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On The Avenue

October 12, 2010

Spotted yesterday on 8th Avenue.

What the fuck are these things?  And why would you be “running” (bouncing? hopping?) on them up 8th Avenue?

They’re even odder, though probably less freaky, than some other fucked-up footwear that you see around town these days.


9 Comments leave one →
  1. jco permalink
    October 12, 2010 9:08 pm

    what are they for? how do you walk on them?

    • jco permalink
      October 12, 2010 9:22 pm

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    • Fat Al permalink*
      October 15, 2010 12:46 pm

  2. Fat Al permalink*
    October 12, 2010 10:54 pm

    Won’t mar floors!

  3. Kelly permalink
    October 14, 2010 10:41 am

    They’re like Shape Ups on crystal meth.

    • Fat Al permalink*
      October 14, 2010 10:52 am

      I’m impressed (frightened?) that you actually throw around references to Shape Ups so casually (I had to Google it).

      Wait a second, do you actually own Shape Ups? Come on, you can tell Fat Al.

      • October 14, 2010 11:05 am

        Shape Ups are all over the place. There are literally thousands of people walking around Manhattan in them looking like idiots.

  4. Kelly permalink
    October 15, 2010 11:32 am

    They’ve even infected the otherwise trend-shunning Green Mountain State. On the plus side, I recently saw a woman at Borders fall down the stairs while sporting a pair.

    • Fat Al permalink*
      October 15, 2010 12:45 pm

      It’s the little things that make life worth living.

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