostrich_Stapler Jedi Master star 5

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    Somehow, in some way, I just knew that that had to be a People of Walmart picture.
     
  18. TahiriVeilaSolo69

    TahiriVeilaSolo69 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    A lot of them wear those shoes because they are diabetics and those shoes protect their toes from having to be cut off. My grandmother has a few pairs that she had to get so she wouldn't stub her toes and have them sliced off.
     
  19. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    I've seen some pretty terrible looking men's ASICS too.
     
  20. Darth Morella

    Darth Morella Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    No kidding. I wanted to buy some Asics for myself but I couldn't get over the hideous colors. They are super comfy though.
     
  21. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Oh, I've been wearing the Nimbus series as my running and/or casual shoes for nearly ten years now, starting with the Nimbus IV. They're ASICS most heavily padded shoe, and aptly named because they do feel like you're walking on clouds. The colors are a problem, especially since I tend to have bad luck with them and find only the florescent varieties in stores. I always buy the ones that are blue though, because those tend to look the most normal. Find a shoe you like in a store, and then order online to get a non-insane color. Will probably be cheaper too.

    The ones I use right now: [image=http://www.gadgetsparacorrer.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/asics_gel_nimbus_12.jpg]

    The XIIs also come in like... Halloween colors, as well as bright green and black. wtf.
     
  22. Darth Morella

    Darth Morella Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Too late :p

    And anyway, when I tried them, the Asics felt a little too heavy (at least the models they had at the store), so after trying like a dozen different shoes I decided on some Nike Dual Fusion in gray/green.
     
  23. jacktherack

    jacktherack Jedi Master star 4

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    [link=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBBwKWSxoMI&feature=related]It's people like you that make it not okay for other people to wear Velcro shoes in public[/link]
     
  24. zachharris

    zachharris Jedi Knight

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    I happen to find those velcro shoes to be quite...*squinty eyes*...sexy
     
  25. jedijoker

    jedijoker Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    when I was very little I had velcro shoes:p