"You know ya nuts?!", he called to me this morning in his Ray Romano/Manny voice.
I was just back from a run and I acknowledged my nuttiness, although I think running is one of my more sane activities.
"It's a lot easier to get around in a car", his sidekick, who sounds like no celebrity I know of, added, "but I like your pink shoes!"
Ah yes, the shoes. A little hard to not notice. I don't really think about their color when I'm running, but I think they do help me wake up in the mornings as I'm putting them on.
They are very pink, brightly so. It was the only color the store had in my size when I got them. I rather like the contrasting teal laces.
But really, except for these few weeks during the summer, it's usually too dark out to fully appreciate the loudness of my running shoes. A local running store was recently curious to know what women thought of the bright color trend in shoes.
I hadn't thought about it much, but I guess I like it. I remember the days when women's athletic shoes were all white with maybe a touch of pastel pink or baby blue, screaming, "OLD LADY, COMING THROUGH!"
My other shoes in the run rotation are these Brooks, and I don't even know what color they are.
Hot Peach? Fresh Abrasion? Burnt Flesh? Salmonella? I actually went to the Brooks site, in my extensive research for this post, to see what they call it. All I got was "613".
Oh well, they're great shoes, but what I really question is the reflectors on top and nowhere else on the shoes. Seems to me that these reflectors are functional only if the wearer is in the supine position in the road.
I have no plans to be in the supine position in the road. And it occurs to me that if I did end up horizontal in the road, it's more likely that I would come to rest in the prone position, making these reflectors of little or no use.
But they're shiny. Even Magnum took notice when they first showed up in the closet.
So yeah, I guess I like the bright trend. Maybe they do add a little more energy. Not necessarily life changing shoes, but I think Cinderella's got dibs on that.