We were at the specialty running store. Great on product line and customer service, not so great on price. Thankfully, they give discounts for high school cross country and track athletes. I almost feel that Wolfgang should have a designated parking space by now.
While he was selecting some flashy spikes, determined to shave more seconds off his mile, I was checking out these funny-looking shoes. Have you seen these?
|not my feet|
They're like bouncy houses with laces. The store staff tells me they're building quite a fan base.
I think they were designed for people who run ultra-marathons and such - those 50+ mile races that go over the river and through the woods and across Grandma's back forty and so on and on.
As strange as they look, they also look really comfy. At $170 a pair, they'd better be. If I was an ultra marathoner, I'd be tempted to try a pair. I'm not an ultra marathoner.
Still, though, imagine the intimidating and imposing figure I would present if I showed up at the start line with some of these Frankensteinian Hoka's.